I used Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Smooth-n-Hold Pudding to try something different. I smoothed freshly washed hair with that and my Denman brush. Then I sat. FOR THREE HOURS under my dryer. Mind you I had two false starts when I told myself "there is no way on earth its still damp now..." and it was damp. Maybe it was the smooth and hold pudding... I dunno.
One thing is certain. I won't use it again (maybe do a roller set at all again!). I had flakes when it dried :-(
Since it was late at night by now, and I wasn't sure if I could wrap it and sit under the dryer again, I decided instead to set it on the largest rollers I had for bed.
And ta-da! The next day was a good day. I used my dry denman to brush the flakes out and used a silicone hair polisher serum for shine and some castor oil on my fingers while I pulled curls apart and shaped it:
And here it is at the end of the week. It had gotten frizzy, I had never wrapped it, and the perfumey banana smell of the pudding had morphed into a greasy dirty hair smell. So it was over. 4 days out of it. This is a flat twist on the side with a half out huge bang and a bun in back. The following day I gathered the bang into a swoosh, then I washed it the next. Love my curls! Natural curl pattern takes the win on this whole experiment.
Now I just need to figure out how too keep this dash of red in my hair for the winter. Now I love it!
OMG your hair came out really good! the 1 and only time i had a roller set was for my highschool prom. you have inspired me to purchase rollers to do my own roller set!ReplyDelete
Your hair looked so good all the days.ReplyDelete
Looks great. I might try a rollerset soon. I say just put in another rinse if the red fades!ReplyDelete
Lawd, you are doin' it with curls! I love the combination of juicy hair and beautiful color. Well done.ReplyDelete
I love the look. And you have my orange rollers. :~} I just did a roller set last Monday, using Jane Carter's Wrap and Roll. It came out great. I couldn't believe how straight it was (but curly). Lasted all week. But I prefer my curls too. Can't wait to see more of your winter styling options. *I've been practicing my flat twists after visiting your blog and I'm getting better!ReplyDelete
yeah...u might want to ditch that product for a roller set...takes too log to dry.ReplyDelete
Dry using wrap & roll foam or even aloe vera gel. dries quicker
very nice. how i wish i had the patience for a rollerset~ReplyDelete
oooo pretty! I just did a roller set after not doing one for quite some time..it came out really nice. The foam flexi rollers are best in my opinion! And anything pudding like or gel like takes soooo long to dry..such a waste if you take it down early! I used a mix of oils and shea butter with aloe vera gel and use a really tiny amount on each section and it worked out nicely! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone! I definitely have to go back to the foams and setting lotions before I decide on this for a winter style. I'd kinda forgotten about them. I have lottabody and a few foams I've dabbled in from a long time ago. I have Giovanni sunset styling lotion too. Aloe vera gel! That's a great idea @Anonymous and @CurlyChronicles! I feel using a gel or something sticky really helps on the ends. Now I'm tempted to try this again this weekend.ReplyDelete
LOve that you have pictures with the jumbo flexi rods. I've only tried the narrow ones. You make me wanna Supersize!ReplyDelete
your hair looked so healthy and pretty after your rollersett.ReplyDelete
i like ur natural curl better, also.