Saturday, March 16, 2013

My First Successful Rollerset

So yesterday was wash day for me and it almost did not turn out too well.  I started out prepooing with ORS Hair Mayonaise for about 20 minute under my heat cap.  I thought I might need a mild protein treatment because of slight breakage here and there.  It wasnt a big deal I just wanted to stop seeing those little hairs coming from my head.  I rinsed out the Hair Mayonaise and my hair felt really soft and strong.  Then I shampooed with my Splassh Bracato Sulfate free shampoo(diluted in an applicator bottle).   I've noticed that this shampoo still makes my hair feel dried out.  I don't think I care for this one too much or maybe I should have followed up with a moisturizing shampoo.  I don't know.  Well after shampooing I did a green tea rinse and my hair still felt hard and dried out.  Last time the green tea left my hair very soft.  After all this I figured my moisturizing deep conditioner would fix everything.  I DC'd with Kenra Moisturizing conditioner for about 20 minutes then I applied JBCO on top of that and sat under the heat cap for another 10 minutes.  My hair still was not happy.  I went ahead and applied my leave-ins but there was no way I could detangle that mess.  I could barely detangle in the shower while rinsing my DC.  I just decided to jump back in the shower, clean everything off my hair and go from there.  I dont know if that was a no no, but I was trying to prepare for my rollerset and my hair wasn't having it.

I ended up shampooing with Paul Mitchel Super Skinny Shampoo(once) and applied Mizani Moisture Fuze Conditioner for about 3 minutes.  Okay much better. Ha! Yall I am still learning, please bare with me.

I kept contemplating whether I wanted to do a rollerset or not, but then I was checking out Age of Atl's blog as I was DCing and came across her post on Rollersetting Texlaxed Hair.  After reading I knew I had to give it a try.  I've attempted rollersetting a few times and always end up quitting and doing something else to my hair.  I didnt know what I was doing wrong.  I even tried searching for tips and how to's.  I found a site that explained but was not very discriptive.  I just couldn't get it.  Her post is very informative and detailed and she includes a youtube video that helped her get the technique down.  If you are a beginning rollersetter like me, you need to check out her post.  I instantly realized what I was doing wrong and although it didnt come out 100% perfect it was waaaaay better than any past attempts.  I was actually able to secure the rollers alot better than in the past.  I also think I was making my sections too small.  I didn't even know of the roll-roll-pull technique to get the hair taut. 

Okay so let's try this again....I started prepping my hair for my rollerset.  I parted my hair in four sections (from ear to ear and front to nape).  Here are the products I used except I used my Organix Coconut Milk Anti Breakage Serum for my sealer (not pictured).  I rolled each section one at a time using a mix of purple and red magnetic rollers.

Please excuse the mess on my dresser
   

I sat under my hair dryer for about maybe 45 minutes or it may have been a little less.  I think a couple in the back were still a teeny bit damp as you can see from the very loose curl in the back.  


I will definitely be doing more rollersets in the future now that I have a better idea of the technique.  Proud of me! I've improved my technique, now I just have to work on my patience. LOL! :)

I just have to give another shout out to my girl Age! Thank you so much for such an awesome and informative blog!


Thanks for reading!

Andrea

18 comments:

  1. I must first say that your rollersets look good for a beginner. When I was reading about how your wash day was going I felt so bad, I was there trying to figure out what you should have done differently; I'm so glad you were able to turn it around. It's like you said, it's a learning process.

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    1. Thanks so much! I don't know what went wrong. It all seemed to go downhill after the shampoo (and it was sulfate free which I thought was a good thing). One thing I'm striving to get better at in my HHJ is recognizing the ingredients in the products I'm using. That should help me understand why my hair reacts a certain way to certain things.

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  2. Your rollerset looks really good! I am a fan of big to medium curls.Sorry about your wash day but it gets better with time so it's all good in the end:)Trial and error saves the day!

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    1. Thank you, Lydz. Trial and error is what a journey is all about, right! :)

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  3. I think your roller set looks great! I have not even attempted to do one b/c I do not even have the magnetic rollers, but after seeing your set I am pretty tempted to try one pretty soon. I was confused for sec. with all the washing and what not lol... (Ahh so happy to see my blog on your bloglist! <3 <3)

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks, Jas, and sorry about the confusing wash situation. Thankfully I was able to save my "wash day gone wrong". Lol! You should def give rollersetting a try soon. It makes me even more eager to reach my goal length and see all those long lush curls...Ugh! Its so hard being patient! lol!

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  4. Girl, your rollerset looks great !!
    I wish mine would come out like yours. I''ve gave them up totally because i become too frustrated everytime i attempt to do it.
    For the washing process i think the splash bracato shampoo was the problem . I would not use it in the near future anymore

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    1. Thanks, Bebe! I was wondering if it was the shampoo, but I've used it before and even though my hair would feel dry I don't remember my wash ending so badly. Usually a DC would fix that. You may be right though.
      You should give rollersetting a try again. I got some great tips from Age in Atl's post and instanly realized what I had been doing wrong.

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    2. I just did it,girl :)
      After reading the tips from age in atl i tried my very first rollerset in 2013 yesterday and it was not frustrating at all. I 'm so glad that your post was inspirational enough for me to try rollersetting againg. I will challenge myself to roller set after every wash as of now to get more practice.

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    3. Yay, Bebe! Girl we are going to be two rollersetting pros! I was so excited that this one worked out I can't wait to do it again this weekend. Go us!

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  5. Great results! It looks like you are a rollersetting pro! The more you practice, the better your results. I am proud of you sis! Excellent results!

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    1. Thank you so much! Thanks to your tips I'll be up to pro status in no time! I can no longer do my wet wraps, but I'll now have rollersetting to get my hair nice and smooth.

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  6. Your Roller sets came out great for a beginner, the amount of time it will take me to put in those rollers and sit under the dryer, is what is keeping me from doing them. Sorry about your wash day it sounded scary, good bounce back!

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    1. Thank you, Tomes! I felt so good about this set I think I may actually start to enjoy rollersetting. However, I probably won't be saying that once I reach my goal length though. I can imagine the arm workout that will be. lol

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  7. Awesome set darling! Hey---sometimes we gotta just hop back in the shower and start all over again! When it comes down to shampoo, I realized that if it ain't a moisturizing poo then it just ain't for me!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment. And I am so glad I was able to save that wash day with a quick rewash. I'm thinking I may need to stick to the moisturizing poos as well. :)

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  8. I know all about patience. I get about 5 rollers in and quit. I admire your perseverance! Great results!

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    1. Not to mention the time spent sitting under the dryer. Thanks, Neisha! :)

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