Thursday, September 1, 2011

My Roller Setting / Rod Setting experience!

They say curly girls have more fun ;)

I have been feeling a bit blah with my hairstyles lately. I've worn nothing but braidouts and buns all summer and frankly, I'm about ready to retire both hairstyles (no, not really...this is my dramatic side speaking). I did not want to straighten my hair, but I wanted a different look. 
I have been looking at YouTube videos with some amazing rollersets. And I was almost tempted to spend $60.00 on a curlformers set after looking at Curly Nikki's beautiful curls (even though she only uses curlformers to stretch her hair). But I'm not ready to bite the bullet. So I made use of the flexi-rods that I had. 

I went around all Tuesday looking for Lacio Lacio leave-in conditioner, because many women on Long Hair Care Forum speak highly of this product's results with rollersets. Even went to a Dominican Salon asking if I could buy some. The woman tried to sell me four or five other products, none of what I wanted. So I picked up some Salerm 21 leave-in conditioner instead. This product is supposed to be great as well, but some people mention it's a bit heavier in consistency in comparison to the Lacio Lacio.

So Tuesday night I began my experiment with roller setting.

Products Used:

After washing my hair, I sectioned my hair and detangled using about a dime sized amount of the Salerm 21 leave-in per section. I then created a mixture of about 1/4 Lotta Body/ 1/4 Vatika Coconut Oil, and 1/2 H20 in my handy dandy spray bottle below.

I then began to use the flexi-rods in my hair. I placed the hair on the bottom of the roller and rolled upwards toward my scalp, making sure that the bent part rested against my scalp (also making sure that it wasn't too tight). This helps to reduce the amount of *puffiness* in the roots.

Yes, maintaining my sexy. And peep the shirt. lol.

1 hour later I unrolled the flexi rods. I could've stayed under longer but
 I have extreme problems with sitting still for long periods of time.

Styling and profiling here...after curls have been separated.

A close-up

At this point I hadn't flat ironed my roots. This was simply the results from
sitting under my hair dryer. But I was itching for a sleeker look.

After flat ironing roots. Tried to fake a smile on my first
day back to teaching blues. 

So I like the results. I'm hoping to keep this for a week. More than likely I will be turning this into an updo by the weekend and then into a bun mid-week. The other alternative is for me to turn it into a twistout (experimentally...being as though I have had no luck in the past with twistouts.)

Sidebar: I haven't bought the Curling Souffle by SheaMoisture just yet. The reviews weren't sparking my interest on the forums. I still plan on doing a review of my own though very soon. Stay tuned ;)

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