Rollersetting 2011! (Challenge, Tips, Techniques, etc.)

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  1. Rocky91

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    Hey guys!
    I haven't seen a thread like this, so I figured I'd start one.
    I've recently started falling in love with rollersetting my hair for a low-manipulation style.
    So, if there's anyone out there who'll be doing the same during 2011, here's the place to hang out, share tips, tricks, etc.
    I guess you could call it a challenge, but I mean, I know we probably won't exclusively rollerset, and we're probably doing other challenges. so no pressure. just a place to chill and share with fellow rollersetters.:yep: i just wanna know some basic stuff to get us going:

    Starting Length/Goal Length:
    Why You Rollerset:
    How Often:
    Products:
    Techniques/Tools: (magnetic rollers? flexi-rods? hooded dryer?)
    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting:

    Thanks! :grin:
    *Trey Songz voice* lehgo! :look:
     
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    Although I won't be joining this thread, I will definitely be a lurker and I will be cheering you ladies on from the sidelines!!!!
     
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    i'm interested in joining but don't have a dryer.....any recommendations?
     
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    Starting Length/Goal Length: Layered chin-APL / layered APL-?

    Additional goals: I want to roll my hair in under 45 mins. Right now it takes about 1 hour and 20 mins. I saw a tip in another thread about "moving your hands faster" I think I'll give that a try!:lachen: Also I want to learn to use all of these flexirods I've collected.

    Why You Rollerset: The curls are nice and it helps me to stretch my hair out. I'll usually wear the curls for 1 day then wear buns. Stretching my hair this way really helps to decrease tangles and knots :)

    How Often: Every 7-14 days. I try to rollerset after every wash, but occasionally I'll dry in bantu knots. I much prefer the rollers.

    Products:After washing out my DC I add Hawaiian Silky all over my hair. I add Lotta Body and water to each section as I go. After drying I run coconut oil through my hair.
    *Last time I rollerset I used Aveda Damage Control (is that what it's called?). My set can out really well. I'm not sure if it was the Aveda, me using more rollers, or my technique improving.

    Techniques/Tools: I use magnetic rollers and I dry under a Pibbs hooded dryer. I comb with a medium (not fine) toothed comb.

    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting: Make sure your hair is fully dry before removing the rollers. I know this is basic, but I've ruined many a set by trying to rush things. Leave your self enough time to let your hair dry.
     
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    Oooh, I wanna be in it!

    Starting Length/Goal Length:

    Starting length is NL shorterm goal length is shoulder length

    Why You Rollerset:

    It is a better alternative to flat irons ( rollerwraps)

    How Often:

    Weekly

    Products:

    IC heat protecting serum, gives good slip

    Techniques/Tools:

    hooded dryer wide tooth and rattail combs, either bobby pind or metal clamps

    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting:

    It's always best to use a product that gives a good amount os splippage for quicker detangling. Also it's always best to have detangled sections set apart before you begin rollersetting.
     
  6. AfroKink

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    Are we posting pictures?
     
  7. Lovelylocs

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    Do you mean a hood dryer or a blow dryer? Neither?

    If you have a blow dryer, then I would suggest buying a hood bonnet attachment from Sally's.
     
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    Yes, I meant a hooded dryer. I have an attachment but my rollers don't fit....should I try to get another one or invest in a real dryer?
     
  9. ckisland

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    I'll join!! :grin:
    In the past month or so, I've found the perfect way to rollerset my hair! Braid n'curls. I love them.

    Starting/Goal length:
    starting @ BSB
    goal: full WL
    Why you rollerset?
    So far it's the best way to stretch my hair with minimal manipulation. Also, I get super cute first day hair, and I love how my buns look on curly, stretched hair
    How often?
    Once per week
    Products:
    Shescentit Super Soft Honey Rinse
    Shescentit Exotic Herbal Amazon Pomade (I need to refill)
    Shescentit Marshmallow Herbal Hair Cream (I need to refill)
    Shescentit Macadamia Fixing Gel
    Shescentit Carrot and Pumpkin Seed Defrizzer
    Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in

    will update other products if I run out of these
    Technique/Tools:
    After cowashing (or washing and conditioning) and detangling, I section my hair in 4. I apply leave-in to each section, then I do medium-small braids braiding less than half way down each piece. I apply a bit more gel or pomade to the end and then set it on a perm rod. Airdry hair overnight
    #1 Piece of Advice:
    The combing and heat needed in a traditional rollerset negated the benefits during my prior attempts to use rollersets for retention. My advice is to be gentle if your using a comb and to give airdrying in rollers a try.
     
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    Starting Length/Goal Length:
    APL (thinking of cutting to get rid of scraggly ends)
    Why You Rollerset:
    so my hair will dry smooth and bouncy & usually for a straight look
    How Often:
    I'm inconsistent. If I'm focused, I set twice a week. If not, at least twice a month.
    Products:
    a creamy leave-in and a serum, or foam wrap lotion
    Techniques/Tools: (magnetic rollers? flexi-rods? hooded dryer?)
    magnetic rollers, prong clips, wide tooth comb, fine tooth comb, hair net, and hooded dryer (Golden Hot Elite)
    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting:
    make sure the hair is smooth and taunt on the roller

    I usually use magnetic rollers, but I have curlformers in my hair right now. If they come out nicely, then I'll post a pic tomorrow. My first time using them was a disaster.
     
  11. Kimbosheart

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    I'm in.

    Starting Length/Goal Length: Grazing BSL/Full WL
    Why You Rollerset:The best retention
    How Often:Once a week or so
    Products: JBCO/Olive Oil Prepoo, L'oreal Pure Shampoo, Sitrinillah DC, EQP mango butter, JBCO or Vaseline to seal ends, Diluted EQP setting lotion, Cantu Sheen Spray
    Techniques/Tools: I ponytail set now. I'm a natural and it gets my edges straight. I use magnetic rollers and pin them up, I'm thinking of switching to wire mesh rollers to help speed up the drying time maybe.
    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting: I like to moisturize and seal while my hair is wet, it makes it dry thick and black.

    I need to work on being more gentle when I detangle and roll, an earlier poster mentioned that traditional rollersetting is still a lot of manipulation on your hair which is very true. I'm going to be better about maintaining the crown and glory/chicoro method of washing and DCing my hair. I'm okay with the pass of the flat iron because I know my hair is well conditioned and heat protected by the time I get to that pass and it's only one pass a week. I'm also resolved to get a Pibbs by spring...
     
  12. Shana'

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    Im in.......

    Starting Length/Goal Length:
    1 inch from BSL/ WL

    Why You Rollerset:
    Its the easist and healthiest way for me to dry hair

    How Often:
    Currently, once a week, however I would like to change that to 2x weekly. Also when I'm deep into a stretch, cheat sets are a lifesaver.

    Products:
    Aphogee Pro-Vitamin L/I, Keracare Foam, NTM L/I and a spray bottle w/ water. This combo leaves me with a shiny, moisturized and swingy set.

    Techniques/Tools: (magnetic rollers? flexi-rods? hooded dryer?)
    Mowhawk Method using gray and purple magnetic rollers. Every blue moon I'll do a flexi set with the long gray and purple rods(idk what size they are)
    I have standing Hot Tools dryer, the Purple People Heater.
    *If I have the time, I will airdry my sets, esp in the summer.

    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting:
    :look:, I have 3 pieces.........
    1. Have all of your tools and products out and ready for use.
    2. Detangled and pre-section the hair prior to rolling
    3. Practice makes perfect.
     
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  13. Lovelylocs

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    You're not even brastrap yet and your rollers don't fit? :-( Which size rollers do you use?

    My head is a little big, but as long as I don't use too many green rollers it fits. It fits very tight though. :lol: It's okay as long as it fits though it still gets dry. And you don't have to sit under the dryer until your hair is completely dry either. You can let it air dry a little too.
     
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    Starting Length/Goal Length: ear length/waist length
    Why You Rollerset: low manipulation
    How Often: I am aiming for 2x week
    Products: wen, castor oil and still looking for a serum
    Techniques/Tools: (magnetic rollers? flexi-rods? hooded dryer?) magnetic rollers and hooded dryer, hoping to get a Pibbs soon
    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting: Patience is necessary. When I first started roller setting I used to rip my hair out and it never looked sleek because it was often still damp when I took it down. Now I get flowing, bouncy sets but my hair doesn't really hold a curl.
     
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    Saving my spot. I'll be back later to complete.
     
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    subbing to this thread, i need the tips
     
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    My regimen:
    ~Wash & DC once per week
    ~Moisturize daily
    ~Relax every 12 weeks

    12~11~10


    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Rocky91

    Rocky91 NYE side boob.

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    thanks everyone!!
    sorry if it seems i abandoned this thread, i've been traveling.
    to someone who asked if we'll be posting pictures, of course! i love pictures! :yep:
    and @ bluedawn-wow your rollers don't fit under it already?? maybe you should think about getting a stand-up one...

    i'll be back in a minute to post my starting facts and such...
     
  19. Rocky91

    Rocky91 NYE side boob.

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    Starting Length/Goal Length: Full SL, my goal this year is just full blunt APL. here's a pic of my hair recently(December 8th):[​IMG]
    Why You Rollerset: it's an easy way to style my hair that lasts a whole week and stretches my ends out. for me, deep conditioning once a week + stretched ends+ low manipulation=retention
    How Often: i usually set once a week. if my style falls or starts looking blah, i'll bun.
    Products: i like using foam wrap lotion, either proclaim, keracare, or now recently I've tried Elasta QP. underneath that, i don't often use a moisturizer, but lately i've been using elasta qp mango butter, and it makes my hair feel really soft. my spray bottle is a mix of really diluted lottabody and water. throughout the week, i may oil my scalp-castor or coconut, or put serum on my ends (fantasia ic) if they feel particularly dry.
    Techniques/Tools: (magnetic rollers? flexi-rods? hooded dryer?) flexi-rods, perm rods, sometimes magnetics, and lots of braid n curls (the quickest to do :grin:)
    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting: let it dry properly!! this is crucial. be light-handed on your products for a soft, fluffy set.
    eventually, i want to try rollersetting and then saran wrap for straight hair, but we'll see about that on my natural 4a/b hair...

     
  20. Rocky91

    Rocky91 NYE side boob.

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    uhhh...another post.:look:
    here's a recent perm-rod/flexirod set i did. i plan to buy more flexirods because they're easier to use.
    procedure:
    DC on dry hair with silk elements cholesterol (i don't shampoo much unless i'm flatironing)
    added elasta mango butter and keracare foam wrap
    used fine tooth comb
    sprayed with water/super diluted lottabody as i went along
    sat under my bonnet dryer attachment for a million years :sad:
    [​IMG]
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    more pics in my fotki if you're interested...
     
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    Looking at pics from earlier this year, I'm pretty sure that I've retained as much length in the past month as I have all year :nono:. And what have I been doing this past month? Braid n'curls. It's definitely been working only took me forever to find this method :ohwell:.

    Since I'm doing the Hide Your Hair challenge, I won't really be taking pics of what a braid n'curl looks like when I take it down. Here's a pic I took a few weeks ago to give ya'll an idea.

    [​IMG]

    I'll try to post pics of the buns I do. Though I don't think that they'll be very exciting. lol.
     
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    Wow!! :love: your braid n curl. scrolling right back up to check out your exact method...
     
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    Your hair looks thick and healthy. I love it! I like your spirals also. I :heart: curly hair.
     
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    Your flexi-rod set came out beautifully!

    Definetly going to try this!:yep:
     
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    Subbing....I won't be joining right now since I can't really rollerset while I'm on deployment but definitely will be cheering you ladies on from the sidelines. As soon as I'm back on US soil in April, I'm in.....
     
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    wonderful!
    i hope the rest of your deployment goes well.:yep:
     
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    Tonight I'm going to shampoo, cowash, detangle, and do a braid n'curl on my hair. I'll wear it out until the new year starts, then up in a bun it will go. My hair's seems so blah right now. I've been wearing wash n'goes for the past couple of days and the magic is gone. I can't wait to take down my hair tomorrow.
     
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    I'm in. I rollerset once a week. I am APL(again:sad:). I will post a starting pic later. 2011 is my year to take care of my hair again. I fell off big time.

    I wash dc once a week with Keracare products.
     
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    Starting Length/Goal Length: Almost APL/Full APL all over

    Why You Rollerset: Direct heat is my hair's enemy and I love the results of my roller-wraps.

    How Often: Every week (may be pushed to every 10 days - 2 weeks once my babies come)

    Products: Aphogee Deep Moisture Shampoo, Aphogee 2 Min Reconstructor (as needed), ORS Replenishing Pak or Silk Elements Megasilk (DC w/heat for 20 min with each shampoo), Herbal Essence LTR, Chi Silk Infusion, Infusium/water mix for setting. I'm still looking for another good moisturizing shampoo.

    Techniques/Tools: (magnetic rollers? flexi-rods? hooded dryer?) Magnetic rollers (purple, red and turquoise) and my beloved Pibbs 512 dryer. I've also been doing the saran wrap after removing my rollers. Love it!

    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting: BE PATIENT!!! It took me forever and a day to learn how to set my hair and it still take me an hour to do it! Not using heat is worth it though. When my set gets old, I wear ponytails and buns until the next wash. NO DIRECT HEAT! Also, make sure your hair is super wet and try to get it as smooth as possible on the roller.
     
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    Starting Length/Goal Length:
    Starting length is APL and my short term goal is MBL.

    Why You Rollerset: I rollerset because it's good for my ends, which are my biggest hair issue. I also like how smooth and shiny it makes my hair...I can get nice bounce and shine without needing direct heat.

    How Often: Once every 1 to 2 weeks.

    Products: For leave in, I use either Lacio Lacio, HE Long Term Relationship Leave-In, or Pureology Leave-In. Then I use a bit of Chi Silk Infusion, and a bit of castor oil.

    Techniques/Tools: (magnetic rollers? flexi-rods? hooded dryer?)
    I use red, purple and grey magnetic rollers or purple flexi rods, and then sit under my hooded dryer. I've having trouble really fitting under there now, so I'm saving up for a pibbs.

    Your #1 Piece of Advice on Rollersetting: I think its best to set hair while watching TV or a movie, and while sitting down, because I find that it keeps my mind off the task, which keeps me from getting frustrated and becoming rough with my hair.


    Starting picture:
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