Setting to Success 2014 Challenge

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Blairx0, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Babygrowth

    Babygrowth Well-Known Member

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    I've been sick all week but I'm hoping I feel at least at 95% tmrw then I won't be afraid of getting worse and I can set!
     
  2. Prettymetty

    Prettymetty Natural/4b/medium-coarse

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    I found a straight haired natural youtuber today. Sistawithrealhair. Her rollersets are crazy good. I watched like 10 of her vids. I wonder how she gets her hair so shiny...

    Im going to set my hair on magnetic rollers for my bday in June. Maybe if I watch enough videos and practice enough I can finally do a good set. I am out of my beloved chi silk infusion. Gotta order some more asap. It detangles my hair like no other serum can
     
  3. Lilmama1011

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    She use high heat and no heat protectant because she use conditioners with cones in it. She also uses paper towels on her rollers for extra tension
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Love it!!!
     
  6. bronzephoenix

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    Thanks ladies!!!

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  7. sexypebbly

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    LOVE love love this. Did u do the flat twist yourself?
     
  8. HairPleezeGrow

    HairPleezeGrow Natural.MediumFine.3c.

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    Looks wonderful! Very beautiful and easy style.
     
  9. rawsilk

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    High heat followed by blast of cold air is key to shine IMO. (Not entirely sure that the high heat necessary for a great set is kind to your scalp on a regular basis so ...)

    ... finally managed to get my wash n' go presentable for public viewing (i.e., no ducking behind the produce if I run into people I know at the grocery store --yes, my prior attempts were THAT bad). So, now that the hotter weather is here, I think I'm going to use up my conditioner stash and take a break from any heat at all -- alas, I'll miss my dryer.
     
  10. uofmpanther

    uofmpanther 4ab, lopo, fine, low-med density

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    Beautiful!
     
  11. bronzephoenix

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    Thanks love :) I did.

    I used Curls fruit control paste for the very first time & LOVED it. It gave an amazing amount of "control" without reversion and made my hair feel firm but not hard with a high shine. 3 days later my twists still look brand new; This just might be HG! Lol. I did use quite a bit though so for 7.99 I wish it came in a larger size... :(

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  12. faithVA

    faithVA Well-Known Member

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    Very cute. How do you maintain your style?
     
  13. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    After a dc, a hot oil treatment and applying leave in, I'm under the dryer with a head full of curl formers
     
  14. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    Cute set! You are really making it work for your length. I expect to see you in here often with those results!
     
  15. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    So i have recently dusted off my curlformers and posted a review about it here.

    But my bootleg curlformers are 16 inches unstrecthed which means they are now a bit too short. My ends are starting to hang out a bit. So that means I need something longer, but I want to keep the barrel curls. What do you ladies think of these:http://www.ebay.com/itm/111093039925
     
  16. FelaShrine

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    does anyone use product after setting?

    like use leave in etc before rollers but do you use anything after removing the rollers?
     
  17. Lilmama1011

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    I use oil to separate my curls and give it added shine
     
  18. nakialovesshoes

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    In my best Beyonce voice, "I been slacking. I been slacking."

    I've been so hair lazy. Last week I got out of rhythm & didn't set my hair & this week I just don't feel like doing anything. I just did a pre-poo to force myself to wash my hair. I'll wash & set some time tomorrow.

    Does anyone in this thread have Caruso experience? I was thinking about just airdrying sometimes & then using Carusos to set my hair. Since it's technically steam, do you think that could be damaging? TIA...
     
  19. toaster

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    nakialovesshoes

    naptural85 just did a steam roller video. Two actually, but the second video shows how she got better results. I think because you're relaxed it might work even better (or at least last longer) on you!

    Blairx0 I think those rollers look good! I would still use the real curlformer hook though.
     
  20. MileHighDiva

    MileHighDiva A+ Hair Care Queen

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  21. Blairx0

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    You ladies are going to give me the extreme side ye, but i STILL have these curlfromers in. I have no where to go this weekend and the beloved boyfriend is out of town, so me and curlformers are doing housework and lounging. I have had them in since Saturday morning and i will likely leave them in to Monday morning.

    Go ahead and judge me. These curls are going to be fierce
     
  22. Lilmama1011

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    I just don't know how your able to sleep with them. If they were comfortable then I would do that too. That whole putting it up on the top of the head hurts just try to attempt to get it up there. I get straight to my roots
     
  23. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't sleep in the extra long and wide kind ( pink and orange), but the extra wide ( deep magenta and yellow) are no problem to sleep on for me. I hardly notice and I don't arrange them in any special way.
     
  24. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    toaster

    where are these perm rod pictures?
     
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    Blairx0 I'm burning up under the dryer right now! Ha! But I imagine this set won't look any different than the last few sets I've done. I'm a perm rod setter for life, I'm sure.
     
  26. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    Really? It is that great,huh? I must be missing out. I don't need another roller, rod or curler, but if you say it is great...
     
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    Blairx0

    They really work for me. I could not get my ends straight on the magnetic rollers and I couldn't deal with the extra texture I was getting with the capelli rollers, so these are the best of both worlds for me. I do think the dry time is longer than on the vented rollers. If you're happy with the halo/curlformers I wouldn't buy more rollers... unless you're super curious. :yep:
     
  28. bronzephoenix

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    Thanks :) I use my silk scarf over the twists and a bonnet over the curls. Haven't added any extra product. I believe this is day 6. I fluff with my fingers in the am.

    I may re-set the back & try to get another week...

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  29. bronzephoenix

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    I had my fingers crossed it would be at least 1/2 way decent, lol. You'll definitely be seeing more of me! ;)

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    Yep. I use a wax or pomade to separate & seal the curls on my flexi rod clients. Locks out moisture & gives megawatt shine :)

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