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

  1. GettingKinky

    GettingKinky Well-Known Member

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    Ok ladies I think I'm really going to set this weekend. It will only be my 3rd time this year, (I'm really slacking). I want to get my hair as smooth as possible. I want to see if I can get it as smooth as my flat iron. My flat iron hasn't reverted and I even ran to my car in the rain a few times last week. I'm so impressed and I want to get the same results without direct heat.

    I'm planning to do the following:

    - use bigger magnetic rollers 1 1/2" instead of my usual 1 1/8"
    - fine tooth comb (I always do this)
    - start on soaking wet hair (I always do this too)
    - set my dryer to high instead of medium

    Any other tips for a super smooth result?
     
  2. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a serum
     
  3. Rocky91

    Rocky91 NYE side boob.

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    i can't wait till my hair is long enough again to set. i love a good roller set.

    might try one on my weave tonight actually...the curling iron curls don't last long at all.
     
  4. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    What is your current length?
     
  5. Babygrowth

    Babygrowth Well-Known Member

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    Hey ladies. Just did my set. Realized I need a few things still: Serum and bigger rollers oh and patience! I'm letting it cool right now will post pics later. I will probably just wrap my hair up and wear it out tmrw. Setting while pregnant is definitely going to be a challenge but I will stick with it for the next 6 weeks.
     
  6. Rocky91

    Rocky91 NYE side boob.

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    I have a TWA, with the bottom layer just scraping my collarbone

    Sent from my iPhone using LHCF
     
  7. GettingKinky

    GettingKinky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Blairx0. Usually I use chi silk infusion when I set. I have no idea if I'm using too much or too little.
     
  8. Babygrowth

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    I used too much lottabody on certain sections so the comb out had some breakage but nothing to cry about. My hair feels soft. I used my APB leave in with Salerm 21 and lottabody. I have to work on getting a smoother set. May have to bump my ends in the AM.

    When I removed the rollers
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    After finger combing
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    All wrapped up
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  9. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    Used Kerastase oleo-relax as my heat protectant.... Chi is getting the boot.
     
  10. coilyhaircutie

    coilyhaircutie Well-Known Member

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    I set my hair again on Curlformers last night using the CR whipped aloe vera gel again. I've found my ultimate setting product. The CR curl maker is getting the boot- I use it mainly for my edges now, and it does a great job at that. toaster I wish I knew how much better the whipped aloe vera gel was than the CurlMaker so I could have told you before you bought it! Sorry it didn't work out like that.

    I love how shiny my hair gets with the CR whipped gel- I never knew my natural hair could look this way. It also lasts a couple days too- and the whipped "gel" (more like a light butter) plays well with vatika oil. No white streaks or film on my hair like I used to get with the curl maker and the kinky curly gel. I use to scrunch out the crunch but now there's no need for that. I'm so happy girls, I feel like I've finally found my perfect products:
    Setting product- Camille Rose whipped aloe vera gel
    Leave-in: Oyin Juices & Berries
    Oil: Vatika Frosting
    Cream (for the LOC method): Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Gel for edges: CR CurlMaker or Kinky Curling Custard
    Scalp massage oil: Brahmi oil

    Still searching for the perfect shampoo, but for now I like Super Hydrating Everyday Coconut shampoo& conditioner from Whole Foods. And my favorite DC mix is my conditioner with olive oil & aloe vera juice steamed in with my Q-Redew.

    :) whoop whoop! So excited I have my little regimen (weekly rollersetting) and now my products down pat.

    Now I need to focus on technique! And styling. I want my hair to be on point this summer :D
     
  11. ElevatedEnergy

    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Sounds like you already have what you need. Roller sets alone don't get me flat iron straight though...I can get what I consider kinky straight with just roller setting and semi straight if I flat iron the roots. lol
     
  12. GettingKinky

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    Then I have no chance of getting the results I want.

    I think the flat iron heat sealed my strands so well that moisture isn't going in or out, hence no reversion.
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Maybe try saran wrapping after?
     
  14. Blairx0

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    Girl you can set that!
     
  15. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    Curlformers after one rainy, long day.

    Used no holding product because I wanted to do a flat twist out and hadn't made a new batch if flax seed gel. I made the gel and flat twist are in...lets see how that goes

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  16. GettingKinky

    GettingKinky Well-Known Member

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    Blairx0- your curls held up really well in the rain. Mine would be frizz city.

    lulu97- i need to watch some yt videos on Saran wrapping after setting.
     
  17. coilyhaircutie

    coilyhaircutie Well-Known Member

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    Blairx0 Rocky91 agreed. you can set that! I did my first perm rod set on hair that was ear length. I twisted the roots, then added a tiny little perm rod at the end heheh :) if I can dig up some pics of my hair at that length, I'll post some later
     
  18. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    Flat twist are down. I left them in yesterday and just put the ends in a bun as it was once away raining.

    Took them down this morning to get the mister from the airport afterward my hair may be in a bun as it is looking like rain again. My roots are still smooth-ish and I am enjoying the versatility provided by the curl formers

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  19. amber815

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    I want to get back to roller setting but when I used to I was getting broken "c" shaped pieces every time I combed my hair to reroll/pincurl. I was DC'ing/moisturizing and all of that jazz. Does this happen to anyone else?

    Thanks!
     
  20. Blairx0

    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    It happened to me when I had too much product in my hair. The setting lotion was drying my ends out and it was a mess, but without setting products no breakage
     
  21. faithVA

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    My hair is EL and I can rollerset my hair. So your hair is definitely long enough.
     
  22. Babygrowth

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    This set+rain=epic fail. Will try again next week with smaller parts and less lottabody. Hopefully the rain will chill out.
     
  23. Saludable84

    Saludable84 Better Late Than Ugly

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    This happened when I used silicone based deep conditioning products. Once I stopped using them, it stopped gradually. Actually, it stopped all together.
     
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    agreed. the rain is getting on my hair's nerves too lol
     
  25. Jace032000

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    Roller-set my own hair today…first time EVER! It actually turned out better than what my hair dresser does. For years I feared that I wouldn't be able to do this…so I dished out the $60 week after week to get it done. It took me about an hour and a half to do this and I'm happy to say that I'll be doing this more often! I roller set on freshly washed hair using curl enhancing smoothie and NaturallyAmari's butter and Olive Oil Silk Wrap. It took my hair an entire day to dry but it was worth it. In the future, I think I'll omit the butter…and substitute for coconut oil but I am thoroughly impressed!
     

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    Blairx0 Well-Known Member

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    Your hair air dried that smooth? I am both impressed and jealous
     
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    coilyhaircutie Well-Known Member

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    so i looked and looked and looked but couldn't find any pictures of my first rollerset on my EL twa :( but i did, however, find some pics of when i big chopped and what my texture used to look like when my hair was short. my, i've come a long way! it's nice to look back. now that my hair is longer and i want to reach greater lengths, i keep forgetting to appreciate how short my hair once was and to be grateful for the length that it is now.

    before cutting off the relaxed ends-
    new growthh.jpg

    my twa
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    my first braidout loool
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    I'm proud of my hair journey, and that I stuck with it even when times got hard. Have you ladies taken a look back recently on how far you've come? You might be surprised :)
     
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    Hmmm....what products do you use to set? Whenever I decide to again I was going to use SSI vanilla and coconut leavein, miracle 7 with keratin on my ends, and tresemme heat protectant (this is my usual trifecta for flat ironing and a little bit of design essentials foam)

     
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    I guess I should clarify...I sat under the dryer for about an hour but then had to run errands and ended up air drying for the rest of the day.
     
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    So I turned my failed rollerset into a bantu knot out. My favorite style of all time!


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