Flat iron attempt #3 after a pony-tail rollerset: It came out okay. Much better than the first and second time. My hair isn't as poofy, and it's flat at the roots. But the ends aren't perfect. I need to keep working on my roller technique. I did a ponytail rollerset last night. I DC'ed for an hour, rolled for 2.5 hours, and sat under the dryer for an hour. I fell asleep, exhausted, in my rollers and airdried for an additional 7 hours. It took me 3 hours to flat iron this morning. This was a looong process. I will not be doing my hair for another 2-3 weeks. PlainJane my hair was 90% dry after an hour under the Andis soft-bonnet dryer. I would say it only takes 1-2 hours to get your hair 100% dry. It's also soo convenient and comfortable. I sat on the couch, put the dryer on a little side table, put on the bonnet, and I was good to go. I can't imagine a better set-up. Glad I bought it and no longer have to use my table-top dryer. I'm also glad I didn't spend all my hard-earned money on a Pibbs because I wouldn't be able to sit on the couch if I bought that either. I can blowdry my hair on my bed if I wanted to with this Andis dryer. I am very happy with my purchase.
What heat setting did you flat iron on? Were you trying to get a bone straight look?
What's your full flat iron product list & steps from beginning to end? Also, if I remember correctly you had great success with curlformers right? They would probably get your hair smoother than the rollers because of the tension. When I used flexi rods to stretch versus rollers, I got the best results. Minimal products with clean moisturized hair, smooth hair prior to flat ironing gets the best results for me.
Im kinda worried again about my shedding. I combed my hair yesterday and got a pretty decent sized clump similar to this pic andd then this pic is what I got today. I finger comb my hair before I wash it (meant to wash yesterday but no time) but then it got matted again so I combed it again so I'm wondering if anyone gets hair balls 2x this big after not combing for a week. Thanks. My hair is wl if that helps