“setting To Success” 2016

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Blairx0, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. AgeinATL

    AgeinATL Well-Known Member

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    @toaster Absolutely gorgeous! #goals
     
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    MileHighDiva A+ Hair Care Queen

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    Is my set taking longer to dry because I'm using a little oil? Damn I've been under this dryer forever...about an hour but still:whyme:
     
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    It's probably the oil. Is it pure oil or mixed with silicones? I think products with silicone help your hair dry faster. Pure oil is just sealing in the moisture.
     
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    A tiny bit of castor on each section.
     
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    Oh yes. That's definitely too heavy for a set. Save it for after your hair is dry.
     
  7. Adiatasha

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    What about humidity?
    What should I set with the prevent lots of frizz?
     
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    Ok thanks!
     
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    I wish I had the answer. Maybe try sabino moisturize block? That gets great reviews.
     
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    Adiatasha Well-Known Member

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    It's just soooooo humid here in Miami.
    The humidity is 90% everyday
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Not to deter you but I just can't set in the late spring to early fall. I like to wear my hair down when I can and the humidity, heat, and hair touching my skin won't let me be great. Plus sitting under a hooded dryer to dry my set is like torture during these months. I just stopped fighting Mother Nature and take a break.

    Unless you are one of those members (as many are) that set and wear buns or braids...then you should be fine just using a leave in alone or a leave in and serum. How do you prefer wearing your hair?
     
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    I prefer to wear it out. But this humidity give me an Afro. I thought roller setting would help and I'm not doing wash and go's. I guess I'm stuck with tuck and pins all summer :(
     
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    I'm in Miami often (right now!) because my boyfriend lives here. If I wear my hair out at night it definitely poofs. I can remedy it by putting a light coating of oil on my hair and sleeping in two Bantu knots. This resets the hair. But it's not a perfect solution. I usually go for a high ponytail braid.
     
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    HappyAtLast 2019 Simplicity & Peacefulness

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    I used macadamia oil on my last set and it took 2 hrs under the dryer but when it was done, it was beautifully soft and moisturized and my curls lasted.
     
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    Just trimmed about two inches from my straight hair and applied conditioner. Deep conditioning now, then I'll shampoo, condition and set. I don't think I got any heat damage! Woo!
     
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    It's been a hot minute since I posted. I'm back girls! Things got a little crazy in the middle of spring, but now I feel like I can breathe again. I got a Dominican blowout last Monday and discovered I'm now midback length! I'm right at MBL, and fully past bra strap length. ^_^ I'm so happy, this has been a long journey. I can't pass a mirror without smiling at my hair. I got my hair all curled up - it looks like shoulder length in the curls.
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    This is the first time I've straightened my hair all year. I've been doing the same routine -- wash + DC every Sunday, then curlformers. I think I'll stop DCing with heat since it's summer now.

    I don't really have any hair goals at the moment, just enjoying the journey and peacefully growing to hip length. My original goal was waist, but Waist length is seeming like a small goal now that I'm so close to it. I'd like to stretch myself further and get all the way down to my hips ;)

    I'd love to see photos of how you ladies style your rollersets on a day to day basis - your regular go-to styles. My go-to style is a plain ole bun with a black silk scrunchie and some bobby pins. Boooooring. hahaha. I can't lie though - it's helped me retain length like no other.
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    @coilyhaircutie It's so pretty! I was thinking of you the other day and wondering what you've been up to.

    If I can gather up some pics, I'll come back in and post some of how I wear my roller sets.
     
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    Bibliophile Hair toy Aficionado

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    Congrats on reaching mid-back length.:gorgeous: Your hair is very pretty! @coilyhaircutie
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Was craving a short summer style. Yall know I aint cutting my hair, so I got a bob sew in weave instead. I'm shooting to keep it in 8 weeks. Will go back in, in one month and get it cut a tad bit shorter.

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    :2inlove::2inlove::2inlove:
     
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    @lulu97 LOVE the bob!

    Slightly off topic: who did your sewin and how much did it cost? I want to get a sewin but I don't know how much is a fair price nor what type of hair I should get.
     
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    ElevatedEnergy Rooted Yet Flowing

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    Thank you Sis! I was visiting San Diego this weekend for my best friends son's graduation so I got it done by my west coast stylist. She had done a sew-in similar to this one before so the hair is one we re-used from a previous sew-in. I purchased it from this company almost 5 years ago:

    http://www.indianhaircompany.com/wavy-indian-hair.htm

    I'm not a weaving expert as I rarely get them, so I dont know if this is considered good hair or not. LOL

    She charged me $85 for the install and in between appts usually run $30. (Wash, condition & style) I've been a client for over 7 years so I think it may be more for anyone else...not sure but I've seen her charge $150 plus for similar styles. I dont have much of my hair left out...just my edges and a small horseshoe in the crown to cover the tracks.
     
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    Grinning from ear to ear! Thank you ladies so much!!
    @lulu97 @AgeinATL @Bibliophile
    I love my Setting to Success group, you ladies are the best. So kind and sweet. And you guys also know when to set me straight and tell me if I'm doing something wrong like manipulating my hair too much LOL.
     
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    Looove this wiggy!! It's SO cute! You're making me want to get a wig haha but I'm too scurrrred. I was traumatized by a no-edges tragedy after I got Brandi braids and took them out in high school 10 years ago. My forehead was cleeeean, almost no hair. :lachen: Haven't gotten braids since then, or any wig or sew-in of any kind.
     
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    Thank you so much!!
     
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    This was my length check before I trimmed about 2 inches. Why does my hair feel soooo short now. I'm rethinking this whole "I'm done growing my hair out" idea.
     

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