Setting To Success 2019

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  1. Browndilocks

    Browndilocks Browndisha Brownie Sundae

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    Has anyone started? If not I'll edit this post later to include all of the previous threads.
     
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    Browndilocks Browndisha Brownie Sundae

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    I was in braids all summer and in a bun from September - December. My hair has suffered. It's not super terrible but definitely not in tip top shape. The only tried and true way I know for sure to have super healthy hair is through roller setting. So here I go...

    Attached is a starting pic after doing my hair this past weekend. I washed, conditioned, clear cellophane, blow dried, pressed and trimmed. Yes my ends were worse than what you see. I am going to attempt to make this the last time I blow dry for at least 6 months. I need to smooth these cuticles out.
     

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    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Helloooooo

    Anyone home?

    No?

    Okay, well...

    Yesterday was wash day for me and I started rollersetting but I got tired when I realized an hour into it that I was only 1/3 done. Rollersetting is my preferred drying method but it just takes me so much longer to do on my natural hair.
     
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    blazingbeauty Well-Known Member

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    Do ponytail rollersets actually work on natural hair? If the roots can actually stretch, that would be great. I remember bookmarking these two videos. The second one would be perfect for styling, but her hair looks so silkier/looser textured than my hair when wet:


    How long does it usually take you guys to install?
     
  5. imaginary

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    I've definitely fallen off, but I've been in protective styles mostly. When I take down these crochet braids I'll hopefully get a break before I put in something else.

    ^^Not a big fan of ponytail rollersets, not because they don't stretch but just because the roots take so long to dry for me and I'm too impatient to do smaller ponytails.
     
  6. Browndilocks

    Browndilocks Browndisha Brownie Sundae

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    I'm here. I took my pics down because I thought there was no interest. I'm setting again this weekend so I'll be sure to post.
     
  7. sarumoki

    sarumoki Epicurean Empress

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    Not gonna lie, it takes me hours but I also do one roller and then browse the internet for 15 minutes then repeat.
     
  8. BeautifulRoots

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    I'm interested. I just ordered my first set of magnetic rollers in anticipation of trying a roller set. I also have been reading the setting to success threads from previous years to learn all that I can before trying it out.
     
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    Roller Setting is still my favorite method to dry and stretch my hair. I love that once I set, my hair is good for up to 3 weeks & all I have to do is apply Shea Butter every few days. I roller set every other wash.

    I will link my favorite Roller Setting thread. It was very active and we all took great notes for every set we did. Probably because there were tons of setting newbies and lots of questions were answered. The first page also has good links to past setting threads.

    https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/setting-to-success-2014-challenge.710475/
     
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    Browndilocks Browndisha Brownie Sundae

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    Did my set this past weekend and I think this is the best one I've done on my own hair in a while. I am the zen master of roller setting on everyone except myself. Anyway, rather pleased with the results. Immediate difference in smoothness.

    This is a day-old set, and I'm very happy that my ends are still tightly curled. I came straight out of the rollers, did a very light tap on my roots and stuffed my hair into a bonnet for the night. Pic is when I got up this morning.
     

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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Pretty!!! Your hair is so smooth. I'm always amazed at the results that roller setting gives. I love it!
     
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    Browndilocks Browndisha Brownie Sundae

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    Products used:

    1) Shampoo and conditioner -Biolage Fiberstrong

    2) Deep conditioner - Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask

    3) Detangler/Leave in - It's a 10 Plus Keratin Spray

    4) To Set - Diluted Lottabody (plus more water as needed)
     
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    Lovely set @Browndilocks :yep:

    I fell off rollersetting majorly for 2018 but I have been setting every week in January with decent results. I am setting now as it happens.

    I have only used:-

    Ouai Leave In
    Keracare Foam Wrap set lotion

    I need to be very light on product now as the hair simply won't set otherwise.

    If it looks decent I'll take pics in the AM.


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    Beautiful! What type of rollers used? Are you natural or relaxed?
     
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    I finally broke down and ordered the correct pins for my tension/hourglass rollers. I set with curlformers this weekend but want to do hourglass set soon.
     
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    Just returned to relaxing my hair and of course, rollersetting. My favorite setting product is Nairobi foam wrap.
     
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    I am a natural 4A. I used the traditional magnetic rollers that need clips and I used the gray ones. I have been stalking hourglass rollers for about 2 years now and still haven't caved in. Might purchase those soon but I wanted to make sure that I was actually going to stick to setting before I went out and started buying more stuff.
     
  19. BeautifulRoots

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    Gorgeous hair!! What is the ratio of lottabody to water that you used for the set?
     
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    Wash days after a roller set are just so easy! I did an overnight pre-poo treatment on my dry roller set hair & it just glided on like butter. Wearing my hair curly this wash-go-round, but I'll be back to setting for my next wash day.
     
  21. Browndilocks

    Browndilocks Browndisha Brownie Sundae

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    I take a spray bottle and fill 1/3 Lottabody and the rest water. I'm super liberal with spraying it on, making sure the hair is practically soaking wet.
     
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    Planned to do my first rollerset tomorrow after washing my hair. I'm now reconsidering it. I watched a few youtube videos and realized that rollersets on 4a/4b hair looks sleeker on stretched hair vs freshly washed hair. I'm thinking of holding out until I have stretched hair again. Perhaps I'm overthinking it. Do any 4a/4b naturals do their rollersets on freshly washed damp hair?
     
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    I do my rollersets on freshly washed hair. Your sets will come out better if you wet each section before rolling. It needs to be wet not damp. Make your sections small so you can pull your roots taut. Sit under the dryer so the heat can dry your hair while it is stretched. Air drying allows your hair to revert to much while your hair drys and it's too hard to get a straight set.

    Let your hair cool before you take out the rollers. But you can definitely get a nice looking rollerset on freshly washed hair.
     
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    Ahh okay. So the key is to roll with really wet hair, dry with heat, then let it cool before taking the rollers out. Got it. Will try this out next time. Thanks!
     
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    Wash:
    Curl Junkie Gentle Cleansing Shampoo

    Condition/Finger Detangle in shower:
    Curl Junkie Beauticurls Argan & Olive Cond

    Steam Deep condition:
    Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
    (Did not rinse out and used as a leave in)


    Traditional Roller Set with magnetic rollers. Used a spray bottle full of distilled water and a wee bit of conditioner in it for added slip.


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    Sat under my LCL dryer for 1 hour and 20 mins.

    After removing the rollers:

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    Applied Whipped Shea Butter & finger combed:

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    My henna color is really pushing through.
     
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    :drool:
     
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    Are you all lighthanded with your leave ins when putting in the rollers, or is it ok to M&S normally?
     
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    Too much product while putting in the rollers will extend the drying time for my hair, so I'm usually extremely light handed.

    I save the heavy duty stuff for after the set dries.
     
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    It would be nice to see how we are styling our roller sets and how we maintain them.

    This is how I'm wearing my hair today:

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    I call it a twisted top knot. I'll see if it holds up for the next 3/4 days. My hair is sooooooo soft so it's not really staying in place like I want....but I'll take soft hair over hard/stuck in place hair anyday!
     
  30. Browndilocks

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    That's so pretty! I want to try that.
     
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