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After watching Kim Fancy’s video of how she styles her pin curls after a roller set, I was motivated to roller set my hair for my next wash… aka channel all my patience towards actually doing a roller set. I used to love roller setting my hair, and still do, but the extra time (and aching arms) has me air drying my hair more and more.
(1) Pre-pooed with Hair Trigger on my scalp and safflower oil on the length of my hair. (2) Shampooed with Mizani Supreme Oil Shampoo. (3) Tea rinsed with a mix of CC’s Naturals Marshmallow and Burdock Root Tea (contains marshmallow root, peppermint, lavender, and burdock root) and green tea. Since there’s a lot going on in this post, I’ll write on the benefits of this tea mix in a separate post. I brewed two packets of green tea and 1 tablespoon of the CC’s tea in 12 oz of water and used a strainer to remove the loose leaf tea. (4) Applied Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily Treatment for a few minutes. (5) Deep conditioned with Silk Dreams’ Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream under my conditioning cap. (6) Wrapped my hair in a cotton towel for about 30 minutes to soak up the excess water and let my hair dry a bit. (7) Applied my leave ins: Darcy’s Botanicals Daily Leave-In and applied a small amount of Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to each of my four sections. (8) I detangled each of the sections, letting my hair air dry in the process. (9) Roller set my hair, spraying with water to rewet the hair (for straighter, smoother results, hair should be wet when rolled on to the roller) and ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer (I didn’t feel like doing a protein treatment today so this is how I squeezed in some protein) before setting my hair on the roller. I used end wrap paper to protect my ends.
I bet you’re wondering: “why did she let her hair dry only to wet it before setting it on the rollers?” Over the last few weeks, I’ve really noticed a difference in the amount of hair lost while detangling when I let my hair dry (it’s still damp but about 80% dry) before detangling. Our hair is weakest when wet. Letting my hair dry before manipulating it helps decrease breakage, and I’m 100% for anything that allows me to retain my length. Ok enough of my gabbing, here are the results… which make me mad at myself for not roller setting more often:
For bed, I did four large pincurls and covered with my silk scarf.