Wash Day (Return of the Ponytail Roller Set)

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[1] Prepoo: HairVeda Vatika Frosting on hair and scalp.
[2] Shampoo: clarified with Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo (my review is posted here).
[3] Tea rinse: marshmallow root + green tea + lavender + burdock root.
[4] Protein treatment… but just on my ends. My bone straight ends revolted against me this week. I had some breakage at the last 3 inches of my hair, my bone straight ends. I applied Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus (my review is posted here) to the last 4 or 5 inches of my hair for 5 minutes.

[5] Deep condition: HairVeda Sitrinillah Deep Conditioner with my Secura steamer. After rinsing out the deep conditioner, I sprayed a very diluted ACV + water mix onto my scalp and hair. I squeezed the excess liquid from my hair and [6] t-shirt dried for 30 minutes.

Lots of new growth + lots of texlaxed hair = shrinkage! Below is my hair right after I hopped out of the shower. My shrinkage makes me lose lots of length in comparison to when my hair was stretched out (using the tension method + blow drying) last week. The shrinkage also makes my wet, bone straight ends looks so wimpy in comparison to my texaxed hair.

[7] Applied leave-ins: It’s A Ten Miracle Leave-In & Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum.
[8] Detangled: After applying my leave-ins section by section, I detangled my hair, setting my hair on Hourglass Rollers as I went. For a visual of how I do a ponytail roller set, here’s my video on how I go about it.

This roller set made my remember why I don’t like doing them anymore. I can no longer stretch my arms comfortably and my hair takes forever to dry… but the extended drying time is kind of my fault. I air dried for the most part because I no longer have the patience it takes to sit still under the dryer. I’m just too used to the freedom that comes with air drying my hair. I spent 20 minutes under the dryer and air dried for about 2 hours, 40 minutes. Had I kept my butt under the dryer my hair probably would have dried in an hour because of the design of the hourglass rollers.

I forgot to count how many “ponytails” I used, but there might have been 11. I used cheap-y rubber bands to secure each section because they’re easy to snap off and I used two rollers per section. I hindsight I could have secured my sections tighter to stretch my hair at the base more, but oh well. A little bit of texture won’t kill me.

Even though I hate the process of roller setting now – which is funny because I used to LOVE it and used to roller set my hair every week – I still love the results. Except for a couple sections where my hair dried with indentations from the rollers – which is because I didn’t use end wrap papers which would have prevented the little dents – my hair dried smooth and felt very light and bouncy.

The quick protein treatment on just my ends did the trick for my breakage. As I removed the roller and finger combed the curls out, no broken strands were to be found. Yay!

 

How was your wash day? Have you tried these rollers or other mesh rollers? Do you do ponytail roller sets?

23 Comments

  1. What do you do with your edges in terms of styling? I love roller setting and would love do continue doing it regularly during my stretch but I never know what to do with my edges

  2. I love roller sets! Your results are great. I don't like the process much either, but those rollers seem like they would cut down on the time tremendously. I'm adding them to my want list!

    Abbi of BelowtheWaist

  3. Hi Jen,
    Wasn't sure where to message you. Ive changed the URL to my blog to journey2waistlength.blogspot.ca. I know you had me featured under the section Blog Love. |(Thanks so much!)

    I was wondering (when you have time) if you could change the link to my old URL in your Blog Love section. That old URL no longer exist(its a blank page)

    Thanks in advance!

  4. Your. Hair. Is. Beautiful!!! Love the results of your roller set. My hair colour is quite similar to yours so I was just imagining how it would look two years from now

  5. I love how detailed your wash day posts are! This was incredibly helpful, thanks for the ends only protein treatment tip! You're awesome! God bless!

    1. Do i have to get the hair dryer extension bag piece that hou connects to your blow dryer to do this or just uaing my blow dryer is enough

    1. Author

      Thanks Evalyne! Practice makes perfect. My first sets resulted in huge, poofy hair. I used to feel like a walking cotton ball lol. Don't give up on them!

    1. Author

      Thank you! I hate the time too but thankfully a ponytail roller set doesn't take as long as a normal set

  6. Can you explain a bit further the part about the protein treatment on your ends only? Thanks.

    1. Author

      Sure. Instead of applying the conditioner to all my hair (roots, length) I only applied it to my ends to stop the breakage I was experiencing at my ends.

  7. Great wash day results! Ponytail roller sets have saved my life. I have less hair loss with this method vs the traditional roller set method. It's also easier for me to detangle my texlaxed and relaxed hair without losing unessary strands.Not to mention the amount of time I save.

    1. Author

      Thank you! I completely agree. Ponytail roller sets are much easier.

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