Rollerset Hairstyle on Transitioning Hair

May 5, 2009

 Rollerset Hairstyle I woke up super early this morning and didn’t feel like wearing my staple twistout hairstyle, so I did a rollerset on my 7 months post transitioning hair. It turned out great, and I love the BIG hair! The only downside was that it took almost four hours. Yes, it took forever! I had to be extra patient because I didn’t want to rip out or damage my hair at the demarcation line while I was setting it. It was very frustrating at times and I’ve decided that I won’t be doing this hairstyle again any time soon. Maybe I’ll try it again when I finally cut the relaxed ends off.

If you remember the last time I attempted to do a rollerset… it didn’t happen. In fact, it turned into a bun hairstyle because I didn’t spend enough time under the dryer. This time I shampooed, deep conditioned, and rinsed my hair. That took about an hour. Then, I set my hair which took about 1 1/2 hour. Next, I dried my hair under my soft bonnet dryer (about 50 minutes). Last, the roots were blow-dried straight on low/warm with a paddle brush.

My hair is bouncy, huge, and was getting tons of compliments at school. And surprisingly, the rain didn’t ruin it. If I didn’t have finals next week I would go out tonight, but sadly I have to study. This is a pretty good transitioning hairstyle if you need a different look, but like I said… it was time consuming and I won’t be doing it again anytime soon.

To set my hair I applied my leave-in conditioner, serum, heat protectant, and used a huge spray bottle of water. I don’t use curl or rollerset lotion/spray to set with. A spray bottle of water equals less crunchy and more bouncy curls in my hair. Last, I used the red rollers… which are 1 1/2 inches in diameter because I didn’t want tight curls. Majority of the hair products I used are on my hair staples list, but I’ll list them here as well.

1. Elasta QP Creme Conditioning Shampoo
2. Keracare Humecto Conditioner and I mixed some Olive Oil in too for my deep conditioner
3. Lacio Lacio leave-in conditioner
4. Keracare Silken Seal Serum
5. Fantasia IC Heat Protector (Pink Bottle)

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

KiKi May 5, 2009 at 3:42 pm

It looks great!

Stacey May 5, 2009 at 4:09 pm

I love it

Dani May 5, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Thanks, Stacey and KiKi!!!

LSL May 11, 2009 at 11:30 pm

This is super cute on you! I’ve been rollersetting too, and it is a great transitioning style. Great inspiration-long transitioners need blogs like this to keep us motivated. Love the blog!

Dani May 12, 2009 at 6:52 pm

Thanks for stopping by LSL! I loved the recent sketch that you posted.

Laurence May 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Wow! Your hair looks great! You seem to be back on track to bsl.

Brandy May 18, 2009 at 3:45 pm

OMG!!! your 2 cute are u mixed??? is that your real hair? you haven’t done that big shop thing have u cause your hair is really pretti:)

Dani May 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm

@ Laurence – Thanks, I hope I make it soon. I’m really trying to focus on retention and hopefully I can hold out on straightening for another six months.

@ Brandy – Thanks for stopping by. No, I’m not mixed. Both of my parents are Black… Yes, it’s all my hair.

Glorisell January 12, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Wow! don’t look as transition, the hair see very healthy and pretty. Thanks!

maria cespedes June 30, 2010 at 10:23 am

can you make hair rollers video? Thank you I will thank. Maria Puerto Rico

Alena Butler September 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Where did you purchase your soft hair bonnet?

joyce February 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I want to go natural so what hair styles can i wear that will not cause breakage to my hair .

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