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)