Yesterday while browsing the web I came across a new website, www.mahoganycurls.com, and it is there that Jess, the blogger, outlined how she does her roller sets. Her results were absolutely stunning, and I decided that it was time for me to attempt my second roller set. The first time I tried a roller set, I managed to get two rollers in the back of my head before I got overwhelmed. Next thing I knew I was snatching those two measly rollers out of my head, washed all of the setting lotion out and then straightened my hair for the first time in two months. I was determined not to let that happen again.
Going in I focused on the concept of patience and that is truly what got me through. After painstakingly rolling (and re-rolling some sections) my hair into the rollers I sat underneath the dryer for approximately two hours. After removing all of the rollers I was left with an insane amount of body and curls. It was overwhelming! I managed to wrap my hair up using my tangle teaser and then used some gel around my hairline to smooth it all down. After tying my hair up with a satin scarf I woke up this morning and took it down. I absolutely LOVE the results!
At this point I’m eager to see how long this style can be maintained. If I can get 4 or 5 day hair out of it, this could easily replace my curly afro thing I’ve been maintaining in the cold winter months. Because I utilize a hooded dryer, heat damage is minimal at most. Another thing that is important to note is that I used no flat iron or curling iron to touch up any part of my hair. As I mentioned earlier in this post, I used gel around my hairline, then brushed it flat in order to get it as straight as the rest of my hair.