Thursday, June 19, 2008

Rollersetting again

I know I said I would take a break from rollersetting, but I like my hair to have body, and it got so flat after a day and half with flat ironing. All of the curl was gone- not a good look since I don't use heat between washes. I'm 5 weeks post relaxer and was a little nervous about it, so I did a few things differently yesterday:
  1. I pre-poo'd with my usual vatika oil and Organix Vanilla conditioner. I usually work out or do things around the house, but this time I used a heating cap for about 20 minutes.
  2. I used Dudley's Fantastic Body setting lotion diluted with water instead of Lottabody. Even while wet, I could feel how much softer and more manageable my hair was.
  3. I tapped each piece of hair with coconut oil before rolling.
  4. I used Paul Mitchell's Foaming Pomade and Elasta QP Glaze to keep my edges down.
  5. When I took the rollers out, I wrapped my hair counterclockwise instead of clockwise.
I really like the results! My new growth is soft and even straight (what?!) in some areas! My hair is moist, but not heavy from the oil. Usually when I take my rollers out, my hair is dry and I have to really rub in moisturizer and oil to get it not so dry. I'm still afraid to wrap it. Yes, it was nice today, but I don't think it will look so nice if I wrap again tonight.

The only thing that sucks is sitting under the dryer in the summer. I actually only sat under the warm dryer for about a half an hour (with a fan in front of me), then used the heating cap for an additional 45 minutes. It was cooler, I could lie down, and I didn't have to turn the tv all the way up to hear it!


Ms. S said...

It was great to finally meet you. And your hair looked really nice!

I am always amazed at how small the world (especially the city of Boston) is. =)

Tiffanita said...

It was great meeting you in person too! Your hair looked great! The humidity in Boston has been killer lately, right?!

Beautiful said...

You should show a pictureof that with short hair. I got my hair cut into a cap style ( bad color and highlights) I love having short hair but I want to have some versatility with it. I am always having my sister curl my hair ( too afraid) but love to know some alternative other than slick it to the back and wearing a headband. My goal is to get it ear length.