Post by Contributing Blogger, Andrea
So I recently decided to try a rollerset after a very long time (rollersets give me calluses). I have a bag of curlformers that I only used once, & someone reminded me they need to be used. So below is my tutorial of a rollerset.
Ok, so you must be wondering why all this on one head? The curlformers are not enough since I asked my cousin who lives overseas to order & send me some. We don’t have curlformers available in SA yet.
*I washed my hair with a sulfate free shampoo that I had bought from Dischem ( rollerset will come out better on washed hair)
*Deep conditioned with Sunsilk deep conditioner mixed with ORS Deep conditioner (30-45mins)
*After I rinse the conditioner off, while my hair is still wet, I part my hair from ear to ear & tie the front section so that the hair is out of my way. I also apply leave-in conditioner to the whole hair.
*Starting from the back I applied both hair food & lotion – this is to set the hair. I noticed that for a rollerset it is better to use hairfood, the lotion did not help me in any way. So all I did was work my way up from the back, taking a section of hair & selecting the best roller for that hair, since I have multiple textures. For the hair that is straighter I used the red rod rollers.
Trial & Error: Conclusion
*Hairfood works best for rollers, the hair is more moisturized & it gives better results.
*Curlformers are the best rollers ever!!! They work very well for all hair types & are the easiest to use.
*Frulatte will work well for two strand twist.
*The normal rollers are a big effort to use, I had calluses from trying to get all the fly aways in.
*The rod rollers work better on straighter hair, if you have fly aways like me they seem useless, but I wont give up on them.
I thought it was gonna look like this…..
A girl can dream..right?? lol
Results on the third day… (Can you see the henna red?)
Where the hair looks like a hot mess with no curl it’s from the normal rollers.
Spiral curls from the rod & Curlformers.
Section at the back that cant grow, I put red rollers(smallest) so the hair was stretched out.