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10.11.12

Success?: Another Attempt at a Ponytail Rollerset


 Yesterday I decided to try another ponytail rollerset. My first attempt didn't go so well because I didn't use enough rollers and I didn't let the set dry completely. This time I had some extra patience so I gave it a try. After I deep conditioned, shampooed, put in my liquid leave in conditioners, and detangled, I went ahead with the rollerset using the items pictured below.


I put in 8 ponytails (three at the front, three in the middle, and two at my nape) using ouchless ponytail holders. Before rolling the ponytails, I sprayed my hair with a mixture of 3 parts water and 1 part Lottabody Setting Lotion. I hadn't used setting lotion in my previous attempts at rollersetting, but I thought that since my hair likes to frizz up I could use some extra hold. I smoothed my already detangled hair with a rat tail comb and I used two rollers per ponytail. I sat under my Gold 'n' Hot Elite Ionic Stand Bonnet Dryer (which I love and will do a post on soon) for an hour before I took a break and went back under for about 20 minutes. My hair felt completely dry at this point, but to be safe I went to sleep in the rollers before taking any out. Surprisingly, sleeping in the rollers wasn't too uncomfortable.  










Here's what I got when I took the rollers out in the morning. Not much frizz and everything was dry! I noticed that some ponytails would've come out even smoother if I put three rollers as opposed to two but overall I was happy with the progress! At first, I thought the setting lotion has my hair too  crispy feeling, but after I fingered through the curls it wasn't crispy at all.













When I took off the ponytail holders there was a pretty apparent crease. I didn't have time to try and do a saran wrap to get rid of the creases, but I also didn't want to comb through my roots to wrap it because my new growth is crazy.


I decided to finger comb the sections out and wear it curly. The creases were a little more apparent on the left side so I pinned my hear back to camouflage. I think i'm getting better! As far as the 12 week post roots, I decided to let them be. I'm trying to use the least amount of direct heat as possible.

                   

21 comments:

  1. I would most definitely call this a success! It would probably wrap very nicely as well.

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  2. nice results! i may have to try this method soon :)

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    1. Thank you! Go for it! Let me know how it goes for you!

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  3. I LOOOVE IT> Good job. Last time I used heat was in April and I'm so proud of myself. I never thought I could have gone that long, I normally do a blow out every three months. I'd love to try a rollerset like you but not sure how'd it turn out and how long it would take.

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    1. Thank you! I say try it out! It only took me about 20 minutes to do the set and I'm pretty sure my hair was dry after an hour and a half

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  4. 12 months post? *record scratch* Your set was DEFINITELY a success! Kudos! It looks so fluffy and soft!

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    1. Oh no! That's a horrible typo!! I am only 12 weeks posts. I wish I could go 12 months! Lol! I'll go and fix that..

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  5. Looks very good...love it.*_*
    Maybe follow each other???
    My Blog

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  6. You came out wonderful! I just learned how to do a traditional rollerset...I may have to give this a try...

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    1. Thank you! Go ahead and try it out! Let me know how it goes!

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  7. Wow, I wish my hair came out like that after a roller set, I'm still working on mine!

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    1. Keep on practicing! Practice makes perfect.

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