Wash Day- Another Rollerset

I wanted to wear my hair down for the Thanksgiving holiday, but I was opposed to straightening it. I had an entire day to myself so I felt like it was a great opportunity to practice rollersetting again (the traditional way-- as opposed to the ponytail method). First I...

  1. Prepooed overnight with castor oil on my scalp and Organix Macadamia Oil Hydrating Mask on the length of my hair
  2. I shampooed my hair with Kera Minerals Smoothing Shampoo
  3. Applied Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Conditioner and left it on my hair for 5 minutes before rinsing
  4. Deep conditioned for about 3 hours with Kera Pro Restorative Treatment under my heating cap
  5. Did a clear rinse with Jazzing Clear Rinse
  6. T-shirt blotted my hair before adding leave ins Aphogee Keratin Green Tea Reconstructurizer and Creme of Nature Argan Oil Leave In
  7. I applied Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Serum before detangling.
  8. Rollerset my hair in four sections
Rollersetting the traditional way is still difficult for me. I always feel like I don't have enough space and after a while all of the roller are pushing against each other so that the roots don't stay taut enough. Here's what it was looking like after 45 minutes of setting the rollers...

Some of the rollers had too much hair on them. It was a situation where I had a section where I couldn't put two rollers  because there wasn't enough space, but it was too much hair in the section to go on the roller smoothly. After rolling and re-rolling some sections I gave up and went under the dryer. After 90 minutes here's how the set came out...
So it wasn't tragic! The ends set really nicely however since the rollers weren't placed strategically enough for the roots to stay taut, my roots stayed pretty textured. Even though I wanted to stay away from the straightening, I decided that straightening only my roots wasn't as bad as going through the length of my hair and ends. After doing only one pass on 320 degrees through my roots with my GVP straightener here is what I got...
 Overall I was pleased! Going through and sectioning my hair to straighten my roots made my hair a little frizzy so I applied some more serum. I really loved how soft and bouncy my hair was. I do wish that I used Lottabody setting lotion this time around because I could tell that my hair was going to frizz up really soon (the Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Serum didn't do the best job at minimizing the frizz-- then again I didn't apply too much of it). When I used Lottabody with my previous ponytail set I got very little frizz and the set lasted a while. Next rollerset I will use it again. 

Practicing rolleseting is showing some improvement in my skill. I have a little bit more patience for the process and I am excited for the next time I rollerset.

Quick comment about the clear rinse...
I am loving the clear rinsing! My hair is so smooth and easy to detangle after I rinse it out. While combing through my hair with a fine tooth comb for the rollersetting process there was very little hair coming out. I as very pleased and I wish I could do the rinse every week lol. It is definitely going to be a staple in my regimen. Does anyone know how frequently I can do these clear rinses? I'm thinking every 6 washes?

Have you been practicing your rollersetting lately? How's it going?


  1. Wowwwwwwwww!!! The hair is so thick and full. Absolutely gorgeous. I hope to start roller setting when I get the hooded dryer.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! If I might make a suggestion regarding your rollersetting - have you tried the mohawk method? I have been using it my entire life and the one time I tried another method it was a bit of a disaster. Perhaps you would find that it becomes a little easier since one then sets the rollers in vertical lines instead of horizontal ones.

    1. Thank you! I've tried the mohawk before. I have a video on my YouTube channel. It was just so tragic! I found it hard to get the spacing right. I have just been trying different methods so that I don't just give up on rollersetting altogether lol. But I will be trying the mohawk method again in the future. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Beautiful results!! I saw your comment on fresh lengths, clicked on your pick and saw the name of your blog and rushed over hoping to see cakes!lol but ita all about the next best thing, hair!!

  4. Oh wow your hair looks amazing x