Hair How-To: A Roller Set

Sometimes I find myself wanting to have some curls in my life but just don’t have the time (or the funds) to head over to the salon to get a nice roller set.  So after purchasing my own hood dryer, set of rollers, and plenty of practice on myself (and others!), I’ve come up with some tips on getting a great roller set in the comfort of my own home!

  • Drop the towel!  I have found that the wetter my hair is, the easier it is to work with and therefore it dries better once it is under the hair dryer.
  • Fun with Foam!  Apply a small palm full of wrapping lotion (Motions Wrapping Foam is awesome!) to your hair and comb through with a wide tooth comb.  It not only helps distribute the lotion throughout your hair but it also helps detangle your hair with ease.
  • Longer hair = Bigger Roller: For example, I use smaller rollers in the front of my head because it is shorter in the front.  The middle of my head has the longest hair, so I up the size of the roller.  Your hair should wrap around the roller no more than three times.  If it does, chances are the roller is too small.
  • Proper form!  With a section of hair in your fingers, stand it up and then roll it on down with the roller as tight as you can before securing it.
  • Keep it small!  Using my rattail comb, I part my hair in small sections, rolling up a small amount of hair.  If you roll up too much hair at one time, it may not curl properly.
  • Net it up:  Once my hair is rolled up, I wrap it up with a hair net to keep the rollers in place while drying.
  • Finish it up:  I give my hair a couple of sprays of oil sheen before sitting down under the hair dryer for about an hour.

Remember that practice makes perfect so keep trying and you’ll have it down in no time!

If there are any of you who do your own roller sets and have any other tips, please feel free to share!

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