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How to Roller Set

July 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

First you want to make sure your hair is clean so shampoo and condition then towel dry. Use a setting gel or mousse to hold curl. If you have thin fine hair, I recommend not using a conditioner. Try just a small amount of spray in conditioner (I always emphasize on using products that do not contain alcohol) . Using conditioner on this specific hair type will cause the curl to not hold as long as it should. Also, try to use a thickening type gel or mousse. Your local Drugstore or Hairdresser will be able to help you chose a setting lotion that will work for you.

  1. Using a fine toothed comb with a pick like handle (these are called rat tail combs)
  2. Take a section on the top front of your head no bigger than the roller itself.
  3. Pull this forward as shown is diagram 1 and roll back, keeping tight, loose rolling will result in a loose curl and you will notice this once you are done. Note: Try not to use the velcro type rollers as they don’t stay in place tight enough, and will leave you with loose curls.
  4. Pin either side of the roller with a secure type clip.
  5. Do this process all over always rolling back. As shown in diagram 2. Always make sure you are stretching the hair and not pulling it. Pulling too hard will result in a line showing once the rollers are removed. It is harder to not get this line on fine thin hair so be sure to never pull, stretch just as far as the hair will go naturally.
  6. When you are finished place a hair net (you can even use a plastic bag or nothing at all) over your hair and sit under a dryer until completely dry. Note: if you do not have a dryer and you have a little bit of time on your hands just do your daily duties with the roller set intact and once dry remove rollers.
  7. Once rollers are removed brush with a good bristle brush, it is not ideal to use the plastic type bristles.

Once you have brushed your hair out you will notice that you can almost make your hair do anything you want. This is a true benefit of roller setting. Usually your hair will hold this look for as many as 3 days before you will have to wash it again. I have known ladies to be able to leave it as long as a week. They would just come in every Monday or whenever their week was up and get their blow-dry roller set. This, of course depends on hair type, like I have said before, some people are just lucky with the hair they were born with. The average hair type can go 2-3 days without a noticeable shampoo.

Roller setting is quite easy and once you get the hang of it can be done in minutes flat.

How to Hair Rollers

May 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Back in 96 ( okay it was 86 but who’s counting) I was attending Hairdressing School in New Westminster, BC. We had these 1960′s like mannequin heads that we had to practice all kinds of hair styles on. These heads had the same kind of hair that Barbie did back in the 70′s and it was tougher than you would think trying to do anything with them.

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The only fun easy part of hairdressing school was the roller sets, ohhhh the roller sets, easy, flip on roller, pin, next! Hair rollers are so easy in fact that a child could use them. They can make any flat hair incredibly “not flat” and do the least amount of damage. Follow these simple steps to achieve fuller, curly, smooth looking hair.

1. The first thing you will need are the rollers.

2. Wash your hair and use a setting lotion.

3. Begin at the front of your head with a rat tail comb and part your hair in two sections the length of the tooth part of the comb. Measure against the roller so you don’t have hair hanging off the sides.

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figure 1.

4. Comb the section of hair forward and hold it tight with your fingers. You should be stretching the hair but not pulling it. Press the ends against the roller. Make sure to moisten hair throughout process as curls wont hold if you roll them on the drier side.

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figure 2.

5. Roll the hair onto the roller keeping it flattened against the roller and make sure it is taught. If there is any slack during the rolling process it will show when you are done. Make sure it is neat and tidy the whole time. Carefully and securely place a clip to the each end of the roller. Your first roller is done!

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figure 3.

6. Do this process all over always rolling back. When you are finished place a hair net over your hair and you can air dry or use a hair dryer. When your hair is completely dry remove net and curlers.

This is the best know “healthy” way to style your hair daily. Until next time Good Luck!

niki

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