The Revolt of the Roller Set

Adrienne January 24, 2011 6

In my 2011 Hair Resolutions I vowed not to use direct heat.

Well, a few days ago I was in the mood for straight hair & decided I would do a roller set.

Roller setting is a great method to use when straightening natural hair. It adds body and does not use as much heat as blow drying and flat ironing.

To begin the lengthy process I shampooed and conditioned my hair. I then placed my hair in 3 sections, one middle section, similar to a a Mohawk, and two side sections.

After detangling each section I rolled my hair, in 1 inch sections, from back to front, adding a small about of Crème of Nature’s Argan Oil Foaming Wrap Lotion (shown below) to each section. I repeated this process throughout my entire head.

When I finished I sat under a hooded dryer for about 45 mintues. I then allowed my hair to air dry for another two hours.

After my hair was completely dry I removed each roller & applied a small amount of Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey (shown below) to my entire head. To prepare for bed, I wrapped my hair and placed satin scarf on my head.

The next day I unwrapped my hair and saw this (see the photo below). After spending hours on my hair it looked a hot mess! My roller set revolted on me. :)

This is what I think I did wrong: remember the “large” rollers I used? I don’t think they were “large” enough. Had I used bigger rollers the curl would not have been as tight and after wrapping my hair would have had a straighter look.

Despite the interesting outcome, the roller set did straighten my hair. I am definitely try this style again in the future!

If you have any roller setting tips feel free to share them below!


  1. PBG January 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Your hair looks so fancy in the last pic! Very nice! I did my first roller set last month. I loved the look it gave me. I used a lot of jumbo rollers that time, but next time I’ll use all xtra-large rollers for a curlier set.

    • Adrienne January 25, 2011 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Why thanks! I thought I looked a mess! :)

      I am going to try the jumbo rollers next time. Hopefully, my hair will be be straighter.

  2. Honey February 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I just found this post via google- I really loved your outcome! honestly, I find that wrapping hair that has not been thoroughly straightened to the root (ie. flat iron) will do more harm than good. if I were you I would have pinned the curls down and finger combed the parts out in the morning for a curly look, or otherwise proceeded flat ironed my hair.

  3. Peggy October 10, 2011 at 10:55 am - Reply

    That came out really cute!

  4. Doris Cooks February 25, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Thanks for the hair tips. I think it came out good.

    • Adrienne February 29, 2012 at 6:46 am - Reply

      Thanks Doris!

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