You read it right in the title, I actually returned to my beloved rollerset this week, despite being about 10 weeks post! As I mentioned in my braidout bun post, my guy came into town and originally I was going to flexirod set my hair because I figured it would work better with my new growth. But, after it was all said and done, I decided to go semi-straight with a rollerset and silk wrap!
To begin, I had to detangle and remove all the shed hair from the braidouts I’ve been rocking. This reminded me why I traded braidouts for rollersets in the first place – I had so much more shed hair and tangles than normal! I followed my normally weekly regimen, BUT I used a new hair tool, the Roll-Ka-Comb I mentioned in my last wish list post…and lemme just say that my first impression is a powerful one. I will use it again a few more times before posting a review, but I was super excited! After rinsing the conditioner I decided to do a clear rinse for a bit more shine and slip in preparation to set my hair (see my discussion and review on clear rinses). During the process, my guy commented a few times that he liked my hair wet – which I interpreted to mean he hadn’t seen my true length since last September when I wore it straight and out plus a lovely YouTube subscriber asked literally weeks ago for a rollersetting tutorial – so I decided to do a rollerwrap.
Honestly, it was a breeze and only took me about 30-40 minutes to complete, reaffirming that MBL is definitely going to be my final step. Anything beyond that and I’m afraid I won’t enjoy doing my favorite styles anymore!
I actually did record my process and will post a full tutorial once its been edited so I won’t go into the details of actually completing my set. I will just say that I am still in love with my dryer and the mesh rollers are still the bomb.com! After about 45 minutes under the dryer, my hair was completely dry and I wrapped it with a bit of my Bee Mine Hair & Scalp moisturizer, which I always use for my silk wraps and once again, it delivered softness and incredible shine to my hair.
I’m so glad I decided to set my hair this week. Braidouts – pretty as they may be – are no good for me after a day or so of wearing. Per usual, I was lazy with moisturizing and sealing, doing a quick spritzing with the Bee Mine Juicy Spritz, my ends were not happy as they were tangled all around each other and overall its too much manipulation for me. A good rollerset is so much healthier for MY hair and I need not have a setback to be reminded! Anywhooo, I got great results and will be posting the tutorial soon.
Funny story, after rinsing the conditioner I had my normal towel wrap on which fits about where my bra would and my guy was watching me detangle. He asked if he could comb my hair and I said “ONLY IF YOU ARE GENTLE!” with a very serious face! He began combing (gently) and said “Uh oh…you are longing 4 length! Here’s where it stops (pressing comb into my back), what is this BSB?” I laughed and said “Yes I’m right at the bottom of my shoulder blade, I can feel where the comb is.” He got excited and insists that I’m bra strap length (which I am not) so I said 6 months in a weave will DEFINITELY get me there! He was on board with that statement! lol! I’m now officially excited to be returning to a weave after my next touch up!