Rollerset Your Hair til Summer!
January 1 – June 21
Rollers have come a very long way. They are so extremely versatile and can give a number of different looks. Curls, spirals, waves, flips, and yes even straight! They add smoothness to the hair, body, movement, and volume. The possibilities of different looks you can achieve using different rollers are endless.
Let me know that you plan to participate in this rollersetting challenge by December 31, 2011 by either leaving a comment below, through email (EbonyCPrincess@hotmail.com), on the YouTube video that will be posted this week, or by tweeting me (ECPrincess1). You do not have to submit a starting picture, but please take a beginning photo for our final reveals at the end. Even if you do not want your pictures posted, for YOUR personal journey, pictures are extremely important to help keep you motivated! Remember when I showed you the comparison between my flexirod set last year and this year?
Here are the rules:
- You must rollerset your hair at least once a month.
- You must wash and deep condition your hair at least once a month.
- You may do other styles, you are not limited to wearing rollersets exclusively. For example, if you do a silk/roller wrap you are not restricted to wearing straight hair until your next wash day. You may then pincurl, braid/bantu-knot out, or refresh the look by wearing rollers on dry hair overnight.
- Rollersets may be done on wet or dry hair.
- When setting wet hair, do it no more than once a week. We want this to be LOW manipulation so our hair will flourish!
- Check in at the VERY least monthly here on Longing4Length but you can also update as often as you like on your own blog or YouTube channel, or by Tweet Pic (just as soon as I figure out how to use it! lol)
- Flat ironing is permitted FOR YOUR ROOTS ONLY! If you are unsure how to rollerset and flat iron just your roots, check out this awesome video by Lonei (esp at 9:40). This applies to naturals, relaxed, transitioners, long-term stretchers, all of us!
- You may use direct heat only twice in the entire 6 month rollersetting challenge. The point is to limit direct heat usage. Of course, hooded dryers do not count but you may also use a diffuser with a blow dryer to quickly dry an area that may be damp after rollersetting.
- There will be an official monthly check in here with prizes given each month – so please stay plugged in! I have some FABULOUS prizes in mind!
Types of Rollers:
There are SO many options for rolling your hair these days. I swear I must own 90% of them too! lol. Here are some (but not all) examples of the types of rollers you may use:
Flexirods (aka Soft Twist Rollers)
Straws (for straw sets)*
Hot Rollers (a study I read showed that hot rollers do not cause damage as their heat is less than 200 degrees)
Hot Tools Soft Touch Rollers (longer versions of the pillow rollers, also satin covered)
*denotes rollers I do not own, all the others I have and will be incorporating into the challenge.
I personally do not recommend uncovered sponge, velco, self gripping or rollers with teeth, particularly on wet hair.
What are your goals? Leave a comment below.
Some things I’d like to know are your goals for the rollersetting challenge. Length, thickness, health, better ends? To teach yourself how to rollerset? To refrain from using direct heat? To force yourself to be consistent with a regimen?
I believe that my hair retains length best and is its healthiest while wearing rollersets. So my goals for the challenge (in no particular order because they are all important to me) are to:
- Retain length
- Maintain healthy ends!
- Increase thickness
- I do not want to use direct heat at all the entire six months. We’ll see!
- Decrease manipulation. I would like to reduce my combing, and while wearing the curly styles I don’t comb at all.
- Decrease breakage and shedding – directly related to #5. I break and shed more when I manipulate more.
- Challenge myself to be creative and use all my rollers! lol.
I will do a separate post with tips for rollersetting, some I’m sure you’ve heard but a few that are not as well known that I think make a huge difference. So be on the look out for that. I know this may seem like a huge commitment but it will probably be easier than you think! The more of us there are, the more inspiration we will have so let’s do it! I am excited to see how my hair will improve in these 6 months!
Who’s with me?