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    Posted: Apr 26 2006 at 11:41am

Rollersetting 101:

1. Start with very wet hair. It is easier to roll this way and your sets will be better.

2. Use a setting lotion. I swear by diluted Lottabody.

3. Keep hair very wet throughout the whole process. If the unrolled hair starts to dry before you roll it, re-mist it with water.

4. Always start at the crown and work your way down.

4. Roll in the direction that you wear your hair. If you wear a middle part, then roll on the left side of the part going down, and the do the same on the right side. The same goes for side parts. If you wear your hair off your face, then roll going back on the top, and then same on the side as if you wear rolling for a part.

5. Try to make your parts even, so that the hair will dry evenly. Use a fine toothed rat's tails comb when doing this and be sure the smooth the hair out at each section right before rollin with the fine toothed comb. This will help give you smooth tangle free curls.

6. Rollers- I prefer JetSet EZ grip rollers (available at sally's). They are a bit easier to roll with, and if you use the right size, you will have pretty curls. Some people like magnetic, (i don't), but again, it's what works for you.

7. Use the correct size roller for your length. Short hair can use rollers up to an 1-1/4", medium from 1-1/4" - 1- 3/4" and long from 1-3/4 on up.

8. Roll under fairly tightly. You want to apply a good amount of tension so that the curls will dry smoothly and not have crinkles.

9. Once you have rolled the hair, you need to secure. With magnetic rollers, you clips, and for JetSet rollers, use pins. If you are using big rollers, secure the pin inside the roller, instead of the outside. Position the pin so that it is against the scalp, in the opposite direction if the way the hair was rolled, so that it secures the roller.

10. Sit under a hot dryer until fully dry. The amount of time will depend on your hair length and size of curls.

11. When unrolling, remove from the bottom of the head, making your way towards the top.

12. Finger style, and if you want, lightly press out your roots on the top so that it is not too full.

This should last a week if you re-roll or pin curl at night. It looks better the longer you wear it if maintained properly.

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You're welcome chick!

 

Before You Start:

 

          Before setting, always imagine/picture how you want your final result to look. Do you want high volume or low volume? Lots of tight curls, or big, loose waves with lots of body and movement??? 

 

          Also, think about directions. Do you want your hair to fall onto your face, or off??? All going back, or with a middle or side part? Place the rollers to achieve it.

 

Products:

The setting product you need will depend on how firm you want the hold, and how you want the curls to look. I always like mixing a tiny amount of light hold products with medium or maximum hold products to soften the set.


MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS:

Kerastase Ciment Thermique

Kerastase Oleo-Relax Serum

Kerastase Lait NutriSculpt

 

          For sets with staying power/strong hold, use a product labeled setting/wrapping lotion, mousses, etc.

 

          Medium Hold products are usually glazes. They are generally clear and runny in consistency (not gels). Most foams provide medium hold as well. Some products to consider are: Paul Mitchell Super Sculpt Glaze and Paul Mitchell Hair Sculpting Lotion. They will give you a flexible hold.

 

          Light hold products are generally creamy. Try Kerastase Lait NutriSculpt, Kerastase Creme Nutri Sculpt, Paul Mitchell Foaming Pomade. Remember not to use too much,as you donít want a greasy oily set. 

 

          Lottabody can be used, and the strength of it will depend on what ratio of dilution you use.

 

          For soft, sleek sets with lots of body and movement, use a leave-in and/or serum. Try Kerastase Ciment Thermique, Kerastase Nectar Thermique, Lacio Lacio or Salerm 21 as a leave-in, or Kerastase Oleo Relax Serum (Absolute Fave), Paul Mitchell Super Skinny, Chi Silk Infusion, or Phytolisse for a serum. But remember, these tend to be greasy, so do not go overboard.

 

          You can use a combination of products of different strength. Play around and find a formula that works for your hair.

 

However, whichever product or combination you choose, go easy on the amount!!!! Too much will way the hair down and give you a greasy, stiff, limp set. You want it to be light, soft, and bouncy!!! Less is more in this case. Oh, and stay away from oil!!!

 

 

Sectioning

          When sectioning, the thickness of your partings should be no bigger than the diameter of your roller, and the length of the partings should be no longer than the length of the roller.

 

          Use a fine tooth comb AFTER hair has been detangled to smooth the section you are about to roll, and then roll tightly. (I can not stress this enough!)

 

 

Roller Selection:

          The bigger the rollers, the more volume, but less curl

 

          Lots of small rollers will give more curl and more fullness

          Lots of large rollers will give more fullness

          A few large rollers will give some fullness and shape

 
SETTING

 

Roller Placement:

Roller placement in extremely important. The position in which the roller sits against the scalp is a direct result of the direction/angle in which you comb and hold the hair sections.

 

          For maximum volume, you will need to roll the hair at an angle over 90 degrees (on base). Pulling the hair forward, or if facing a mirror, towards the mirror. This is also called over-directing.

 

          For medium volume, roll the hair at a 90 degree angle (half off base), which would be holding the hair straight-out.

 

          And for low volume, roll under a 90 degree angle (off base). Pulling the hair back, or away from the mirror.

 

          For flat bottoms/backs, roll the back from a 0 degree (straight down) to a 45 degree mid-way, between straight down and straight out) angle.

 

Base Definitions:

          Off Base:- Describes final position of roller during roller set. Strand is held at 70 degrees so that curl is placed off its base. When a roller is placed Off Base, there will be end curl and little or no lift.

 

          On Base:- Describes final position of roller or perm rod. Strand is held at 125 degrees so that curl is placed in the center of its base. When a roller is placed ON Base, there will be maximum lift or body. This is recommended for Velcro Rollers.

 

          1/2 Off Base:- Describes final position of roller during roller set. Strand is held at 90 degrees so that curl is placed one-half off its base. When a roller is placed 1/2 off base, it will give you medium/natural volume.

 

 

Rolling:

          If you find that there isn't enough tension on the sides of the sections, rock the roller from side to side, pulling sections taunt, while rolling.

 

          Keep your ends tucked under when rolling. You should make sure that they are smooth, and tightly wrapped around the roller. Otherwise, this will create frizzy ends with  fish hooks as this will create limp curls.

 

 

 

Remember, you can't just place the rollers anywhere, any old way, and expect to get a salon perfect set from it. It takes precisions. Take your time and be as neat as possible. Don't expect to get a salon perfect set by being sloppy.

 

ONE MORE THING, remember, it takes practice, practice, and more practice!!!



Edited by MissLuxurious - Apr 19 2009 at 8:47am
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OK I bought the rollers yesterday and I can't wait to try them out tonight when I get home. Wish me luck!Smile



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Good Luck Chickie!!!! Please let me know how it goes!!!
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Here is some pics and links for those who are interested in the rollers:

The Purple one (my fave size), which is 2-1/8":
 
I've never brought one of the sets, I buy them in packages like these (Available at Sally's):
 
This is a link to the manufacturer's website:
 
Here is their instructions on how to use them:
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Great tips!
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Thanks. This is going to help me a lot
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Thanx for the tips, those rollers look much easier to use than magnetic ones, I may get them when I go up a size!
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WHOOO HOOO! Thank you Miss Luxurious! These rolles are GREATThumbs Up My hair came out perfect! I used to use the magnetic rollers but those are getting tossed out! Also they are soooo easy to put in and stay in place with no pins. However, I did use a bobby pin on each roller to keep them tight. It only took me a 1/2 hour to set my whole head (it used to take me 1hr with the magnetic rollers). And because of all of the little holes drying was a breeze! (only 1hr when it used to take two). I don't think I'm ever going back to the magnetic rollers.
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