5 Benefits Of Roller Setting Instead Of Flat Ironing Your Hair

Conair 61121n Magnetic Rollers3. There is a no heat option

While many of us will prefer to sit under the diffuse heat of a hooded dryer after we add rollers our hair, roller sets also work great with air drying.

As long as you master the technique of applying the rollers themselves and getting the right amount of tension to smooth your hair, having an actual hooded dryer doesn’t really matter.

For everyone who wants to cash in on roller setting’s promise of healthier hair without having to empty their bank accounts buying expensive equipment, this is great news.

It’s cheap and, dare I say it, even healthier!

4. Styling is built into the method

Picture this. It’s wash day. You’ve done your pre-poo treatment. You’ve washed, conditioned and deep conditioned your hair and now it’s time to style.


There’s not enough time to air dry so you turn to your blow dryer. That alone takes you about twenty minutes and after you’re done all you’ve achieved is dry hair. There’s still styling to be done. Doesn’t that sound completely exhausting?

With roller sets you can cut out even more work out of your wash day regimen because once your hair is dry it is also styled. You’ll have beautiful, bouncy curls to strut around with all week.

5. Style lasts longer

Spending time curling your hair only to have the curls drop in a few hours is a downer. This is the downside to using heated curling wands or flat irons to curl your hair. With roller sets you can achieve tighter curls that last longer.

This is all to do with the fact that your hair is being curled as it dries which resets your hair’s bonds in a new position as opposed to styling already dried hair.

Styling hair when wet then allowing it to dry is a better way to make certain that your styles last longer. This is motivation enough to roller set because who wants to waste a wash day on hair that won’t last through the end of the week anyway?

Tips for roller setting

If you want to try out roller sets for yourself there are a few things to remember.

► First, your results will be based on how you apply the rollers in your hair. Hair should be smooth and tight on the roller.

► Very little product is needed when roller setting because the hair can get weighed down easily.

► Always let your hair dry completely before taking the rollers out. This can make or break your results.

► The last thing to remember is that roller setting takes lots and lots of practice. It will take patience and a gentle touch to master your roller sets, but once accomplished the benefits will be plain to see.

Originally posted 2013-10-15 15:00:05.

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About Ashleigh Nelson


I am Ashleigh Nelson a journalism student at Northwestern University and a part-time hair fanatic. My hair journey began at the beginning of my college career because I decided that it was time for me to finally learn how to gain and maintain healthy hair. The past two years have had ups and downs, but I have learned so much along the way. And now I am here to share my experiences and knowledge with everyone!

About Ashleigh Nelson


I am Ashleigh Nelson a journalism student at Northwestern University and a part-time hair fanatic. My hair journey began at the beginning of my college career because I decided that it was time for me to finally learn how to gain and maintain healthy hair. The past two years have had ups and downs, but I have learned so much along the way. And now I am here to share my experiences and knowledge with everyone!

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Comments

  1. Latonia Johnson
    Latonia Johnson

    I offer basic roller sets at my salon. Young people think they are for old ladies. If you have a nice cut the set turns out beautiful. Great for those with fine hair cause it plumps it up

  2. Erica Kyna Bennett
    Erica Kyna Bennett

    Tiffany Anderson great point. I hv never rolled my natural hair but I would think the velcro rollers would break the hair.

  3. Nefertiti EiliYah Salem Awd
    Nefertiti EiliYah Salem Awd

    Im sooooo glad Black women are using their own hair and not all that fake stuff. I say if GOD didn’t give it to you through your own DNA it wasn’t meant for you to have and these type of women are changing what GOD had already done.

  4. Robin Dawn
    Robin Dawn

    Tamika you can buy an entire set at Sally’s. I also recommend lotta body setting lotion.

  5. Jannell Dinkins
    Jannell Dinkins

    Kericare foam wrap lotion helps smooth natural hair to roll. I’ve been doing it for years on my clients. Roll and wrap it. Body, bounce and shine.

  6. Debbie Bibeau Brown
    Debbie Bibeau Brown

    Magnetic rollers are pretty much all the same. Go to Sally Beauty Supply and buy a complete set. It will have all the sizes you need. Velcro rollers pull hair out. Sponge rollers are not the much better as people tend to pinch their ends and cause fish hook ends or it curls larger and fuzzy at the ends…not a uniform curl. Magnetic are best, but be prepared to sit under dryer or air dry. If you have a texture if you don’t relax and need to get some style, try braiding first to naturally straighten some curl out, then lightly press or flat iron and roll. You must use a heat protectant to protect from the intense heat. Depends on the texture, but one good rule, if you condition well with both a moisturizer and a strengthening treatment you will find that hair will respond better.

  7. Terry Lee
    Terry Lee

    I remember those days, loved the result from rolling and sitting under dryer, just hated to be under there for an hour

    1. James Chamberlin

      Yes, but the results are so worth the time under the hood dryer!

  8. Carla Tyner

    This is crazy!! Unless you are black w/a nice grade of hair. The hair rollers will do nothing but give you a crazy looking afro!! I’ll stick to the flat iron, occasionally. Ppl, don’t agree w/everything written in an article, have some sense! Rolling my nappy hair wet or dry only keeps my nappy hair nappy. ?

    1. BlackHairInformation.com

      It’s already made pretty clear in the article that for ‘highly textured hair’ roller setting will not be enough on its own for super straight results. Still Dominican salons often use roller sets prior to blow drying and even 4c hair will get straight with this technique.

    2. Carla Tyner

      BlackHairInformation.com and Jackie McDougald: I’ve been natural for 15 years. My hair is pretty nappy. Now unless the hair rollers have some kind of built in straightening system, this does not work, just saying.

      1. Morris

        Join the discussion…I have fine natural hair. when I flat iron, after 2 days hair looks thinner. When I roller set, my hair looks fuller. I been natural for 1 year & 4month. My hair likes the roller set. I don’t have the real nappy hair. Yes I black. Bless with good grade of hair. I stop listen to people and start listen to my hair before I become bold.

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