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.