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I remember when she BC'd! It was like yesterday. Her hair has grown by leaps and bounds and her roller sets are always gorgeous. I present to you, Mahogany Curls
March 2011-2nd Roller SetHi Guys! Sorry about the delay in the posts, I have been busy...y'all know how that goes! Anyway, after seeing CurlyNikki's hair after she did a roller set, it gave me the idea to do another one myself (the hubs also mentioned that he would love to see my hair straight, I cringed at the thought, but he has been a good sport about me wearing my hair curly, lol!). I think her hair turned out beautifully! I loved her results! Make sure you head over to her blog and check it out! Anyway, I decided that I will revisit this style.
August 2010- Flat Ironed/Color Treated HairBack in August, I flat ironed my hair and it was nice, but honestly, I didn't like the idea of running a flat iron twice over my hair. I was so nervous about heat damage, even though I didn't get any.
February 2010- First Roller SetThe last time I set my hair was back in February of 2010. I was 12 months post bc wanted to see my length. I loved the results and so did the hubs! In this post I will explain my steps and give you guys a few tips. I will provide a new updated video in a couple of weeks showing you guys how I actually do this as well! Okay, let's get started! Difficulty: Medium to Hard depending on experience. Cleansing Your Hair Before you begin you want to make sure that your hair is clean. Now, last time I set my hair, I actually shampoo'd it with a clarifying shampoo. This time I decided that I would hold off on the poo. I have been following a strict no poo regimen. I know that it may sound gross, but the products I use do not build up on my hair or scalp. I can remove the excess dirt or product through cowashing or water rinsing. I just rinsed my hair and massaged my scalp thoroughly. Conditioning and Detangling The next thing I did was condition my hair, I feel that conditioning is a very important step in the styling process. I am a conditioner freak! Lol, I love conditioner. I used Tresemme Naturals as my conditioner of choice. I divided my hair in four sections and applied the conditioner to each section. I used my jilbre shower comb to detangle. Twisted the section that was detangled and started on the next section. When I finished all four sections, I allowed the conditioner to sit for a while before rinsing. After allowing it to sit, I removed each twist finger combed it and rinse the conditioner out with lukewarm water. Once, I rinsed all of the conditioner out, I squeezed the excess water and stepped out of the shower. Tools
- Rollers of your choice (I prefer salon magnetic rollers)
- Duckbill or metal clips
- Rattail comb
- Spray bottle
- Wide tooth comb
- Setting lotion or product of choice
- Hooded dryer (you can also air dry, but it will take a long time to dry)
- Hair clips- I use butterfly clips
- Oil or heat protectant for shine and smoothing
- PATIENCE- most important thing!
The" Mohawk"Remove the clips from your hair, you may notice that your feels a little dry. Take your spray bottle and fill it with water. Begin saturating your hair. After your hair is completely saturated, apply your leave in, foam wrap or styler of choice to your hair. Now, take the end of your rattail comb and make an off centered part on the left side of your hair going vertically to the nape of your neck. (The part should be a little off from the center). You should now have two parts. Gather the hair on the left side in your butterfly clip. Repeat the same step for the right side. There should be a total of 3 parts and the hair in the middle should resemble a mohawk. I will refer to this as the "mohawk" STEP TWO:
This is after I smoothed the roots with the curling iron on very low heat. I only did the roots.
*Even though I smoothed my roots, I still used a heat protectant.You may notice that your roots are a little wavy, or even puffy (if you didnt put enough tension on the roots while you were rolling). Well, it is gonna wave a little. This time, I took my barrel irons and on low heat..it was VERY low, it "hit" the roots to smooth them a little. I just smoothed the roots only. You can also take the blow dryer on low heat and blow the roots. I know some people like to do that as well. It is your choice. If your roots are great, then you are good to go! This step is optional. My roots are still a little wavy. I do not mind though, I like the texture at the roots! You may have to trim your ends if needed. Enjoy your hair!
After a little "fluffing" and "curl positioning" with my fingers, I am good to go! You can see that the ends need a little dusting...
This was taken today after I trimmed a few of my ends...Nightime Routine:
Check out my first roller setting video. It was recorded last February, I was 12 months post BC. A new video will be coming soon!