The wash day files : Roller set

16:49 Sandra N.U. 19 Comments

How are you my people? How's your week going?
It's another wash day post and it's the last themed wash day for September. I'm so pleased with myself for doing every single theme :D
This week it was 'Rolling down the river'. It's all about flowing curls this week and the pic guide specifically says mesh or magnetic rollers. My magnetic rollers are the biggest size because I wanted them for heatless straightening, not for curls. They're also a paaaaiiin to work with for me- I've had them for several months and only used them once before now. Sigh. Here's how it went:
   I undid the braids I wore all week with my coconut+olive oil mix. These days I live in twists/braids and they make my very busy life much easier. I just pin or bun them for work.
             

1. Protein + dc: Protein makes my hair strong and gives me lusher curls. I hadn't done one in many weeks so it was time. You know I've adjusted my regimen (I should update that page) to make sure I get in the shower just once on most wash days, so I combined both steps.
One egg + ORS Replenishing conditioner + oil mix.

The ORS gave lots of slip for finger detangling even with the egg in. Each section ended up in a twist. Covered with a shower cap for an hour.

2. Rinsed and lathered up with diluted black soap. I'll do a full post soon but the summary is this: BAD.

3. Tshirt dried for barely 15 minutes and then had to dab on my shea butter mix in sections, bun my damp hair and run out. I went for a show and the girl sitting behind me wore a sequin top that kept catching on my hair and ripping strands out...sob.

4. I got home at night and spritzed with water, used more shea butter mix as necessary and proceeded to apply the magnetic rollers. Mine are the type that use pins to secure and they are such a hassle in this size. Ughhh! They kept coming off! I was so sleepy it felt like masochism.

5. I finally secured them with my satin scarf which I used in its square shape. The usual doubling to a triangle shape wouldn't have covered my head. I had 10 uncomfortable rollers to sleep in.

Results
I took them out in the morning. One had come completely off and was just floating around under my scarf.

I got bounce and stretched roots but certainly no rolling down the river. Lol. I wore my hair out to enjoy the bounce and it started conversations with people I had never met. (Try convincing the average Nigerian woman that hers can do even better. Whew)
How did your hair do this wash day? Please click here to be part of the wash day experience. Mwah!
Xx,
NGND



19 comments:

  1. Wait o, no leave in to roll your hair? No lottabody? Maybe that is why you didn't have curls. Your hair is gorgeous even without the 'rolling down the river'...

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    1. My dear no o. I just used my shea butter mix, I use it for flexirod sets and get curls. haven't used lottabody since I was 14. I believe it's the size of the rollers

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  2. Your hair looks lovely with the bounce! Love it!
    I can only imagine the conversations you started! Its worth the journey!

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  3. Your hair turned out nice. You probably would have got tighter curls with flexi rods or if you used smaller sections. However, I doubt they would have dried in a timely manner. I'm going to try perm rods this week. Wish me luck. Sorry about your strands being pulled out.

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    1. Good luck with the perm rods! I'll be searching for your update

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  4. Those roller set seem to take alot of patience, which I don't have. Bounce and stretched roots, that's good enough for me!

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  5. Roller sets are a great way to stretch your roots. Maybe using smaller rollers you will get more curls that you desire.

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    1. Yeah...I like flexirods for curls. Much less work required

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  6. Love love love the results of roller sets---but HATE the process, the drying time, the way that my arms are ridiculously sore the day after from all the pulling, pushing and tucking. Nonetheless---look at all your smoothness! Guess who's totally green with envy!!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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    1. Thank you KLP! It'll be a long time before I do another roller set I tell you

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  7. You sure got the bounce and shine :)

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  8. Your hair still looks amazing & it looks very healthy and bouncy. I like bouncy hair when I'm trying to make a statement.

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    1. Thanks Jay, your hair is beautiful too

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  9. I absolutely adore your braids. I read in "rachie to waist length" that she kept her hair in braids to minimise breakage, etc and got to waistlength. I guess I really need to look into this and learn how to get it right.

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    1. I'm very sure they'll help with length retention cos they make me keep my hands out of my hair

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  10. Yugo baby. Hard work is ur 2nd name. The process is long but d result is worth it. Great job.

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