Hopefully this will help a friend out or anyone else who is curious as to how to do a rollerset. This rollerset is done with magnetic rollers and clips on straight hair. This method is usually not preferred for loose natural hair wearers.
First, wet the hair completely and towel dry.
If done on an individual, shampoo and condition first, then towel dry by blotting (not rubbing) the hair.
Next, detangle the hair by combing with a wide teeth comb.
If done on an individual, this would be the time to spray on a leave in conditioner.
Use an inexpensive wrap lotion on your mannequin to help formulate the curls.
place foam on hair
evenly distribute through out the hair
Begin sectioning the hair into 9 sections.
~This is taught in beauty school~
There will be 3 sections across the top of the head from ear to ear
from left to right 1,2,3
3 sections that go across the crown of the head (4,5,6) and
3 sections in the nape area (7,8,9)
Now start at the front and center section (sect.2) and make a subsection. The subsection needs to be a size that will accomodate the size roller you are using. For my demo in the pic, the subsection is about a half of inch wide.
Also take notice at the angle I am holding the hair. This is called 45 degrees BEYOND perpendicular. This angle is very important to create a curl that is ON BASE which creates the fullest volume.
Keep the 45 degree angle and begin to roll the hair onto the roller. Roll towards you and keep the tension on the hair. If tension is not kept, a smooth curl will not form nor will it be easy to keep the roller in place.
keep the tension and keep rolling all the way to the scalp
once you have reach the scalp, place a roller pin at the base of the roller. Notice in the pic that this is a 2 prong pin. These are best when doing this method of roller setting.
clip at the base
A nice, smooth, secure roll.
Repeat steps down the center of the head. This should cover sections 2,5, and 8. Think mohawk.
The next section start will be either 4 or 6 across the crown. For my demo here I started to the right (sect. 6) and finished a the lower right section (sect.9) The rolling technique is still the same; 45 degrees Beyond perpendicular and roll the hair towards you.
side view of finished roller placement.
If you are not use to doing a roller set like this, it will take time to get it right. Rollers will fall out. Curls will come out frizzy, but practice. Then practice some more. It will come to you. There is no niche or magic.
**I hoped this help Yolanda**
Stay with it girl ;-)
Stay with it girl ;-)
Disclaimer: In beauty school the sections of the hair are numbered differently. I chose to number this way for easy reference and reading.