March 20, 2012
Nicole Harmon of HairLiberty.org
Use a leave-in that contains amodimethicone
Amodimethicone is a type of silicone that strengthens the weak areas of your hair. You may be tempted to reach for a more natural sounding ingredient, but oil-laden products increase your drying time without giving your hair any additional moisture. For a smooth, bouncy roller set, choose a leave-in conditioner or styler that contains amodimethicone and make sure to cover every strand. To make your set last longer, follow up with wrap lotion or an alcohol-free mousse before putting the rollers in.
Try Curlformers or Flexi Rods
Apply your products to towel-blotted hair
Towels are usually the enemy of frizz-prone hair, but when roller setting you can save time by blotting away excess moisture when you get out of the shower. Keep a spray bottle handy to mist any sections that become drier than you'd like.
Don't dry longer than necessary
That sounds obvious but we've all tried sleeping in rollers at least once. The tension of sleeping on rollers is not good for your scalp so don't make that part of your regular routine. Using the right products will help your set air dry (no heat) within 3-4 hours. For the quickest results, use a blow dryer on the warm setting for 15-30 minutes.
Roll small sections
The less hair in each section, the quicker your hair will dry. Buy enough rollers that you don't have to worry about running out. You don't need to make small parts with a comb, just grab sections about ½ inch wide and start rollin'.
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