Here’s my next tutorial! Roller sets can be a little scary, especially wet sets! The trick to a good wet set is brushing it out past beyond a big ball of fuzz and really smoothing it out. If it looks a little scary mid-brush out, don’t freak out! Just keep going and I promise it will get better 😉
The rollers I use in this tutorial look like this-
I get mine from Hairquip in Takapuna, Auckland. They come with a small plastic rod to hold them in place.
You can also use sponge rollers for this type of set if you are wanting to set your hair overnight. I don’t recommend velcro rollers.
You could also use hot tongs or heated rollers but I find I don’t get nearly the same amount of curl and it doesn’t last as long.
Now you’ll need a couple of things for this look-
– Fine tooth comb
– Teasing/Postiche brush or cushion brush
– Bobby pins
Also it’s a great idea to get a foldable hood dryer for those days when your set isn’t quite dry enough. Mine is a retro one that I found at a local second hand shop.
There seem to be a few new and old ones on ebay so shouldn’t be too hard to find. Don’t get sucked in by the cheaper soft bonnet ones that you attach to a regular hair dryer. I’ve tried one and they are not comfortable or work very well!
Also you need some different hair products. When your hair is wet, use a setting lotion- I use Tigi Small Talk.
It smells amazing, makes your hair super soft and holds the curl without it getting too stiff. Be careful not to use too much, I use one and a half pumps on my medium length hair. Also make sure you distribute it evening through the hair, focussing on midlengths and ends.
I also use Davines Oi Oil- It’s similar to popular MoroccanOil and Argan Oils on the market but it’s a more lightweight Amazonian Roucou Oil.
It’s like a leave-in treatment to help tame frizz, has UV protection and beta-carotene for heat protection. Use 2-3 pumps on wet hair and you can even use a pump on dry hair to smooth frizz.
Once it’s dry and brushed out, I use a hairspray to hold it in place. I also spray the roots of the top where I’m going to backcomb my bangs. I use Davines No.7 Crystal Fixative Laquer
Unfortunately it’s going out of production and I’m not all that impressed with the other Davines hairsprays. I will have to start hunting for a new favourite!
Good luck! Any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask 🙂
x Miss Victory Violet