How To Roller Set Hair
Learning how to roller set hair is one of the keys to making yours strong and healthy.
If you use flat and/or curling irons all the time it makes your hair weaker and dries it out.
Cutting down direct, high heat reduces hair damage and split ends.
Your hair can always be sleek, smooth and damage free if you pair a good wash with a roller set once or twice a week.
How To Roller Set Hair Step By Step
What You Need
- Shampoo, deep condition and apply leave-in conditioner and setting lotion to your hair from roots to tips.
- Use a wide tooth comb to gently detangle your hair.
- Starting from the front of your hair, use a rat tailed comb to part a section as wide as the roller you are going to use. Comb it through completely in a forward and upwards motion.
- Hold the hair stretched out and put a roller on top at the ends, wrapping the hair over it. Roll the hair all the way down to the scalp, keeping it stretched the whole time so it goes on smoothly (use the biggest roller possible for the section of hair to help it dry faster).
- Use a clip on each side of the roller to secure it to the base of your hair.
- Repeat this step all over your head until it's all rolled. Don't bother with trying to get a pattern neat; what really matters is that the hair is rolled smoothly so it dries straight.
- Sit under a hooded dryer on a medium-high setting for 45-60 minutes depending on your hair length.
- Before you take the rollers out test one from the longest section of your hair to make sure the ends are completely dry. If it isn't, your hair will be frizzy and puffy at the ends. If it's still damp, sit under the bonnet for another 15-20 minutes until it's fully dry.
- Wait for the hair to cool a little, carefully remove the setters then use a paddle brush to gently brush through your hair.
Roller Setting Tips For A Smooth Finish
- The key to learning how to roller set hair is getting the roller and clip placement right and making sure it's dried properly.
- Your hair won't roll smoothly if it dries out so if it does while you're setting it, use a spray bottle with water to moisten the hair.
- Use small rollers for tight curls and large rollers for loose curls.