- 3 years ago
So I have long hair, and I mean, when I sit down, my hair touches the chair. Yeah, it is really long. I’m growing it out to donate, so in the meantime, I have been trying to figure out things I can do with it. I typically just braid it and leave it at that, but I really want to do something special, especially after 2 or so years of doing nothing with it…. I have a set of 20 hot rollers with a fabric middle, that are 3 different sizes. 8 small, 6 medium, and 6 big. When my hair was shorter (shoulder blade length) I use to seperate my hair in to 4 parts (r side, l side, back of head, top of head). Then, I would use 2 big rollers on the top of my head, 2 big rollers on the back of my head, 1 big roller on either side of my head, and 2 medium rollers on either side for a total of 10 rollers. I wouldn’t use any product prior to rolling, but I would use a flexible hold hairspray to finish the curls off once I tousled my hair with my fingers. It worked perfectly!
However, I tried that method with basically DOUBLE the amount of hair and it didn’t work well. There was way too much hair around each curler for the curls to actually form. My next idea is to seperate my hair into 4 parts, like I normally do, but instead use 2 L rollers and 1 M roller on the top, 2 L, 1 M on the back, and 1 L, 2 M, 3 SM on either side of my head. I typically don’t use the small rollers because I like my curls to be larger, but I really don’t see any option. Sadly, sleeping in rollers, t-shirt rolls, buns, damp braids, etc. don’t really work for me. Either I can’t sleep or I don’t get the curl I desire. Do you think this method would work? Do you think the small rollers are going to create too small of curls that won’t look good with the rest of the curls?
And to thank you all for your help, I’ll share with you all a trick that my mom taught me about using hot rollers: Don’t start rolling at the end of your hair, start 2-3 inches up, do 2-3 rotations, and then roll the tip into the roll. This helps keep your rollers from getting loose and helps you achieve a more beautiful curl! (Okay, well I don’t know if that is true, but its always worked for me, LOL!)