The Roller Set
There are various ways in which you can change your look. After about three to six months I really need a different look and to stop myself from doing anything permanent I opt instead for a blow dry and or a flatiron. I find that as long as I keep these destructive tendencies to a minimum I am still able to not feel stuck with one look.
I do adore my afro but I also like a bit of change.
Since you have already seen my straightened hair I will show a friends hair that I did recently. She's a career woman who dresses for the corporate environment and so the looks I chose for her reflected that specific dress-up hair.
Her hair was asked with Natures Gate shampoo and Conditioner. then detangled. It was set in rollers to dry with a hooded drier. Then a light blow and a flatiron. I used plenty of heat protectant and silicone to make sure I don't burn her hair. She has a beautiful Afro and at some point soon would like to return to it intact.
I like roller sets for various reasons. You choose the roller set based on the size curls you want. So if you want a straight look then you would choose barrel rollers like the ones I show here on my mom's head. You don't need to use heat with rollers. You can let it air-dry over an afternoon or overnight. Yes, I have slept with rollers in my head more times than i care to recall that pain. When the rollers dry they can become very tight and leave you with a headache. But the best results come from making it tight. The upside is that you only need to keep it in till its dry. In case your wondering i have not encountered one person with alopecia from tight rollers. It does not stay in long enough to cause that kind of damage.
Throughout the week I will show various ways to go from Afro to straight as well as the various curl sets one can do on an afro.
See her transformation here.
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