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Using rollers on 3B hair

DwahvelDwahvel Posts: 56Registered Users
Hi, all,

I have a question for you. I'm trying to get my stubborn 3B hair to ringlet instead of curl in a big, frizzy mass. I can usually get nice curls around my face, but not in the back. My hair is drier in the back too.

First off, does anyone have any suggestions for getting the back to look as nice and ringleted as the front?

Second, I recently bought some of those foamy pink curlers at Sally's - you may know the type, they've been around forever. Bright pink, foam and plastic? They're dirt cheap - $2.50 for a package of 10, and 2 packages are enough to do my whole head. (I have shoulder length hair). Anyway, I experimented with rolling my hair onto these curlers while it was wet, then letting it dry while I slept. Of course, the inner part was damp when I unrolled them, but for the most part, I was able to diffuse dry and finger style. This gave me really nice ringlets all over, but especially in the front. However, the back curled better than it usually does.
The problem I encountered was frizz. I'm sure it was a result of sleeping on them, but what else can I do? I can't sit under the dryer (I do have a hood dryer) for an hour each morning, I'd have to get up at 5am to do my hair! I don't know how else to prevent the frizz though.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Perhaps you've had experience putting your hair on rollers in a similar way and been more successful than I have? I want to keep doing this, I got lots of compliments when I wore it this way, but I hate the frizz.
Also, any recommendations on how to use product when rolling hair? I just put a styling cream in it, combed it through with a wide tooth comb, and then started sectioning and rolling it.

I appreciate any help you can give. Thanks!
3b curls, color treated
DevaCurl No-Poo & One Condish
DevaCurl Set It Free and Angell
Paul Mitchell Round Trip
Schwarzkopf Osis curl spray
Bed Head Manipulator
I'm a Halo Head! :glasses9:

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  • curlinicatorcurlinicator Posts: 911Registered Users
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  • DwahvelDwahvel Posts: 56Registered Users
    I finger twirl like crazy but it doesn't help the back, just the front.
    I have alot of hair, which is why it would take so long to hood dry it - but I was figuring in an extra hour to dry and then finger style it.
    I'm willing to try anything, but I'm not willing to add in a lot of extra time in the morning. I just don't have the luxury of time. :(

    I will try drying it at night though with the hood dryer and see if that helps. I'm wondering how much sleeping on it is contributing to the frizz.

    It just ticks me off to see all of these ads of people with beautiful ringlets for various products, and I can never get those results. Never! What are they doing that I'm not?
    3b curls, color treated
    DevaCurl No-Poo & One Condish
    DevaCurl Set It Free and Angell
    Paul Mitchell Round Trip
    Schwarzkopf Osis curl spray
    Bed Head Manipulator
    I'm a Halo Head! :glasses9:
  • curlinicatorcurlinicator Posts: 911Registered Users
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  • ibraidhairibraidhair Posts: 343Registered Users
    I do sponge rollers on my sister's hair, but hers is stick straight so I don't know how it compares to using them with curly hair. I put gel all through her hair. When I section it, I dampen each section with a spray bottle and smooth a bit of gel all the way from root to tip, then roll it. This seems to help smooth down the stray hairs. She sleeps on hers too, with a satin pillowcase.
    I experimented with rolling my hair onto these curlers while it was wet, then letting it dry while I slept. Of course, the inner part was damp when I unrolled them, but for the most part, I was able to diffuse dry and finger style.
    I think the trick is not having the hair too wet to start with. You want it to be completely dry and set by the time you take out the rollers.
  • curlinicatorcurlinicator Posts: 911Registered Users
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  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Sorry to bump such an old thread, but I was wondering if I could get some advice on the foam rollers. I recently bought a set of 1.5 inch sponge rollers. I only used half the set when I was curling my hair last night, and they were cheap! I applied some leave in conditioner, let my hair air dry a little, and then put my hair into the rollers, adding some LA looks sport gel to each section.

    When I took my hair out of the curlers the next morning it was super ringletty and very short! I am trying to achieve loose spirals, or waves, and longer hair with rollers. So how do I achieve that? Do I need bigger rollers or do I just need to put more hair on each roller? Any tips are much appreciated Thanks!
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Hi Whim, from my experience, you would need larger rollers but before you buy them, try putting a lot more hair onto one roller, (after wetting it) and see how it turns out. That way, if it works, you don't need to buy more rollers, but for me, that wouldn't work. HTH! :sunny:
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  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
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  • SailaSaila Posts: 1,212Registered Users
    ^^ Woah, I thought that was a mannequin at first.
  • waterlily716waterlily716 Posts: 781Registered Users
    Ondulee wrote: »
    sounds like you'd like Curl Formers, I was just reading a thread about these!

    Curly Hair Styles | Curly Hairstyles and Hair Curlers | CurlFormers

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    Yeah, I've looked into getting those, but the sets are REALLY expensive. Like 60 to 70 bucks. I might ask for them for Christmas... or get them after my summer job. They look like they work really well though. :) I've seen some videos of type 4 curlies getting really loose curls from those.
    curlpeal wrote:
    Hi Whim, from my experience, you would need larger rollers but before you buy them, try putting a lot more hair onto one roller, (after wetting it) and see how it turns out. That way, if it works, you don't need to buy more rollers, but for me, that wouldn't work. HTH! :sunny:

    Do they make large foam rollers? I like these because they're easy to sleep in. But yeah I'm gonna try it again with more hair on each roller, and when my hair is not so wet!
    [sigpic][/sigpic]
    3a/b low to normal porosity curls
    CG method since 2006 @:-)
    CO wash: suave naturals coconut
    rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm
    stylers: KCNT, CK, jessicurl spiralicious
    @waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
    Blog: Curls and Blossoms