I have been rolling away since I got my hourglass rollers, but I have been looking for a way to get my curls to last throughout the week.
I can’t pin curl. I can’t pineapple. I can’t be bothered.
So I thought maybe I would try putting my hair in two pig tails and pinning the tails up while I slept. In an effort to measure effectiveness I rolled and smoothed the left side of my hair and left the right side in roller set barrel curls. I ponytailed and pinned and took pictures daily.
So follow me along the experiment and decide if the ponytails worked.
Step One: Roll
I used my hourglass rollers to rollerset my hair. And yes I see that big piece I missed–and no I don’t want to talk about it.
Rolling went well. I used homemade flax seed gel mixed with aloe vera gel for hold after a yogurt and honey deep condition. My hair took an hour and fifteen minutes to dry. The pictures so my hair after drying.
Step Two: Unroll
The next step was to remove the rollers. I let my hair cool for 20 minutes and then removed the duck clips and unraveled each roller.
Step Three: Smooth/ Not Smooth
For step three I smoothed the left side of my hair. I did not smooth the right side. The idea here was to see if the curls longevity was influenced by smoothing.
I used my fingers to lightly comb through my hair and smooth the curls. I placed the smooth curls in a banana clip and pinned the loosed ends on top of my head.
I followed the same process for the next three nights and below are those results.
After day three I wanted to switch my style, but it think pig tails helped the curls hold up well enough. Keep in mind I applied no products, used no combs, and no additional heat over these days. I think I like the smoothed side better!
So, are pig tails worth a try in your regime?