Rollersetting is a good way to build volume and body into any hair style. But many people get comfy with the curls and never really explore the straight hair possibilities that rollersets can provide. Are you looking to add swing, bounce, and incredible shine to your hair? Would you like to see more length with your rollersets? Then maybe its time you straighten your tresses with a rollerset and blow those curls out! This article will explain how to effectively blow out your rollerset curls for maximum length, volume, and body.
What is a blow out?
A blow out is simply a styling technique where a blow dryer is used to gently release rollerset curls and new growth. Hot air is directed at the new growth and length usually at the direction of a styling tool such as a round brush or comb. This seals and silkens the hair- adding shine and bounce to already bouncy rollerset curls. Blowing out the hair makes it extremely bouncy when worn straight and preserves the natural body that rollersetting in advance provides.
Blowing out the curls along with your hair’s new growth can improve the overall look and feel of your set. Hair that has been rollerset and blown out truly has a nicer, bouncier feel than hair that has simply been flat-ironed straight. And when incorporated into a hair regimen with moderation, rollerset and blown hair is typically healthier than regularly flat ironed or pressed hair.
Try these steps to blow out your next rollerset!
1. Carefully remove the rollers from your hair. Make sure that each rolled section is 100% dry before moving on. If the hair is still slightly damp, you will run into issues with frizz and fuzziness with your completed straight style.
2.) Apply your favorite serum or moisturizer to your rollerset. While water based moisturizers are the best for daily moisture, rollersets will fall or frizz if introduced to a high water-content, water-based moisturizer. Good moisturizers like Mizani Rose H2O are great for keeping rollersets fresh looking. They provide just enough water/oil mixture to keep frizz away and also keep the hair from looking weighted or greasy.
3.) Section the rollerset hair with clips. I typically divide my hair in half from ear to ear. I secure the top section of hair. Then, I divide the bottom section of hair in half again. I keep the lower half section out and secure the top section.
4.) Spray the hair with water at the roots using quick bursts from a spay bottle. You want to make sure that the spray nozzle is set narrow enough to hit the new growth sections ONLY. If it’s set too narrow, the water will spray in a stream that will drip and possibly ruin your set. If you keep the sprayer set too wide, the water will mist lightly and dampen more hair than you want.
5.) Using a round brush, or rattail comb, pull damp new growth taut at the roots.
6.) Hold the round brush taut and aim the blow dryer nozzle at the roots. Blast hot hair for a brief 3-5 seconds. Let the hair cool and see that it is completely dry before proceeding. Dried hair will be soft and silky. If the new growth is still damp, quickly blast the area a second time.
7.) Repeat steps 3-6 across the head until your entire rollerset is blown out.
The end result will be straightened new growth, and silky, full of body big hair. You can wear your blown out rollerset as is, or you can wrap it to straighten it further. Since I’m not into flat looks much these days, I prefer to leave just a bit of curl throughout. I absolutely love this look. It gives the hair so much fullness and even disguises problematic ends. I simply let the set fall and straighten on its own as the days pass. If you do decide to wrap it straight, you can easily mimic a nice flat ironed look- except better. There’s more movement and bounce with less damage from direct heat!