Smooth Rollersetting on Natural / Transitioning hair
Magnetic Rollers are tricky to get the hang of! Even though they are called “magnetic” its hard to get the hair to grip on the roller. After many attempts I was able to to figure out how to keep them on my head. Even so, they were loose and my hair would frizz out of them! By the time they were dried I would have silky smooth ends with plenty of Africa at the roots. NOT the look I’m going for!
After honing in my techniques using mesh rollers, I decided to apply the idea to using magnetic rollers. The end result left me with the SILKIEST Roller set ever and my roots were pretty smooth, with NO PONYTAILS or HEAT REQUIRED. I haven’t perfected the technique yet, but I just had to share!
The products used for this particular roller set were:
- Novex Recovering Mix: Deep conditioner
- Its a 10 Plus Keratin Leave In: leave in
- QOD Keratin: leave in protein treatment
I prefer to roll upwards to get a flatter result at the roots.
Here are my 5 tips to get a smooth roller set:
Tip 1: As you roll continuously smooth the hair over the roller
By doing this you reduce the amount of frizzies you get when you finish rolling that particular section.
Tip 2: Use the Snap on caps
They help to contain the hair while it air dries and prevent premature frizzing while you roll and getting smoother results when you get in the dryer. I found I could use the caps for a size slightly bigger than the roller it comes with.
To get the best placement with a snap on cap, secure it at the base of the roots.
Tip 3: Do not wet your hair after rolling!
It may look good temporarily but it will just give more frizz in the long run. Reroll if the hair looks too frizzy.
Tip 4: Use metal clips for security.
The caps are not enough to secure the hair and leave slack at the root. Use a metal clip to help secure the rollers. You can also add stability by clipping rollers together but they must be very close to each other so you do not over stress the hair.
Tip 5: Use a net
The net helps to keep everything together and reduce frizz once the dryer starts blowing on your hair. Also it makes you feel like you’re in the salon! I like to use the net just for that!
After that I got under the dryer and chillaxed!. Once done, I removed the rollers and got a miraculously silky and smooth result!
The roots were smooth and had very little crinkles! Not too bad for someone who hasn’t rolled on magnetic for almost a year!
I did end up flat ironing my roots just to see if it would look more polished. It turns out that was a waste of time because my hair didn’t look much different. I could have easily just pressed the edges and crown and left the rest alone like I usually do.
After that I pin curled my hair to help it fall the way I liked.
Once I was done I let it loose and loved the look! Even after the curls dropped a little my hair was still quite nice!
I will continue to keep practicing my roller sets but I hope this will help any naturals and transitioners who are frustrated with puffy roots with magnetics!
Thanks for Reading! <3