Hi LaNegra! First off, I absolutely love your website!
Your tutorials have inspired me to work a bit harder on taking care of my own hair. I bought some new magnetic rollers and did a rollerset, followed by a doobie and silk wrap. I’m 11 weeks post touch up, and have about 3 inches of new growth. The length of my hair came out amazing, smooth and silky. My roots, not so much, lol…I thought that I had enough tension in the rollers to straighten them out a bit, but I suppose not. The silk wrap did take a bit of the bulk out, but I still had a fair amount of poof up there. I know I need to practice my doobies a lot, lol…but do you have any suggestions on how to flatten new growth using rollers or a doobie? My hair doesn’t do well with flatirons or blowdryers, so I’m trying to limit direct heat as
much as I can.
Thanks so much!
Hey there Crys. I’m so happy to know that my site is helpful
Ok, let’s jump right in…I admit that it can be difficult to get your roots straight when you are growing out a relaxer, or simply have very curly hair. The only thing I can suggest, if you haven’t done it already, is to do a dubi, right after you pull out your rolos and sit underneath your dryer for 10-20 minutes. This may not get your hair super straight at the roots, but it should loosen up your waves a bit.
I don’t get my roots super straight when I put my rollers in, which is why I use the blower. I applaud you for not relying on heat to get your hair straight. It’s important to know YOUR hair and what works (or doesn’t work).