Last night before bed, I meticulously rolled my hair into foam rollers using Lottabody as my setting lotion. The setting pattern I used is one I learned from Miss Victory Violet. I tried others in the past, but did not like how the front of my hair would turn out, especially my swoop!
My foam follers are two sizes, for the front and top of my hair I use Conair Extra Large Foam Rollers. For the back and bottom I use Conair Large Foam Rollers to ensure that the back of my hair is nice and curled.
Before rolling, I let my hair almost completely dry after a shower in which I shampoo and condition with Nexxus Shampoo Color Assure White Orchid Extract and Nexxus Color Assure Conditioner. Then, I lightly spray each section with Lotta Body Texturizing Setting Lotion as I am rolling them.
I sleep in my rollers and va va voom! The next morning I generally have beautiful bouncy curls that last me for days and days.
That is until I met my nemesis…93 degree heat. My beautiful curls wilted into sad little noodles.
To preserve what was left of my curls as well as keep my hair off of my nape, I decided to pull my hair into a (very messy) poodle. Cherry Dollface has an amazing tutorial for if you wanted to accomplish this updo with a heated set.
Rather than pull my swoop back, as it has quite a bit of teasing in it, I allowed it to fall freely, which I thought gave this hairstyle a nice whimsical sort of vibe. So even though this was not the hairstyle I initially planned to have today, I did the best that I could!