Setting Hair: Which Products Work Best?
Setting hair is most effective when each section of hair is given a quick dose of styling spray before it’s wrapped.
This way, you can do roller sets on dry hair. A huge plus because it means that you only wait for the product to dry, rather than an entire head of wet hair.
Roller sets done on dry hair also create a softer, more natural looking curl, without the obvious partings that result on the scalp when setting wet hair. Detailed instructions on using rollers to create curly hair styles
Setting hair in rollers is a great way to get it ready for ANY updo. It creates a foundation of volume and direction in the hair. Once it’s set, it is easy to manipulate into something beautiful and will hold the style much better than hair that hasn’t been set.
The products featured here are ideal for hair sets with velcro or rag rollers. But they can also be very effective for thermal hair setting, involving heat styling tools (i.e., hot rollers, curling irons, flat irons).