In the above picture, you will see finger-waves, and pincurls with a twist. Both are incorporated with the rollerset. This style is basically completely a wet set style, although because of the length, some hair in the back fell out of the rollers so I just curled them with my flat iron at the end to blend them.
In my last 3 months of school, the practicals I needed to work on were rollersets. So I started out begrudgingly because I hated doing them and I would just half-ass them and do basic ones. Well those were BORING, and since those were all I needed in my last 250 hours, I decided to use my imagination and creativity finally. Haha.
I would thoroughly shampoo the hair, then use setting lotion (brown gel, gives a softer finished look than normal gel and does not flake or crust) or I would use wrapping foam. I would basically just super saturate the hair with one of those products. Then I would do an exaggerated partline, and then section the hair into 3 parts (from apex to left ear and apex-right ear). The biggest front section (with the big bang) would get the finger-wave with a pincurl, curling the length of the hair up to the ear. The second front section (smaller section) I would do 3 vertical rows of pincurls with 3 pincurls in each row. The back section I would do a bricklay rollerset then wrap 2 sanek strips around it’s head to try and hold in any fly aways. Stuck it in the hooded dryer for about 30 minutes (on highest heat with most power, couldn’t play around..had to knock this shit out).
After it was dry, I would take out the pins and rollers, and using my denman brush, gently brush out the set. Backcomb the rollerset part to disguise any indentation lines or visible parts where the rollers were. Gently brush the finger-waves out. For the pincurl sectionIi would just take the hair and make 3 Horizontal sections and twist the hair backwards to almost directly above the ear. To secure the twists, stick a bobby pin in line with it but backwards (generally when one puts a bobby pin in their hair, they make the open end face the back of their head, I just reversed it and made it face, my face. I tried to hide it within the twist…although sometimes I would do 3 cornrows instead of just twists, but still the same concept). To keep the pinurls to look like pincurls at the end of the twists, I just went along with the curl that I already put there with the wet set. Secured it with hair pins. (-don’t mistake hair pins and bobby pins…hair pins are set wider apart where bobby pins are tighter)
[Using a wax, pomade, or putty will help when you twist the hair. It will help secure it better and keep everything tucked together with no fly aways.]
Finished these types of styles with Sebastian’s Shaper Fierce for the pincurls to keep their shape, Shine Define for the rollerset in the back, and then Zero Gravity for the finger-waves.