Roller Set With NO HEAT: Success

No heat roller set...air dried,  8 hours after removing rollers

Hey everyone!
If you have been reading my last posts, then you know that I have been fighting the urge to use direct heat on my hair. The first time I tried a roller set without heat, my hair came out ok. But, the humidity made my hair look like cotton balls lol. Plus, my curls did not come out as smooth as I would have liked them. This time was a different story. Thank God because I would have been looking a mess lol. The website called The Long Healthy Hair Advisor helped me tremendously!

 Before You Start, Do a Test

Before I washed my hair, I  performed a test on a small section of hair at the nape of my neck. I tried rolling the turquoise magnetic rollers using setting lotion and water. Then I tried the purple rollers. I allowed the section to dry overnight. My results were good.

Items Needed 

  • Rat tail comb
  • Leave-in conditioner (I used Carol's Daughter's Hair Milk Leave In)
  • Sectioning clips
  • preferred size of magnetic rollers (I used the turquoise rollers)
  • Motions Wrap Lotion
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Coconut Oil

Hair Preparation

After washing and deep conditioning my hair, I parted my damp hair into a mohawk (3 sections)... 2 on the side and 1 in the middle. Later, I divided the side sections into 2 sections each for a total of 5 sections on my head.

Start Rolling

1. Part a small section (using rat tail comb) in your bang area . Apply leave in conditioner to the whole section. Sections should be small (about 1 inch) You do not want to put too much hair on 1 roller.
2. Spray water on the section. It should be damp but not dripping wet.
3. Make sure section is detangled and smooth using rat tail comb
4. Apply coconut oil to your ends
5. Apply 2 pumps of Motion's Wrap lotion to the whole section
6. Comb through small section with rat tail comb. 
7. Smooth your ends around the roller using your thumb and index finger
8. When your ends are smoothed, keep your hair taut as possible while you roll the roller towards your scalp.* 
9. Snap cage onto roller. Your roller should be tight, but not too tight. 

After you finish the middle row, repeat steps 1-9 for the rest of your hair. I used 4 packs of turqouise rollers and about 5 small blue, sponge rollers. 

* Smoothing your ends and keeping your hair taut as you roll is going to be the key to getting your curls to be as smooth as possible.


I did not put a hair net or bonnet over the roller set. But, I did sleep on satin pillow case. 

                                                                         In the Morning

1. I carefully removed the rollers, twirling my hair out as I removed them.
-My hair was dry with the exception of a few of the sponge roller sections. But, the curls were ok.
2. Apply Coconut oil to your curls and separate them (optional).

Be careful when separating your curls because they can start to frizz up. If you do, just apply a small amount of coconut oil and twist the section around your finger, to re-develop the curl. 

This is a picture of my curls at the end of the day.

Have you tried a no heat roller set?


  1. Looove it and it was achieved without heat. I think that is just awesome!

    1. Awww, thanks Tinuke! I was so excited lol. I've heard people saying that you could get your hair straight with rollers, but I'd figured maybe it depended on the softness of your hair texture. But, it's all in the technique :-)


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