Straight Hair from 3 inch Magnetic Rollers

I have been all about this flat twisted protective style lately, which has been such an easy way to get through wash day in less than an hour.  I’ve been DCing or cowashing twice a week and retwisting my damp hair (Products I’ve been using: As I Am Coconut Cowash, Chi Infra Treatment, Biolage Detangling Solution or KeraMinerals Smoothing Conditioner).   But I know I can’t go on for too long without shampooing and thoroughly detangling my hair.  Especially as I get deeper into this relaxer stretch.  So, this weekend I decided to jump right back into my roller sets.

3 inch roller roller set set up
Typically, I use the gray or purple magnetic rollers, but this week I opted for these aqua green magnetic rollers, which are a gigantic 3 inches in diameter.  For this week’s wash day I’m going for straight and detangled hair from root to tip.  I used a lot of my favorites products for getting a good roller set.

What I Used:

  1. Ceramide-rich oil pre-poo:  Wheat Germ Oil
  2. Moisturizing/Chelating Shampoo: Mizani Phormula-7 Chelating Shampoo
  3. Silicone Rich Moisturizing Conditioner: Design Essentials Rosemary Mint Conditioner.
  4. Leave-ins perfect for heat styling: I went with my forever favorites, Aphogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer and GVP The Conditioner.

After sitting under the hooded dryer for about 45-60 minutes (if you combine all the stopping and restarting), I removed the rollers, finger combed my hair and this is what I was left with.  Very nicely straight hair even with almost 3 months of new growth to contend with.  I was very impressed.

3 inch rollers results watermarked

Here’s My June 2016 Length Check:

June 2016 Length Check watermarked

What were the largest size rollers you’ve ever used for a roller set?

8 Comments


  1. Your hair is so gorgeous looks like you are at waist length or extremely close to it. Will you stretch to 6 months again and how do you like the new lye Design Essentials relaxer compared to the Affirm? Have you noticed a difference in hair texture, etc. I have always love using Motions lye mild but it has been discontinued so trying Affirm no lye Fiberguard in mild.

    P.S. Your daughter is growing up so beautiful. She is so adorable.

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    1. Thank you (re: my hair and my daughter)! I was thinking the same thing about my hair being close to waist length, of course I will have to trim my ends. But hopefully if I can stretch for 6 months again this time, I will be there (or at least dangerously close). The jury is still out on the Design Essentials. I am going to keep using it because I’m hoping that it helps with the long term health and thickness of my hair, but I do still love the Affirm Fiberguard. It didn’t get my hair all the way straight, but it was straighter than I got my hair with the Design Essentials. The upside of the DE is that my hair at the root (even when straight) does seem more thick and my hair doesn’t seem quite as dry (however I think both those points are more a function of the lye vs no-lye as opposed to the brand Design Essentials versus Affirm). I say all of that to say, if you’re using no-lye I’d give Affirm Fiberguard 5 stars. 🙂

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  2. I have 6 rollers that size. I do a pony tail rollerset when far in a stretch to avoid alot of manipulation with the new growth cause it cam be frustrating a bit.

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    1. That’s initially what I bought the first six of these rollers for. But I can’t seem to get the hang of ponytail roller sets. I need to watch a youtube video on ponytail roller sets or something because I’m sure I’m missing something. After the second or third attempt at ponytail roller sets, I bought another 6 and started doing traditional roller sets with them.

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