ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

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Pin curling or roller setting your coif is much less damaging than frequent heat styling and will allow you to wear your hair loose and free without a lot of manipulation and handling. Apply a quarter-size amount of Pantene Pro-V Smooth & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum throughout the hair to tame your locks.

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These large, defined, springy curls were created with a good old-fashioned roller set. Try a spray that smooths frizzies and treats the scalp. We love Simply Organic Rejuvenating Hair and Scalp Sealer with shea butter and olive leaf extract.

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As curls start to wear, brush them down with a vent brush and leave the ends curly. To prevent the ends from frizzing, pin-curl at night and use a hairdressing such as Phyto Life Hair Honey.

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Why not look rich with waves that relinquish your glamorous side? To get this look, roller-set the hair from the nape to the forehead. Once the hair is dry, release curls, then brush the hair and polish strands with a little serum.

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As you go through the week, this spiral set loosens up, giving you endless styling possibilities. For curls that’ll keep, apply a hairdressing like Magic Move Light pomade wherever needed.

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If you love a headful of waves and curls, this gorgeous texture is just a rod set away. This style is ideal for both relaxed and natural hair. Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade is great for beating frizz.

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Cascading spiral curls, which can be created with a large-barrel curling iron or a traditional roller set, add body and bounce. Separate each coil into three individual pieces, then add a control product like Redken Water Wax 03 Shine Defining Pomade to tame frizzies and keep hair in place.

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The trick to achieving these waves is the direction of the roller set. Every strand needs to be curled upward, from the nape toward the face. A soft bristle brush will unite your strands to form one curvy mass.

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Sure, locks are easy, but a little spice is always nice. Try a cute layered cut, a touch of color or a roller set, which can last for up to two weeks. Alberto VO5 Hot Oil Shower Works Treatment doesn’t require prewarming, and it deep-conditions without heavy buildup—ideal for locks.

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Keep your curls soft and sexy by reintroducing yourself to hot rollers, pin curls and roller sets. Set hair with medium-size rollers and a setting lotion like Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Conditioning Wrap & Set Lotion.


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