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How To: Heatless Roller Set Curls on Natural Hair

Hey Sistas! Here’s a tutorial on how to get the best heatless roller set curls on natural hair without frizz, flaking, or product build up. This was actually my first time roller setting my natural hair without two-strand twisting and I have to admit, I love the results. I wasn’t very happy with my Day 2 hair as the overnight care routine that I used for this style definitely did not work. If you have any advice or recommendations on how to maintain roller sets overnight, please share them with me in the comments. And I’ll be sure to update you with my advice once I figure out the best method. OK, ets get started!

Products Needed:

  • Hair clips
  • Green (Medium) and Yellow (Small) Snap-on Rollers
  • Detangling Brush
  • True Wave End Papers
  • 8-9oz spray bottle | 6-7oz water mixed with 1-2oz of setting lotion
  • Mousse
  • Clear Styling Gel
  • Satin Bonnet

The Process:

Step 1: Start with freshly washed hair that been moisturized with leave-in conditioner, parted and sectioned
Step 2: Take a small section of hair and spray it with the water and setting lotion mixture
Step 3: Thoroughly finger detangle the section and apply a generous amount of mousse to your hand, then saturate the section of hair
Step 4: Use the detangling brush, or your fingers if you prefer, to detangle the section and smooth in the mousse
Step 5: Add the styling gel to the section of hair
Step 6: Wrap the end paper around the roller
Step 7: Starting from the ends of your hair, apply the roller and roll upwards until you reach the roots. Make sure your hair is smooth, then snap on the other section of the roller
Step 8: Repeat steps 3-7 until you complete your entire head. I used the yellow rollers for shorter and smaller sections of hair and the middle of my crown. They don’t have to be applied in perfect rows, I just placed them where they fit. You don’t want them to be too loose, just keep them snug and as secure as possible
Step 9: Apply a satin bonnet and let you hair air dry overnight (I use two bonnets for security)
Step 10: Make sure your hair is completely dry, then carefully remove the rollers to avoid frizz
Step 11: Shake your head to loosen up the curls
Step 12: Split the curls where they naturally separate. Just fluff and separate to achieve your desired look, but be careful not to over-fluff as that will increase frizz as decrease the longevity of the style


That’s it! Let me know if you end up trying this style in the comments or in The Sistahood Forum! And subscribe to our YouTube channel to view more videos and stay updated on new uploads!


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Written by Toni

Toni is the middle sister in My Natural Sistas. She enjoys sharing natural hair tips, styles and her passion for living a Vegan lifestyle

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