I've finally figured out a way to keep my set looking good for more than 24 hours! I'm excited enough to blog about it too!
My hair is very thick with a mind of it's own. It does normally hold a wave, but tends to drop a bit by the end of the first day. Even sleeping with a hair net on and clipping some of the curls up with pincurl clips - well, it looks pretty ragged by the second day.
I only hot-set my hair once a week as it takes me a good hour and looks great for one or two days max. (Dont talk to me about wet sets - I end up with hair like this wig, even with copious amounts of brushing).
But, last night before bed, I curled the ends of my hair under and around my face using sponge-rollers - and it kept my set!
I didnt use any product, just picked out sections of hair and wrapped them in the rollers. Bang on a hair net, and I still had curls this morning.
Do you have any special tips that you've stumbled across for maintaining a set?
If you're in Australia or New Zealand and you're looking for setting lotion, have you ever tried Wavol? It's been around since 1946, and my Nan always had it in her cupboard. I mix a bit of a thermo-protector into it and use it with my hot-sets with success.