Ever since I cut my hair to my hips about two years ago now, I’ve become more adventurous when it comes to styling my locks. Before, the weight of my long tresses meant that nothing but straightening was next to impossible – I would finish curling one section and by the time I got to the next it would be straight again.
While there was (and is) undoubtedly a whole world of hair accessories and hair products that I could use to try to make my efforts last, I never got into it. That was until I tried hot rolls Where heated curlers, if you will, on my mid-length hair. Since then, I honestly have never looked back.
An easy method to add volume, bounce and a glamorous touch to my hair, hot rollers are my go-to for girls’ nights or romantic dates with my boyfriend. I’ll never like my hair straighteners and my good old hair dryer, but there’s not much you can do with those tools. Of course, curling wands are fabulous too, but, to get that I-just-went-to-the-salon finishing, heated rollers are the way to go.
Are hot rollers better than a curling iron?
Some curling irons and wands reach up to 450 degrees in temperature, which can cause quite significant damage to your hair when used often. Hot rollers still heat up (the clue is in the name), but unlike a curling iron, you can leave them—and even pin them—in your hair while your locks cool. This means the loop is more likely to stay.
How long do hot rollers stay in your hair?
It depends on how much time you have, but the longer you leave them on, the better. As your hair cools around the roller, it will hold that shape, so you’ll want to leave it in for at least 15 minutes for long-lasting results. Of course, it is always useful to also use a heat protection spray and hairspray.
Can you put hot rollers in wet hair?
Big no. Wet hair and heat will cause a lot of damage and may even burn your hair and break it. If you want to use a roller form on wet hair, you should opt for regular mesh or velcro hair rollers – you can then apply these while your hair is wet or damp and leave them on overnight for the hair completed the next morning. Look for products like these Big Boots Sleep Rolls.
Which hot rollers are the best?
As for which brand has the most heated rollers on the market, BaByliss take gold. the Curlers Store The set includes 12 large thermo-ceramic heated rollers that add body and bounce to your hair. Designed with a dual-source heating system to effortlessly create curls and waves with a long-lasting, professional finish, they will instantly transform your prep process.
Somewhere else, T3 LUXE Volumizing Hot Rollers are a sure way to get body, shine and lots of volume for your hair. Eight flocked velvet rollers – four extra wide and four tall – and eight crease-free clips are included, but the best part is that T3’s HeatCore technology ensures your results last all day. That’s all you need.
Not after something hot? Those dead rollers will help you wake up with a bouncy kick…and they’re comfy enough to drop into.
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