Different types of hair curlers and how to use them

Thanks to TikTok, all from the past is reinvented and re-popularized — hair rollers included! Long before the days of sophisticated blowouts and at-home curl care, people resorted to nothing but rollers to achieve salon-level waves. Sometimes these processes can take an entire night to achieve the desired result. Now, there are many different types of hair curlers, with unique uses for each.

But to achieve these easy, breezy, and (mostly) heat-free styles, you need to be familiar with the different types of curlers. Read on for the five most common hair curlers and watch the video clips on how to use each one!

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Velcro Hair Rollers

Take a few clips and choose your volume! Velcro rollers are versatile in that you can create loose or tight curls, depending on the size of the curlers. You can roll them in or out for different looks.

Instant hair rollers

No extracts? No problem! Clip-on curlers have extra piece holder to lock these hair rollers. Made only with plastic, they will not permanently damage or affect the natural texture of your hair.

Foam / Sponge Hair Rollers

Ah, the old foam rollers, the most common of the hair roller types. Ask your mom or grandma about these bad boys because something tells us they’re familiar! But anyway, they’re still there, and they’re really easy to use. While not the most convenient option (you have to sleep with them through the night for the best results), they are certainly the cheapest and they can be applied to wet or dry hair. That said, if you need a quick fix, you don’t!

Heated hair rollers

If you really want to maximize those waves, heated rollers may be your best bet. Although this option is by far the most expensive and the most potentially damaging to the hair, its effectiveness and speed are high.

Magnetic Hair Rollers

Among the different types of rollers, magnetic ones are the most recommended for fine or fine hair. In addition, their ventilated design allows for faster setting and less breakage of the hair.

To learn more about why we can’t get enough of curlers in 2021, click HERE!