How to use curlers for big, bouncy hair

They may look totally retro, but traditional hair curlers still have a big place in creating modern hair looks. Sure, they might not have the same airtime as more high-tech tools like hair straighteners and tweezers, and they’re certainly not as high-tech, but they can give incredible uplift. roots and unmatched rebound, with much less heat damage and at a fraction of the cost.

We asked top hairdresser and L’Oréal Professionnel Editorial Ambassador in the UK, Adam Reed, for his advice on how to use curlers to their full potential and, most importantly, how to modernize the end result while keeping it casual enough for everyday.

First of all, how should we prepare?

“I recommend washing the hair and, while still damp, preparing it with L’Oréal Professionnel TECNI.ART Pli. Pli was originally designed for volumizing and wet grip so this product couldn’t be more perfect. you are looking for a super voluminous look then absolutely add a mousse [try Kevin Murphy Body Builder Volumising Mousse], alternatively, if you are looking for something a little more modern and wearable, your best bet is to use something with less hold and a little more texture like TECNI.ART Rebel Push Up – it’s all about choosing the good product for the look you’re trying to achieve, ”says Adam.

Which curlers should we choose?

“I use Banbury Hairpiece flocked rolls [which offer grip without snagging, so are gentle on hair]. Or you can get velcro rollers from Boots, which can be just as good depending on the look you want to achieve.

For wet laying it is best to use hard rollers (like those from Banbury Hairpiece) and if you want a slightly softer, flowing look with more volume then a softer roll (like a velcro roller) is ideal for that, ”said Adam.

As with hair clips, the width of your rollers will help determine how tight or loose the waves are, as well as how much volume you’ll get. Big rollers mean more volume, but they’re better for long hair. On short or medium length hair, try using medium or smaller rollers to see more effect.

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Is there an order or a pattern to follow to put them in our hair?

“Spray each strand of hair with TECNI.ART Pli, then wrap the hair around the roller when it is wet. What is absolutely essential is that you dry the hair 100% before removing the roller, otherwise it will fall out. just – think about building a house on wet cement – it doesn’t work, ”says Adam.