POV: You're trying to decide between hot rollers & velcro rollers because you want to upgrade your hair tool collection but need help deciding where you should invest your money.
We got you, babe! Here you'll find everything you need to know about hair rollers, and we will help you make an informed decision.
The 90s nostalgia
We know you love the nostalgic '90s trend, and we completely get it! Hair rollers might be a more familiar style for some of us who grew up in the '80s or '90s. You probably didn't use them yourself, but you saw your mom, aunt, or grandma using them back in the day & the good news is they still have a place today. It's like hair rollers got a glow-up & 2023 is the year to crank up the volume and jump on the hair roller trend.
Should you try hot rollers or velcro rollers?
There're so many options in the beauty world, and it can be overwhelming to decide, but each hair roller set serves a different purpose. One of the most common questions is which option is better, hot rollers or velcro rollers? TBH, it all depends on your styling goals.
First, think about which hairstyle you are trying to achieve. Hot rollers perform in a similar way to a curling wand. They create voluminous long-lasting curls with a shiny finish look. On the other hand, velcro rollers are designed to create volume and are perfect for achieving a salon-style blowout at home without the heat, which makes them an excellent alternative for babes with damaged hair.
Burning Questions About Hair Rollers
How To Apply Velcro Rollers?
- Section mostly dry hair
- Place the roller at your roots
- Brush upward towards the tips
- Then roll back down toward the roots
Optional: If hair is damp, apply heat to the applied roller with a blow dryer & leave in until hair is fully dry. If hair is dry you may create volume with INSERT BLOWOUT HERE or INSERT XL CURLS HERE before applying the roller to your section.
How To Apply Heat Rollers?
- Warm up your rollers.
- Use your comb to create sections in your hair.
- Spray a heat protectant on each part.
- Wrap the hair around the barrel.
- Get rolling.
How long should I leave my rollers in?
Velcro rollers: after applying heat, leave your hair rollers in for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the curl you want.
Heat rollers: it all depends on the brand, but most hair experts recommend not to wear hot rollers for more than 45 minutes because heat rollers only keep the heat for about 15 minutes, so there's really no point in leaving them there unless you're applying heat with your hair dryer. But, as we said, it all depends on the brand.
Can I use hair rollers to style my bangs?
Velcro rollers: yes, you can! We suggest small-medium sizes for your bangs and face-framing layers.
Heat rollers: you can safely style curtain bangs because they're longer. However, hair stylists recommend other processes to style them because heat rollers can get too close to your face and burn you.
Should I use hair rollers if my hair is wet?
Velcro rollers: We recommend using these heatless thermal rollers with damp or mostly dry hair.
Hot rollers: This is a hard NO! Please don't do this ever with any hot tool. It is also super dangerous for you and your hot devices (because they can get damaged).
Can you sleep with hot rollers or velcro rollers in your hair?
Velcro rollers: There's no need to leave your velcro hair rollers all night. You'll achieve your desired hairstyle in 15 minutes. If you want to protect your hair look, you can use a satin pillowcase to prevent frizz.
Hot rollers: there's no need to do this with heat rollers. You can significantly harm your hair or your face by doing these if you're not careful. Plus, it's really uncomfortable. We recommend enjoying a full-night sleep, hot tool-free.
Do velcro rollers cause frizz?
Our velcro rollers have the best technology & highest quality, and they won't cause frizz. However, if you're already experiencing frizz, we recommend using a frizz-fighting shampoo & conditioner and a deep conditioning mask once or twice a week. You can also use a hair essence to prevent frizz and flyaways.
So now you know it! Hair rollers are a must-have for any beauty fanatic. Choose heat rollers or velcro rollers according to your hairstyle goals. It doesn't matter if you're using a big barrel-shaped roller or a smaller one. They can help create soft, bouncy curls, blowout styles, and waves for your hair.
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