There are 2 primary types of hair rollers: foam rollers and hot rollers. Which type you use will depend on the type of your hair, time and preference. While hot rollers are done in 10-15 minutes, foam rollers should be kept in until your hair is completely dry and preferably overnight. However, foam rollers will spare your hair of damage.
The size of roller you use will determine the volume and type of curls. The smaller the roller the tighter and small your curls will be. If you want lots of volume and a more relaxed curl then opt for large rollers.
If you are using hot rollers you should opt for a setting product and a heat protectant before you put them in. Before you start make sure that your hair is completely dry.
- Use a wide-tooth comb to section your hair. If your hair is thick you will need to use smaller sections. Use clips to keep the sections separate.
- Once your rollers are fully heated take a section of hair, pull it up and away from your head and face. Place the roller under the section about 1-1.5 inches from the end and wrap the hair under the roller and roll upwards.
- Once the roller is close to the root, insert a pin to hold it in place.
- Repeat until all of your hair is rolled up.
- When the roller is as close to the root of the hair as possible, insert a roller pin to hold in place.
- Before you remember them make sure that the roller is completely cool.
Foam and Velcro Rollers
A great way to increase volume and guarantee your curls will hold is to use a hairspray mist before starting roam rollers. You should use a smoothing cream to prevent frizz.
- Use a comb to section your hair into 1-2 inch sections. Make sure the hair is not thicker than the roller itself. It’s a good idea to start with the center then move to the sides.
- Place the roller under the section and wrap your hair under the roller and roll it up towards your head and clip with pin.
- Once your hair is dry (or in the morning) unsnap the rollers and unroll gently.
- Add hairspray to set your curls for the day.