While there undoubtedly were (and are) a whole world of hair accessories and hair products that I could use to try and make my efforts last, I never got into them. That was until I tried hot rollers or heated hair rollers, if you like, on my now shoulder-length hair.
Since then, I’ve honestly never looked back.
Since cutting my hip-length hair off some two years ago now, I’ve become more adventurous when it comes to styling my locks. Before, the weight of my long tresses would mean that anything other than straightening was nearly impossible – I’d finish curling one strand and by the time I got to the next it would be straight again.
An easy method of giving my hair some volume, bounce, and a glamorous edge, hot rollers are my go-to for night’s out with the girls or romantic dates with my boyfriend. I will never not love my hair straighteners and good ol’ hair dryer, but there’s only so much you can do with said tools. Sure, curling wands are fab too, but, in order to get that I’ve-just-been-to-the-salon finish, hot rollers are the way forward.
Are hot rollers better than a curling iron?
Some curling irons and wands reach up to 450 degrees in temperature, which can do some pretty hefty damage to your hair when used often. Hot rollers still heat up (clue is in the name), but unlike a curling iron you can leave them – and even pin them – in your hair as your locks cool. This means that the curl is more likely to stay.
How long do hot rollers stay in your hair?
It depends on how much time you’ve got, but the longer you leave them in the better. As your hair cools around the roller it’ll maintain that shape, so you’ll want to leave them in for at least 15 minutes to get a long-lasting result. Of course, it always helps if you use heat protection spray and hair spray, too.
Can you put hot rollers in wet hair?
Big no. Wet hair and heat will result in a lot of damage and could even burn your hair and break it. If you want to use some form of roller on wet hair then you should go for normal hair rollers made from mesh or velcro – then you can apply them while your hair is wet or damp and leave them in overnight for curly hair the next morning. Look for products like these Large Sleep Rollers from Boots.
Which hot rollers are the best?
In terms of which brand has the most hot rollers on the market, BaByliss takes gold. The Boutique Hair Rollers set features 12 large, thermo-ceramic heated rollers which add body and bounce to your hair.
Designed with a dual-source heating system to effortlessly create curls and waves with a long-lasting and professional finish, they’ll instantly transform your getting-ready process.
Elsewhere, T3’s Volumizing LUXE Hot Rollers are a sure fire way to achieve body, shine and a whole lot of volume for your tresses. Eight velvet-flocked rollers – four extra large and four large – and eight crease-free clips come included, but the best part is that T3’s HeatCore technology ensures that your results last throughout the day. That’s all you ever need.