In decades gone by, rollers were an absolute essential for creating volume. Nowadays many view it as old-fashioned, but the technique of how to use hair rollers effectively still has its benefits.
If you worry about your hair’s health, rollers are also a great option because they do less damage than blow-drying your hair with a barrel brush, or using heated curling wands, but create the same desired effect. Plus, this styling method won’t break the bank either.
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Rollers can help create an effortless style, which when left overnight will leave you with the appearance of a bouncy blow dry, you’d usually get in a salon.
This look works especially well for people with long face shapes, as the volume gives the appearance of wider features. It’s also a time-saver for ladies with long hair, but short-haired beauties can also get in on the act!
Here’s how to use hair rollers:
Richard Ward, hairdresser to the British royals (including Kate Middleton), swears by velcro rollers: ” Velcro is definitely my favourite type of roller, but they always need to be secured with a clip otherwise they move around!”
- Section out your hair
- Pull the hair tight and roll it up – using rollers that come with a clip will keep the hair in place but use a bobby pin if needed
- Leave the rollers in for as long as possible, as the hair drys it sets
- Lightly mist the rollers with hairspray before removing them to help hold the look.
Top tips to remember:
- If you have short hair go for a roller that your hair length can wrap around.
- For longer hair, it is important to section out your hair into smaller more manageable amounts. Hair sections should be no wider than the size of the roller and no thicker than 2.5 cm.
- Where you place the rollers is important depending on the desired look. Craig Taylor, creative director for Hari’s hairdressers in London, advises:
“If you already have volume at your roots and are using the rollers for movement, drag the roller back slightly so it’s not as close to your head and this will give your mid-lengths and end sections a soft wave. If you have flat hair and lack volume at the roots, make sure the roller is placed as close to the head as possible, for maximum lift at the roots.”
This article originated on: womanandhome.com