3 Ways To Use Hair Rollers For The Perfect Curls
The secret to the simplest spirals.
When it comes to different hairstyles, there’s no style that’s quite as stunning and timeless as a head full of flowing, voluminous Hollywood style curls. It doesn’t matter if you create loose spirals or tight ringlets, or whether you have short hair or long hair— there’s more than one way to curl your mane to get the look, including hot curling rollers to heat free alternatives. Keep reading for three step-by-step tutorials on how to use foam hair rollers, hot hair rollers, and velcro hair rollers to get the curls of your hair dreams.
Hair Roller Technique #1: Flexi Rollers
If you want to skip the burn, the usual hot rollers aren’t the way to curl your hair. Flexi rollers will achieve some seriously stunning heat-free hairstyles. Here’s how to give this heat free curling method a try.
Step #1: Wash and Prep
You’ll want to start with fresh, clean strands. Begin by washing your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Towel-dry your hair, then gently brush through it with a wide-tooth comb. To prevent frizz, apply the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Leave-In Serum throughout your hair. Then, allow your hair to air dry until slightly damp.
Step #2: Start Flexi Rolling
Before you start rolling, comb or brush through your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles. Take a small section of hair and place your flexi rod at the end. Slowly roll the rod up the section of hair until you get to the root, making sure your hair wraps around the roller smoothly and evenly. Bend the flexi roller into place until secure by bending it in place. Continue sectioning, rolling, and bending until you have flexi rollers throughout your hair.
Step #3: Let It Set
If you want same day curls, put your curlers in during your morning routine and allow them to set throughout the day. If you need to speed it up, you can blow dry your flexi rollers to set your curls quickly. If you want overnight curls, put your rollers in at night and sleep on them. While this may not be the most comfortable option, you’ll be left with beautiful curls and no heat damage. Wrap your head in a silk scarf or bonnet, or sleep with a silk pillowcase to avoid frizz and flyaways. Then, gently remove your flexi rod hair rollers one by one after they are set. Use your fingers to tousle your hair and loosen your curls, and finish by spritzing with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray
Hair Roller Technique #2: Hot Rollers
Want more instantaneous results? Hot hair rollers are the perfect option for you. Follow the steps below to curl away.
Step #1: Heat Your Rollers
Before you start curling, you want to heat your rollers to the appropriate temperature. While your hot hair rollers are heating up, prep your strands by spritzing them with a heat protectant like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Iron Straight Heatspray to prep for heat styling. Brush out any tangles or knots before moving on to the next step.
Step #2: Roll Your Hair
Gather a one-inch section of hair and place the roller at the end. Roll the hot hair roller toward your scalp, winding the hair around it in the process. Make sure to hold the roller by the edges to avoid burning yourself. Secure the roller into place with a pin. Continue to make one-inch sections and place hot rollers throughout your hair. Repeat until the rest of your hair is rolled up.
Editor’s note: While we’re recommending you use one-inch sections of hair, you can use larger or smaller sections depending on how tight or loose you want your curls to be.
Step #3: Let It Set
Give your curls time to form. The time will vary depending on your hair’s thickness and texture but be sure to pay close attention not to overheat your hair. Once your rollers have set, wait until the rollers have cooled before removing them. After gently removing the clips and rollers, run through your curls with your fingers for a softer look, then finish with a spritz of the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray. If needed, spray your roots with L’Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Air Volume Dry Shampoo to add a hit of volume to your hot curls.
Hair Roller Technique #3: Velcro Hair Rollers
Velcro rollers are heat free and one of the most classic types of hair roller you can use. Here’s how.
Step #1: Prep Your Strands
Wash your hair, then allow it to air dry until slightly damp. Brush out any tangles or knots. To prevent frizz, apply the L’Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum throughout your hair.
Step #2: Roll Your Hair
Gather a one-inch section of hair, place the roller at the end, then roll it toward your scalp. The trick is to make sure not to put too much hair on each roller. If the roller feels loose, you likely have too much hair wrapped around it, making it difficult for the velcro to stay put. Continue placing the Velcro hair rollers throughout your hair until full.
Step #3: Use A Volume Spray
Once your rollers are in place, spritz the L’Oreal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Lock It Bold Control Hairspray over your roots and hair to add a boost of volume to your look. Give your curls time to set. Remove your Velcro rollers, tousle your strands, and spray your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray to add the final touches of shine and hold to your voluminous curls.