How to use heated rollers the new way
Hot rollers seem pretty old-fashioned to most of us. The only person I knew with a roller set was my grandma until recently. But now theyre back in fashion, but with a modern twist.
So don’t ask your gran for style advice yet. While I’m sure she was absolutely killing it back in the day, there’s a new twist (excuse the pun!) on curling your hair.
The key is to go for volume rather than curls. This means ensuring your rollers are not hanging down at the ends of your hair. So you need to start rolling nearer to the top rather than rolling from the tip.
So here’s the step-by-step guide to getting modern waves with heated rollers:
- Start with smooth, dry hair
- Create texture with mousse
- Make a side parting
- Hold the roller vertically. Place in the centre of your section of hair. Wrap hair around it to the right. Secure with a clip.
- Let rollers set until cool
- Remove the clip and gently slide the roller out
- Use a mist spray
- Brush hair back to the left
Advice on buying the correct roller set (heading)
It’s important to buy the best heated rollers set to suit your hair style and hair type if you want to get stunning results.
If you haven’t owned rollers before I would suggest getting an easy to use roller set to start off with. Different sets are better for different people so take some time to consider what you require.
If you have short hair then smaller rollers might be best. Obviously it depends just how short your hair is but you can get the modern look with shorter styles. It just requires a bit of experimentation on where you place the rollers and what size you use, so I’d suggest getting a kit with multiple sizes and that will be able to curl shorter hair without falling out.
If you have long hair then it might be worth getting a set of jumbo rollers to get this style.
If you have fine hair, take into consideration that it may be easily damaged by heat and by being tugged and pulled about. Be gentle when you are experimenting.
And here’s a great tip for those with sensitive hair: Let the rollers cool FIRST for a little while before putting them in.
If you have thick hair then it’s important to get rollers that will tame it and give it that sleek, frizz-free look, so look closely at how different brands combat frizz.