Wanting to curl your hair with rollers? This guide with give you an explanation of the most popular rollers to help you choose which kind is right for you.
Velcro Rollers are an option for you if you are wanting to set your hair while it’s wet. With these, all you do is roll your hair starting from the bottom all the way up to the scalp and leave it until it’s dry. You don’t need roller pins with these because the Velcro allows them to stay in your hair without the need for pins. Be careful as you remove them, especially if your hair is thick. Unwind them, rather than pull them out because they can easily get twisted in your hair and mess up the curl.
These rollers are a little on the expensive side compared to the other types of rollers, costing about five dollars per bag of 6-8.
Foam Rollers are what most people use if they want to sleep with the rollers on. They are soft and will not bother you as much as the hard rollers when you are sleeping. Apply to wet hair and let dry while the curlers are in the hair. These type of rollers are usually about one to three dollars per set of 6-8. Most use about 2-3 packages for their entire head.
Heated Rollers are for your if you are looking for a quick way to curl your hair. The rollers need a warmer to heat up in, which is usually included with the rollers. With these, you may need a set of clips to secure them in place for a short amount of time. It usually only takes about one minute to achieve curls with this type of roller.
Another great thing about these is that you don’t have to buy a large set to your entire head. Many people just get a set of six, reheat them and use on the rest of their hair. Use a one inch roller or smaller to achieve tight curls. Choose a 1 ¼ to 2 inches for loose waves. A set of these can cost anywhere between fifteen and sixty dollars and brand names can cost even more. Also, go for ceramic rollers if you do choose this type. Ceramic is a lot less harsh on your hair.
Magnetic Rollers don’t actually have any magnets, but they can get you a great curl. These rollers are called magnetic because of the way your hair clings to them. These kind of rollers need to be applied to wet hair and then dried. The curl you will get from these type of rollers will be defined and gorgeous. These type of rollers are very affordable. You will probably need 2-3 packages of these which cost about two to four dollars per package.
Now that you know the differences between the most popular types of hair rollers, you can choose which type is best for you. Good luck!