Rollers are a classic hair-styling tool that has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, they have fallen out of many women’s home repertoire. If done right, rollers can help you create beach waves, defined coils, or stunning curls. This article will discuss some of the different types of rollers, and which ones could help you create the style you want.

Velcro Rollers

Velcro rollers are one of the most affordable options, and they are also incredibly effective. The velcro grips hold onto the hair in order to keep it pulled tight into the roll. This type of roller will usually come in colorful packs with an assortment of sizes. The variety can help you create a variety of curls and styling effects, from loose curls to tight ringlets. While a versatile tool, velcro rollers work best with thinner hair. This is because you can effectively work with them to create voluminous curls.

Foam Rollers

Foam rollers are the least expensive options, but they don’t last as long as some of the other options. That being said, foam rollers are the most comfortable option for overnight curling. The soft and spongy foam goes against your head while the outer clips are faced outward. While they aren’t super efficient for creating deep rolls, they can be sufficient in producing natural-looking waves or curls. Overall, these are effective in producing volume when paired with a large paddle brush after a night of setting.

Hot Rollers

Hot rollers can be more of an investment than the other options. Generally, hot rollers will come in one of two types of sets. The first features a few large rolls, the second being a larger set of varying sizes. Your hair type and your desired styles may help you determine which is best for you. Overall, hot rollers create long-lasting rolls in a fast and efficient manner. They are warmed up by their housing unit, and applied to the hair while hot. Once cooled, after 15-20 minutes, they can be removed. Larger rolls produce look fluid and glassy, creating a uniform look.
Smaller rolls are generally faster to heat up, apply, and take out. They can produce, glossy, voluminous curls in just a few minutes.

Steam Rolls

Steam rollers are a more gentle, heat typing option for effective curls. This type is generally more affordable than hot rollers, and is a favorite of many stylists. Steam-heated rolls are applied to hair to create soft and bouncy curls. When done well, you can create a wide assortment of curl patterns and waves from a single set.

Discussing Rolls With Your Stylist

Rolls can be a great way to enhance your salon experience, and create bouncy and voluminous curls during your visit. Talk with your stylist about what roll options are available in the salon. Your stylist should be able to suggest which type of roller is best for your hair type and the results desired.

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