Ever since I was a teenager I knew my hair was going to be one of the hottest assets I had for building a strong personal brand and for getting people to like me. I’m sure you might have noticed that when people like you, they are more likely to do business with you, to make friends you, or to simply make your day a little bit better! At the end of the day this is pretty much what it’s all about, right? So before I discovered real hair extensions I had to use something else to make my hair look full, healthy, with curls or waves flowing on my back.
Yes, it’s rollers I’m talking about!I remember the first time I used Velcro rollers: I couldn’t believe the volume and the bounce my curls had! And the look was so natural! I almost became addicted and started using rollers so often for getting that wavy look that people started thinking that was my natural hair type.
Whether you have long hair or you prefer a shorter do, stylists have their heart set on curls and waves for the summer, so you should take their advice and have some done for your hair. According to specialists, rollers are making a huge comeback!
From what I’ve learned in my experience with hairstyling, the biggest difference between rollers and curling irons is that rollers can give your hair volume at the roots, while the curling iron works best on the lengths of your hair and doesn’t really create volume on the top of your head. This makes rollers perfect for fine, flat hair.
The best advantage I can find to rollers is that they are a healthier alternative to curling irons. Most of them don’t necessarily need heat to create curls, and some of them are actually used on dry hair. And the types of rollers that do work with heat are less damaging to your hair than curling irons.
With all the heat from the sun this season and all the salt or chlorine in the water already affecting your hair, you might want to give it a well-deserved break from the curling iron. But this doesn’t mean you should give up a wavy or curly style! So take a look at these types of rollers and pick your favorite:
These are my favorite rollers, they give your hair soft curls and full body, and you can use them on damp or dry hair, whatever suits you better. They even work on short hair, and they’re perfect if you have fine, thin hair.
Flexi-rods and hair twirlers
Another type of rollers I like, because they’re flexible, they come in a variety of sizes, so you can create tighter or looser curls, especially if you want spiral curls. You have to use them on dry hair. They’re super comfortable, so you can sleep while having them on.
Hot rollers and steam rollers
Although they use heat for curling hair, they’re less damaging than curling irons. They’re used on dry hair only, they give you long lasting curls, and I’ve noticed they really reduce frizz. Of these two I prefer steam rollers because they’re gentler with your hair, although hot rollers take less of your time to use.
These rollers can also do wanders for your curls, but you have to use them on dry hair. The best part is they work great on fragile hair that you have to protect from heat. And don’t be afraid to sleep on them, they’re very soft.
Plastic mesh rollers
They‘re also used on wet hair. You can use them for drying your hair quickly and for creating smooth curls.
They really give you smooth curls and add volume to your hair. You have to use them on wet hair, which will make your curls last longer.
Snap-on rollers and brush rollers
You might have encountered these types of rollers in stores. I personally don’t recommend them because they can damage your hair.
Feel free to use rollers on your real hair or on your extensions. Since they’re made of 100% human hair, you can style them just as you do your own hair. Actually, no-heat rollers are better for extensions, because they don’t dry them too much and this allows your extensions to last longer.
So check out other blog posts on hairstyles to find the perfect wavy style for you to try some rollers on!