Women have all sorts of assets at hand to improve their aspect and make look changes that make them feel more confident. Since curly hair has always been considered extremely attractive and sensual, there are many ways to turn straight and dull hair into bouncy curls. Aside from the regular curling iron that is the most famous, women can also resort to the help of hot rollers that combine the power of heat with the ease of use of rollers. However, the fact they use heat makes us wonder how safe and healthy they are for the hair. To find the answer, let’s have a look at the pros and cons of these hair curling tools.
If you buy a set of curling rollers, you will notice that they come in a case that serves as a heating platform. You will find a certain number of rollers, usually in two different sizes, and the exact number of clips to hold the rollers after rolling the hair. The process of applying them is not complicated at all and you will soon see that it’s the most comfortable way to curl your hair. If a curling iron requires you to take each strand of hair, roll it on the hot barrel, maintain for a few seconds before releasing, and going to the next strand, you will see that you will get the job done much faster with the heat rollers.
Firstly, you need to turn the case on, meaning to push the ON button to allow the rollers to heat. This process takes around 10 minutes and you should not use them sooner if you want to obtain the best results. High-end sets are advertised to heat in under 2 minutes but you will know when they are ready to use from the light indicator on the case.
Once they have reached the maximum temperature, take each piece and roll a strand of hair on it, starting from the ends if you want tight curls or from the roots if you want volume. Secure them in place with a proper size clip.
Allow the heat to arrange your hair for 15 minutes before removing the rollers. This will ensure you will get strong and bouncy curls that will last for a few hours. When removing the rollers, don’t pull the hair but slowly unroll each strand. Apply some hairspray to fix in the curls.
You should know from the start that the temperature reached by the rollers is lower than the one reached by flat irons or curlers. Also, the rollers are made of a ceramic material and are wrapped in a velvet layer that prevents the contact with the very hot surface. When the hair starts to absorb the heat, the cuticle opens and allows the hair to take the shape of the item it has been rolled on. This change of shape is made by giving up some of the moisture, which is why the hair becomes dry and dull after long-term use of heated styling tools. To prevent the loss of moisture, apply a heat protection spray that locks in the water in the hair cuticle, allowing it to remain hydrated and healthy.
A very important tip is not to apply heated rollers on wet hair because the result will be the absorption of an even higher amount of moisture from the hair. Use some hairspray to fix the curls instead of forcing wet hair to be curled.
To intensify the effect, you can use the hairdryer on the highest speed to increase the amount of heat applied to your hair and to accelerate the curling process.