Are you hesitant to use Velcro rollers due to fears of getting them stuck?
Or worse you’re worried about what happens if you can’t get one out that’s all tangled in your hair?
Sure these styling tools can amp up your hair with outrageously sexy body and volume.
But they can also create a big mess if you’re not careful.
Luckily, with a few simple tips and tricks, you can avoid getting the rollers stuck in your hair. All the while enjoying super bouncy, Whoa Nelly volume.
So here’s a quick peek at what’s in store for you if you keep reading.
Help For Taking Out Velcro Curlers
- Are Velcro Rollers Bad For Your Hair?
- Tips For Putting Velcro Rollers In Your Hair Right
- 6 Different Ways To Take Velcro Rollers Out
Let’s begin by tackling a common question that’s on the mind of many.
Are Velcro Rollers Bad For Your Hair?
Best answer? It depends on …
- If you’re in a hurry.
- If you don’t want to learn the tricks to use them successfully.
- If you panic easily.
Then yeah. If any of those are true for you they may be bad since they’re more likely to get stuck. Stuck so badly you may not be able to get them out by yourself. Arghhh!
Which may explain the huge amount of Velcro roller hate on I’ve seen on hair forums.
With tales of Velcro horror resulting from them getting impossibly entangled.
So bad some label them rollers of death.
OMG. Drama much?
So yeah I’m well aware of the legions who are worried about these curlers ripping their hair out.
But to put some of these fears to rest how about if we look at a dozen simple hacks? Or what you might call a tour de force of removal ideas for how to use Velcro rollers without getting them stuck.
Novel idea, right? So let’s dig in.
How To Put Velcro Rollers In Your Hair For Volume The Right Way
Did you know the key to removing them easily is putting them in the right way? That and having a few tricks up your sleeve to use when taking them out.
Because there’s nothing worse than when the time comes for the big reveal and you can’t get the rollers out. The good news is if you simply follow those 12 tips and you’ve got nothing to worry about.
Tip #1: Make sure the section of hair is no wider than the width of the roller You don’t want to try to cram more hair onto the roller than it can carry.
Tip #2: Don’t squish your hair deep into the Velcro. In other words don’t try to wrap your hair on the roller as tightly as humanly possible. Just roll it up snug letting the hair sorta lay on it.
The idea here is to use the roller to mold and shape the hair not hold it in place. For that use a clip.
Tip #3: Neatness counts. In other words you don’t want hair from one roller falling over the edge of its curler onto another roller. Anytime hair slips off you risk it getting caught in the roller next to or below it.
Tip #4: Along the same lines don’t overload the roller with more hair than it can handle. Either take a smaller section or move up to a bigger curler. All the more important if your hair is longer or on the thick side.
Tip #5: Roll from the ends rather than wrapping the hair around the roller like you may with a curling wand. Using that wrapping technique isn’t bad. It will work. But it has a greater risk of the rollers getting stuck and then panic sets in.
On the other hand
Tip #6: One tangle avoidance trick I saw on several videos recommended you never stick the roller in at the very end of your sectioned out hair. Instead put it in about an inch from the ends.
Gently wrap that inch or so bit neatly around the roller by hand – just not too tight. Then roll the hair on the curler towards your scalp like always.
Tip #7: Always clip or bobby pin your rollers in place. That keeps your Velcroed roller from sagging down and making contact with the one just below it. Anytime that happens the risk of tangles increases.
Tip #8: Don’t sleep on them. Especially if you’re a wild sleeper who tosses and turns the night away.
Tip #9: Keep your ends healthy. Ends loaded with splits are more likely to get caught in the little hooks that makes Velcro Velcro. So keeping up with dusting your hair or keeping it trimmed is the smart move here.
Tip #10: Before removing any roller do a quick check for any stray hairs hanging around that are not part of your section. These can get caught up when unwinding the roller.
Tip #11: When removing it’s not a bad idea to grip the roller firmly on the edges. If that doesn’t work do this. Try sticking your index and middle fingers inside the roller. Spread them against the inside of the roller. Then unroll from there.
(You’ll see that technique in action in the video clips that follow.)
Tip #12: If despite taking these precautions the curlers still gets caught do this. Hold onto the base of your hair under the roller with one hand and gently work the roller out of your hair with the other.
There you go. You’re now armed with a seven or eight little hacks covering the right way to put Velcro rollers into your hair.
Plus you got a few things to remember when taking them out.
Each of these decreases the chances of them getting caught and tangled.
Finally let’s wrap this up with a collection of quick video clips showing the different ways six Youtubers take theirs out.
How To Take Velcro Rollers Out 6 (Slightly) Different Ways
As these six quick clips show there are several ways to do this that are less likely to results in tears.
I say “quick” because none of these clips is even 60 seconds long. Several are much shorter. Cause it doesn’t take much time to show how it’s done.
So in about five minutes total you’ll see a range of removal approaches. One is bound to work with your hair.
That said let’s start with the most common and safest.
Technique #1: Classic Unroll Roller Removal
SallyBeauty says that “To remove a Velcro roller without a snag, the key is to unroll them, not pull them.”
Fact is most of us cannot simply yank these rollers out without consequences.
If you need to see unrolling in action here you go…
Certainly some are lucky enough to simply be able to casually yank them out. Others are better off carefully unrolling like this.
Mastering this will make using Velcro rollers for long hair a snap for sure!
Note too that she likes to use the roller to brush her out a little. Just be careful with that. It can be hard on the ends.
Technique #2: Slide the Roller Down and Out
Then there’s the slide the roller down the tresses to remove it approach.
When your hair allows it nothing is easier than this. That’s how to use Velcro rollers on medium length hair, no?
Next there are several ways to use a bit of a twist in your technique – like she did sometimes.
Here’s the first one.
Technique #3: Twist and Pull
Stick two fingers inside the roller. (We mentioned that earlier?) Then twist and pull until the roller is freed. Great trick for quick and easy one handed removal.
Nothing to it. The twisting is the key to super easy removal.
Anyone can remember this smooth move, right? Twist. Pull. Twist. Pull.
Here’s another twisting method.
Technique #4: Another Twist, Down and Out
A slight variation on the one handed twist pull. Twisting the roller and pulling with both hands.
Technique #5: Two Finger Slide
In a nutshell: Take two fingers and place them at the base of your head just under the roller. You want to hold the base firmly while unrolling the roller. As you unroll move your fingers off your head and up the section so they’re just behind the roller. This keeps tension on the hair making it easier to get out.
Why this works. Basically sticking two fingers at the base of the roller and them moving them up as you unwind it helps keep some tension so the hair comes off cleanly
Technique #6: Another Hold and Roll Out
Watch as Gabi removes hers. The idea is to hold onto the base and carefully roll the roller out of your hair – don’t yank it.
After watching these clips you can see there is no one right way to remove rollers that works with everyone’s hair. What works great for one is a disaster for another.
I’ve seen cringe-worthy yank-em-out approaches that you’d think the curler would get stuck fast but work just swell. So you can’t judge a technique by its cover.
You’ll only know if you try. Just do so on a day when you’re feeling especially patient should the worst happen.
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