Wondering what fears about using Velcro rollers that keeps girls up at night?
We wondered too.
So we accepted the challenge of checking out Amazon comments, Reddit and Quora to see what turned up.
Nothing surprising from this unscientific study really.
Actually I’ll bet there are some on the list you have worried about too at one time or another.
The biggest fear in the top seven was having them get stuck. It was brought up 62 times. Which also shouldn’t come as a surprise.
While worries about their tendency to not stay in your hair was second with 35. The rest trailed off from there.
But here’s the good news. Cures for these complaints don’t require Albert Einstein-like brainpower. As you’ll see as you read on.
Fearless Styling For Fraidy-Cats With Velcro Rollers
- Fear #1 Scared Of Getting Them Stuck or Tangled and Damaging Your Hair
- Fear #2 Afraid Rollers Don’t Stay Put and Fall Out
- Fear #3 Hard to Remove
- Fear #4 Worried Hair Styles Based On Velcro Rollers Don’t Last
- Fear #5 Velcro Rollers Are Uncomfortable To Sleep In
- Fear #6 Fearful Self Gripper Can Rip Your Hair Out
- Fear #7 Afraid The Curlers Won’t Create Enough Volume
Fear #1: Stuck to the Point of Damaging Your Hair
Who hasn’t heard a horror story about someone having to cut Velcro rollers out of their hair. OMG!
So yes. Velcro rollers can sometimes cause hair to tangle or get stuck in the roller making removal hard. With potential damage to some hair at best or a significant amount hair loss at worst.
But don’t worry. We’ve got the tips to help you avoid getting your hair snagged in the Velcro.
To begin with start with smooth, dry, tangle-free hair.
So before jumping in run a wet brush or wide tooth comb your hair thoroughly to remove any tangles or knots.
Make use of smoothing products. And don’t be afraid to use ones specifically designed to help prevent tangling and damage like a detangling spray.
Now when rolling your hair, make sure to wrap it on the roller as neatly as possible. Because keeping all the hair on the roller will help prevent strays from getting caught in neighboring rollers.
When taking them out remember to start with those at the bottom and work your way up. That way hair already released doesn’t become entangled in the rollers lurking further down.
Another thing. You want to size rollers that are appropriate for the length and thickness of your hair.
You see, if you have to wrap your hair around the roller more than a few times your roller is too small. This can contribute to making it hard to get the roller out. Stylist Kayley Melissa explains:
One final point many often overlook. Keeping these tools clean and free from accumulated hair, product residue, or debris is a very good idea.
This will help to ensure that the rollers work their best and minimize the chances of hair getting caught in any accumulated schmutz.
Fear #2: Rollers Don’t Stay Put and Fall Out
Another common worry is your rollers don’t stay where you put them and eventually fall out.
Only one easy fix you need to know here. Hair clips. They make it so super easy to hold the rollers in place. Even if you have fine hair.
It’s THE secret for how to put them in your hair so they don’t fall out.
Sure I know these styling wonders are supposed to stay put on their own. And for some they do. A little back and forth jiggle and the curlers grasp on to the strands securely.
But if this is a complaint of yours break out the clips. No more rollers falling out!
Or if you’re more of a product kind of a girl spritzing a light hold hair spray can give the rollers something to latch on to. (Also works wonders just for getting fine hair to hold the look you’ve worked so hard to create.)
One last thing. Hair tends to fall off when you’re working with section sizes that are too big for your roller.
Fear #3: Too Hard to Remove
You’re right. Removing these can sometimes be a challenge.
Here’s a proven technique to try if one of your complaints about rollers is removal and how hard it is for you.
Always take your time, be gentle and patient when unrolling each section. It’s usually best not to pull or yank them out.
If you encounter any resistance use the end of a rat tail comb or your fingers to separate any hair that’s caught up in the Velcro before continuing.
Want more help? Check out the 12 tips we’ve got that cover how to take out Velcro rollers without tears.
Fear #4: Hair Styles Based On Velcro Rollers Don’t Last
If you’re worried about your style not lasting you’ve got a few options.
The heat makes your strands malleable and open to styling. The cool down sets the style. Just don’t forget that anything less than 100% cold isn’t going to last as long as something that is.
Or try prepping your hair with mousse or setting lotion before rolling it up.
Or after rolling up you can get hold help from products like a texture spray applied like this:
Then make sure to roll your hair all snug and secure the Velcro with the roller close to the scalp for the best hold.
Finally don’t rush them. Your hair needs time to set. So give it more than enough time to do so.
Fear #5: Velcro Rollers Are Uncomfortable To Sleep In
I know some want to know the answer to the question “Can you sleep in Velcro rollers”?
That’s because the longer you leave them in your hair the more voluptuous volume you’ll end up with.
So the wheels start turning. And suddenly some say to themselves just think what these could do if left in overnight.
Actually that won’t work as planned.
Classic self gripers aren’t meant to be slept in.
I know you want to know “How to sleep with Velcro rollers in your hair overnight?” But it’s just not a good idea.
First they’re very uncomfortable to sleep in even if you tried. No good night’s sleep for you.
Plus if you toss and turn much the Velcro is going to literally destroy your hair. Or make it almost impossible to get the rollers out. And who wants that?
Fear #6: Self Grippers Can Rip Your Hair Out?
Afraid Velcro rollers do damage to your hair? You’re not alone.
The last thing you need with a mane that is already thin or thinning is to lose hair to the tool you’ve picked to help create the illusion of body and fullness.
Problem is for some the potential to get their hair caught in the Velcro can be high. And that may lead to breakage, particularly for those with fine or fragile hair.
Here’s three things you can to avoid that
Be sure you roll your hair gently and avoid pulling it too tightly.
Leave in conditioner can give the moisture of your hair a boost. As can hair oil. Either can leave you with hair that is more pliable, flexible and resilient.
You might also look for products with nourishing ingredients. Think argan oil, keratin, or castor oil. Stuff like that can help strengthen your hair and prevent breakage. Every little bit helps, no?
Fear #7: Afraid The Curlers Won’t Create Enough Volume
So if you’re not satisfied with the lift your Velcro rollers blowout is giving you may some ideas for how to put rollers in hair for volume.
We’ve kinda discussed this earlier.
If you want more volume, get a little help from your friends. Try using volumizing styling products or a volumizing spray before rolling your hair.
You can also try using larger rollers or leaving them in for longer to create more lift at the roots.
Hot tools like a hair dryer with a diffuser can also help boost volume. As can using a bigger barrel curling iron.
So while Velcro rollers may seem scary, don’t forget practice makes perfect: The more you do this the easier it will get and faster you’ll get. Making that the perfect way to manage your fear of Velcro rollers.
Watching demo tutorials or soaking up ideas like the ones here can help you get up to speed faster too. Making it easier for you to create beautiful, voluminous styles in no time.
Knowing how to use self gripping rollers properly can open the door to devastating hairstyles. For more volumizing tips or hair hacks that make your life easier be sure to follow our Pinterest boards for the latest ideas for looking simply fabulous.