Who doesn’t want amazing results when breaking out their Velcro rollers?
But sometimes Velcro rollers alone won’t transform your style the way you hoped.
Good grief, girl. That’s when you reach for your blow dryer, hot styling brush or trusty curling iron. You know, to add some wonder working heat to the situation?
As you may have guessed these tips focus on using your curling iron to rock voluptuous volume. Combine that styling tool with ideas like these and you’ll be a volume vixen in no time.
So you ready to get on a roll to hair Nirvana?
How to Easily Create Hollywood Glam with Velcro Rollers and a Curling Iron
Admittedly for some these tips might be little more than a quick refresher.
On the other hand others may be more of a light bulb moment for you. Or something new to try in your quest for voluminous, Victoria Secret ready hair.
In any case my hope is to connect a few dots for you so the big picture comes into clearer focus. Starting with …
Tip #1: When using the curling iron, start at the middle of the hair and work your way to the ends. This will help to create a smoother curl and prevent crimping at the ends.
Tip #2: Speaking of crimping the ends you kinda want to just tuck them smoothly onto the roller. This will let you avoid ending up with an annoying crimp. There’s no advantage in mashing them deep into the Velcro.
That pointer falls under the category of knowing how to put Velcro rollers in your hair right. Doing it wrong can make them harder to remove or easier to get stuck.
Which is all the more important if you’re afraid of damaging your hair with these curlers. As damage is one of the big fears of using them. We put to rest the top seven Velcro roller fears in our look at styling with these guys without wrecking your mane.
Tip #3: You typically want to wrap the hair around the curling iron in the same direction as the roller will be going on.
So if you’re going to roll the hair away from your face you’re going to wrap it around the iron away from you face. Make sense, no?
And yeah. How you roll the hair makes a difference in the style.
When you wrap the hair on the underside of the roller you’re not getting quite as much lift at the roots. Which means you aren’t going to get crazy volume.
But if you want the most volume you can get then you’ll want to wrap the hair on top of the roller.
Here’s that tip in action
Worth playing around with on your hair, don’t you think?
Tip #4: It’s usually best to hold your curling iron horizontally.
Tip #5: The looser the style you want the bigger the barreled iron you want to use.
Tip #6: Don’t underestimate the role of volumizing products can play here.
For example a volumizing mousse or texturizing spray can effortlessly create more body and fullness. While a frizz fighting serum or spray can help bring silky smoothness to your ‘do.
Tip #7: It’s smart to section your hair on purpose rather than just rollering it up randomly.
It’s also smart to make sure you’re creating sections that are no wider than the width of your rollers. In fact making them a little narrowing is better still.
Tip #8: Certainly there’s something to be said for consistent sectioning. But you may find it works better with your hair if you alternate between slightly bigger and then slightly smaller chunks of hair. That can give you a more natural looking style.
Tip #9: Section size, can dramatically influence how loose and flowing your style is. And that’s regardless of barrel size or roller technique.
Essentially bigger sections mean more loose and flowy. Smaller ones produce a tighter style with more curl to it.
Tip #10: The importance of over direction can’t be overstated. It’s what gives lift at the roots. Producing the body and bounce you’re looking for.
Yet I’ve seen too many get this wrong. To insure that’s not you here’s a quick clip that shows how to do it.
Basically you …
- Spritz with hair spray
- Heat up
- Roll up
- Clip in place
- Wait to cool down
Tip #11: Some like to position the roller mid section and brush it through to the ends. Repeating that a couple of times.
Others feel that due to the prickly nature of the Velcro this can cause damage to the ends. You may want to experiment to see how your hair reacts.
Tip #12: Don’t get hung up on brands here. The brand of rollers doesn’t matter. They’re all pretty much the same. What matters most is the size.
Tip #13: Now I know not everyone is a fan of back combing. But even a little done near the roots before rollering the section onto the curler can make a difference. It can give a little more lift where your hair needs it most.
Tip #14: Running short on time but still want a root lifting Velcro body booster? Tactically placed rollers to the rescue. Most find if they simply give their Mohawk area some TLC that alone can make a noticeable difference.
Tip #15: While it may be obvious you want to roll up the hair while it’s still warm.
So you want to heat up your section with the iron or wand. Release it. Catch it. Then apply the roller. This way when the hair cools down the roller is helping to shape it so you get the most body and volume.
Tip #16: Okay. Time to pay attention. This could be the most important one. You want your hair warmed up not blazing hot.
Know how to tell your hair is warmed enough? Do the Tap Test!
That’s right. Tap it with your fingers with it on the iron. When it feels warm to the touch go ahead and release and get rollering.
Yeah, I know some prefer not to use heat when they Velcro roll. And that’s perfectly fine. But for those who aren’t afraid of a little heat who knows? One or two of these tips might be difference makers.
Hands down, hair that is smooth, lustrous, and voluminous can be a real show stopper. Because a healthy dose of volume easily adds sexy drama to your ‘do. So for more styling inspo like this why not follow our popular pins board on Pinterest?