What’s one of the biggest complaints about fine hair?
Right, as anyone so blessed knows it’s hard to curl or to get it to hold a curl or wave!
What’s another of the hardest things to get with fine hair?
Big. Bouncy. Body and Volume.
What’s the fix without damaging those sometimes delicate strands?
Doing heatless curling with heat.
I know. Heatless curling with heat? C’mon now. But stick with me here and those two most pressing problems just mentioned with be a thing of the past. Promise.
To keep that promise we’ve included a demonstration video. It pulls it all together for you. Even if you’ve never taken this approach to adding lasting shape, bend and volume to your fine strands.
And even if you don’t know how to use Velcro rollers exactly, no worries. They make it super simple to lock in a style. Even better they smooth and volumize while you go about your normal morning routine.
Using Velcro Rollers For Volume On Fine Hair
Now knowing how to get volume with Velcro rollers on demand is a game changing skill. And yes it is a skill.
There are just a few things standing in the way.
Dilemma: You may not know what size roller to use and it’s the size that determines the type of curl, wave or bend you end up with.
Pssst! The farther away from curly you hope to end up (read going for fullness and body) the bigger the roller you want to take you there.
Back to sizing you might want to check out this recent Velcro rollers size guide of ours. If nothing else the chart can be helpful. Plus we explain how to best use small, medium, large and jumbo self-gripping rollers.
Dilemma: You may not know how to section your hair for best results.
Pssst! The answer is to section according to the roller size you’ve got in your hand. Do double check to make sure the section is no wider than your roller.
Dilemma: You may not know THE trick to get these guys to give your fine locks unbelievable body.
Pssst! The somewhat shocking answer is to blast slightly damp hair with a blow dryer BEFORE and AFTER rolling it around the Velcro curler.
Listen up. If you get nothing else from this get this. The video that follow shows you how to use a round brush to heat up the hair before rolling.
Then for good measure a final hot shot once the hair is on the rollers can’t hurt.
And relax. This isn’t anywhere near the heat exposure your strands would get from a curling iron.
Dilemma: You may not know how to take these little suckers out of your hair without breakage, tangling and heartache.
Pssst! The best approach is to be patient and take your time.
Start at the bottom and work your way up so there is less risk of entangling hair already freed from their Velcro lock down.
Some even use the roller as a mini brush and drag it through the sectioned hair when removing.
Others unroll them carefully.
But no one who doesn’t want to have to cut the roller out of their hair just yanks and pulls at them willy nilly.
Which may be why for many building in body the Velcro way is easier said than done.
But once you get the hang of it, these prickly rollers can be in place and curling in the time it takes to make it through a long commercial break.
Again we’ve got a video coming up next that shows just how to do it so you’ll know how to use them right.
But the biggest takeaway is to remember you need heat to get the best results with these guys.
Oh and for more tips you might want to check out part two of this one covering how to use Velcro rollers for fine hair. It has 13 must know tips plus some rules of the road.
How To Use Velcro Rollers On Long Fine Hair
Got long fine hair?
For you there are two keys to success for getting big, bouncy results using Velcro rollers.
The first key is roller size.
Most would agree with longer hair it’s a bigger is better game.
But the real trick, and second key to success, is again to use some heat with this heatless styling method.
I know. I was kinda surprised. And purists will argue that defeats the purpose of these heatless rollers.
But doesn’t it depend on what the real purpose is?
I mean yeah going no heat would be the ideal approach for many who don’t let any hot styling tool even in the same room as their hair.
But let’s not lose sight of another purpose. Head turning volume. Oooodles of it. Bodacious, lasts-all-day kind of volume.
Besides heat is relative isn’t it? And we’re not talking searing curling or straightening iron direct on the hair heat. We’re talking gentler blow dryer level heat.
And trust me. There’s more than a few fine haired YouTubers who tout this as THE way to get the most out Velcro rollers when it comes to fine hair.
To show you want I’m talking about here’s a quick demo video.
Getting Big Bouncy Hair With Velcro Rollers
Here’s some of the key takeaways you’ll want to make note of.
Like most who know what they’re doing she focuses her attention on the Mohawk section and then the areas just to the side of her face.
Heating Things Up
Starting at the back of the Mohawk section she uses a round brush to put some tension on each section of hair as she heats it up with her hair dryer.
Then she leaves the brush in place to further heat up the hair.
I don’t know if she did but if I was doing this I’d use a ceramic round brush. Since it holds the heat it can only help with the warm up. Might was well get the most you can from this method, right?
Note again she starts at the back of her Mohawk section. Smart. With Velcro rollers it’s always good to start in the back rather than the front. Makes putting them in MUCH easier.
Pull The Hair High and Tight
While keeping the section taut, stick the roller mid-strand. Then slide it to the end taking care to get the ends on the roller neatly. Otherwise you want to keep everything tidy and ship shape.
Tip: You can always give the rolled hair a little “pinch” to keep it from falling off the sides of the curler.
Clipping In Place
Clips make a big big difference when using Velcro rollers. Yet too many ignore this simple hack.
Pretty much every video we watched made the same point. Only clip in the rollers you want to stay in place.
Sure these are touted as self-grip hair rollers. But the reality is most who are successful with Velcro rollers, especially those with fine hair, use some clip or pin to hold the rollers in place.
Why? Most likely because fine hair can be slippery and all. So the roller can use a little help no matter how self grippy it is supposed to be.
Then too it works to keep the tension going. Which might be an even better reason to use pin curl clips.
Rollin’ Away From Your Face
All sections are rolled back away from the face. This keeps things modern and open looking.
However you can roll towards your face for more of a classic 40’s look if you wish.
When it comes to roller removal she thinks of it as brushing your hair with the roller as you taking it out of your hair.
Another tip? Hold the hair closest to the scalp with one hand as you are unrolling the curler with the other.
Finish up by finger combing to loosen the waves just a bit. Keeping in mind the idea here is blowout like bouncy body not curls.
And that’s exactly what she gets. So should you.
Oh and if you’d love more tips for using Velcro rollers not just on fine hair another post of ours lays out 9 more ideas. That share the 411 for how these retro gems can help you get in on the soft 90’s glam trend.
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