If you’re like most with an endless mane you can’t simply air dry your hair and look like you just stepped out of a salon. Don’t you just hate those that can?
So you need to know stuff. Like how to use Velcro rollers to take your tresses from flat to fab in no time.
They’re such an amazing tool.
Quick and easy, even on mile long hair, once you get the hang of them.
Best of all no heat damage.
They make it so easy to get a pro blowout look. One complete with sexy, bombshell, Rapunzel-esque hair regardless of texture.
Since there’s nothing quite like a roller set how about five tutorials? That are all loaded with proven techniques and ideas. All to help you upgrade your styling routine. So you too can get gorgeous bouncy hair using these retro tools.
Hope you can’t wait.
Let’s start with one perfect for beginners.
Tutorial: How To Roll Long Hair With Big Velcro Rollers
Quick Video Recap: This is a great 11 step tutorial for beginners. She covers the basics while explaining in detail why and what she does step by step. Laying a good foundation here for those new to this technique.
She uses a ceramic round brush and blow dryer on her way to hair that is 85-90% dry. So that’s a skill you need to make her approach work.
Otherwise this video is full of valuable tips. The results dispel any myths you may have about using Velcro rollers for fine hair.
Key Technique Takeaway: Found the idea of brushing the roller through the section of hair before rolling up interesting. She feels it is so important she mentioned it three times.
Pick product: KERASTASE Discipline Fluidissime
This does double duty. It’s a heat protectant plus it fights frizz.
Which is why some say Kerastase Discipline Fluidissime is a total game changer. Somewhat pricey but worth every cent if you live with high humidity on a near daily basis.
Tip: Remember to focus the heat on the roots rather than the ends. Reason being your roots take longer to dry and the ends are the most fragile part of your hair.
Underrated Trick: Section to a width of hair slightly smaller in width than your Velcro roller.
This helps to avoid overloading the roller. Which insures a better result. Plus it cuts down on the risk of things getting tangled and rollers getting stuck.
Using Velcro Rollers To Get Glam Victoria Secret Hair
This next YouTuber has a different take on doing roller placement when it comes to longer hair.
Quick Video Recap: If you hate limp, lifeless locks as much as most this tutorial is for you.
Along with good-to-know tips for using Velcro rollers it provides a unique take on using these self-grippers. The end result is Victoria Secret worthy for sure.
The process used is quick and easy and comes with a twist. Here she uses a curling iron to heat up the hair prior to rolling onto jumbo rollers held in place by clips.
Key Technique Takeaway: While most use the same approach for the Mohawk region she has a different way to do the long hair on the sides. Focusing the curlers on the lower half of her hair rather than rolling them all the way to the scalp.
Pick product: Dry shampoo. It helps with the whole creating volume thing. Plus it absorbs any lingering excess scalp oils.
She uses it because she feels she gets her best Velcro rollered results on second day and beyond hair.
Tip: It’s vital to get the hair on the curler as soon as you can after heating so it can cool down rollered up. That because the hair sets when it cools down. The hotter the hair when placed on the roller the better the set.
Underrated Trick: If you want maximum wavy body for the hair falling along the sides of your head do this trick. Don’t roll all the way to your scalp. Doing it this way adds extra bounce to the lower part of your hair.
And no worries. The hair from your Mohawk region will drape over the unstyled bit closer to your head.
How Many Velcro Rollers Do I Need For Long Hair?
Would you believe as few as four?
Quite the difference. As most tutorials on how to use Velcro rollers for volume on long hair easily use three times as many.
But just four strategically placed jumbo rollers is all she needs. Leaving her with a soft, billowy blow out look.
Quick Video Recap: This tutorial is by hair stylist Megan Graham. She reassuringly walks you through the ins and outs of a roller pattern anyone with long hair can steal and have success with.
Her focus is on the ends and how to do them right. So if you have problems with your ends coming out all wonky this the video for you.
Key Technique Takeaway: Put enough tension on your hair to keep it looped tightly on the self-grippers.
Usually the only way to get enough tension to matter is to clip the rollers in your hair. As counting on the Velcro itself is not enough for long locks.
So you want to anchor the roller with clip placed where the roller and scalp meet. Doing so avoids telltale dents in your tresses when released
Pick product: Innersense Organic Beauty Finishing Spray
I’m sure this is a good, if pricey, choice. Still any light hold or volumizing hair spray should be fine. Two more budget friendly options to try available on Amazon would be either Nexxus Comb Thru Finishing Spray or Pantene Pro-V Level 2.
Although Megan admitted in the comments she usually uses any cheap medium hold pump hair spray to do the job.
Tip: Heating your hair right before placing the rollers and then again after they’re in place in your hair is key.
Underrated Trick: Make sure the ends are smooth on the roller and not the least bit crimped.
Benefits of Using Velcro Curlers and a Bonnet Hair Dryer
Reluctant to put too much direct heat on your hair?
Then maybe you should get the hang of using a bonnet dryer to heat up rollers placed in damp long hair. This video shows you how easy it is to do.
Quick Video Recap: This tutorial takes you from A-Z with using Velcro rollers on somewhat damp air dried hair.
It also teaches you how to get the right sized sections for all areas of your hair.
The approach used to release the rollers is also worth paying attention to. Since most are worried about these guys getting stuck.
She even shows what to do instead of panicking should two rollers make too close contact.
If you’re interested in more on how to stop Velcro rollers from getting tangled we got you covered.
Yes those tiny bristles can be a prickly problem. Cause there are few worse feelings than knowing one of these beautifiers are stuck fast. Scary stuff. But mostly avoidable if you apply the nine tips shared.
Key Technique Takeaway: Stick a roller in your Mohawk area and use that a guide for how wide to section that off. Make a clean part on each side with a comb. Going for a bit smaller than the width of your roller.
Viola! You’re all ready to go.
What this does is leave you with a narrow width section. Narrow enough so the hair easily fits on the roller without plopping off the sides.
Pick product: Andis Bonnet Hair Dryer
That’s a stand-alone unit. But if you prefer you can get one powered by your hair dryer like this one.
Even better you can get a bonnet hair dryer attachment for about half what the all-in-one tool runs.
Simply snug the bonnet on and once the curlers are out 20 minutes later you’ll have body galore.
Just consider the size of your head and whether you can fit the bonnet over your head filled with self-grippers.
Tip: Remove the rollers in the opposite order you put them in. In other words removing the lower ones before you get to the ones in the Mohawk area.
Underrated Trick: When putting the rollers in brush them through the section of hair but stop just before you hit the ends.
Press the ends into the roller then roll up .
This will help avoid ending up with frizzy ends because the cuticles won’t be agitated by the Velcro.
How To Use Velcro Rollers Vertically On Long Hair
This is another stylist sourced tutorial by Kayley Melissa. It shows how to get a totally different look by changing but one thing. That is whether you put the curlers in horizontally or vertically.
Quick Video Recap: This video teaches a simple trick that can produce a literal explosion of full-on bounce.
Good to know cause you can never have too much bouncy volume.
So if you’re looking for a more romantic, cascading effect stay tuned. And discover how to get style that falls gloriously past your shoulders in waves that go on forever.
Key Technique Takeaway: Vertical roller placement. Not something you see discussed every day in Velcro roller YouTube vids. Yet it is similar to how we hold our styling irons when doing our manes, isn’t it? And so should give you a result that’s similar too.
Pick product: Heat protectants are very under rated. And should be used anytime your routine involves flipping the switch on a hot styling tool.
This clip didn’t mention them. But she started off spritzing her hair with one in a previous part of the video. Don’t heat style without using one.
Tip: When going vertical on the side of your head you want the sections to be longer than they are wide. Yeah, long and skinny. And that’s both upper and lower halves.
Underrated Trick: Besides vertical or horizontal placement here’s another thing that matters. That is whether the hair is rolled on the underside or topside of the roller.
Just another small point that can make a big difference.
That’s because how you roll up the curler determines where the bend begins. Plus how much lift you get, or not, near the scalp. And can affect how much flipping action you’ve got at the ends.
Never miss out on more tips, tricks and tutorials like these again. Simply follow our Pinterest boards to make sure you get advice you can use to zhuzh up your mane. Keeping it looking totally put together and ultra-gorgeous.