Struggling to add lift, oomph and body to fine, poker straight hair?
Want to get that bounce and body without subjecting your mane to insane heat abuse?
Or maybe you’re completely lost when styling your hair?
If any of that applies then you MUST make Velcro rollers your new BFF. They’re a perfect way to adjust the volume without blow drying.
Okay so obviously this burning question is really asking how to become a roller girl.
To answer that we’ll spill the beans on some Velcro roller tips betting one or two of them might just be the “aha” moment you’ve been looking for.
Why do this?
Well, from time to time we all would love to be a volume vixen, right?
I mean flat should be used to describe our abs not our mane.
And the single best (and hair safe) way to give those limp locks of yours tons of body is by becoming a roller girl and learning how to use volumizing and body boosting Velcro rollers.
It’s no stretch to say these rollers just have to be part of anyone’s sexy hair essentials. (Just like some insist hot rollers should be too.)
So let’s see if we can’t discover how to use these to give your mane an amazing shot of bounce, body and texture. All the better if you have thin, fine hair to begin with.
And that’s a good place to start. To point out these are used, not just to achieve curly hair, but more to amp up the volume in a big way.
That’s right, these rollers will produce soft, full-bodied yet loose curls, not ringlets galore. Giving you serious lift at the roots with stacks of body and fullness throughout.
Of Course Roller Size Matters
Now you can usually pick these volume wonders up by the bag which gives you an assortment of different sizes.
Conair and Goody both offer popular packs.
Or you can get a set of four extra-large rollers which are used to create lush body.
Generally you’ll want to use the biggest rollers on the hair at the crown or top of your head. Sticking the medium sized and smaller ones on the side.
The good thing about Velcro rollers is they tend to stay in by themselves, provided you haven’t overloaded them with hair. But if your hair is thicker clips can keep things where you put them.
How To Step by Step
- While these rollers are used with dry hair it may be best to start off spritzing your hair with a styling lotion or tonic.
- Leave in styling conditioner can work too.
- Some just dampen their hair with water.
- Others wanting even more body and volume also suggest prepping with volumizing mousse.
Any of these can help set the hair. Some of those suggestions do more for the volume than others obviously.
- Next, you’re going to want to section off your hair. How many sections depends on how thick or coarse your hair is.
- It’s best to run a brush or comb through each section to eliminate any tangles.
- Then while hold the hair straight up and keeping a constant tension on it, run the roller to the end, hook the ends onto the roller and then roll it down towards your scalp.
Four More Quick Tips
You can roll them towards or away from your face. You can try it either way but you will likely find that rolling away from your face works best.
Once you have the four bigger rollers in place on the top of your head, do much the same using medium ones on the side.
True volume vixens avoid the all too common mistake and that is to overload the roller with too much hair. So much that the strands are falling off the roller. In other words the less hair the better.
Then too you want to use sections of hair that are no wider than the roller.
While those with thicker, coarser hair, just want to work with smaller sections and use more rollers.
Yeah But, How Long Does This Take?
Even if you have lots of thick hair, putting in the rollers still goes pretty quick. Figure maybe 10 minutes max once you get the hang of it and figure out what works with your mane.
Besides, 10 minutes isn’t all that long if the results are lush, thicker, fuller hair, now is it?
And Velcro rollers aren’t rocket science ladies. So don’t over think this.
It’s Time to Bring the Heat
Now that the curlers are firmly in place it’s time to heat things up some.
- A hooded dryer works well.
- Or you can give them a blast with your blow dryer.
Laying on the heat is key however. And there are a couple of tricks or hacks to keep in mind.
One would be to dig out the diffuser attachment that came with your hair dryer. This will give you the heat you need without all the air since there is no need to blow the hair all over the place.
Another trick would be to direct the heat through the inside of the rollers.
But basically you just want to heat up the strands for a few minutes to again help set the loose curl you’re after here.
After the heat treatment, it’s time to let things cool down.
Ideally you want to give the rollers at least 10 minutes although some will go about putting on their makeup, driving to work or whatever leaving them in even longer. Some for much longer.
You’ll have to play around with the timing to see what works best with your hair.
The general rule of thumb however is the longer you leave them in the better because you’re using them on dry, or nearly dry hair.
Then How About a No Fail Volume Boosting Technique That Almost Feels Like Cheating
Then here’s a different way to do this.
Ever considered putting the rollers in before your shower? (Obviously you won’t be washing your hair.) You might want to since the steam from the shower will generate super lift between shampooings producing a lioness-like voluminous mane.
Even better this is a great way to fake fresh hair with second day hair.
The result can be voluptuous volume that looks like you slaved in front of the mirror for hours to achieve. When nothing could be further from the truth since all you did was shower with them.
Velcro Rollers Made Easy
As you can see the difference can be nothing short of amazing. Don’t you just love how your hair can go from body-challenged to displaying a voluminous fullness you can’t easily get any other way? This styling technique gives you a totally feminine, easy-to-handle style.
Now I’ll admit when pressed for time hot rollers are probably your volume adding tool of choice. But if time isn’t an issue, Velcro rollers are your ticket to ultra-luscious, gloriously thick looking hair.
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