Okay so our post on how to use Velcro rollers on short hair covered the ins and out of using them on fairly short strands.
But what about a pixie cut? Is that length too short for styling with self-grip curlers?
Answer. As this next video shows they are definitely NOT too short.
Now this is what I’d call a discovery video. As it’s her first time using Velcro rollers on her pixie. Done as an experiment to see how they would work.
She certainly took a unique approach to how she placed the curlers. Watch to see how it went.
Then stick around for what follows. As you should find the 10 tips for using these self-gripping rollers that follow helpful.
While I feel the featured content is seeing how she is able to put in smaller Velcro rollers into her pixie cut removal was also quick and easy. No tangling.
The final style was nothing short of adorable.
- 4:22 Putting in the curlers
- 9:18 Blow drying – for about five minutes
- 11:56 Curler removal
- 13:27 Brush through
- 14:32 Texturizing product application
- 14:56 Tousling
- 16:09 View from all sides – super cute
- 16:30 Final thoughts
Yes this is a bit longer video clip. But if you want to see how to use self-grippers on pixie length hair it’s totally worth it.
Her approach was
- Break out a small section of hair
- Lift it straight up after combing through
- Wrap onto a small curler
The rollers stayed where she put them without clips.
Thought how she placed the curlers was interesting. Not the typical pattern along the crown as most do.
She certainly ended up with height to spare. Clearly the product she used, Fuddy Matte Styling Gel, had an impact on the volume created.
She finished up by running a small amount of Kenra Texturizing Taffy into her strands.
So what do you think now?
But we’re not done yet. To really get the most out of your rollers here’s 10 essential tips.
So let’s get rolling.
10 Tips For How To Add Volume To Short Hair With Velcro Rollers
These 10 ideas can be helpful for those looking for how to use Velcro rollers for volume even on super short hair. Follow them and the body they help you get will speak for itself.
Tip #1: Don’t worry about being too precise with sectioning and parting. Somewhat random sectioning is fine. The size you section out is more important.
Tip #2: Still it’s better if the sections you take aren’t too thick. Thicker ones take longer to dry.
Tip #3: If you don’t start with dry hair how dry does it need to be before putting in your rollers?
Some let their hair air dry to 50% before rolling. Others go for 80%. Or you can break out the hair dryer and dry it to the level you want far faster. Keeping in mind most report best results rolling up slightly damp locks.
We lay out the essentials for using your hair dryer to give the curlers an assist in our comprehensive guide. Yes this technique is not just for short hair divas. This guide gives you more insights than we’ve shared here.
Click over if you’d like to know more on how to use Velcro rollers with blow dryer. Who knows? You may pick up an idea or two that might come in handy.
Regardless it’s almost always best to use these guys on damp not wet hair. Wet hair risks breakage and frizz. Not what you want.
Oh and before I forget we’ve got some more tricks, hacks and tips for using Velcro rollers in addition those found here. It’s a recently compiled list for the volume challenged looking to these guys for a little help. Again not specific to short hair. But helpful none-the-less.
Tip #4: Then there’s the importance of roller size. The best size depends on the length of your hair. And the result you’re going for.
In general smaller rollers gives you a bouncier “curl”. Bigger ones are used more for volume.
But when dealing with pixie length obviously the smallest ones are your only choice really.
Tip #5: Then there’s the role hair spray plays. When finished rolling mist all the rollers with a bit of hair spray. This hack gives the volume staying power, one, because of the hair spray itself. And two the added bit of moisture helps the hair mold to the curler.
Tip #6: Neatness doesn’t count. At least not for much. As in there’s no need to obsess about being overly neat with the rolling since there’s not a lot of hair. Just be sure to roll the curlers down and under away from your face.
Tip #7: If starting with dry hair leave them in for at least 30 minutes – the longer you can leave them in the more volume you’ll get. If damp wait until the hair is totally dry before removing.
Tip #8: More than focusing on how long with dry hair simply focus on waiting until your hair has cooled down completely. Because as you know it’s the cool down after you warm the hair up with the hair dryer where the set happens.
Tip #9: Mind the ends. Best you can make sure the ends are smooth and tucked onto the roller. This can be harder to do with short strands. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try.
Tip #10: If you hair is fine and slippery and silky do this. Clip the curler. Such hair usually stays on the roller better with the help of a clip.
Also use smaller rollers and take much smaller sections. Doing so will also help the volume you do conjure up to last much longer.
Tip #11: When styling shorter pixie length strands the right product can make all the difference.
Because sometimes all it takes is giving your hair the styling product help it needs to unleash it super sexy self.
So what product do you use with Velcro rollers? Well, there are any number of options when it comes to products of choice. They generally come down to
- setting lotions
- shaping hair sprays
- texturizing products
Any of them can help the curlers mold some bend into your locks. Which in turn maximizes your volume.
Now the objective of an old school setting lotion is give your hair fullness and body. It generally does that by coating your strands sealing the deal with your roller set. A popular option is this one.
Shaping hair sprays add volume and hold. Which is why it is a good choice to use with rollers. It can be spritzed before and then on each curler after rolling.
Typically slow drying it works to lock in any volume created. As a good go to Sebastian Shaper Plus is an often suggested solution.
Finally here’s two texturizing products that should get serious consideration. One mentioned above is Kenra Texturizing Taffy 13. Another would be TIGI Bed Head Manipulator .
Again most are happier with their outcome if they get a little help from the product aisle. So it helps to know what you might use.
The biggest tip shared?
Regardless of how you get there or how soon you get there, you should never remove the rollers BEFORE your hair is 100% dry if starting from damp.
Being impatient doesn’t give your hair time to set. Which can dramatically increase the odds of a disappointing result that doesn’t last.
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