Okay so short hair is supposed to be notoriously cute. Is yours?
If not are you tired of same ole same ole look day after day with your shorter strands?
Feel Velcro rollers may help but you think you can’t use them on short hair?
Or maybe you tried them but they didn’t work?
How’d that make you feel?
For many the feeling is these curlers won’t work on shorter strands.
To help you get past that misconception we’ve got a super helpful video tutorial.
One that shows how easy getting short hair to stylish and sexy can be with these rollers.
Even if you’re a self-gripping curler illiterate.
As you’ll see when it comes to adding fullness to shorter strands this stylist breaks it down into an easy to follow step by step process.
She also reveals all sorts of great tips which can help get you there. Showing how to use Velcro rollers for volume even on a shorter cut like hers.
Ready for some tricks that will change your life?
VIDEO: How To Add Volume And Fullness To Short Hair With Velcro Rollers
So let’s go over the main takeaways you should get from this video tutorial on these affordable volumizing tools.
Keeping this in mind. It may be important. With short hair you’re going for bend more so than curl. Or soft curl at most. Which can result in loads of volume when you’re done.
Anyway here you go. We dish the dirt on using these gems.
Quick Tips For Using Hair Rollers For Short Hair
- How To Section Short Hair For Velcro Rollers
- The Importance of Over-directing Your Hair
- Best Width Of Sections For These Self-Grippers
- Is Clipping In Velcro Rollers Really Necessary?
- Using Hair Setting Spray For These Retro Curlers
- Can You Blow Dry Velcro Rollers?
- Blending Any Hair Not Curled In a Velcro Roller
- What About How To Take Out These Old-School Rollers?
- Finishing Things Off For Best Results
Oh and if you’d love more tips like these that specifically cover using Velcro rollers on a pixie cut we’ve got a post for that too. You’ll find it’s chock-full of ideas that will help you produce a look that’s totally adorable.
How To Section Short Hair For Velcro Rollers
Sometimes how you go about sectioning can make or break your results. Other times not so much.
You want to start by sectioning from the back of the crown. Grabbing a section of hair that’s no wider than the width of your curler.
Tip: That width business can be important when it comes to taking them out. Especially on longer hair. (Something to remember if plans to grow out your hair have you wondering how to use Velcro rollers on medium length hair for volume, no?)
This doesn’t have to real precise. While clean and tidy is preferred, a bit of imperfection can make for fun and effortless styling.
So for those wondering “how do you section your hair for Velcro rollers?” you’re welcome
This next point is where the volumizing begins.
The Importance of Over-directing Your Hair
Another little trick used in the video is over-directing. That can be a volume difference maker.
Basically when putting a curler in you simply want to hold the hair straight out (90 degrees) from your head and taut. Then roll it snugly. Always rolling away from your face except for bangs, please.
Tip: The more you overdirect the hair the more volume you’ll end up with at the roots.
She emphasizes this on the hair to the side of the crown area.
It’s often the spot where more volume is desired for a smooth transition from that Mohawk strip to the hair on the sides.
It’s also a good way to maximize the overall fullness you end up with.
Another trick? Comb the hair opposite from how it naturally falls prior to rolling. This too can add body and lift to the hair closest to the scalp.
Tip: Did you catch it? She sticks the roller mid section. Then she slides it to the ends. Making sure the ends are wrapped neatly and securely on the roller before rolling it down.
Best Width Of Sections For Your Rollers
Again it’s best to keep the section size no wider than the width of the curler. Otherwise the hair can fall off.
Obviously any hair not on the roller won’t acquire the bend you’re looking for. And it can end up getting tangled with other rollers.
Is Clipping In Velcro Rollers Really Necessary?
With shorter hair probably not.
Still your rollers should feel secure enough to go about your business. You know, putting on makeup, texting, cleaning up or whatever?
If not you can always use a hair clip stuck in where the roller and scalp meet. Or on the underside to avoid hair clip dents?
Using Hair Setting Spray For These Retro Curlers
Once your rollers are in place spritz all of them with a shaping hair spray.
This does two things.
It helps with hold – always a good thing.
And it adds just a bit of moisture before blow drying which can’t hurt. Especially if you’re doing this on dry hair.
Speaking of which.
Can You Blow Dry Velcro Rollers?
She does. Using her blow dry on low air setting – medium heat. (Although some favor the high heat setting.)
Assuming you’re doing this on dry hair, you want to give each roller maybe a 10-20 second blast. This bakes in the volume fast!
Otherwise damp tresses should dry fairly quickly since they are all splayed or spread out on the rollers. The air can flow over and through them warming things from all sides.
While not specifically for a sexy short cut, if you’re curious about the benefits of blow drying Velcroed up strands we’ve got a recent article covering that topic from A-Z.
It’s even got a quick video that shares two must know techniques that can make all the difference. Plus you’ll quickly find out why you want to blow dry Velcro rollers regardless of length!
Blending Any Hair Not Curled In Velcro Rollers
Obviously there will be hair that’s too short to roll. Time to break out round brush and dryer to smooth those bits that were too short. Using your blow dryer like this adds a bit of lift making it easier to blend everything all together.
The video above shows you exactly how to do this.
What About How To Take Out Velcro Rollers?
Give things five to seven minutes to cool down.
You want the hair 100% dry before you remove these self-grippers.
In the video she shares her one finger trick to keep them from tangling. Good to know but admittedly more important on longer hair than shorter.
Lifting them straight up and gently unrolling is also a good technique.
Finish off by gently tousling your hair with your fingers. This will give you a more casual messier look.
If you want a more polished look you’d use your brush and carefully brush through it. Recognizing doing so can cost some volume.
Finishing Things Off For Best Results
What products do you use, again?
Aside from shaping spray…she finishes off by running a hair taffy through her mane. This is a texturizing/shaping product used to give grip, volume, and definition to shorter hair.
One very popular option is Kenra Texturizing Taffy 13.
Another good one would be TIGI Bed Head Manipulator.
HEADS UP: A little (pea sized) dab goes a long way. Especially with shorter strands.
Don’t miss the point she makes about working it out towards the ends. Products like these are best applied with a focus on the ends. Too much at the scalp area can be a volume killer.
You’re doing this for added piec-yness and texture.
Plus some hair doesn’t hold a curl well and just needs a little encouragement.
Finish up with another spritz of shaping spray. And you’re good to go.
As you can clearly see that while these are old school they still are a great way to get a short “sassy” hairstyle. And are worth taking the time to master if adding fullness to trimmed tresses if something you’re struggling with.
But when shorter is no longer sweeter we published a Velcro rollers tutorial for medium hair guide. It’s perfect for those looking for ideas to glam up a mid-length style with these retro styling tools.
If you’d love more hair care tips and tricks regardless if you have short, medium or long hair be sure to follow our hair tricks and tips board on Pinterest. Just don’t blame me if you find these to be addictive! P.S. We’re researching and writing as fast as we can!