People who have straight hair always long for curly hair and try various techniques to achieve that. People often try curling irons or have seen someone doing so in an attempt to achieve soft, bouncy curls. With progress in the beauty industry, today, there are many techniques that can help you achieve waves or curls.
However, firstly one needs to understand and choose a roller properly based on their preferences. For example, some may like big curls, waves, and tight ringlets while some may just like the wavy, voluminous look.
If you are someone who wants the wavy hair look, you should use big rollers. Roll your hair after it is damp till your shoulder for the beachy waves. Rollers can be used on all types of hair, except extremely fine hair. They also help reduce frizz. The volume of curls wanted determines the number of rollers required. For thinner curls, you need small to medium rollers. These rollers sit comfortably on the hair, irrespective of the volume.
If your roller is made of felt, it gives more shine to the hair. This is good for the hair as it leaves the hair less frizzy. Waves can be created by wrapping the hair around the curler a few times. If you want smaller curls, you would need to wrap your hair tighter. If you wrap your hair loosely, you can achieve waves.
Before you begin rolling the curler, heat it to an optimal temperature. For tight curls, use rollers that are smaller. For looser, softer curls, use larger rollers at low temperature. It is important to apply sprays and creams to protect your hair from heat. Some products also help the curls set and stay longer.
Partition your hair at two or three inches and secure it with a clip. Comb through the section, place the roller at the end of your hair and roll it away from the face. Start curling your hair from the central section then move to the sides until you have completed the entire head. Do not overheat the rollers as they could burn the hair.
Allow the rollers to cool before you remove from the hair. Rollers take time to cool down if thick/curly. Being patient is necessary as the result is worth it. Start removing the rollers from the bottom. Do not pull or tug as it could lead to the curl getting frizzy. Heat rollers can help you achieve volume, beach waves, and tight ringlet curls.
These are good for all types of hair, but they are best for fragile hair. Choose rollers according to the size of curls. Large rollers do not work well for fine hair as it may result in fall out.
You could also use a mousse to enhance the effect while styling or they may collapse in a few hours. Foam rollers are best if you want volume. Use the smallest at the top and the largest at the end. Remove the rollers and always avoid brushing your hair. Use hair spray or a mousse before you set the rollers.
Additionally, you can use magnetic clips to hold on longer and produce well-defined curls. Foam rollers are easy to roll as they are made from sponge, but they take longer to dry.
Velcro and mesh rollers
Velcro and mesh rollers cannot be used on extremely wet hair; it needs to be damp. After washing your hair, condition it properly and squeeze out the extra moisture from your hair for best results.