Velcro hair rollers are getting more and more popular because they are comfortable, work well, and are easy to use. The rollers are mostly made of a piece or strips of hook-and-loop fastener wrapped around cylinders. They come in different sizes and can be used to curl or wave hair that is flat or lacks body. You can use Velcro hair rollers on dry or wet hair to give it more body and curls.
What are Velcro Rollers?
Velcro rollers are hollow cylinders made of plastic that you can use to add volume to your hair without using heat. They come in a variety of sizes and are not limited to a certain style or length. Your style will also last longer if you use these tools. How? You put them on wet or damp hair and let it air dry. This keeps the style in place longer than any hot tool. And you’re left with a blowout like you got at a salon. These alternatives to salons are pretty flexible. Choose a smaller roller for curls with more definition and a larger one for waves and volume. The size is also affected by the length of your hair. Use small or medium curlers for hair that is chin-length or shorter. For hair that is shoulder-length or longer, use large or jumbo curlers.
How to Use Velcro Rollers
Velcro rollers might seem like a less professional way to curl your hair, but they can actually save your hair from damage caused by heat and save you money on more expensive curling options.
Ensuring a Good Curl
1. Select or purchase your rollers.
If you don’t already have a pack of velcro rollers, you’ll have to go to a drug store or beauty shop to get some. You might even be able to find some at your local grocery store in the beauty section. Your velcro rollers will come in different sizes. If you want more curl, choose a smaller size, and if you want softer curls, choose a bigger size.
Smaller rollers will be needed for hair that is shorter. Depending on how short your hair is, you might only be able to get very soft waves. For curls, it’s best to have longer hair.
When you use small rollers on long hair, the curls will be tighter. If your hair is very long or thick, you may need to use two rollers.
Large rollers are great for adding volume to hair that is about shoulder length, but the same rollers will make waves in hair that is longer. To get the look you want, you’ll need to change the size of your rollers to match the length of your hair.
2. Dampen your hair.
You might want to wash your hair before curling it, but you don’t have to. You can get great curls if you wet your hair with water from the sink or a spray bottle. If your hair is wet, you can make it curl more, and if it’s dry, you can make it wave less.
If you decide to wash your hair first, you’ll need to dry it with a towel, a blow dryer, or by letting it dry on its own until it’s only damp.
A product that adds volume to your hair could be just what you need to make your curls stand out more.
3. Section thicker hair.
If you have very thick hair, it can be hard to wrap it around the rollers without first dividing it into sections to make it easier to handle. People with hair that isn’t as thick can probably skip sectioning and go straight to rolling.
To curl hair that is very thick, you may need to use rollers on many small sections.
4. Troubleshoot loose or non-sticking rollers.
The velcro rollers shouldn’t need pins or clips to stay in place. If the roller doesn’t hold your hair and is loose, you might have put too much hair on it. Unroll it and cut the number of hairs in that section. Try rolling again until you feel like you have a better grip.
5. Piggyback two rollers on top of each rolled segment for long or thick hair.
If you put too much hair on your roller, it may not work as well, get tangled, or not stay in place. Start with one roller halfway up the section of hair you are working on and roll it to the top. The hair at the bottom of the section should still be hanging down. Start at the bottom with the second roller and roll the hair up until it meets the first roller.
6. Untangle and pull out a section of hair.
Take a piece of hair from the section you’re working on that’s no thicker than your roller and brush it straight. Before you put rollers in your hair, you’ll want to make sure it’s not tangled or frizzy. Pull the hair so that it is tight and has no loose ends. You’re now all set to go.
Winding Hair in Velcro Rollers
1. Wind your hair from the ends to the root.
Start at the ends of your hair and wrap it around the roller so that it curls down and in toward your scalp. Keep rolling your hair onto the roller until it fits tightly against your head.
The roller should stay in place because the velcro on it grabs the hair.
If your hair is thicker, you might need more than one roller per piece of hair. If the roller doesn’t stay in place or moves around, you put too much hair on it.
To make ringlets that look natural, you could use bigger rollers on the top parts of your hair and smaller rollers on the bottom parts.
2. Add volume with your velcro rollers.
With wide rollers, it’s easy to make waves and bounce. If you want your curls to be more gentle, you should start with dry hair. Spray a light mist of hair spray or volumizing spray on the section of hair you are working on. Pull the section tight at a 90-degree angle from your head, then roll from the end until it fits snugly against your head, as you normally would.
You could also lift the hair at an angle greater than 90 degrees to give it even more volume.
3. Tame your frizzy hair with velcro rollers.
While your hair is still wet, put some anti-frizz serum on it and lightly blow dry it. After you do this, brush any loose hair that you didn’t put into rollers straight.
For about 5 minutes, blow down the hair shafts with a blow dryer to get rid of frizz.
4. Wait until your rollers set.
The curl will be stronger and last longer if you leave your rollers in your hair for longer. Wait at least 10–20 minutes more before unrolling. People with thicker hair may want to wait even longer. If your hair is still wet, you can lightly blow dry it until it’s dry, and then take the rollers out.
Anti-frizz sprays, styling sprays, and finishing creams can help make hair look more polished.
5. Remove rollers from your hair.
Carefully unwind each roller. If you pull the rollers out, they can get stuck in your hair and make a frizzy mess. As you unwind your roller, hold the section of hair above the roller with your free hand to guide you.
By holding the hair above the roller, you will keep your hair from getting stuck on the velcro or getting tangled again in the roller.
6. Brush out your hair and enjoy the curls.
Use your comb to gently bring together the different pieces of hair. You can also put the pieces back together with your fingers.
Adding baby powder or talcum powder to the roots of your hair can make your curls last even longer.
You can also keep your look by setting your curls with hairspray.
Why use Velcro Rollers?
You might want to use Velcro rollers for a number of reasons.
1. They make waves or curls quickly and with little effort.
2. They are an easy way to make your hair look fuller, especially if you have medium-length or short hair. They’re also great for long hair.
3. They don’t cost a lot.
4. They don’t use heat, so they won’t hurt your hair the way that hot rollers can.
5. They don’t hurt and can’t burn you.
6. They are very easy to use and don’t take much extra time in the morning. You don’t even need pins or clips to keep them in place. That’s one step you don’t have to take when styling them.
7. They are easy to carry around.
8. They are easy to replace if you lose one, and you don’t have to buy a whole new set if you lose one.
9. They can be used everywhere. You don’t even need electricity, so they are also good for the environment.
10. They last a lifetime, so the cost isn’t that much.
How to Keep Your Hair from Getting Damaged When Using Velcro Rollers
1. Always put on smooth hair
The most common way a velcro roller could damage your red hair is if your hair gets very tangled. The best way to avoid tangles is to make sure your hair is smooth and free of tangles before putting the roller in. If you are putting them in straight hair, comb it first. If you’re putting them on curls from a curling iron to help them set, you should be fine.
2. Do not wear them to bed ever
If we’re talking about tangles, wearing velcro rollers to bed isn’t a good idea. Not only would they be pretty uncomfortable, but your head tossing and turning on your pillow would make it easy for the rollers to get tangled and damage your hair.
3. Avoid too much heat
When using curlers that don’t heat up, some people like to use heat to help the curls set faster. This can be hard because the curler keeps your hair away from your head, so you might accidentally use too much heat and not realize it. If you want to blow dry your hair while it’s in velcro rollers, just keep the heat low and check with your hand to make sure your hair isn’t getting too hot.
4. Be careful when removing them
It’s easy to take off velcro curlers as long as you’re gentle and don’t rip or pull them out, which could damage your hair. Just unroll them or slide them out, and don’t use too much force.
With Velco rollers, you can give your hair soft curls, add volume, and give it a full-bodied look. You can use Velcro rollers on any hair type or length, and they can help you get a salon-quality style without leaving your house.