You all know I’m a big fan of big, curly hair! For some reason I just really don’t like wearing my hair straight anymore. Whenever I go for that sleek straightened hairstyle it just doesn’t look right. Plus, on straight hair I can more easily identify unhealthy ends! Therefore the curling iron has been my main mode of hair styling.
I’ve had a roller set for years because my mom used them on me when I was little. I remember sitting on the edge of the bathtub while she’d give me gorgeous curls. Personally though, I’ve never used rollers on myself! Why? Because I don’t even know how! I asked my friends at Fiore Beauty to help me put together a tutorial for rollers that will help us both! The thing I love about rollers is how you’ll get longer lasting curls, and your arm won’t get tired of holding the curling iron for so long. I guess that’s two things but you know what I mean! Read on to find out how to use hot rollers for long hair:
HOW TO USE HOT ROLLERS
Turn on your hot rollers and prep hair with a heat protectant spray, like Iron Shape 11 by Redken, which also is great for setting. Small rollers will give you tighter curls, while larger rollers will create softer, wavy curls. For my hair I need ten rollers, but those of you with shorter or finer hair, can use about five or six.
While hot rollers are heating up, divide and clip dry hair into four large sections, one over each ear, one in the back, and one on top. Separate the top section, the “mohawk,” into three parts. Begin rolling at your forehead by taking a section of hair as wide as the roller you’re using and no more than two inches thick. Pull the section of hair straight, and place a roller under the hair a few inches from the ends. Roll down and under, towards the scalp, away from your face. Secure it with clips before moving on to the next section. Continue rolling the sections of hair on your “mohawk” area and secure with clips. Make sure you comb or brush through your section of hair before rolling it so that you’ll have smooth shiny hair at the end, no extra brushing required!
Roll the side area of your head. Add the ends over the roller and start rolling under. Repeat until you’ve sectioned and rolled the rest of your hair. If you’d like some extra hold you can spray hair. Try Oribe Superfine Hair Spray for a medium hold.
Let hair set while rollers cool for at least 20 minutes, perhaps longer if you have thick or curly hair. If you take the rollers out too quickly, your curls won’t last as long.
Once cool, remove rollers by starting from the bottom and work your way to the top of your head. Make sure you don’t pull or tug on the curlers. Instead, unwind your hair until they’re able to drop from the roller. Run your fingers through the waves to loosen them but whatever you do, don’t brush! The brush will ruin the wave definition. Mist with a light spray and you’re good to go!
Easy enough right? And you can do your makeup while the rollers cool! How’s that for efficiency?!
Styling by Zoraida and Jaimi from Fiore Beauty
photos by Kimber Brown