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Ditch Your Iron, Hot Rollers Are Our New Fave

If you are a true Mane Addict, your curling iron has probably landed a spot as one of the most used hair tools in your beauty cabinet. Whether you want volume, loose curls, tight curls or waves somewhere in between, you most likely reach for your curling iron – and that’s fine. But what if we told you that there is an easier, more efficient alternative to curling section after section and strand after strand? Well, luckily there is. Enter: hair rollers.

blonde model with pink hair rollers in her hair

(via iStock)

The most overlooked way to curl your locks. That’s right, we are here to make the case for hair rollers and to let you know that they’re not just for your grandma or cheer competitions anymore. To do so, we’ve rounded up the different kind of hair rollers that you can look to whether you want defined curls, big curls, long-lasting curls or just want to add a little oomph of volume to your ‘do. Each set will save you time and create fuss-free, uniformed styles.


Conair Curl Innovation HS32R

For a full head of defined tendrils, hair tool masters Conair have their set of 20 ceramic rollers that turn your mane from straight to spiral in just 20 minutes. Conair’s Curl Innovation has a set of 20 rollers and clips in sizes 1.25  inch, 1 inch and 0.75 inch making them perfect for people with thick hair. After plugging in Conair’s convenient case, the rods take about 10 minutes to heat up and once your hair is completely dry you can start from the back of the head to section the hair and wrap each section around a rod and clip the roller in place. After about 20 minutes you will remove each rod to find bouncy, defined curls. Set with a long lasting hair spray and viola!


Conair's Curl Innovation HS32R Hair Rollers
Conair’s Curl Innovation HS32R, (via Conair)


Paul Mitchell Neuro V8  Compact Hot Rollers

Each of Paul Mitchell’s hair rollers have a mini heater within each rod for maximum heat retention and long lasting curls. The Neuro collection set has eight 1.25 inch velcro rollers that grip on to each section of the hair and unravel for sleek, uniformed locks.


Paul Mitchell Hair Rollers
Paul Mitchell’s Neuro V8 Compact Hot Rollers, (via Paul Mitchell)


Drybar High Tops Self Grip Rollers

Drybar’s super convenient velcro rollers come in packs of 6 and thanks to their velcro-like texture, they don’t require clips to keep them in place. The rollers should be applied to damp hair and once set, you lightly blow dry each section for best results. Once the hair is completely dry, you can take each roller out and find primed, voluminous hair ready to style.


Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Hair Rollers
Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers, (via Drybar)


T3 Volumizing Hot Rollers Lux

T3’s luxe hair rollers come with eight velvet rollers, a sleek heating tray and eight large clips to hold each section in place. The rollers should be used on dry hair and when taken out, shiny, voluminous curls are the result. Since you only need to section the hair into eight sections, T3’s hair rollers are an amazing alternative to big barrel curling irons to get the big, fluid old Hollywood vibe.

T3's Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe Hair Rollers
T3’s Volumizing Hot Rollers Luxe, (via T3)

Want to learn how to preserve those perfectly styled tendrils in the middle of summer’s sweltering heat and humidity? Check out our guide to preserving your styled lock’s here.



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