I was recently invited along to Cocoa Brown's spring launch and thought I would try to do something different with my hair. Just the previous week before (As mentioned in my current wishlist post) my friend had recently tried hot rollers in my hair and I had loved the effect. So armed with my Babyliss Volume Waves curling iron (review), and some velcro/plastic rollers I picked up for a couple of euro in Penney's I tried to recreate the look...
Step 1: I sectioned my hair into manageable pieces for each roller. Taking one section, I combed and curled that piece of hair before quickly wrapping it up into a roller while still hot. (My thought process on this was heat retention, and that if a hot roller was warm and cooled down whilst in the hair that maybe a velcro roller with hot hair might do the same thing)
Step 2: I secured the roller to my head with hair pins and continued with each section until all my hair was in rollers.
Step 3: I then gave it a quick spritz with some hair spray and left them to cool and "set". (In this time I did my makeup and got ready)
Step 4: Then just before running out the door I took out all the pins and rollers to reveal amazing bouncy curls with lots of volume. Rather than running the risk of destroying the curls with a brush, instead I gave it a bit of a shake at the roots with my finger to blend the curls.
I really loved the outcome, the only difference in this effect and the look created with the rollers was... Firstly the time, it took a lot longer to curl and put the hair in rollers than it would of just to put my hair in hot rollers. Secondly it didn't last as long, unfortunately about 3hours in my hair had pretty much lost all volume at the root with only a hint of the curls at the bottom! For a short event it would be great but for a full night they just didn't cut the muster. Basically I'm saying its a great cheaper alternative to hair rollers and definitely worth a go, my hair is naturally very heavy and struggles to hold a curl so people with thinner hair might be luckier!
Have you ever used Velcro Rollers?
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