8.31.2011

How To: Curl Your Hair With Velcro Rollers

When I was in West Virginia a few weeks ago, we stopped in Gabriel Brothers. Among my bargains was this pack of velcro rollers for a dollar! I haven't used rollers in a while, since I generally favor a flat iron or curling iron/wand, so I thought this would be a great way to change my routine. Velcro rollers are easy to use and can be used to add volume to hair. Let's see how I did it:
{After...Where did my head go?}
Tools:
  • Velcro rollers (I used the biggest size--a whole pack...9 I think)
  • Clips (use whatever will keep the roller in, aka whatever you've got on hand)
  • Comb or brush
  • Hairspray or volumizing product
  • Hairdryer 
  • Curling iron & heat protectant spray, if your hair is really hard to curl
Method:
  • Start with clean, dry hair. Part hair as your normally would--I know the traditional way is to divide hair into 3 sections, but I find it easier to style if I do it my way.
{Why yes, that's my shower curtain and a big roller}
  • Take sections, about as wide as your roller, and spray with hair spray or a volumizing product. 
  • Take velcro roller and roll under hair, all the way to roots. 
  • Spray once more and attach clip to hold roller. 
  • Once all of hair is rolled, do a quick blow dry over head to add heat and set curls. 
  • Use this time to do makeup (or check my blog, hehe).
  • After 20 minutes or so, begin to take out rollers. I've found that sticking fingers inside the roller and gently pulling down makes roller removal easier.
  • Run fingers through hair and set with spray. 
{Two pics of me in a week. What! My eye shadow was amazing but you can't tell in this pic. Back to the show.}
Tips: 
  • Don't roll hair wet--it will harder to roll. Unless you've got a fancy salon drier, hair will much longer to dry and results aren't as good. If you must, wait until hair is almost completely dry (slightly damp) to roll.
  • If your hair is hard to curl, curl a section with a curling iron and then roll while hair is still hot. The velcro rollers will help hold the curl.
{Bonus How To animation and lack of manicure. Yeah!}
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PS: I lost my Grandfather on Tuesday. Prayers for my Mama would be appreciated. Grazie.

26 comments:

  1. A. You're GORGEOUS! B. I'm super jealous of your hair -- it's so long and lovely! C. I've never tried Velcro rollers but obviously need to do so immediately. And I'm so sorry about your grandfather, doll. Let me know if I can do anything!
    xo Josie

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather! I am sending a prayer now!

    p.s. great curling tips--my stylist showed me how to do this a few year back but it's always good to get a brush up (no pun intended)!

    xo Mary Jo

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  3. Thank you so much honey for your lovely comment! Follow you!

    Great tips!! Every time I try to roll my hair by myself it turns to be a real failure ! I'll try it this way, maybe I'll succeed!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Kisses

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  4. you look gorgeous in that pic! I love how shiny your hair is. I am in the process of growing mine out and can't wait for it to be longer. I love rollers, hot rollers too are great when you want curls quickly. great post! :)

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  5. I am so going hunting for my velcro rollers later today! I haven't used them in so long and now I'm definitely inspired :) Your hair looks fantastic!

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  6. So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are being sent. You hair looks fabulous on the bright side!


    www.MrsCapretta.com
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  7. I have velcro curlers but had no idea how to use them. Thanks for the tips.

    Sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  8. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with your family.

    On a more positive note, your hair is beautiful!

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  9. This takes me back - I used to use velcro rollers when I was a teenager and had long hair! Your hair looks fantastic after using them.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

    P.S. I'm really excited for the Renaissance Ways with Words class - I'm an early modern English social historian (as is my adviser) and the class is co-taught with an English prof. So the reading list is half lit stuff and half history stuff. I'm excited!

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  10. Thanks for the great tutorial!! I love how natural your curls came out!!

    Lots of Love,
    Simplycamylla.blogspot.com

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  11. My thoughts go out to you and your family!

    Thanks for the tutorial - love the lift and volume!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  12. I am so sorry for your grandpa...
    I am grateful I found your blog, it's lovely ! I always wanted to try something like this for my hair but haven't tried yet, I am gonna give it a try, moreover I use John Frieda products ;)
    I am following you with google friend connect and I'd love it if you would want to follow me back and be in touch ! If you want I am gonna follow you on twitter as well :) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

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  13. thank you for you rcomment.
    I live in Pescara, near Rome!
    have you ever been in Italy?
    kissses
    Miriamstella

    http://isfashionmypassion.blogspot.com/

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  14. I have been wanting to try rollers...thanks for the tips!

    So sorry for your loss!

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  15. Sorry to hear, my prayers go to your family dear. xo

    Great hair tutorial! :)

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  16. I love using curlers- i think they are totally an easy way to get some bounce in your hair.

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  17. will have a go at this, rollars never work properly for me

    Rianna xxx

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  18. will have a go at this, rollars never work properly for me

    Rianna xxx

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  19. I've always wondered if these were good, I might have to try them!

    So sorry about your grandpa, your family is in my prayers.

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  20. Aw, sorry to hear about your grandfather, these things are always so rough. Time helps.

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  21. I go to Gabriel Brothers in Huntington, WV quite often. It's a fantastic store!

    Thanks for the velcro rollers tips. I haven't ever used them but since I straightened my hair today (permenantly) I might just give them a try.

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for your momma & you are coming your way.

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  22. your eyes are so gorgeous! luckily my hair is pretty curly/ wavy already, but i've tried rollers before and it didn't work well, but i didn't have great tips at the time :)

    and sorry about your grandfather :( definitely sending prayers your way! :)

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  23. Love this tutorial! I haven't used velcro rollers in a while, but I think I'll experiment this weekend. Thank you also for the comment on my blog. I also lost my grandfather this summer. It's so hard, and I'm so sorry for your loss and for your mother. Hugs.

    ~Jenifer
    Gordon Gossip

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  24. Sorry to hear about your grandfather :(

    I always had trouble with velcro rollers sticking in my hair and not coming out, I guess I'll have to try it again.

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