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How to choose the best hot hair rollers

Woman sitting in bed looking at a newspaper with hot rollers in her hair

If there is one hair styling tool that has stood the test of time, it’s hair rollers–and for good reason! When used properly, they can create bouncy, voluminous waves with very little effort. When it comes to styling your hair, what more could you ask for?

However, one disadvantage of traditional hair rollers is that it can take hours for them to work. Rolling your damp hair at night and then sleeping with them in your hair is uncomfortable, and there’s a lot of room for things to go wrong if you move around a lot in your sleep! Luckily, heated hair rollers are a great alternative to traditional hair rollers. Hot rollers allow you to easily curl your hair in a matter of minutes, creating fresh, volume-packed waves that will last all day.

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How to use hot rollers

Although using heated rollers requires a bit of a learning curve, once you get the hang of it, it’ll be your go-to hair styling tool. Here’s how to use them:

  1. Start heating up your hot rollers.
  2. Separate your hair into several evenly-sized sections. Include several sections at the top of your head and at the bottom. This will ensure you get maximum volume.
  3. Stretch out one section of your hair and place the roller a few inches from the tip of your hair. Begin rolling away from your face. After you’ve rolled a couple of times, tuck the ends of your hair into the hot roller and continue rolling until you reach the top of your head. Add the clip to secure in place.
  4. Repeat for all sections of your hair.
  5. After wrapping all of your hair with hot rollers, let it sit for 20 minutes. Then, carefully unroll each hot roller. Enjoy your curls!

Are hot rollers better for your hair?

Many people reach for hair rollers as an alternative to other hair styling tools in the hopes that they’re healthier for your hair. But are roller sets healthy for your hair even though they require heat?

Hot rollers do typically apply less heat to your hair than traditional hair styling tools, so from a heat perspective, you’ll likely experience less damage from heat alone when using heated hair rollers. However, there are other ways beyond heat that hot rollers can damage your hair, and these are important to be aware of.

  • Hair loss. Heated hair rollers can cause hair loss if you roll them too tight and use them too often. Although your hair will grow back eventually, this is a problem that can be easily avoided if you limit how often you use them.
  • Breakage. If you aren’t careful when rolling your hair, you can create a tangled mess. This can result in breakage when unrolling your hair later.

Which heated rollers are best?

When it comes to shopping for hot rollers, there are a lot of options. So, what are the best hot rollers? And which are the least damaging hot rollers? Let’s take a look:

  • Conair hot rollers. If you’re looking for an affordable but effective option, try a set of Conair hot rollers. Available in a variety of styles and sizes starting at $39.99, they’re built to protect your hair while creating the best curl possible.
  • T3 hot rollers. If you’re looking for more of an investment at the price of $139.99, the T3 Volumizing Hair Rollers are hard to beat. Sleek, effective, and built for any hair type, these T3s will give you the volume and shine you’re looking for.

How rollers for long hair: Do they work?

Everyone has a different hair type, and while some tools work great for certain groups, they don’t work as well for others. At this point, you might be asking: “Do hot rollers work on long hair?" The answer is yes–they absolutely work!

Simply be mindful of the roller size you use, and be aware that you might want to purchase a set that has extra rollers to accommodate all of your hair.

Final thoughts

As with any hair styling tool, there are plenty of pros and cons for using heated hair rollers, so it’s important to think about what will work best for your hair. And while you’re shopping for your new hot rollers, don’t forget to think about product protection.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Consumer Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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