All About Hot Rollers
What Are Hot Rollers?
The next time you want some seriously pumped-up curls full of shine and volume, why not consider using hot rollers? As a traditional method of curling your hair, these hair styling tools have made a major comeback as leading brands like BaByliss Pro and Silver Bullet utilise innovative design and technological advancements to develop roller sets that rival the best curling irons on the market.
A hot roller for hair is a tube-shaped tool that you heat up, wrap your hair around and let cool to create all types of curls, from tight coils to glamorous waves and everything in between. Rollers come in different sizes to work with all hair types. There are jumbo hot rollers for thick hair and smaller hot rollers for fine hair to add lift and create volume.
Hairhouse has got you covered with our range of volumizing hot rollers for all hair lengths. Shop the BaByliss Pro Cascade set of 20 rollers in small, medium, and large sizes to create a bouncy curl or loose wave, or pick up BaByliss Pro Extrovert 30 piece set with four different sized tourmaline-ceramic barrels for a smooth and glossy texture.
We’ve also got Silver Bullet Super Pod rollers in 48mm and 36mm and thermal roller clips to use with the advanced Super Pod Heater. Heat up your clips and rollers safely in seconds with induction heating. They’ll be cool to the touch so you can curl your hair without burning your fingertips!
How Do You Use Hot Rollers?
Getting bombshell curls has never been easier with our hot rollers. Follow these super-simple steps to get started:
1. Take your hot roller set of choice. If you want messy waves, go for larger hot rollers. If you want a tighter curl, choose a small hot roller.
2. Make sure your hair is completely dry using a hair dryer. Apply a heat protectant spray and comb or brush through for even distribution.
3. Make a deep side part.
4. Take a large section of hair from behind the ear, place the roller under it a few inches from the scalp, and roll your hair slowly around it.
5. Once most of the section is secure, begin rolling up towards the scalp and allow the ends to tuck neatly against the roller.
6. Secure in place with a clip.
7. Continue with this method, covering the crown first, then moving to the other side of the head. Always roll the hair away from your face and make sure the rollers sit vertical, not horizontal.
8. Finish off with hairspray to set your curls.
How Do You Use Hot Rollers on Short Hair?
Hot rollers for short hair can be tricky as it can be difficult to get the hair to stay in place. Make sure you use a smaller size hot roller, such as the ones found in our BaByliss Pro Extrovert 30 Piece Multi-Size set or the BaByliss Pro Cascade 20 Piece Multi-Size set. This will add volume and produce a tighter curl. If you just want a bit of body and wave in your hair, experiment with a medium-sized roller.
Don’t forget to prep your hair first. Use a good shampoo and conditioner, and spray with a heat protectant. You can also add a curl enhancer or volumiser to add more texture and encourage a longer-lasting curl.
Do Hot Rollers Work on Thick and Long Hair?
Yes, hot rollers on long hair work beautifully! As your hair is naturally heavier, it will require a set of large hot rollers to get the job done. Consider using our Silver Bullet XLarge thermal rollers with the Super Pod Heater or the large rollers in a BaByliss hot roller set.
Are Hot Rollers Better for Your Hair?
Hot hair rollers use a gentler heat for a longer amount of time to give you defined curls with less risk of burning your hair and leaving it dry and brittle. Our BaByliss hot rollers are made using ceramic-tourmaline which encourages smooth, shiny hair and eliminates frizz by hydrating hair while it sets.
However, like with curling irons and hair straighteners, hot rollers can still damage your hair if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect it first. Always use a heat protectant spray before rolling to coat your locks and shield them from heat damage.
You should also follow a proper hair care routine to keep your hair nourished and strong. Use hair oils, masks, and leave-in conditioners to seal in moisture and ensure your curls are shiny and healthy.
Can You Sleep in Hot Rollers?
It isn’t advised to sleep in heat rollers as the hard materials used to create them will be uncomfortable and you may end up damaging your hair as you toss and turn throughout the night. If you want to set your curls overnight, go for foam rollers which will be softer and gentler on hair.
Hairhouse stocks the best hot rollers to give you classic curls and textured waves. Shop our selection by BaByliss Pro and Silver Bullet with various sizes to suit every hair length and advanced features like induction heating to help you get the style you want faster. Buy them online today with free postage over $50 or pop into your nearest Hairhouse store and let our friendly team assist you with all of your hair care and styling needs.