I’ve never been too fond of curling irons and have always been much more of a hot roller kind of girl, thanks to the tricks to using hot rollers my mom taught me growing up. I used to watch her as a little girl, looking up at her from our bathroom tile floors, admiring the way she’d roll her soft brown hair up onto her head with her hot rollers. It looked so neatly fashioned that she looked like something out of a magazine. Around 12 years old, she taught me her tricks to using hot rollers, and ever since, they’ve been the only things that have touched my hair, outside of a straightening iron I waited until 25 years old to use. I always preferred the soft, luxurious look of curls made with hot rollers over tight ringlets made with a curling iron. If you’ve never tried them, or never had any luck, try some of my favorite tricks for using hot rollers. In fact, even the Victoria’s Secret fashion models use hot rollers to achieve the fluffy, luxurious hairstyles they don on the runway. Voluminous waves are just a roll or two away!
1. Start at the Top
First things first when learning tricks to using hot rollers. Many people try to curl their hair in rollers around their head, starting with the bottom strands. Big no-no there ladies! Start at the very top point of your forehead in the middle and grab a good handful of hair. You’ll be starting to roll from the top and sides down, not with the bottom part of your hair. Grab the top part of your hair first and roll down, not up.