(Closed) Rescue me from my own ineptitude? Any Bees out there good with hot rollers?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@KCKnd2:  I can’t help as I am also hair-impaired. I’d like to know these answers too!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hey girl! Hot rollers are quite the undertaking, so practice, practice, practice! 

A few things to keep in mind:

-The smaller the roller, the tighter the curl. For big curls, use bigger rollers. 

-The more rollers you use, the more curls you will have (seems obvious, but seriously, you can go way overboard).

I’m sure there are some really good youtube tutorials, so definitely look for those. I separate my hair into sections and spray each section with aerosol hairspray- I like Frizz-Ease (http://www.drugstore.com/john-frieda-frizz-ease-moisture-barrier-hairspray-firm-hold/qxp184817). I roll the curlers AWAY from my head and pin them up. Once I get all the way around my head, I set a timer for 20 minutes. 

Beware! When you take the curlers out you will likely HATE HOW THEY LOOK for a few minutes… but they will ultimately fall down. You can use a comb or your fingers, but be careful not to go crazy or the curls will frizz. Wait for them to settle, and then work with them with your hands until you like the way they look.

Give it a few tries before you give up… it takes a certain amount of finesse, but you CAN do it.

Also, I realize you already bought the hot rollers, but look into curling with a straight iron or curling with velco rollers… both things I find easier than hot rollers. (However, I have very thick hair, so it may be a totally different ball game for you!)

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ALSO: I wouldn’t wash your hair day of. If you must wash, I would definitely skip the conditioner. The grittier your hair, the easier it will be for you. (Gross, but true!)

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

There are TONS of youtube videos for this kind of stuff… that’s what helped me!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@KCKnd2:  I spray each section immediately before rolling it. I will go ahead and assume that yes, that destroys my hair. Not sure?

I am very slow at it, but I also have A TON OF HAIR. The whole process from beginning to end usually takes me about 45 minutes to an hour. I don’t worry that the first curler ends up being in longer…  the curlers lose their heat as they are in your hair, so it only ends up being HOT for the same amount of time as all the other curls. Then it is just being held up in position, but not “baking,” if you will.

Taking them out takes about 2 minutes… but then you have to wait for them to fall, which takes a lot more time.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is a pretty good tutorial, although I use way more hairspray to get mine to hold.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My curls get progressively “softer” as the day goes on, but I’ve gone to work with my hair curled and it still looks good (albeit, slightly different) at the end of the day.

I do think my curls last longer when I make them with my straightener. They do not fall down, even after I sleep on them.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Also, dry helps them not frizz, but I live in FL where it is always humid, and they seem to hold up just fine 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@KCKnd2:  I’ve heard that mousse doesn’t have much staying power. My hair stylist swears by hairspray. Just keep spraying and spraying! Or you may need to try another brand. Did you buy a kind that says it has extra hold? You probably need to. Also, I’ve found that smaller/tighter curls seem to stay curled for longer… if you’re doing very loose waves that might be a problem.

Also try the sock bun tutorial for curls, those seem to last ALL DAY for me!

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