For this hair tutorial, I didn’t really have any specific one-two-three steps, but I think you’ll see from watching the video that it’s easy to follow! I’m showing you how I use velcro rollers to get volume in my hair right after round-brushing my hair dry.
I get asked about my hair all the time. I’ve shared quite a few tips with y’all on how I get volume, but today I want to focus specifically on how I use the velcro rollers to add even more height and bounce to my hair.
Please let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. I’d be happy to address any specific issues.
Specific Hair Situations When I Use Velcro Rollers
I use velcro rollers in a few different “hair situations.” I thought it might be helpful to detail them out if you were curious:
- Freshly cleaned, blow-dried hair – Immediately after washing my hair and round-brushing it dry. If you haven’t seen my hair tutorial on HOW I blow dry my hair to get volume, be sure to watch that video! I use a few of the skills I explained in that video, so you’ll want to catch up.
- Dirty (day 3 or 4) hair – After using my dry shampoo trick, which is usually on day 3 or 4 hair. Sometimes when I do my dry-shampoo routine (see the video), my hair will still be a little unruly and will need some extra styling. OR I’ll have a little extra time getting ready and can spend a few more minutes on my hair, in which case I’ll usually resort to my velcro rollers to add an extra bit of bounce. I’ll usually leave them in while I put my makeup on.
- Clean-ish hair (8-10 hours after wash) – The third “situation” in which I’ll use velcro rollers is a few hours after cleaning my hair. I have 2 different scenarios where this will happen. This is making me laugh that I’m getting so specific here, but hey I want it to be helpful and document everything for y’all.
- Wash and blow-dry my hair at night time before bed. Then section off the top of my hair (like the mohawk section specifically). I take this section of hair and set it in 3 big velcro rollers (in a row along my part). Lastly, I pull the rest of my hair back in a ponytail (or you can leave it down. I don’t think it makes a difference). Then I’ll sleep with my hair like this. I know it sounds crazy, but it works really well!
- If I have an event at night, I’ll usually wake up that morning and wash my hair so that getting ready before the event goes by faster. Plus, I like to have a little bit of natural oil in my hair when styling it before an event (6-8 hours is plenty of time for me). Then, I’ll actually STYLE my hair when getting ready for the event. I essentially do the same thing I’m showing you in this tutorial except there’s a period of time between round-brushing my hair and using the rollers. (and obviously don’t do the velcro rollers twice!).
- Clean, damp hair – I’ll have to do another tutorial for this one because it’s a completely different look. Plus, I haven’t tried this in like 10 years. Let me know if you’d be interested to learn more in the comments below?
How I Use Velcro Rollers: A Step-by-Step Guide
For each section of hair that you’re rolling with a velcro roller, make sure the section of hair is smaller than the roller itself; that way, the hair won’t fall on the sides of it. Follow these steps for each section of hair:
- Grab a section of hair and hold it away from your scalp
- Use the roller to smooth (slash sort of brush) the hair as you glide/slide it through the mid-shaft to ends of your hair
- When you get to the ends, make sure the ends of your hair are tightly rounded onto the roller.
- With the ends secure, gently roll your hair onto the roller all the way to your scalp (make sure root is pulled tight).
- Fasten the roller to your scalp by pressing the velcro material onto your scalp until it feels secure-ish
- Let them sit for 5-ish minutes and then take them out!
- Enjoy the volume #YAY
Things to keep in mind when using velcro rollers:
- Velcro rollers come in a variety of different sizes. I usually use the largest ones because I’m using them solely for volume. Since my hair is shorter at the moment, I’ll use smaller rollers around my face because my layers get pretty short. Plus, I want more of a bend in my hair with the pieces surrounding my face. Drybar has a set of 6 velcro rollers that I LOVE because they have 3 big rollers and 3 smaller ones.
- Velcro rollers work better when used with heat (or with damp hair, but that’s another tutorial for another day). Essentially, you’ll want to let your hair cool while wrapped around the rollers. I’ve found that the best way to apply heat is by using a blow dryer and a round brush.
- To get volume, you’ll want to make sure you apply heat especially to the root of your hair and that the velcro roller is tight enough so that it LIFTS your hair off the root (and cools that way).
- Be sure to let your hair “set” in the velcro rollers. You don’t have to let them sit for hours, even just 5 minutes will do the trick!
- When I let my hair down after it has cooled, I usually still need to do some styling. I’ll spray some sort of texturizing spray (love this one and this one!) all over my hair. Then, I’ll also use a texturizing powder (long time lover of this one!) and massage it in my roots for added volume and styling.
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