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.
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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