Roll with it: How to use hair rollers and hairstyles to try

If you love curls and waves, you must learn how to use hair rollers. Trust us, this technique can come in handy.

Curling your hair or making waves often involves the use of a curling iron. This gadget though is tricky to use, especially if you’re a beginner. If you leave it for too long, your hair might get damaged. Luckily, there is an alternative: hair rollers. Hair rollers are easy to use, and they can curl your hair without using too much heat. Don’t miss out on the wonders of this beauty tool. Read on to learn how to use hair rollers.

Step 1

Wash hair

Start with clean and nourished hair. It is recommended to use a shampoo and conditioner that strengthens hair strands. It should also help your locks become smooth and manageable. This way, your hair remains beautiful whether it’s styled or not. Regularly wash hair with TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner to reinforce your hair’s natural barrier and protect it from future damage.


How to use hair rollers step 1: Wash hair
Step 2

Protect hair

Spritz some heat protectant on your hair to shield it from heat damage. Make sure all sections of your hair have been sprayed. Spritz TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your hair before blow-drying or ironing. The spray acts as a barrier between your hair and heat, protecting your lovely tresses from damage. Then blow dry your hair.

How to use hair rollers step 2: Protect hair from heat
Step 3

Divide and spray

Starting from your hairline, take a section of hair about the same size as your roller. Lift it, then spritz hairspray near your roots to help hold your would-be hairstyle. Use TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray to help make your hairstyle last all throughout the day.

How to use hair rollers step 3: Apply hairspray
Step 4

Roll it

Place one roller under the section of hair that you took in No. 3. Roll this section of hair inwards. Repeat this step until all sections of your hair have been rolled in hair rollers.

Hair hack: The bigger your rollers are, the more volume your hair will have. On the other hand, smaller rollers will produce less volume but they will give your hair more movement. Use the right hair rollers for the effect that you want.

How to use hair rollers step 4: Start rolling
Step 5

Blow dry

With your hair rollers still on, blow dry hair for a few minutes. This will help set your curls.

How to use hair rollers step 5: Blow dry hair with the hair rollers still on
Step 6

Remove hair rollers

Once you feel that you have blow dried your hair enough, gently remove each roller. Avoid tugging or removing rollers abruptly so as not to ruin your curls.

How to use hair rollers step 6: Remove hair rollers one by one
Step 7

Shake it

Run your fingers through your hair and shake it to loosen hair a bit and give it bounce.

How to use hair rollers step 7: Shake hair
Step 8

Go out

Now, your hair is all set for whatever you plan to do during the day. If you have time in the morning, you can put to use hair rollers to create a chic, wavy ‘do for work. You can also use this technique to style your hair for special occasions such as weddings, corporate events, or parties.

How to use hair rollers: Show off your curls when done

To order the products you need for this hairstyle, please use these links:
TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Shampoo
TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
TRESemmé Freeze Hold Hairspray

How to use hair rollers: Closeup shot of a woman with medium length dark hair wearing a brown dress on the runway
Scrunched hairstyles make thin hair look fuller and thicker. Credit:

1. Scrunched lob

Add texture and bounce to your medium-length hair by wrapping sections of your hair around hair rollers. Just blow dry for a minute before removing the hair rollers to create soft, shallow waves. Then, remove your hair rollers and scrunch hair to style. Very easy, right?

How to use hair rollers: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with brown bob wearing a white top
Achieve Korean-style bobs with the help of hair rollers. Credit: Shutterstock

2. Bouncy bob

Is your hair looking flat today? Wrap the tips of your bob around your hair rollers to add body and bounce. This hair hack will also make your bob curve inwards, so bye bye fly aways!

How to use hair rollers: Closeup shot of an Asian woman with long dark hair wearing a pink jacket outdoors
Use big hair rollers when you’re styling long layered hair.

3. Bouncy layered hair

Wrapping your hair around hair rollers can help define your layers. You can spray hair wax on the tips of your tresses after you remove your hair rollers for more texture and definition.

How to use hair rollers: Closeup shot of a woman with medium-length brown wavy hair wearing a floral dress
No curling iron? No problem! Hair rollers will give you the waves that you want. Credit: Shutterstock

4. Wavy bob

If you want tighter, more defined waves, use smaller hair rollers and wrap sections of your hair around them for a longer period of time. Apply hair mousse before putting on your rollers and blow drying to help add volume to your hair and create beautiful curls.

When you know how to use hair rollers, you can style your hair in different ways. Make sure you have these little styling tools on your dresser, so you’re always ready when you have to go glam and look your best.

Next read: Want a dramatic hairstyle that is a bit vintage? Try victory rolls! This tutorial will teach you how to create this hairstyle.

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