The Best Hair Rollers for These 3 Curl Types

From little ringlets to big, bouncy curls, these hair rollers will do the job, every time.

You’re probably most familiar with hair rollers from the sitcom stereotype of the dowdy housewife wearing them while puttering around the house. Or perhaps you’ve got your own nostalgic memories of them back in the day, seeing your older relatives wearing rollers before bed. They may seem silly now, but our stylish moms and grandmas stuck by them for a reason: They seriously work. Rollers are particularly if you’re a multitasker who appreciates having her hair “set” while she gets the rest of her glam done (i.e. all of us).

If you don’t know where to start, scroll on down to find the best hair rollers to create the perfect curl for your hairstyle:

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Flexi-rod hair curlers are perfect for creating tight, bouncy curls.

1. For Tight Curls

If you want small, tight curls, try using flexi-rod hair rollers. These no-heat small rollers are the best hair rollers for creating perfect ringlets, and create these little curls at ease with no creases, fall-outs or yes, heat damage! You can also use these curlers to define naturally kinky curls. To create the ultimate tight curls, start with dry hair that’s been prepped with curl cream, mousse or gel, like Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse, then roll them in vertically from end to root. Blow-dry then take out the curlers, and you have perfectly bouncy spirals.

2. For Natural Curls

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Use a gel to help define curls.

If you want to give your natural curls some extra definition and volume, then the best hair rollers to use are foam rollers. These curlers do the job while you’re in bed, so you don’t have to worry about styling your locks when you wake up. Just roll them into slightly damp hair horizontally from ends to roots, and then go to bed. Seriously, it’s that simple to wake up with flowing, voluminous curls. To give your natural curls even more definition, scrunch in Dove Amplified Textures Shine & Moisture Finishing Gel at the mid-lengths.

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Give your hair some added fullness with glamorous curls that are ready for the runway.

3. For Big, Glamorous Curls

If you want red-carpet-ready hair, then grab some velcro hair rollers. These are the best hair rollers for creating those big, movie star curls. They’re used as a secret weapon on all magazine photoshoots and catwalks, so investing in a set of these is a great way to get the perfect Hollywood-style curl. Best of all, they don’t require any heat or hairpins since the velcro is self-holding. To achieve, first spritz your hair with hairspray, then roll in each curler horizontally from ends to roots. Repeat on all sections. Leave them in for 15 minutes, are you’re ready to walk out the door with big, bouncy curls that are ready for the catwalk. To give your hair some added volume and sheen, style with Suave Captivating Curls Mousse Cream before drying.

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