Your guide to choosing the right hair curlers for the curls you want.
What you’ll need
Everyone has those days when their hair is falling a little short of their styling expectations. Maybe the ‘new haircut’ buzz you were feeling has finally worn off, or your hair is just feeling lifeless and dull (we see you, winter dryness). One option that can help revive your hair are hair curlers. This no-heat solution can work to add some serious volume and excitement back into your hair. Sign us up, right? Whether you plan on sleeping in your curlers overnight or letting them set while you perfect your makeup routine for a night out, mastering this hair technique will make curling your hair a breeze. One of the best parts of this method is how natural the end results are. From small and tight curls to large and voluminous waves, hair curlers can do it all. Keep reading to learn about finding the right hair curlers for every kind of curl that we are sure will add some fun back into your look!
Hair Curlers for Every Size Curl
1. Foam Curlers for Spiral Curls
Foam curlers are the best choice if your goal is natural-looking tight curls. A solid foundation for a curly updo or a finished hairstyle in and of itself, smaller tighter curls that usually take a long time to create when using a curling iron become a quick and easy process when you use hair curlers. Prepping with freshly washed hair and a dollop of mousse is the best way to ensure optimum curliness. We love the Nexxus New York Salon Care Styling Mousse Plus for extra bounciness that won’t weigh your hair down.
2. Large Rollers for Some Serious Volume
Don’t let the retro vibes in the photo above scare you away. Oversized rollers like these are one of the beauty industry’s best kept secrets for creating instant volume. The hair is lifted by the size of the rollers and it dries away from the roots to add both depth and dimension to what might otherwise be a flatter-looking style. If you’re in a pinch and looking to bring your second, or third-day hair back to life, start with some volumizing dry shampoo. The TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo is your key to the ultimate hair revival.
3. Medium Curls for Our Natural Girls
Medium-sized curls are the gateway to creating any of the curly hairstyles you’ve been lusting after. A pair of medium sized rollers and your favorite hairspray are all you need to achieve natural-looking curls. Sleeping in your rollers will make you feel like the glam queen that you are and will result in curls that’ll last all day long. When you wake up in the morning and let your curls down, spray them with a mist of the Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Non-Aerosol Hairspray.
Looking for more ideas for curly hair? Check out our feature on some of our favorite curly hair tips.