How to Use Hair Rollers to Curl Your Hair

The oh-so-glam way to curl your hair. 

After a long day that includes a coffee (or quite possibly three), an often tiring commute and a to-do list that seems to grow by the minute, setting aside an hour to do your hair can feel like a Herculean task. It may sound silly, but hear us out. Washing and conditioning your hair, blowdrying to save time, applying the necessary hair care products and then sitting in front of the mirror for 45 minutes with a curling iron might just be too much to ask of yourself at 8pm. On the other hand, learning how to use hair rollers to curl your hair will give you the same salon-like results with about half of the time commitment. And you can feel glam in your rollers before your curls are even finished. So, grab a face mask, your latest Netflix binge of choice and prepare for this basic lesson in how to use hair rollers to curl your hair.

How to Use Hair Rollers to Curl Your Hair in No Time

how to use hair rollers to curl your hair
Hair rollers will cut your hair routine down while making you feel super glam.

1. Wash and condition your hair.

Clean hair is happy hair that holds onto curls a lot more easily. Wash and condition your hair with the Suave Professionals Volumizing Shampoo and the Suave Professionals Volumizing Conditioner to get this hairstyle started with some serious volume.

2. Add mousse to your hair.

One pump of the Dove Style + Care Volume Amplifier Mousse will do some early prep to lock in your curls. This mousse will help lift your hair at the roots and will leave your curls with a shiny polished finish.

3. Air-dry your hair (a.k.a focus on the rest of your beauty routine).

Air-dry your hair until it’s about halfway dry and use this time to knock some other things off of your to-do list. Whether that’s doing the dishes, watching an episode of Gilmore Girls or even doing your nails, make good use of this time that would otherwise be spent overheating from your blowdryer.

4. Start wrapping.

The key to making the most of hair roller magic is separating your hair into manageable and workable sections. Create a part that extends all the way to the nape of your neck and pull both halves in front of your shoulders. Separate each section into two more sections, one on top of the other. Pull a thick piece at the front and top of your head out to create one big curl in front – this will ensure the perfect amount of volume at the front of your hairline.

Grab a roller and bring it to the bottom of a two-inch section of hair. Roll it under and keep rolling until you reach your scalp and then place the clip that attaches to the roller on top to hold in place. Repeat until all of your hair is covered. Get back to that to-do list or simply head to sleep for a good night’s rest.

5. Let your curls down.

The most exciting part – the big reveal – comes in the morning when you let your hair down. Carefully unwrap your hair rollers, so you don’t disturb the curls and let all of them down. Finish off with a mist of the Bed Head by TIGI Maxxed Out Massive Hold Hairspray to keep your curls in place.

Looking for more ways how to use hair rollers to curl your hair? Check out our tips on how to use foam rollers.