How to Choose the Best Hot Rollers for Long Hair

Because not all rollers were created equal.

Hot rollers are a great option for helping you achieve bouncy curls and waves without having to rely on curling wands and irons. And they’re not just great for women with straight hair. It’s a common misconception that ladies who are already blessed with beautiful curls don’t need to use rollers. In fact, girls with naturally curly hair use them for exactly the same reasons: to create uniform, long-lasting ringlets and waves!

So, if you’re looking to find the best hot rollers for long hair, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a helpful guide on how to choose the right rollers to achieve the results you want.

Types of Hair Rollers for Long Hair & What They Do

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Flexi rods are a great way to achieve a curl on your long hair.

1. Flexi Rods

Flexi rods have been around for what seems like forever, but they’re still super effective for creating spiral curls without having to rely on pins or clips. Distinguishable by their long, flexible, cushioned rods, they’ll allow you to achieve high-impact, bouncy ringlets that are super cute and bang on trend.

They should be used on wet, detangled locks, especially if you’re looking to achieve tight, coiled curls. Make sure to use a detangler like the Dove Absolute Curls Leave-In Detangler if your hair is especially knotty. Then, divide your hair into small sections (about one-inch thick), then wrap each one around a flexi rod before rolling it up towards your scalp, before fixing it in place. Versatile and perfect for natural hair, flexi rods are available in all shapes and sizes!

2. Velcro Hair Rollers

Velcro hair rollers are a great solution if you struggle with coarse, wavy hair. Designed to curl your locks without causing damage, velcro rollers are not as hard to use as you may think and work especially well for girls with short hair. Just remember to unroll them as carefully as possible when you’re releasing each individual sections to avoid tangling. We also suggest that you lock in this style by using some hairspray like the Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Hairspray.

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Hot rollers can help you create a fun hairstyle.

 

3. Heated/Steamed Hair Rollers

The ultimate quick fix, heated rollers are a hair stylist’s dream when it comes to creating long-lasting curls quickly with minimum frizz. Start by spritzing some heat protectant onto your hair like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Promend Heat Protecting Mist. Then, position the rollers once they’re hot enough and remove them once they’ve cooled down (which should take about 20-30 minutes). Again, choosing the right hot rollers will depend entirely on the size of curls you are hoping to achieve.

Want to know more about how to use hot hair rollers? Read our step-by-step guide, here.