Social media is witnessing a sea of users bedeck their hair with bizarre-looking curlers to achieve a salon-worthy blowout at home. Yup, an exceedingly traditional approach to curling. The hashtag #velcrorollers has garnered more than 38 million views already. And that's saying something. It's not surprising that we've found a way to replicate salon-like blowouts through the employment of mere rollers now that we're back to spending a considerable portion of our time at home. And, honestly, we cannot quite spend lavishly on salons every month, can we? Here's all you need to know about this trend.
What are velcro rollers?
Velcro rollers are hollow plastic cylinders that can amp up the volume in your hair without the involvement of a heat-styling tool. They're available in multiple sizes, and they're not exclusive to a particular style or length (even though they deliver the best results on short to medium-length hair). These tools extend the longevity of your style as well. How? You put them on damp/wet hair, and let your tresses air-dry; this way, it locks in the style longer than any heat-styling tool. And you're left with a salon-like blowout. These salon-alternatives are pretty versatile. Choose a smaller roller for defined curls, and a larger one for volume and waves. The length of your hair plays a role in determining the size too. For chin-length or shorter hair, use small or medium curlers, and for shoulder-length or longer hair, use large or jumbo curlers.
How to use velcro rollers at home
Step #1: You can start off with dry or damp hair. Run a brush through your tresses to detangle them and then prep them with a volume-inducing mousse or spray.
Step #2: You need to roll each roller inwards from the ends of your hair. Ensure that the roller is rolled right to the roots These tools are self-gripping, but you can secure them with pins if they're not sitting on your hair. This tends to happen with thicker hair.
Step #3: You can spritz each section of your hair with strong hold hairspray like the TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Smooth Hold Level 2 Hair Spray to make your curls last longer.
Step #4: Conclude by letting your hair air-dry. Or if you're in a hurry, blow-dry them. Make sure you're blow-drying in the same direction the hair was set.
Step #5: After you're done, slide the rollers out of your hair in the same direction the hair was rolled. Don't just yank them out. You don’t want to tangle your hair in the process.
Step #6: Flip your hair, and spritz the hairspray through the roots. Flip again, and tousle from side to side to enhance the lift of the look. Comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb from beyond the roots to the mid-length right before you reach the ends.