How to Use Hair Rollers the Perfect Way


The best part of keeping your natural hair is that you get to recreate voluminous curls like those of Nollywood by just using your hair rollers.

It doesn’t matter if it’s loose or tight, or if your hair is scanty or full, you can still get the perfect curls. And of course, without suffering heat damage.

So, if you want to know how you can use your hair rollers the perfect way then continue reading.

As I’d show you how you can achieve your desired curls using your regular hair rollers. Let’s get started!

Hair roller type: Flexi Rollers

Flexi rollers are a great way to achieve an eye-catchy heat-free hairstyle. If you want to skip the heat and the burn from hot rollers, then you might want to consider using Flexi rollers.

Here’s how to achieve the perfect curls with this type of rollers.

#1. Wash and Prep

First, you’d want to start with clean, fresh hair strands. So, wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner, then towel-dry it. Gently comb it through with a wide-tooth comb.

Apply your favorite serum, oil, or hair cream throughout your hair, and allow your hair to dry until it’s slightly damp.

#2. Use your Flexi rollers

The next step is to start rolling. However, before you use your Flexi rollers, comb through your hair to get rid of any knots and tangles. Take a small section of your hair, comb it out, and place your Flexi rod at the end.

Gently roll the rod up the section of the hair until you get to the root while making sure your hair is firmly wrapped around the roller smoothly and evenly.

Bend the Flexi roller into place until it’s secure and tight. Continue sectioning, rolling, and bending till you have successfully placed Flexi rollers throughout your hair.

#3. Allow it to set

If you want some fresh curls, put your rollers in the morning and allow them to set properly during the day. If you need to be faster, you can blow dry your Flexi rollers to set your curls quickly.

On the other hand, if you want overnight curls, then put your Flexi rollers at night and sleep on them. While this may not be very comfortable, you’d end up having the best curls with no heat damage.

Wrap your head in a bonnet or silk scarf, or sleep with a silk pillowcase to avoid flyaways and frizz. Then, slowly remove your Flexi rod rollers one by one after they are set.

Use your fingers to gently loosen your curls and tousle your hair. Afterward, use your favorite hair spray to keep it shiny.

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Hair roller type: Hot Rollers

If you don’t want to use Flexi rollers, another option can be to use hot rollers. However, you have to be careful to prevent heat damage.

Follow these steps to achieve the perfect curls with hot rollers.

#1. Heat your rollers

Before you start, plug your rollers and allow them to heat up to the appropriate temperature. While your rollers are heating up, prepare your hair by applying a heat protectant spray to prep for heat styling.

Comb your hair properly, and brush out any tangles or knots before moving to the next step.

#2. Start Rolling

After your rollers have gotten to the desired temperature, the next thing is to take one section of your hair and place the roller at the end.

Roll the hot hair roller toward your scalp, ensure you wrap your hair around it in the process. Hold the roller by the edges to avoid burning yourself.

After rolling, secure the roller to a place with a pin. Continue to take small sections of your hair and place hot rollers throughout it. The size of your hair depends on how tight or loose you want the curls to be.

Repeat the procedure, until all your hair is curled up. Pay close attention to avoid overheating your hair.

#3. Let it set

Allow your curls to set. Give them time to form. This time will vary based on your hair texture, thickness, and size of the sections. Wait until the rollers have cooled before removing them.

After gently removing the clips and rollers, run through your curls with your fingers for a softer look. Don’t forget to spray your hair with your favorite hair spray to leave it shiny.

Hair roller type: Velcro Hair Rollers

Velcro Hair Rollers are heat-free rollers and one of the most classic types of hair rollers that give you exactly what you need.

Here’s how you can use it properly.

#1. Prep your hair

Before you use the  Velcro Hair Rollers, you have to prep your hair. Do this by washing your hair, and allowing it to dry until it’s slightly damp. Don’t leave the knots and tangles. Ensure you brush it out.

#2. Roll your hair

Divide your hair into sections, place the roller at the end of each section, then roll it toward your scalp.

The idea is to make sure that you do not have too much hair on each roller. If the roller feels loose, then you likely have too much hair around it. This makes it difficult for the velcro to stay put.

Continue placing the Velcro hair rollers throughout your hair until it’s full.

#3. Use a Volume Spray

Once your rollers are in place, apply a volume spray to your roots and hair to add a boost of volume to your look.

Allow your curls to set, then remove your Velcro rollers, tousle your strands and spray your hair with a good hairspray to add shine to your voluminous curls.


I hope this article clearly explains how you can use hair rollers to achieve desired results. If you have any questions or suggestions, let me know in the comments section.

Good luck!



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