I have been on the quest for perfect, voluminous, bouncy curls for the past four years. Since I do not have the funds to go to a blow-out bar for my Friday night/weekend festivities in general, I am sequestered into DIY hair.
Last night I invested in hot rollers. I was being a petty Betty, Facebook gazing at someone who I shouldn’t be Facebook gazing at, saw their new lady of interest tagging them at a resort over the weekend, and immediately got jealous. So, as any sane person would do in my position, I went to the local Ulta to splurge on these hot rollers (because bigger, prettier curls will surely land me a man’s undivided attention, right?)
Right, these bad boys. $19.99
I also purchased some Tresemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse $5.49
I went to bed really early (9:30, after 5 unsuccessful rounds of Flappy Bird), and set my alarm for 5:30 (wasn’t sure how long hot rollers would take).
Somehow, by the grace of God, I woke up on time. After my shower, I combed in the mousse (per the instructions on the bottle) and used my blow dryer with a round brush to get initial volume. Because I have long, thick hair, it usually takes me about 20-30 minutes to blow dry (also factoring Netflix distractions, but this morning I was listening to NPR, so I finished in 20 minutes).
I began the exciting curling adventure (and no, not the Olympic kind… heh, heh, heh)
The curling set came with three different sizes- medium, large, and jumbo. I sectioned off the top of my hair (my part falls on the right) and used 3 medium curlers.
In the back, I used a jumbo on the left and right side of the part.
For the remaining six sections, I used large and jumbo. I clipped them all in and let them sit for about 30 minutes.
A word about heated rollers: they’re hot. I thought that the top portion would be a little cool to touch, but nope. When I was rolling my hair, I had a little difficulty keeping the hair in place because my fingers would burn.
A word about the product: I had placed the heater on before my shower, and by the time I was done blow drying, they were sitting for about 45 minutes heating up. The instructions on the box said that one of the jumbo curlers had a signal light on it saying when it would be ready. Not sure if I didn’t wait long enough or if it is a defect of the product…
Anyways, as I took each one out, I sprayed with Bed Head holding product. Honey, the volume I got was everything. Sure, some of the curls look a little wonky and crooked, and yeah, its uneven in some parts, but as I write this 3 hours and a little bit of rain after the initial take down, the lift is still there and I am so excited about these hot rollers!!!
So, pretty excited. Cannot wait to perfect the art of heat rollers!