Heated curl pods and rollers are big news right now and they’re entirely different from the types of heated rollers that my mother and grandmother used to use! Today’s heated rollers use the latest technology, are constructed from high quality materials that won’t burn your hair (used properly) and deliver sleek, shiny, frizz-free curls that last.
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There are lots of different types of heated rollers available to buy on the market but, what are the best ones and is there such a thing as a one-size fits all? The answer to this is it’s best to purchase a set of heated rollers that work with your type of hair.
- Best heated rollers for short and medium hair
- Best heated rollers for long hair
Best heated rollers for short and medium hair
If you have short or very fine hair stick with a set of heated rollers that come in a small size. There’s no point in buying large rollers for short hair, you won’t get your hair round the circumference and you won’t achieve those cute, bubble curls you long for. By the same token, fine hair will slip off large rollers so always choose a smaller size and you’ll be on your way to gorgeous curls. You should also look for a set of heated rollers with plenty of variable temperature setting choice because you need to use a low setting. Set the temperature too high and you run the risk of damaging your hair.
Best heated rollers for long hair
If you have long hair or thick hair you can choose different size rollers. For example, for big, voluminous curls you should select a large size roller, for smaller, bubblier curls you should choose smaller rollers. Equally, you could even mix up the two rollers for a head of bouncy, natural looking curls! If you want vintage curls, look for something in-between that you can style into defined waves.
Our Favourite Hot Rollers
We’re sure you’re now tempted to buy your own set of heated rollers, in which case you’ll want to know which ones we recommend. Here’s our list of the best hot rollers:
These hot rollers retail at approximately £69.99 which isn’t cheap but you do get a quality product. The big bonus with the Curl Pods is that they don’t need extra clips because they snap closed so they’re not fiddly and easy to use.
The rollers heat up very quickly and promise a fast route to great looking curls. They are not suitable for short or fine hair because the roller size is too big, but for mid-length hair, thick or long hair they’re a super product. Find them HERE.
Best hot rollers for vintage curls – The Babyliss Thermo Ceramic Rollers
If you’re watching your budget then these rollers are a great option at £39.99 and feature ceramic technology so they’re excellent at conducting heat. The set comprises of 20 thermo-ceramic rollers that create an amazingly smooth finish and because they cool down slowly, they really do deliver a long-lasting defined curl.
Each roller is easy to use because they have cool ends so they won’t burn your finger-tips and because the set has small, medium and large rollers, they’re ideal for any hair type. Find them HERE.
Best hot rollers for volume – Cloud Nine The O Pod
If you’ve got cash to splash then you won’t balk at the £154.95 price point on these heated rollers. These rollers are soft-grip so they’re comfortable to use and won’t put extra pressure on your hair when they’re in position because they’re so lightweight.
They also heat up in less than four seconds and because they have cool-touch technology they won’t hurt your fingers, reserving the heat for when they’re in your hair.
Again, this set of rollers is suitable for all hair types because there are different sizes in the box so you can create whatever look you want. Finally, for those of you concerned about the environment, these rollers use seven times less power than other rollers so they’re exceptionally energy efficient. Find them HERE.
Best heated rollers for big bouncy curls – Remington Jumbo Curls
This set of rollers retails at £79 but there are only 12 rollers in the set; however they are jumbo-sized so they’re excellent for creating great, big curls. If you’ve got short or fine hair these rollers are not for you but those of you with thick or long hair will love them. The set has two sizes of rollers inside and each roller is ceramic coated for good, even heat distribution.
They also boast the latest ionic technology for no frizz or flyaway hair. Easy to use, the rollers have cool-touch at the end and the easy-grip material means they stay in place until your curls are set! Find them HERE.
Heated rollers – styling tips
Here are some of Hotstylers’ Heated Roller Styling Tips:
- Always use a heat
- Make sure your hair is completely dry before using
- Start with a low temperature and move it upward to find the right setting for your hair type
- Section your hair out
- When placing the hot rollers into your hair, start at the tip of your hair and wrap round upward toward your head
- Make sure the width of each section of your hair is the same as the width of the roller you are using
- Once you’ve rolled the hair up, secure it with a pin or a hair claw
- Leave in your hair until the rollers have cooled down
- Gently unwind each roller
- Leave curls as they are for a vintage feel, or for a tousled look, brush through which should give you glorious waves