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Old-School Beauty, Part III: Hair Rollers

To get effortless-looking curls, our poor mothers used to have to schlep around bulky cases of heavy, metal hot rollers or sleep in uncomfortable cool rollers to "set" their hair. Now, waves and curls are back in style, but fortunately for this generation, we have the luxury of using lightweight plastic velcro rollers to create the luxurious 'dos of yesteryear. Click here to learn how to use these rollers and coif a perfect runway blowout with body. Here are some of my favorite velcro roller brands.

Conair Self Grip Rollers come in a 31-pack assortment with five different sizes of soft velcro rollers. Buy them here for $9.99

To see more rollers and advice on how to use them,

Vidal Sassoon Self Hold Rollers are available in a multipack of 35. Buy them here for $9.49

The 18-piece set of Tonytail Tonyrollers come packaged in a cute zippered travel case. Buy them here for $14.

Tip: Spray rollers with a little bit of hairspray to help hold the curl while they are in, as well as once you've taken them out.


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artofthespa artofthespa 7 years
You can also blast your hair for a few minutes with a hairdryer to add extra hold. My hair is fine and often needs that extra oomph!
karadisexo karadisexo 9 years
i know i am a year late, but i just bought these! hahah. the hot rollers are decent, but i want to see how these velcro ones work! i have them in now, so we will seee :)
Tracycheer08 Tracycheer08 10 years
My BF has shoulder-length hair and he always wears it back in a ponytail. I finally got him to let me put some curl in it -- he looks soooo cute in rollers! Anyway he actually liked it and now I put him in rollers before we go out. I think i'm going to have to get him his own set!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
cool dude! :DUDE:
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
:dude: :dude: :dude: Fun!
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I had to sleep in these da*n things when I was little for church on Sunday. No way I'm doing it now! It's hot rollers for hair is way too fine for those things. Once my mom had to cut one of those "brush attachment" curling irons out of my hair! I'm still traumatized, 25 years later.
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
: d u d e :
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
Tell us the secret to the smiley, pleeease
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Arthur posted it a little earlier. I think someone made it for him :dude:
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
i DO!!! :dude: when were we given the honor of this new smiley?
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Yup! do you love it!?
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
WHAT LAYLA! there's a new smiley??!?!?!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
cute :dude:
MissRobinson MissRobinson 10 years
I like all these pictures you guys have drawn all over. Pretty hawt.
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
i have a ? though..are u suppose to use those velcro ones with dry or wet hair? i know the sponge ones work best when wet and the instant heat ones your hair needs to be dry..
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
i LOVE the instant heat ones..they are quicker to work and the curl stays longer!! Maybe its just me but i dont sleep well when i have those on my head!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
these rollers are cool
Adriana42 Adriana42 10 years
rollers are so time consuming, who has time to do this every day..not me.
cynsim cynsim 10 years
I like them, I have curly hair, but I do it with slightly damp hair before I roll them up.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
no! don't do it, save your hair! :) You're better off going to a salon and getting it blow-dried and put in regular rollers.
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
are the instant heat ones by conair any betteR? i'm scared of these velcro ones.
azucar_maddy azucar_maddy 10 years
does velcro work for naturally curly hair? would it get stuck? hmm..
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Id love to roll my hair and get curls but I do not have the patience for it. I cant stand at the mirror and separte the hair n all that ugh so hard for m!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I USE to have these until I put them on too tight one day and my hair was stuck in the Velcro. I tried to unravel it, made knots, then had to cut some hair off, what a nightmare!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I have a set of these!
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