Bendy rollers are a low-cost, low-effort, and no-heat solution to creating beautiful curls. Good for fine or thick hair and medium to long lengths, bendy rollers can give you tight ringlets or a loose beachy wave. Also, since they do not need heat to set, foam bendy rollers do less damage than hot rollers and are great for woven-in hair or extensions.
TIPS ON HOW TO USE BENDY ROLLERS
Choose rollers according to how tight you want your curls. Depending on your hair length, thickness, and desired outcome, choose rollers accordingly. Smaller rollers will produce tighter curls and larger rollers will give you waves. Experiment with sizes until you find what works for what styles you want.
Wash and condition your hair as usual. It’s important to start with clean and soft hair to get nice curls. Wash your hair with a good shampoo, apply conditioner throughout, and rinse well
Towel dry your hair, making sure to squeeze out any excess water. Since the rollers are foam, you do not want a lot of excess water soaking into the rollers. If they are too wet when you roll them, they will take a long time to dry and the curls may not set properly. You want hair that is just damp and without any dripping.
Comb your hair to remove tangles. Beginning at the bottom of your hair and working your way up, comb your hair to remove any knots or tangles. Using a wide-toothed comb will prevent pulling and damage.
Distribute styling mousse or curl definer throughout your hair. This step is especially important if you have fine or very straight hair to make your curls last. Squeeze the amount indicated on the bottle into your hands and rub in throughout your hair from root to tip.
Partition your hair into four sections. Using a comb and claw-style hair clips, divide your hair into a back section, two side sections, and a top section. You do not need to be precise with your divisions, the sections are just to help you manage the rolling and keep it neat.
Roll your hair tightly around the rollers and bend them into place. Beginning at the back of your head and working forward, wrap the end of a small section of hair around the middle of the roller 3 or 4 times. Then, gripping the roller on either side, slowly roll it up to the root and bend the roller so the two ends overlap like a pretzel, repeat until all your hair is rolled up tight.
Spray your hair all over with a maximum hold hair spray. If you really want your curls to last, you need to add more product at this stage so that as the hair is drying, it gets locked into place.
Wrap your hair in a satin scarf or pillowcase and sleep. Using a satin scarf or pillowcase to cover all of your hair will keep the rollers tight to your head and reduce pulling or falling as you sleep. Tie the scarf or pillowcase securely into place at the top of your head so the knot doesn’t bother you during the night
Remove the scarf and check that your hair is dry. When you wake up, remove the satin wrap and feel around with your fingertips at the root of each roller for dampness. If you feel moisture, wait longer if you can to allow for the hair to dry or, if you are out of time, you can use a hair dryer on a low-setting to finish
Unroll the rollers and release the curls. Once your hair is completely dry, unbend the rollers from their pretzel shape back into a straight rod and unroll gently. Allow the curls to cascade around your face and resist the urge to touch them so you do not make them frizzy.
Separate curls carefully using your fingers. Depending on how curly or how big you want your final style, use your fingers to gently pull apart the curls. The more you separate them, the bigger your hair will be at the end.
Style your curls any way you like. Depending on your final desired look, you can tousle your hair with your hands to create a carefree and bouncy look or you can pull some or all of the curls back for a more formal or professional appearance.
Spray with a finishing spray or hair spray to hold in place. It’s important to mist your final style all over with hair spray or finishing spray to ensure that it stays in place. A strong holding product will prolong the unfurling effects of gravity and time.
You can also use bendy rollers on dry hair; however, it wouldn’t last as long.
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