Looking for a good set of hot rollers

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Persephone Posts: 928
Hi all, As the title suggests I'm looking for a good set of hot rollers. I have straight hair so am looking for a set that will give me a big curl and good volume. It would also be great if they didn't break the bank! Does anyone have a really food set that they love? Thanks in advance!
Rocksie80 Posts: 4045
I have these (I actually have 2 sets, one in Dublin and one in Donegal) and find them very good. I don't use them much since I got my wand though. My hair has a curl in it already, well more of a frizz, but these gave me a nice curly-blow-dry look. You leave them in your hair til they've cooled, and they are easy to get out. Once I have them out, I give them a bit of a tousle with my hands, and spray the roots for some volume. It's also good to get a little back-combing brush, as they really lift your roots.[attachment=0:1utopenh]images.jpg[/attachment:1utopenh]
ScarlettoHara Posts: 8442
I find the GHD great for stuff like that. Once you get the hang of it you can do all sorts of different stuff!! For curly curly hair I would use smaller sections of hair but for the curly blow dry look I would use larger sections. You tube is great for demos
Persephone Posts: 928
Thanks ladies! Rocksie, they're pretty similar in style to the ones my hairdresser used on me today. Gonna look for them in town at the weekend. Scarlett, I think I have some kind of brain/mirror block when it comes to trying to curl my hair with a wand or GHD. I burn myself so frequently I'll end up in hospital soon! I love the really big curly look and I've never been able to recreate it with a wand or GHD. I've done the youtube tutorials and always end up looking like an Irish dancer! This is the look I'm going for: [img:w5gq0i8r]http://www.glamour.com/beauty/blogs/girls-in-the-beauty-department/1218-curls_bd.jpg[/img:w5gq0i8r] My hairdresser let me put in a few myself and I think I have the knack for it. Plus I won't need a bag of frozen peas handy :o0
ScarlettoHara Posts: 8442
Ah I know what you mean, took me aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages and I think you kinda need to have the knack for hair. I can do all sorts to my own but cant do any body elses!! Thats a gorgeous picture if you can achieve that with the rollers I may invest my self!
Persephone Posts: 928
[quote="ScarlettoHara":192x828w]Ah I know what you mean, took me aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaages and I think you kinda need to have the knack for hair. I can do all sorts to my own but cant do any body elses!! Thats a gorgeous picture if you can achieve that with the rollers I may invest my self![/quote:192x828w] I looked like that when I left the hairdressers so it is possible! But then I got rained on. Poo.
Rubix Posts: 692
[attachment=0:39aki49c]Screen shot 2011-09-22 at 19.41.44.png[/attachment:39aki49c] My favourite hairstyle......ever. I was in a shop recently and I tried on a curly hair piece. It clipped in under my hair and hey presto the curly blow dry effect in a few minutes. The lady pinned back half my hair and you would never have known. Im seriously considering investing, it would save the blow dries.
Persephone Posts: 928
It's so pretty isn't it? My hair isn't a block colour. I have balayage similar to this throughout so a hairpiece wouldn't look good: [img:xssh3jxi]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_o21dloubw_c/TQjZXrsNuDI/AAAAAAAAAIU/7Gh51JBnADk/s1600/Bilson+balayage.jpg[/img:xssh3jxi] However I say go for it if you love it in your hair! I've had hairpieces in the past and they're so handy!
Rubix Posts: 692
Oh I really like that look..the balayage. Im in serious need of some colour help. Ive got an unintentional balayage going on, Im trying to grow out a dark colour that doesn't suit me. Good luck with the rollers and the curly blow dry effect without the scars and pain!
Cowhands Posts: 564
Having a clear out at the moment, have some heated hair rollers I used once or twice, box is a bit battered but they are as good as new. They come with all the pins to keep the rollers in place and rollers are a range of different sizes to get different types of curls. I have very long hair and never get the time to curl my hair unfortunately, they could do with a new home with one thats going to use them. Looking for €25 and can post :wv
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