Going impulse shopping is something that I’ve mastered. There’s almost nothing that can talk me out of shopping for something that I want right at that moment. Today’s buy is something I’ve bought before except it was an earlier version. I owned some hot rollers back in the day, but I threw them out when I moved out of my college dorm. I chose to buy another set because 1. they were on sale (19.99 is a steal!) and 2. I’m trying to avoid using my curling iron. I don’t need any time of harsh heat on my hair while I’m trying to grow it out.
This set comes with twelve jumbo rollers… the diameter is 1 1/2 inches allowing for loose voluminous curls or waves. The base that the rollers come in allow them to heat up without reaching a high temperature. When you apply the rollers, your hair will be against a velvety smooth surface that prevents frizzy tresses. The heat isn’t too much for you to bear, obviously if it was there wouldn’t be such a product. It’s supposed to set curls in five minutes but I’m going to leave mine in for about 30.
I also put just a tad of IC Frizz Buster into my hair before setting the rollers. This will allow for some shine and a little thermal protection. My hair was flatironed a week and a half before doing this style, and because I work outside my straight hair suffered tragic humidity damage .
Now it’s time to get real. When I took the rollers out, I only had big waves with a slight bump at the ends… nothing special… I tried to work with it but the curls combed right out of my hair, literally. They didn’t even last a minute. It made my hair look voluminous at first, but throughout the day it just looked puffy.
Take a look at the results:
And lets rate this product overall:
Did the product live up to it’s name: 1/5
So, in a nutshell, I wouldn’t recommend this product to anyone at this point. I am going to give it another try probably sometime this week, and I’ll keep you updated. But right now, this product is a no-go. I should have just invested in the Caruso rollers!
I’ve vowed to myself that I wouldn’t put so much heat in my hair this summer… I really need want the growth. My haircare regimen is pretty simple thus far:
- wash once a week
- deep condition twice a week
- blowdry on warm
- style in a twist-out or curls
For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been wearing curls. I normally use small green foam rollers but I’ve always wanted voluminous curls. During my weekly splurge-fest at Sally’s, I was looking for the large foam rollers and I couldn’t find them anywhere… so I ran across something better… satin-covered foam rollers!
My friend during college had been warning me that the foam rollers could break my hair, and that I should cover them with something. I never listened of course, and that’s why I was so excited to find these! So far, they work great. They keep the moisture in your hair and smooth the hair cuticle. Only one problem about these: the satin covering slides off. Not easily, but something about this bothers me. Overall, it’s a great product! I’ll definitely keep using this one throughout the summer!
And look at my curls!