If you want to achieve a new look that leaves your hair curly, bouncy, and looking good, then you will be happy to know that this is quite easy to achieve by simply using foam rollers. You will be able to use this product to create a signature look, or even to add in some glam factor for a special occasion.
Foam hair rollers can also give your hair the break that it needs from using hot products, like a curling iron. Although, foam rollers can also be quite fiddly to use if you have never used them before, and this can make it difficult to achieve the look that you want to achieve.
In this article, we are going to tell you what you need to know in order to use foam hair rollers successfully, so you can create the perfect hairstyle without having to use any heated hair products.
Preparing Your Hair For Foam Hair Rollers
FIrst, you should shampoo and condition your hair just as you normally would. Once you have done this, you can go ahead and towel dry your hair. It is always best to start this process with clean and damp hair. You might also want to do this in the evening, so you can leave your hair in the rollers to dry overnight while you sleep.
When you are drying your hair with the towel, you should gently squeeze out any excess moisture from your hair with a clean and soft towel. Avoid rubbing your hair or twisting it up in the towel. You can also prepare your wet hair even further by using a setting lotion or mousse. Just place a small amount of product on the palm of your hand and rub your hands together. You can then run the product through your hair from the roots to the ends.
The amount of product that you use can depend on the type of hair that you have. Thick and curly hair will tend to need more product than fine hair. If you have frizzy hair, you may also want to consider using an anti-frizz serum or spray before you go ahead and add the curlers. Leave your hair to air dry slightly until it is only damp, by which it will have lost around half of its moisture. You need your hair to be damp enough to style, but not too wet as it won’t dry out.
How to Put Foam Rollers in Your Hair
The first thing that you will need to do is decide which size of foam rollers you want to use in your hair. If you are looking for tight and bouncy curls, then you should choose smaller foam rollers. On the other hand, if you want looser and softer curls, then you can use larger rollers. Smaller rollers are generally better for shorter hair, but any size roller can be used with longer hair.
You will also need to split up your hair into small sections,one being at the top, one for each side, and two sections at the back of your hair. You should keep them separated with claw clips.
When it comes to applying the rollers, you can either position them vertically or horizontally. The method that you choose for winding the rollers will determine the type of curl you are left with. If you want to create ringlets, roll them vertically. If you want fuller and softer curls, then you should roll them horizontally.
In order to roll them vertically, you will need to hold a section of your hair straight out from your head, at a 90 degree angle. You can then proceed to wrap the ends of your hair around the roller, while rolling the curler towards your scalp. If you want to roll them horizontally, you should hold your section of hair straight down from your head, wrap the ends of your hair around the roller, and keep rolling the curler to your scalp.
Now, you can start rolling all of the top section. You should select pieces of hair that are around an inch thick, wrap the tips of the hair around the roller, and keep rolling up the hair until it reaches the scalp. You can then close the clasp in order to keep the roller firmly in place. The bigger the section of hair that you have chosen is, the looser the curl will be.
You can then keep adding the foam rollers to the rest of your hair. Once you have finished with the top, you can do each of the sides before starting on the back. You should make sure that you roll the hair as tightly as you can to prevent them from falling out while they are setting in place.
Removing the Foam Hair Rollers
You should wait around 8 hours before you remove the rollers from your hair. It is essentially that you wait long enough so that your hair will be completely dry and the curls will be set in place. This is a long time to wait, which is why many people choose to put them in the night before and leave them in while they sleep. Alternatively, if you can’t wait this long, you can sit under a heated dryer for at least an hour.
You will need to unsnap each roller and remove it by gently unwinding each of the rollers. You shouldn’t pull at them to try and remove them as your hair can get pulled and ruin the curls. You will need to be patient and take your time. Once you have done this, you can flip over your head and gently shake out your curls. If you want to create a more natural and tousled look, then you can also gently run your fingers through your hair, just enough to loosen up the curls.
To set your hair in place, you can use some hair spray on your curls. This will help your curls to stay in place for longer and reduce static and frizz. You should lightly spray a light hold hairspray a good few inches away from your hair.