How to curl long and thick hair in 10 minutes

Updated February 21, 2017

There's nothing more gorgeous than a head of long, curly hair. If you have long hair, the process of curling can take hours if done with a heated curling iron. Foam rollers would usually be the answer if you're in a pinch for time, but if your hair is extra thick it will need to be curled with a heated styling tool. Hot rollers can curl even thick hair in only 10 minutes.

Plug an extra large set of hot rollers into an outlet and allow to preheat on the high setting.

Spray clean, dry hair with a light layer of hairspray and brush it in to evenly distribute. This will help prepare your hair to hold curl.

Brush a 2-inch section of hair straight up and away from your head. Hold the strand firmly with one hand while you grab a hot roller with the other.

Hold the hot roller against the end of the section and roll it underneath toward your head. Use the pins included in the hot roller set to secure the roller against your head.

Repeat with remaining hair until all sections have been curled and pinned.

Allow the hot rollers to curl your hair for the next 10 minutes.

Remove the curlers and spray the entire 'do with hairspray. Shake the curls out with your fingers to add a final touch of volume.


Do not brush the curls after removing the hot rollers; doing so will separate them and create frizz.

Things You'll Need

  • Hairspray
  • Brush
  • Hot rollers
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