How to use soft twist rollers

Updated April 17, 2017

Soft twist rollers are hair-grooming tools comprised of a thin, flexible metal core covered in a soft protective covering tube. These rollers can create tight, even curls throughout your hair without the use of heat. This is an advantage for you if your hair is weak, brittle or otherwise requires special attention. You can even throw your set of soft twist rollers into your purse and carry them with you because they are light and do not require any battery or electrical powering to use them.

Wash your hair and apply a leave-in conditioner to keep your hair smooth and free of frizz while you work. Comb your hair out until it is completely free of any tangles.

Separate a small section of hair from the top of your head and comb it out again. Wrap the end of the section of hair around one end of roller and twist some of the hair around it to keep it in place.

Turn the roller slowly and moving downward to make the hair wrap around it in an upward spiral. Bend over the top of the roller once you reach the roots so it points downward and bring the bottom of the roller to point upward.

Roll each sections of hair in a soft roller in the same way until you hair is fully rolled. Sit under a hair dryer or let your hair dry naturally to let the curls set.

Pick the first roller you want to remove and bend the lower end down. Pull the upper end up to straighten the roller and slowly roll it in the opposite direction of the hair to release the curl.

Remove all of the rollers in the same way being careful not to upset any of the curls in the process.

Apply hair serum to your hands and gently separate each curl to create fullness throughout your style. Use the serum on your hands to keep the curls smooth and shiny.


You can use different sized rollers to create a range of curl sizes in your hair.


Do not curl the rollers too close to your head or you might pull some hairs out.

Things You'll Need

  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Comb
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair serum
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