How to apply velcro rollers

Updated February 21, 2017

Use Velcro rollers when you want to give your hair more body and create soft curls. Made of plastic and wrapped with Velcro, a fabric with tiny hooks, Velcro rollers come in a broad range of sizes. Use these rollers on dry or damp hair. You will find using Velcro rollers convenient compared to some other types since you do not have to secure them with pins to keep the rollers in place. Just roll up a section of your hair and the Velcro rollers stay put.

Comb a section of your hair and add a styling product to it, such as styling spray or styling lotion.

Place a roller at the end or tip of the hair section, and then rolling your hair under, roll your hair all the way to your scalp, letting the roller rest against your head. The roller will sit there in place. The bigger the roller size, the straighter your hair becomes. Use smaller Velcro rollers if you want tighter curls.

Roll other sections of hair in the same way and leave them in for at least 30 minutes, longer if desired. You can safely leave your Velcro rollers in for several hours.

Remove the Velcro rollers gently, taking your time. You do not want to rip the rollers out of your hair --- this can pull out or break off your hair from the tiny hooks or bristles, leading to frizzy hair and tangles.

Apply heat protectant throughout your dried hair.

Comb a section of hair, starting in the front, then take a curling iron and roll the section of hair away from your face. Hold the curling iron in place for a few seconds, and then release the iron. You will have a loose curl or spiral.

Roll the same section of hair using a Velcro roller, in the same direction as the curling iron. Roll your hair all the way to your head. The heat from the curling iron helps speed up the set of the Velcro roller.

Comb another section of your hair and roll it using your curling iron, and holding it again for a few seconds. Roll this section with another Velcro roller.

Roll the rest of your hair in sections using your curling iron first, then a Velcro roller. Curl your hair under as you roll, which creates volume in your hair.

Leave your Velcro rollers in as long as you desire. The longer you leave them in, the tighter and longer-lasting the curl will be.

Spray your hair lightly with hairspray after carefully removing the rollers.


For thick or long hair, you may need to use hair roller clips or hair pins to hold your Velcro roller in position.


Velcro rollers can tangle your hair when used on wet hair, causing hair breakage. You will get ideal results when you dry your hair before rolling it on Velcro rollers. For coarse hair types, such as African-American hair, roll a test section of your hair with a Velcro roller before rolling up all of your hair. Since African-American hair has a variety of textures, your hair can catch in the tiny loops of the Velcro roller, causing hair breakage when you try to remove it. Always spray your hair before you start with a heat protectant spray if you heat, such as a blow dryer or curling iron. Heat protectant helps shield your hair from damaging heat.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair comb
  • Velcro rollers
  • Styling lotion
  • Hairspray (optional)
  • Hair roller pins (optional)
  • Heat protectant
  • Curling iron
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Chyrene Pendleton has been a business owner and newsletter editor for more than seven years. She is a freelance writer with over 25 years experience and teaches a variety of topics, including alternative health, hair care and metaphysics. Pendleton is a certified television show producer, radio talk-show host and producer, and a computer programmer with a bachelor's degree in computer science.