What Type of Curlers to Use on Curly Hair?

Updated April 17, 2017

Curly hair continues to be a popular hair trend among many women, including celebrities. For those lucky enough to have naturally curly hair, curlers are not a necessity, but an option. The main reason for using curlers is to manipulate the hair to achieve a curly look. There are a plethora of curlers available on the market for curly hair. You can choose curlers based on ease of use, comfort, convenience and price to get the curly look of your choice.

Extremely Large Curlers

Curlers that are very large will give your curly hair a much straighter or wavy look and will add more bounce to the hair. Large plastic rollers usually require the use of hair pins to keep the curlers in place. Big curlers work best on long hair; it would be difficult to use very large curlers in short hair. Medium-sized rollers would work best for getting a straighter or wavy look for short curly hair.

Foam Curlers

Foam curlers are perfect for creating curls that are bouncy and tight. The small rollers are ideal for tighter curls and the large rollers give your hair bigger waves. These curlers can used on any type of dry or damp hair.

Soft Spike Curlers

Soft Spike Curlers are relatively new on the market and are soft, self-locking hair curlers that can be used on just about any type of hair. They are comfortable to wear to sleep, easy to use and will not cause any damage to your hair.

Steam Curlers

Steam curlers create a curly look using steam to form the curl pattern. Steam is used to set the hair and make lustrous, long-lasting, voluminous curls. These curlers can be used on all hair types and textures.

Plastic Curlers

Plastic hair curlers are the most basic used type of curlers used in salons and at home. They offer smooth, long-lasting curls, but are quite uncomfortable to sleep in. Plastic curlers offer a good set if your hair is wet, and you are using a hooded hair dryer. They can be found in most beauty supply stores and are reasonably priced.

Hot Curlers

Hot curlers or rollers are available in various sizes and use heat to help you curl your hair within minutes. If you hate sleeping with curlers in your head or you just want a quick curly look this is the perfect solution for you.

Velcro Curlers

Velcro curlers are self-gripping curlers that minimise frizz and add volume to the hair. They are good for short hair. They come in various sizes and are available in most beauty supply stores.

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