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How to use bendy hair rollers

Updated April 17, 2017

Bendy hair rollers are made of a soft, flexible foam, which sits gently on the head to create voluminous curls. A basic rolling technique, which starts at the tip of the hair and works its way up to the scalp, and the right amount of tension will help you create that beautiful, bouncy head of hair using bendy hair rollers. These rollers are ideally suited to a slightly longer length of hair because they can remain secure on the head.

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  1. Part your hair down the middle back of your head into two even sections. Drape each section of hair over your shoulder.

  2. Pull out a section of hair near the back of the head that measures between one to 5 cm (2 inches), depending on the thickness of your hair. Thicker hair will require rolling smaller sections of hair, while you can roll finer hair in larger chunks.

  3. Brush the section of hair with a hairbrush from the roots to the tips. Spray with a setting product from root to tip. Be careful to only lightly spray the section, rather than drenching the hair.

  4. Place the bendy roller at the tip of the hair and tuck the tips under the bendy roller. Roll the roller up towards your scalp, keeping a steady tension between the hair roots and the roller.

  5. Bend the bendy roller into a "U" shape once the roller hits the scalp. Be sure that the bendy roller hits the scalp. If necessary, bend the roller into a complete "O" shape to hold loose hair in place.

  6. Allow hair to set for a few hours. The hair should be completely dry from the setting product before you remove the rollers. To remove the bendy rollers, unbend from the "O" or "U" shape and unwind. Once you have removed all of the bendy rollers, tousle the curls gently with your fingers.

  7. Tip

    Be sure to brush and spray each section of hair to create the smooth and polished curl look. Redo any uncomfortable or lopsided bendy rollers before allowing the hair to set in place.

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Things You'll Need

  • Hairbrush
  • Setting product

About the Author

Sarah Vrba has been a writer and editor since 2006. She has contributed to "Seed," "AND Magazine," Care2 Causes and "202 Magazine," among other outlets, focusing on fashion, pop culture, style and identity. Vrba holds an M.A. in history with an emphasis on gender and fashion in the 19th century.

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