Why We’ll Always Love Hot Rollers

by Anjelina Tongco

Hot rollers are kinda old school, but we love them nonetheless. These retro-ish hair styling tools are great for getting big, glamorous curls which are totally on-trend these days, thanks to TV shows like Euphoria and our favorite beauty icons getting in touch with their inner 90s kids. 

The thing about hot rollers is that there’s a bit of a learning curve in learning how to use them. If you’re not used to getting them on, you may end up with wonky curls at first. As you continue to use them, though, you’ll find it easier to get the look that you want with them. 

If you’re still not convinced that you need a set of hot rollers in your life, we’ll give you 4 reasons that’ll make you love them just as much as we do. 

  1. They’re less damaging to your hair - granted that they also use heat to lock in your preferred hair style, hot rollers are relatively less damaging compared to your usual hair styling heat tools like your curling wand or your hair straightener. This is because hot rollers tend to use less heat and your hair needs less contact time with them to set your hair style. 
  2. They’re versatile - hot rollers can be used easily on either short or long hair. They can be used to create tons of different looks as well, from simple volumized looks to ones that are full glam. 
  3. They’re less time-consuming - how long does it take you to curl a full head of hair using a curling iron? 20 minutes? 30 minutes? If you’re someone who’s always short on time in the morning, but don’t want to go out with hair that looks like you’ve just rolled out of bed, you could try using hot roller instead. Turn it on, wait 5 minutes for the heated rollers to heat up, put them on, do your makeup and by the time you’re done with your makeup, your hair will be done, too. Easy, right? 
  4. They’re customizable - got thick hair? Thin? Long hair? Maybe you have short hair. Whatever your current hairstyle is, you’ll be happy to know that you can use hot rollers with them. A set usually comes with rollers of different sizes. Hot rollers for long hair are those bigger/thicker ones while the smaller/thinner ones can be used for short hair. You can buy replacement rollers if you prefer using the same size throughout, though the combo is actually geared for use on a whole head of hair (bigger ones in the back, smaller ones in the front). You can also use just a few heated rollers to give your bangs some volume so they don’t lay flat against your forehead.

What did we say? Hot rollers are pretty amazing, right? Get yourself your own set here and start experimenting with new looks today!