How To: Curl Your Hair With Velcro Rollers

When I was in West Virginia a few weeks ago, we stopped in Gabriel Brothers. Among my bargains was this pack of velcro rollers for a dollar! I haven't used rollers in a while, since I generally favor a flat iron or curling iron/wand, so I thought this would be a great way to change my routine. Velcro rollers are easy to use and can be used to add volume to hair. Let's see how I did it:
{After...Where did my head go?}
  • Velcro rollers (I used the biggest size--a whole pack...9 I think)
  • Clips (use whatever will keep the roller in, aka whatever you've got on hand)
  • Comb or brush
  • Hairspray or volumizing product
  • Hairdryer 
  • Curling iron & heat protectant spray, if your hair is really hard to curl
  • Start with clean, dry hair. Part hair as your normally would--I know the traditional way is to divide hair into 3 sections, but I find it easier to style if I do it my way.
{Why yes, that's my shower curtain and a big roller}
  • Take sections, about as wide as your roller, and spray with hair spray or a volumizing product. 
  • Take velcro roller and roll under hair, all the way to roots. 
  • Spray once more and attach clip to hold roller. 
  • Once all of hair is rolled, do a quick blow dry over head to add heat and set curls. 
  • Use this time to do makeup (or check my blog, hehe).
  • After 20 minutes or so, begin to take out rollers. I've found that sticking fingers inside the roller and gently pulling down makes roller removal easier.
  • Run fingers through hair and set with spray. 
{Two pics of me in a week. What! My eye shadow was amazing but you can't tell in this pic. Back to the show.}
  • Don't roll hair wet--it will harder to roll. Unless you've got a fancy salon drier, hair will much longer to dry and results aren't as good. If you must, wait until hair is almost completely dry (slightly damp) to roll.
  • If your hair is hard to curl, curl a section with a curling iron and then roll while hair is still hot. The velcro rollers will help hold the curl.
{Bonus How To animation and lack of manicure. Yeah!}

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PS: I lost my Grandfather on Tuesday. Prayers for my Mama would be appreciated. Grazie.


  1. A. You're GORGEOUS! B. I'm super jealous of your hair -- it's so long and lovely! C. I've never tried Velcro rollers but obviously need to do so immediately. And I'm so sorry about your grandfather, doll. Let me know if I can do anything!
    xo Josie

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your grandfather! I am sending a prayer now!

    p.s. great curling tips--my stylist showed me how to do this a few year back but it's always good to get a brush up (no pun intended)!

    xo Mary Jo

  3. Thank you so much honey for your lovely comment! Follow you!

    Great tips!! Every time I try to roll my hair by myself it turns to be a real failure ! I'll try it this way, maybe I'll succeed!!
    Thanks for sharing!!


  4. you look gorgeous in that pic! I love how shiny your hair is. I am in the process of growing mine out and can't wait for it to be longer. I love rollers, hot rollers too are great when you want curls quickly. great post! :)

  5. I am so going hunting for my velcro rollers later today! I haven't used them in so long and now I'm definitely inspired :) Your hair looks fantastic!

  6. So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are being sent. You hair looks fabulous on the bright side!

    Recipes Fashion Marriage

  7. I have velcro curlers but had no idea how to use them. Thanks for the tips.

    Sorry to hear about your grandfather. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  8. I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with your family.

    On a more positive note, your hair is beautiful!

  9. This takes me back - I used to use velcro rollers when I was a teenager and had long hair! Your hair looks fantastic after using them.

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    P.S. I'm really excited for the Renaissance Ways with Words class - I'm an early modern English social historian (as is my adviser) and the class is co-taught with an English prof. So the reading list is half lit stuff and half history stuff. I'm excited!

  10. Thanks for the great tutorial!! I love how natural your curls came out!!

    Lots of Love,

  11. My thoughts go out to you and your family!

    Thanks for the tutorial - love the lift and volume!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  12. I am so sorry for your grandpa...
    I am grateful I found your blog, it's lovely ! I always wanted to try something like this for my hair but haven't tried yet, I am gonna give it a try, moreover I use John Frieda products ;)
    I am following you with google friend connect and I'd love it if you would want to follow me back and be in touch ! If you want I am gonna follow you on twitter as well :) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

  13. thank you for you rcomment.
    I live in Pescara, near Rome!
    have you ever been in Italy?


  14. I have been wanting to try rollers...thanks for the tips!

    So sorry for your loss!

  15. Sorry to hear, my prayers go to your family dear. xo

    Great hair tutorial! :)

  16. I love using curlers- i think they are totally an easy way to get some bounce in your hair.

  17. will have a go at this, rollars never work properly for me

    Rianna xxx

  18. will have a go at this, rollars never work properly for me

    Rianna xxx

  19. I've always wondered if these were good, I might have to try them!

    So sorry about your grandpa, your family is in my prayers.

  20. Aw, sorry to hear about your grandfather, these things are always so rough. Time helps.

  21. I go to Gabriel Brothers in Huntington, WV quite often. It's a fantastic store!

    Thanks for the velcro rollers tips. I haven't ever used them but since I straightened my hair today (permenantly) I might just give them a try.

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for your momma & you are coming your way.

  22. your eyes are so gorgeous! luckily my hair is pretty curly/ wavy already, but i've tried rollers before and it didn't work well, but i didn't have great tips at the time :)

    and sorry about your grandfather :( definitely sending prayers your way! :)

  23. Love this tutorial! I haven't used velcro rollers in a while, but I think I'll experiment this weekend. Thank you also for the comment on my blog. I also lost my grandfather this summer. It's so hard, and I'm so sorry for your loss and for your mother. Hugs.

    Gordon Gossip

  24. Sorry to hear about your grandfather :(

    I always had trouble with velcro rollers sticking in my hair and not coming out, I guess I'll have to try it again.


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