February 9th, 2015

Hot Rollers


For an updated evening look, I want loose, Gisele-like curls. Hot rollers seem to be the ticket and these could be good, but I’m open to suggestions.


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  • A curling wand is a better way to go.. Hot rollers seem to just make hair big without the loose Giselle like curls.

    EBFebruary 10th, 2015  7:05 AM

  • I gave my daughter a wand with a big barrel, I should try it. Thx for the suggestion.

    PrestonFebruary 10th, 2015  8:20 AM

  • Curling wand, and the size (of the wand around) is important, depending on the length of your hair. Also, not near the roots or the ends. I miss those days, I regrettably chopped my hair off, but hopefully it’ll grow back quickly.

    KathyFebruary 10th, 2015  8:22 AM

  • You can make Giselle like curls with hotrollers, but takes practice. The ones you posted, are too big and not enough rollers. I have this model: Conair Xtreme Instant Heat, 12 Ceramic Flocked Rollers. I watched a very helpful youtube video which I can’t find the link to it right now, but the most helpful take away from it was, to get those big loose curls, you need to roll your hair sideways, so that the rollers are vertical not horizontal. Once you the curls are set, run your finger through it.

    ameeFebruary 10th, 2015  9:51 AM

  • Amee– love the vertical tip, thank you!

    PrestonFebruary 10th, 2015  10:14 AM

  • Professional blowout. So worth it for evening events. There are lots of options in your new ‘hood, from drybar to a little walk in place at 89th and Lex . . .

    ellaFebruary 10th, 2015  10:20 AM

  • Preston, I just ordered these rollers from Amazon yesterday. The last time I had a blowout they used these and I loved the result. They are also much lighter than the ceramic rollers so stay in my hair more easily. If you do it with the curling iron, I try not to put the ends in the iron and hold them just outside the clamp.


    LucindaFebruary 10th, 2015  11:27 AM

  • I do a professional blow dry with pin curls. Works perfectly even with my long, fine hair.

    MMSFebruary 10th, 2015  12:53 PM

  • I’ve been so in love with Sienna Miller’s easy looking wavy bob (Gisele’s length would take me another 5 years to grow. . . ) and I might pick up some rollers and give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

    laura (@cocktailsandgelato.com)February 10th, 2015  1:09 PM

  • If you wait long enough, it all comes back!!!! My Rollers are 10 years old!!!!! Ha Ha!!

    JudyFebruary 10th, 2015  3:56 PM

  • Hi Preston I love the soft femininity that comes with using rollers. Just like my Mother and her friends did and they always looked so glamorous. If you look at the Into the Gloss site search for hot rollers and go to the interview with Anna Speckhart, among others, it’s very informative about using hot rollers.

    Eleanor LangmeadFebruary 10th, 2015  5:34 PM

  • Oh a flashback to high school – the hot roller! I use a big barrel curling iron. Most of the time I do not use the clamp I just take a large section of hair, make sure your ends are smooth beforehand, and wrap it vertically around the iron leaving 2 inches of the end not on iron. I do section going away from face. Let cool and simply run your fingers through and don’t brush. If I didn’t take they time to blow my ends smooth I use the clamp and include the ends to help smooth them out and do same vertical curls.

    MaryBFebruary 11th, 2015  8:13 AM


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