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As someone who thought that Velcro belonged on toddlers' trainers and little else I was sceptical about the latest solution to giving my straight waist length hair some curl. I was right to be. The Velcro curlers were a very reasonable price and came simply packaged. There was a decent range of colours and sizes. I wanted to like them but they didn't work for me. If you have anything approaching long or thick hair then you quickly fill up the roller, long before you get to the roots of your hair. This also prevents the rollers from staying in your hair by themselves, one of their big selling points, and even when the rollers aren't full they don't feel very secure. I personally recommend fixing them in place with a long hair grip to ensure that they don't fall out. Removal is difficult and hair loss is involved no matter how gently you tease and tug your hair away from the Velcro (a manoeuvre I felt ended up partially destroying any curl you managed to achieve). However I have been informed that it gets easier and less damaging with practise. The rollers themselves seemed well made, the Velcro wasn't too thick or scratchy and the plastic wasn't ridiculously flexible, and I believe they offer excellent value for money. However I cannot recommend the product for women with long or thick hair; I suspect we shall just have to resign ourselves to curling tongs.
Here is a viewpoint from a girl with extra long hair
Ah the question in my mind all day is tonight when I get ready to go out straight hair or erm straight hair!
Now im all for volume in the roots and the extra large Velcro rollers do the job without pulling chunks of hair out fine but they don't give me any curl in my thick heavy hair. I tried smaller sizes of Velcro roller but I have to concede my hair is just too thick and heavy for any roller to curl. Back to the hot curling tongs for me im afraid but not before I praise this particular brand for there attempt.
Great value for money compared to other Velcro rollers and the soft Velcro covered surface is not scratchy to the scalp yet holds firm in the hair. Good colour choices and different diameter rollers to choose from.
If you have shoulder length hair or shorter these will give you a playful curl and combined with the right product will last a fair few hours. No tearing out hair when taking them out or knotting up of your curls but if your hair is longer and thick then think again they wont work, well not for me anyway. Very much a shame for us long haired ladies, back to the drawing board
As part of my hair dressing course, I have to have a lot of tools and equipment, and one of these required items is Velcro Rollers.
The sets of Velcro Rollers I recieved in my hair kit are made by Hair Tools, who are a big name in the hair dressing and hair supplies world, and they are the company that also make the well known Head Jog hair supplies.
The rollers that are made by hair tools come in many different colours and sizes, which all relate to different styles and curl sizes. The photo here shows the red ones, which are some of the more used Velcro Rollers in most styles, but you can also get pink, blue, yellow and silver ones. Depending on the size of the curls and length of the hair will depend on which roller/rollers you will use.
I found that the Hair Tools Velcro Rollers are really simple to use, and thanks to the fact they are velcro, there is no need for clips, clamps or pins to hold them in place while the style is setting. I found them to easily go into the hair, either wet or dry and they hold in place perfectly once the hair is wound into them. Even after a good length of time under the dryer, all the rollers were still in place. I also found them to be very easy to remove from the hair, without snagging or ripping the hair and the curl they left in their place was perfect. As the roller removes from the hair so easily, it does not pull on the hair and therefore does not pull the curl and loosen it before you are done.
Personally, I think these Velcro Rollers are brilliant to use, and are top quality ones at that. You can buy these from the Hair Tools website, and also from Sallys stores nationwide. There is many websites that sell Hair Tools products online, and if you google them, you should be able to find these quite easily. These usually come in packs of 12 and will cost between £2 - £4 depending on where you buy them.