“ Brand: Remington / Type: Electric Hair Styling Products / Suitable for: curly hair / What it does: Protects „
I'm always on the lookout for something to give me the perfect curl (with minimum effort ideally!), and to begin with I thought I was on to a winner with the Remington hair rollers.
I was initially impressed by the look of the rollers and the packaging. There are 16 rollers of various sizes contained neatly within a black case, with a convenient storage section for the cord. They are a perfect size to either carry around the house, take on holiday or be neatly stored away until their next use.
Using them couldn't be easier either. They are left in the case and simply plugged into the mains to heat up. A light on the outside indicates when the rollers have reached the trequired temperature, usually about 20 minutes. The good thing about this is that when using one of the rollers, the rest of them remain heated regardless of how long they are left, so you don't feel like you have to hurry before they cool down.
I've found that larger sections of hair can be used with these rollers as opposed to curling tongs, which means that a full head of hair doesn't take as long to curl and also that there are ample rollers with 16. The hair is simply rolled up from the bottom to the top and the roller and clipped to keep the hair in place. Once they are all in place they need to be left for about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the desired tightness of the curl. I found this part quite difficult as 16 of these on top of your head feels rather heavy and uncomfortable and I was slightly worried about the weight of the rollers pulling on my hair - didn't want it being pulled out!! The only way to make it more comfortable is to relax your head on a table while they are doing their magic, but this isn't always exactly convenient!
I have mixed feelings on the results of the curls they gave. On the longer sections of hair, or the sections where I used more hair, a lovely wave was achieved which was quite natural looking. However, on the rest of my hair, I'm not entirely sure of the reason, I actually thought it just looked messy! I have got quite fine hair so perhaps it was more to do with this than the rollers themselves and practice will make perfect, but I wasn't terribly impressed.
I'm sticking to curling tongs on future.
All in all, they were worth a go, but I won't be buying them again.
I have very thick hair which comes down about 3-4 inches below my shoulders. My hair does have a natural wave but not in a nice sexy wavey fashion, more like a dragged through a hedge backwards kind of look!
Usually I straighten my hair but I have always fancied trying something different. I love the idea of having a loose curl or ringlets so I got some curling tongs to see what it would look like. They worked a lot better then I thought they would but took FOREVER to do all of my hair!
As I now knew that my hair looked really nice with a bit of a curl I decided to look for a quicker method. I saw the Remington H2040 Fast Heat Ionic Rollers on amazon and the description said they gave great results and were kind to your hair.
The box said they have a 2 min fast heat up and that they are Ceramic and Tourmaline rollers with a TEFLON® coating. There are 20 rollers in 3 different sizes (small, medium and large).
They where quite easy to put in and there was enough to do all my hair but only just. The instructions where not very helpful and gave no idea how long to leave them in for so i just left them until they went cold.
Putting them in was also quite easy as they stay cool around the ends and they are covered in felt (or something similar) so your hair doesnt slip and you dont burn yourself! You just wrap a section of hair around the roller and use one of the clips provided to hold it in place. There are either metal clips or plastic U clips. Personally I find the U clips easier to put in.
They did curl my hair really well but i still ended up doing some bits with my tongs just to neaten it up a bit as its quite hard to control the curl with the rollers. My hair also felt better as the rollers are less harsh on it then tongs
I would recommend putting some gel on your hair first just to help hold the curl longer. If I put gel on first, the curl lasts for 2 days with a bit of a touch up with my tongs in the morning.
Also with a bit of practice you can put the rollers in vertically and get really sexy ringlets!
Overall it halved the time it took to curl my hair and it meant i could get dressed and do my makeup whilst the rollers where in so it saved me even more time! I paid about £28 for these but I think you can get them cheaper now
Remington H2060 Protect and Shine Fast Heat Ionic Rollers for the perfect curls which protects your hair and creates shine