How Long Do Heated Rollers Take?

  • 5th April 2017 /
How Long Do Heated Rollers Take

Heated rollers are beauty products that have stood out for their ability to style hair and bring the best out of every woman. Whether you are looking to create dazzling soft waves or luscious curls, these rollers seem to have everything it takes to make that happen. Years ago, we used to see our mums rocking rollers and leaving them overnight in order to achieve the best results. But spending an entire night with hair rollers on your head is no mean feat. So over time, this styling tool disappeared from the limelight giving in to pressure from other rolling tools. Fast forward to 2017, and hot rollers are making a quick comeback. The question however remains, have the manufacturers figured out a solution to the problems the market faced before? How long do heated rollers take? Let’s delve deeper.

Duration of Time It Takes for Heated Rollers to Work​

There are various factors that affect how long it takes hot rollers to work. The first obvious reason is the make of the roller. The duration of time it takes for a ceramic roller to heat up is, for instance, different from what it takes for wax core type. Likewise, the amount of time required for a ceramic roller to cool down is quite different from what wax core type may take.

The factor that may determine how many minutes a heated roller takes to work on your hair is your hair type. Naturally, soft hair may require fewer minutes than hard kinky hair. Likewise, the amount of input needed to style hair that is naturally curled is different from what it takes for naturally straight hair.

Fortunately, gone are the days when you had to spend sleepless nights waiting for hours on end to remove your rollers. With the modern rollers, all you are required to do is let them heat up, and you can wear them. As you leave them to work, you can wear your makeup or take your breakfast. Within a couple of minutes, you’re ready to remove them and run to work.

Average Time Taken​

On average, heated rollers take 3 to 5 minutes to heat up. To save on time, you can use this heating up a time to section your hair. Once the rollers are ready you can take another 5 or so minutes rolling them into your hair.

NB: You should never open the lid when the rollers are heating up.​

Once you are done setting your hair, you are required to leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Usually, that’s the average duration of time it takes for heated rollers to cool down. You can leave them on for longer but not shorter than that. By leaving them to cool down slowly, you ensure long-lasting results.

NB: For thicker hair, you have to use higher heat settings. This is quite different compared to coloured, fine or delicate hair, which requires lower heat settings.​


As you can see, there are quite a number of factors to take into consideration when determining how long heated rollers take. I hope that the guide provided above will help you plan on ways to maximise your time accordingly.