What Are Heated Rollers and How Do They Work?

  • 18th March 2017 /
What Are Heated Rollers and How Do They Work?

Have you ever seen women with lovely, luscious and voluminous hair and wondered what you could do to achieve the same feat? Well, behind every luscious hair is a small tool known as a heated roller. It works by curling up the hair and forming curls using heat. Depending on your type of hair, you will find different rollers at your disposal. What are heated rollers? Here’s a detailed description of what they are and how they work.

Types of Heated Rollers​

3/4 Inch Diameter Rollers​

These are perfect for short hair and are known to create incredible volumes out of growing hair. But due to their small diameter, they can only accommodate short strands meaning if you have longer hair you might want to consider getting a larger diameter. Otherwise, you might end up with loose curves that are not really worth all the effort.

1 Inch Diameter Rollers​

You can never go wrong with this kind of hot rollers because they accommodate both long and short hair. They particularly work well on medium length hair and can be relied upon to achieve classical hairstyles.

1 1/4 Diameter Rollers​

Also known as the Jumbo or Super Jumbo variety, these offer more options particularly for people with super long hair. Instead of settling for buns and ponytails, why not transform your hair into tight-knit curls for a more natural and effortless look?

Using Heated Rollers​

In order to use hot rollers, they must first be heated – just as their name suggests. But before you apply them on your hair, it is important to ensure that your hair is prepared and carefully segmented into manageable sections. You then fix the rollers and leave in place until they completely cool down; a process that takes about 20 minutes on average. One main difference between modern rollers and ones used in the 80s is that you don’t have to wear them all night in order to achieve firmer curls.

Heated Roller Technology​

Just as there are many different hair types, quite a few heated roller technologies exist. It’s recommended to choose a hot roller based on the level of technology you want for your style.

Ceramic Infused Heated Rollers​

These are based on ceramic technology with each unit containing a ceramic core that releases ions when ready for use. These ions allow heat to penetrate your hair providing a static-free, frizz-free hair.

Wax Core Hot Rollers​

These rollers have built-in wax. As you may be aware, wax tends to retain heat for longer than average. Using this technology, wax core rollers are able to create strong and long-lasting curls. It’s no wonder this type is quite popular among people with hair that is resistant to curling.

Sponge Heated Rollers​

Sponge rollers are a sure bet if you are tired of waiting the whole day for your rollers to heat up. The maximum duration of time these take to heat up is 10 minutes meaning you would save quite some time with them. Sponge heated rollers use steam for heating.​