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November 2nd, 2012

Hot Roller How-To.

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I am all about hot rollers.

If you’re completely hopeless at DIY hair styling then you need to make these your friend. Immediately.

Rollers do much more than curl. They give volume, create waves – they eradicate the need to blow-dry.

Every woman with non-curly hair needs a set for home and a set for travel.

Once you start you can’t stop…

My Hot Roller Tips.

- Wash your hair and let it air dry. Or blow dry quickly. Keep volume in the crown.

- Turn the rollers on half an hour before you want to use them. Hot rollers need to be HOT not luke warm.

- Divide your hair into sections (this depends on length and thickness) but for my hair it’s three down the bottom – one under each ear and one at the nape of the neck. Then four around the crown.

- Curl under. Curling out is good for the two front top sections only.  When the curl is tucked under it lets you do much more – tousle, pile in a ponytail, etc.

- Let them go stone cold before you pull them out. The longer you leave them the stronger the curl will be.

- For Big Hair: Use large barrel rollers. When cold take them out, tip your head upside down and blast with hairspray. Use your fingers to position the curls.

- For Waves: Use a smaller barrel roller. Don’t roll the roller all the way to the part line – finish just above the ear. remove the rollers carefully and spray each one with hairspray. Use your fingers or the end of a tail comb to carefully separate and tousle. These look great on second day hair.

Hot Buys.

CLICK TO BUY: 1. BaBylissPRO Jumbo Ceramic/Titanium Hot Roller Set, $109.95; 2. Remington Express Set 10, $33.95; 3. VS Sassoon Classic Salon Setter, $39.95; 4. Cloud Nine O Pod, $299 plus O Rollers (4 pack), $29.

The Styling Essentials.

CLICK TO BUY: 1. Schwarzkopf Extra Care Strong Styling Mousse, $4.69; 2. ghd Heat Protect Spray, $24; 3. L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Diamond Hold Hairspray (400ml), $9.99.

A Note On Velcro Rollers.


If you want a slightly less intense curl then Velcro rollers will do the trick – you can also wear them on aircrafts. They don’t have metal in them which means you can walk through the detectors without issue. I have done this. In fact the shot above is me in the foyer of Sky News waiting to go on air. I have no vanity when it comes to rollers in public. I don’t have time and these things save me it.

I often take Velcro rollers to the hairdresser with me – ask for a round brush blow-dry and get them to leave them in my hair. I’ll take them out at home just before I head out the front door. Literally tip my head over and shake them out. You can use the same technique at home. My girlfriend rolls them in when her hair is almost dry (just moist) and then leaves them in all day to get a cool, barrel finish.

CLICK TO BUY: Priceline Velcro Rollers, from $4.99.

  • Cath

    I think I am going to delve into the world of hot curlers, do they generally come with the clips I see in your photo or are just shark clips?

  • PaulaJoye

    They do Cath. All of them. Some are shark, some are slip pins.
    Dive in – you shall not regret it.
    PJxx

  • SJM

    The velcro pic is fabulous!! I could not love you more.

    As an aside, what size rollers did you use to achieve the pic of you with the red/white/blue t-shirt, as those waves are perfection…

  • Claudia

    I have no shame with velcro rollers either. I have a set in my glovebox for when I’m driving & my hair is looking less than fab! My friends think I’m crazy, I think I’m clever! ;P Tt’s tough being a modern day girl!

  • Lauren

    After your stunning look in London ( http://www.thejoye.com/travel/dinner-in-london/ ) I decided to purchase some hot rollers. Seriously. If you can look that good while jet lagged and hot rollers helped, I’m in!
    I just ordered the Babyliss Pro Ceramic 20 piece set from Ry. Can’t wait till they arrive – thanks so much for the tips!

  • Stefanie

    Thanks so much Paula! I went to buy hot rollers after your London posts (you looked stunning) but was a little lost on which to buy so bought some Velcro ones to use in the interim. Will purchase this weekend, can’t wait. It’s like having a whole new look!

  • PaulaJoye

    I love you to SJM.
    The top pic was normal size rollers but I had the help of a very clever hair stylist – Michael Brennan – and I was also wearing Britney Spears hair piece. Her actual one. Michael had just finished doing her hair on her Aussie tour and I go to be six degrees of Britney.
    But…I can get this curl using the wave technique (above) and a medium size roller.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    Love your work Claudia.
    Solidarity.
    PJxx

  • PaulaJoye

    My pleasure Lauren.
    You wont look back.
    PJxx

  • Karen

    Hi Paula, I have curly (frizzy hair) and I always feel like it just looks messy and not done when I leave it down. I know you have straight hair but do you know how rollers would go in curly hair? Would I have to blow dry straight first! Velcro rollers or hot rollers? Could I achive a more tidy curl?

  • Bridie

    hi Paula, uni student here, but would love to get into the roller craze, just wondering if there is any real difference between the more expensive hot rollers and the cheaper ones from remington? I dont want to spend more than i have to- but i don’t want to waste my money on something that wont work!

  • Bridie

    hi Paula, uni student here, but would love to get into the roller craze, just wondering if there is any real difference between the more expensive hot rollers and the cheaper ones from remington? I dont want to spend more than i have to- but i don’t want to waste my money on something that wont work!

  • Lealea

    My hairdresser always tells me to get some hot rollers, after seeing this, I am sold!
    I have so much hair though, I may need 40!
    Are the expensive ones better or are the cheapies just as good?

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