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Monday, 29 April 2013

Heatless Hair Tutorial: Curling Hair With bendy/flexi rollers! ♥

Hello guys!

Something a little different today, an affordable heatless hair tutorial that can be used by anyone, of any age - as evident by it being demonstrated on my 5 year old sister. Super affordable, super simple and super quick (minus the drying of course!).

My sister is normally my hair model when it comes to experimenting with heatless curls, this is because she has super long hair that holds any style very easily! Her hair is also much thinner (less of it) and lighter than mine, so that's a heads up for anyone with long, layered, thick straight hair, in the next day or so i will be trying this hairstyle out on my own hair and there will a little update at the bottom of this post, telling you if it works on thicker hair!

On with the tutorial...
I started off with 3 packs of 8 bendy rollers (24 all together) purchased from poundland aka bargain land. I was slightly hesitant as to whether these would be of good quality and i can confirm that they're amazing for the price!

If you don't have a poundland where you live simply Click here to Purchase Large Bendy rollers from amazon alternatively Click here to purchase smaller bendy rollers.
I bought 3 packs (from poundland) because i wanted enough for my own hair too, however after experimenting on my sisters I noticed that 7 rollers were not used, please note her hair is not layered as well as being thin.  You get two sizes in the pack which is very useful for again those with layered hair.


Begin with freshly washed hair thats 90% dry, although this hairstyle is completely heatless I had to cheat and quickly dry her hair a little so that i could do this tutorial.

As you can see in the picture she has long even layered hair with a very slight twirl at the end, her hair is also thin and easily manageable.

Working with hair thats 90% dry means that the curls will last longer and will look much better, your hair doesn't have to be freshly washed, you can simply mist your hair with small amounts of water to dampen. Either way it must be slightly wet.

To begin with...

Grab a section of hair (thickness depends on your desired curl, the thicker/bigger the section the looser and larger the curl) and wrap the end around the smaller bendy roller (start at the top of your hair if you have layered hair)

Make sure the end of your hair is wrapped neatly, carefully and most importantly, tightly - you will have to either sleep with this in or leave it on for at least 6-8 hours so the tighter you do it the longer it will last.

You can always wrap the hair AWAY from your face to get the curling tong effect if you so wish.


Then slowly twist the bend roller up thus wrapping the hair around it (use both hands for this) make sure the hair doesn't go off the roller and continue to roll up until you reach your roots.

Once you reach the roots get the two ends of the roller and bend them onto the hair almost into a small bun, this is so the hair doesn't unravel.
                 
You should get something that looks a little like this -->





Continue doing the previous steps on all your hair (alternating bendy roller size where necessary) until all the pieces of your hair have been wrapped.
Should look a little like this when you are halfway done -->

The softness of the bendy rollers means that they should be pretty easy to sleep on and shouldn't cause too much disturbance.

My little sister is a very lively sleeper and does toss and turn her head quite a bit and the small buns did manage to stay in place!

If you're not going to be sleeping on this then I recommend doing this hair style several hours before you leave the house for whatever you have planned and if possible use mousse before hand. After wrapping all the hair simply mist a little hairspray onto the hair (this is again to make sure the curls hold and look better in the morning)

I used the Garnier Frutis shine and hold hair spray in the strength '4'.

The type of hairspray doesn't really matter although getting one that smells good is always a plus!


In the morning gently open the bendy rollers and slowly bring them down to unravel the curls! the pictures  are from when i had JUST removed the bendy rollers and as you can see the curls are very tight, bouncy and i think very beautiful considering i used £1 rollers!


Before 
after (10 mins after removing bendy rollers)
 From the picture above you can clearly see that the bendy rollers are very impressive and that they do really work! I will definitely be trying this out on my own hair and will let you guys know if it works on thick hair!
Im very impressed with the results and I can honestly say that I believe this method to be the best, out of all the ones I have experimented with, and I have actually tried the 'tshirt curl' method on my sisters hair before but this has to be by far the easiest, as well as having the best results.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and please comment bellow what you think!

*UPDATE* if you have layered hair be careful because it does shorten hair alot and make it very very curly!! Other than that works perfectly if styled correctly afterwards to reduce frizz


Check out my youtube video on my hair care routine and tips for growing long, healthy hair!


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22 comments

  1. OMG her hair looks gorgeous!!!! I need to start doing this all the time now, perfect curls with no heat!

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    1. I'm so jealous of her hair! Haha glad you liked this post, thanks for the comment xx

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  2. I've got my bendy rollers in right now haha!

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  3. That's awesome! Let me know how they turn out! xx

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  4. I did this on my daughters hair and it was great :-) held all day yesterday and still there a bit today (we did it on Friday night)

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    1. I'm so glad they turned out how you wanted! These curls really are a great way to go about things when you want it to be heatless! x

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  5. how many rollers do you think thick hair would need?

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    1. depending on how long your hair is roughly 3 packs of 8. so around the 24 mark. It also depends how thick the sections of hair that you take are. :) x

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    2. I used 9 for very very thick hair and got very loose wide curls! Bigger sections make bigger curls.

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  6. I wanted to curl my hair for a party at 5.30, do you think I would be ok to use the curlers on the day? I was going to do them the night before then take them out an hour or so before, what would be better?

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  7. Well since your party is at 5:30 you may want to shower early in the morning (or wet your hair whichever works for you) , blow dry it to about 80% dry, then at least 5/6 hours before you set off for the party put your rollers in and take them out before you go giving your self time to style it incase some curls don't turn out perfect - hope this helped! Let me know how it goes xx

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  8. Amazing! Beautiful... What works better, bendy rolls or velcro rolls? And how long will they hold for because it looks beautiful? And could you post a picture of the result from your hair?
    (sorry for the amount of questions! Xx)

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    1. Well I've never tried Velcro rollers before so I can't say but the curls do last a very long time (well over 24hours) if you use the correct products ! I'm sorry I don't have a picture of my own hair done like this however if you really want an image of my hair curled let me know and I'll do it as soon as I can! Xx

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    2. Like with all other electric appliances, care must be taken when using the curling wand near children and pets. hair curling wand

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  9. Thank you, my curlers are in now but would it matter if I forgot mouse and spray??!!

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    1. Not at all! They're purely optional x

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  10. ummm. Do you think 10 rollers will do for think hair? (^_^;)

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    1. depending on how long your hair is but if you have medium hair then yes that should be ok xx

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  11. NICE..WISH WE BLACK GIRLS HAVE LONG HAIR LIKE THIS

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    1. Long hair can be a hassle trust me! Plus there are lots of ways for anyone to have long hair now :)

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  12. Lovely curls! Want to buy some for my daughter who has hair just like in your picture but blonde. Do you know if Poundland are still selling these? Also what diameter are they roughly so I can get some on Amazon if necessary. Thanks again.

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    1. I'm almost positive that Poundland still does, if not primark also sell them for around £1.50. The amazon link should be in the post - I'm sorry I don't know the diameter :) x

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