Please talk to me about heated/sleep rollers!

(11 Posts)
SayMama Sat 12-Jan-13 16:34:31

I love the wavy curly look like this and can acheive it quite well with my wide barelled tongs. But obviously the heat is no good for my hair and it takes friggin ages (like 40 minutes on curling alone) to achieve it. I have a 3 year old and a 9 month old so need a nice looking curl I can get quickly before the whinging starts!

I've been thinking about Sleep Rollers (the pink, branded ones) are they in any way superior to the Boots own brand ones or the ones from Sallys? Or are they simply more expensive and pink? grin

The other thing is I know how much MN is luffing a heated roller at the moment, but do the results last all day? I have fine, shiny hair so styles don't tend to last long, which is why I'm leaning towards the sleep rollers unless you can convince me otherwise?

SayMama Sat 12-Jan-13 16:35:17

P.S. thanks!

LoopsInHoops Sat 12-Jan-13 16:36:21

What are those funny plastic flat tube things that you sleep in called? They work really well.

SayMama Sat 12-Jan-13 16:44:31

These ones? would they not produce quite a tight curl? Although liking the plastic hair look! grin

LoopsInHoops Sat 12-Jan-13 17:03:16

Yes you're right, sorry, the curls are quite tight.

emsyj Sat 12-Jan-13 17:19:35

You can get those flat tube things in different sizes though, if you get a wider one that you fit more hair in then it should produce a less tight curl. The official ones are called Curl Formers, but I have heard on another thread on here that the generic ebay ones work just as well.

Don't forget you can brush out a tighter curl to loosen it...

makinglemonade Sun 13-Jan-13 05:30:39

I have the sleep rollers from Sally's. I've used them twice and they give a great wavy bouncy curl that lasted ages - 2 days. But I hardly slept a wink! They are soft but I sleep on my side and found them uncomfortable

I also have babyliss heated rollers. I love them! Gorgeous loose curl that lasts all day.

I use vo5 volume mousse to try and hold the curl.

On days I don't have time to use the rollers I put in mousse and 80% dry my hair. I then twist my hair into 2 buns and leave it like that for an hour or so (usually my commute to work) then just let it loose.
It leaves it nice and wavy and the condition of my hair has really improved since I hardly use straighners or tongs anymore!

EggRules Sun 13-Jan-13 10:22:24

If a sock bun is too curly maybe you could tame it with a quick flick through with straightener? I do two high buns so I can sleep well.

makinglemonade Sun 13-Jan-13 11:43:39

Thanks for the link Egg I've never thought of a dock bun for curls. I usually just wrap my hair around itself. Definetly going to try this.

SayMama Sun 13-Jan-13 12:48:28

Egg Unfortunately the sock bun gives me this look Not good! Even with frizz serum and spraying down with water the next day!

I just want the holy grail nice glossy loose curls that wont take forever to sort in the morning!

makinglemonade Thank you for letting me know about the Sally's ones!
emsyj and loops Thank you I'll look into the wider version of those!

EggRules Sun 13-Jan-13 23:33:29

My hair is very fine and wavy and looks greasy after about 5 mins. It looks more polished if I dry and straighten my hair. I then use a medium hair bun and moisten it with a product rather than water. if I don't have time to wash it, I wash the front and put it in a sock bun the next day.

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