A common myth is that having short hair will make styling it more manageable. But, unless you have hair that air dries perfectly, it's usually not the case. Curling is a technique that's already complicated, so having one of the best curlers for short hair is especially necessary when you've got a bob or crop.
While there's nothing wrong with using a hot tool every now and then, there are alternatives. There's a whole wide world of curlers that don't use heat — hair rollers, if you will — and many are designed to be slept in, so you can them up before bed and wake up to perfect curls. Many of them can be used on wet hair, which is a game-changer if we've ever heard of one. You'll be able to cut the time you'd usually spend styling your hair with an iron or blow dryer in half, and you'll be eliminating the risk of damage, too. Another bonus is the money you'll save — hair rollers are infinitely less expensive than hot tools. They're also easier to pack and travel with, as they don't require any cords or electricity.