Let's take a minute to talk about curls — and not just curling your hair so that it looks good for 10 minutes, but about investing in hot rollers for thick hair that give it the kind of oomph, volume, and style that lasts for hours and hours.
Some of us assume that thick hair types can get away with substandard curling methods because they are usually lucky enough to hold a style longer than thin or fine hair. But even the thickest of hair needs love and attention, too, and there's no shortage of hot rollers out there that are large enough and that boast the kind of quality needed to form outrageously gorgeous, long-lasting curls.
When shopping for hot rollers for thick hair, look for rollers with ionic ports and far-infrared heat to help create more natural looking beachy waves and curls and combat frizz and static. Rollers made with ceramic technology are also amazing and can ensure that your thick hair stays smooth and lustrous, with less chance that it will endure damage from this tool's extreme heat.
A few tips to keep in mind: never (ever) use hot rollers on wet hair, always apply a heat-protectant product beforehand to protect your strands, and make sure you keep your rollers in for long enough to make an impact on your hair, which means leaving them in until they're cool.
1. Natural-Looking Curls With A Kit That Doesn't Short Change You
BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Professional Jumbo Roller, $65 (20 Rollers), Amazon
Your hair will look smoother and healthier and won't suffer damage consistent with heating tools when you rely on these nano titanium ceramic jumbo rollers that generate far infra-red heat. Unlike a lot of other roller sets, there are enough rollers in this kit to cover most thick hair manes and they come in a variety of sizes so you can change up your curls for a more natural look.
2. Jumbo & Super Jumbo Anti-Static Ceramic Rollers
Conair Heat Waves Jumbo & Super Jumbo Size Hot Rollers, $30 (12 Rollers), Amazon
Make your curls last longer and ban static from your hair's life with these ceramic hot rollers, which come in both 1 3/4 inch super jumbo size (perfect for creating looser waves in thick hair) and 1 1/2 inch jumbo size. They heat up in 85 seconds, stay in place really well with clips, and reviewers with long, thick hair say they give a curl that lasts all day and into the night.
3. The Perfect Rollers For Long, Thick Hair
It can be a challenge finding hot rollers that can provide long, thick hair with lift and all-day curls. This hot roller set comes with six extra-long rollers (perfect for long hair) and six medium size rollers, as well as hair clips to secure them and a storage pouch. Reviewers with a lot of long hair say these heat up and curl in just 15 minutes, provide shine and cute ringlets, and work even better than a curling wand.
4. Clipless Silicone Rollers That Capture More Hair Than You Think
Don't let their size deceive you: these clipless silicone hot rollers can fit more hair in one roller than you probably think and they're extremely convenient on the go and stay in place sans additional clips. These 2-inch jumbo rollers heat up in less than two minute and, depending on the length of time you keep them in, can create tight curls or loose waves.
5. Rollers Infused With Argan Oil That Have 12 Temperature Settings
Infiniti Pro by Conair Instant Heat Ceramic Flocked Rollers With Cord Reel, $50 (20 Rollers), Amazon
Thick hair will feel smooth and conditioned when you use these hot rollers, which are infused with hydrating argan oil and heat up in only two minutes. The beauty of this kit is that it can be adjusted to 12 temperature settings so that it works on all hair types. Depending on your level of hair thickness, experiment with settings until you create the perfect curl.
6. Ion Hot Rollers That Won't Get Tangled In Long, Thick Hair
These long ion hot rollers work for all hair types, have a charging base that heats them up in 3 minutes, and even come with a travel case. But what makes them stand out in a sea of rollers? The fact that so many reviewers with long, thick hair say these are the only rollers that "curl an entire strand of hair from root to end" and won't tangle hair when you remove them.
7. Multi Size Tangle-Free Rollers With A Strong Grip
If you consider yourself a "lazy" hair stylist or simply lack skill, these multi-size hot rollers are a dream come true — reviewers say they're fool-proof, perfect for creating different styles, and come with a clip that won't bend or crease your hair. They're color coded to make it easier to spot different roller sizes and have a patented grip that prevents your thick hair from becoming tangled.
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