Creating bouncy, long-lasting curls without heat is totally possible: you just need a set of great heatless curlers. But without heat, it can take a while for your curls to set, so styling while you sleep is ideal (isn't that the dream?). Luckily, the best overnight hair curlers are super comfortable to sleep in — and aside from saving your hair from heat damage they also save you time in the morning.
When looking for the ultimate set of overnight curlers, your number one priority should be comfort. Don't kid yourself, rigid silicone and poking wires will definitely start to bother you throughout the night. Some curling sets are made with memory foam for extra comfort, and there are even sets with soft satin covers. Any overnight curlers that have wires should be thoroughly covered with a thick layer of foam, so it doesn't feel like you're sleeping on a metal pillow.
You also need to think about your hair length and the type of curls you want to create. If you have long hair, you're going to either need a lot of curlers or really big curlers. Want loose, bouncy waves? Opt for big rollers. Ringlet curls? This one's easy — pick up a set of small rollers. Or hey, if you want to invest in a set that can make any type of curl, find a set with multiple sizes.
These overnight curling sets are some of the most comfortable and easiest to use out there.
1. A Huge Pack Of Curling Rods In A Range Of Sizes
Tifara Beauty Flexible Curling Rods
This enormous set of curling rods contains 42 foam-covered rods that are each seven inches long — though they vary in diameter allowing you to create curls of different sizes. With almost 3,000 reviews, this product is a major favorite on Amazon. One user with long hair raved, "These really worked to curl my hair and last all day."
2. Absorbent Curlers That Help Your Hair Dry While You Sleep
Sleep Hair Rollers
These hair curlers absorb moisture, so you can go to bed with damp hair and wake up with curly, dry hair. The microfiber material can hold up to four times its weight in water, thanks to a sponge column in the center. That way, you won't have to worry about damp hair losing its curl in the morning.
3. Tight Curlers That Make It Easy To Create Ringlets
Hair Flair Corkscrew Curlformers
These small curlers create tight, corkscrew-shaped curls and work especially well for shorter hair. They're split into two categories, blue and green, with each color twisting in its own direction. Varying the direction of your curls does a better job of mimicking a natural curl pattern, so the effect is effortless ringlets.
4. These Ultra-Comfortable Hair Curlers That Are Filled With Memory Foam
Allstar Innovations The Sleep Styler
These sleep curlers are made with memory foam at their core, making them so comfortable to sleep in you might forget you're wearing them. They also have an absorbent material that soaks up excess moisture, so you can pop them in shortly after you've taken a shower.
5. A Set Of Rollers You Can Stack To Customize Your Look
Bukli Haircare Curling Flutes
These curling flutes are perfect for anyone with long hair, because you can connect them to each other to create even longer curlers. The set also comes with lightweight fabric sleeves that both prevent the curlers from falling out and keep your hair from snagging while you're sleeping.
6. Smooth Foam Rollers That Are Covered In Plush Satin
Hype Hair Satin Foam Rollers
This enormous pack of foam rollers (seriously — there are more than 40 rollers in it), was designed with sleep in mind. The rollers are covered in satin that's gentle on the hair and scalp and keeps your curls extra soft and smooth. They're ideal for smaller curls and are meant to be used with only about an inch of hair.
7. An 18-Pack Of Foam Rollers That Feel Like Tiny Pillows
Conair Styling Essentials Pillow Soft Rollers
These overnight rollers are designed to be as soft as pillows, so they won't disrupt your beauty sleep. It's safe to use them on either wet or dry hair, and their gentle nature minimizes hair breakage throughout the night. And though they're super comfortable, a firm wire inside keeps them in place while you get your Zzz's.
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