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Admit it -- you're a hair rolling addict. Hey, what's not to love? Rollers -- whether you prefer the Velcro or hot version, or aren't picky and adore rollers of all types and sizes -- give you mega-volume in your hair and can create big curls, soft waves or a straight style with lots of lift throughout. With the right cut, you can always make the most of your rollers, no matter what your plan for the finished style.
Medium-length hair is really ideal for using rollers. You have a lot of length to work with, allowing you to create lots of different styles. Still, you don't have hair that's so long it's going to weigh down curl or wave. Get subtle layers added into your cut or go with a blunt version -- if you have quite coarse hair, ask your stylist for "thinned-out" layers added near the ends of the hair with special shearing scissors to take out some of the bulk.
A thick, choppy shag cut can transform into a va-va-voom straight style or have curls or waves added through it with rollers. The fab thing about a shag cut is that it looks effortlessly-chic and expertly styled even when you first roll out of bed -- for the most part. Wind the curls around the top layer of your head higher up in each section than those underneath to create the most natural effect and proportionate volume around your head.
The bob cut is one of the most classic, timeless haircuts. Whether you go with a blunt bob or an angled version, it's an ideal choice, one that works well alongside your love of rollers. You can turn your bob into a mane of cascading curls, or only wind a few large rollers around the ends of your hair to create a curled-under effect.
With long, layered locks you have lots of space for all those rollers, that's for sure. Adding Velcro rollers around the top section of your hair gets you big, bouncy body, while lots of small rollers all around your head create tight, spiral curls. Only wind the rollers halfway up your hair to focus curls at the ends. To turn your curls into waves, go over them with a paddle brush after styling.
No matter what cut you choose, it's important to have the right products to make the most of your rollers. Apply a curl-enhancing cream onto your hair before blow-drying, then insert the rollers. A light misting of a flexible-hold hairspray helps keep your style intact. Don't overdo it, or you'll do more harm than good and create lots of buildup in your hair. Remember -- sometimes less really is more.