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Hot-rolled curls are awesome. They last all day --- longer than any curl from a curling iron --- and they're not a pain in the neck to put in. So, what's the downside? Most people get into a rut with hot rollers. Their hair looks the same day in and day out, but it doesn't have to. You can get as creative as you want with hot rollers. Turn them on their side for spiral curls or twist your hair before you roll it for a grunge, dread-locked look. Your only limitation is your imagination.
Heat up your hot rollers. Keep the lid on and be patient. It will take about 10 minutes for your rollers to heat up to the right temperature unless you have the speed-heating kind.
Gather up all the butterfly hair clips you can find --- they're the claw-like clips that you put your hair up in. These clips will hold the rollers in place and prevent them from slipping out. Those pronged things that come with your rollers are a hassle to work with. Leave them in the drawer.
Spray your clean, dry hair with thermal styling spray. Lift up your hair or turn your head upside down to get the hair underneath.
Carve out a small, vertical section for each roller. If the section is larger than the roller, it's too big. Roll each section on a roller with the roller held on its side. Clamp each roller in place with a butterfly clip. Give everything another blast from the thermal spray bottle and wait 15 minutes or until the rollers are cool.
Take down the rollers and run your fingers through your spiral curls. Finish them off with a little bit of medium-hold finishing spray.
Want smaller, tighter curls? Use flexi-rod hot rollers instead. Smaller rods equals more curl.
Hot rollers can burn your fingers if you're not careful. Learn how to handle them quick and toughen up those fingers to avoid the burn.