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Choosing the right styling tools for your thick mane of hair takes some thought. Hey, not all rollers are created equal and not all can handle your super-sized tresses. Find out which rollers are a match made in heaven for your thick hair, and how to use them for great results.
Thick hair can take ages to style because it's just so, well, thick. That's why when you're totally crunched for time, hot rollers are a sure bet for getting curls and volume into your hair in the minimum amount of time. Hot rollers heat up quickly, come in a variety of sizes so you can control the curl size, and you can take them out and shake out your hair as soon as they cool down.
If what you crave is tons of volume, with just a bit of curl, then Velcro rollers are exactly what the hair doctor ordered. Velcro rollers come in huge sizes and can lift your roots like no other styling tool can. They're a breeze to put in and they stick to your hair, so there's no need for clips to hold them in. You'll want to mist each section with a little bit of styling spray to make the waves stick, then take the rollers out once your hair has dried. These no-heat-needed rollers are especially good for dry hair that can't stand too much heat exposure.
Craving spiral-like curls? The only rollers that are really going to get that much curl in thick hair are bendable stick rollers. These babies are flexible, foam-covered rods that you wrap sections of hair around in a coil-like pattern. You can wrap your hair damp or dry (misted with some styling spray), but damp, thick hair does take a long time to dry, so plan accordingly.
When you pair rollers and thick hair, you can get some seriously massive volume going on, girl. If what you'd prefer is a little volume at the roots and more body at the ends, then you need to roll the hair sections off-base. "Off base" means that, when you roll a section of hair, the roller doesn't sit directly on top of the section's base. Instead you'll direct the hair downward when you roll it, and the roller will sit below the base of the section. This lets your roots style a little flatter so you don't end up looking like Marge Simpson's bouffant.