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If you drool over Taylor Swift’s ringlets, but not enough to want them permanently, you can mimic her look with steam hair rollers. Steam hair rollers give you a technologically advanced way to coil your hair that would put your grandma’s old curlers to shame. It’s worth shopping around for steam hair rollers with all the features you need to shape your tresses into the coils of your dreams and keep them looking lustrous.
What to Shop For
When you are on the hunt for the best steam hair rollers, look for a model that comes with strong foam. The foam on the curlers should be of better quality than typical old-fashioned sponge curlers. The best steam hair rollers come with a shield that encases the curlers and allows the water from the steam to evaporate so your hair doesn’t end up frizzy. If you have thick or long hair, the best rollers have open end-caps that you can slip hairpins through if you need the extra support to hold a curler in place. The best steam hair rollers also come in a range of sizes in case you want to make tight, springy coils or create a voluptuous ‘do with some extra body.
There are plain, no-frills steam hair rollers and then there are those with ionic technology. This type of technology produces negative ions that counteract the positive ions in your hair. The result of steam hair rollers with ionic technology is smooth, shiny coils and a frizz-free hairdo. This queen of steam hair rollers, however, might come with a higher price tag. Each styling tool type comes with its sacrifices.
While it’s quick to put the rollers in your hair, the process in general can take a lot of time. You have to wait until your hair is totally dry before you can even think about making the perfect coil. Then you have to wait for the roller to get hot in the steam unit (don’t burn your fingers), which only fits a few curlers at a time. You might need to grab a magazine while you wait to pass the time. Once you have the curlers in your hair, you have to make sure your locks aren’t still moist from the steam or you’ll end up with frizzy, unmanageable hair instead of cute coils. If you need to buy extra rollers, you’ll find yourself quickly running low on your beauty allowance because a small pack can cost you a bunch.
Finding the Best Steam Hair Rollers
You’ll find the best steam hair rollers for sale at a beauty supply store that specializes in selling items to students in beauty schools. If you’re a tech-savvy fashionista, you can also find steam hair rollers for sale from online beauty supply retailers. Before you spend any big bucks, make sure the hair roller kit comes with a warranty in case there’s a problem.