How to use Velcro rollers on thin hair without damaging it

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When you have thinning hair and you want to curl it with Velcro, your life can turn into a real nightmare.

And I am speaking from experience. I endured for a whole week until I learned to put them in and take them out correctly.

  • That’s why, before you go through all the pain I’ve done, you should know that you should always put the Velcro roll on wet hair.
  • You should also apply a mousse for curly hair, separate the hair into small sections and gently roll the roller over each part.

Of course, easier said than done, you can be sure that the first few times I put the roller in, I don’t know what I’m doing.

First of all, I don’t know exactly which roller size I should choose.

Because, you don’t use the same size to get the waves as you want a tight curl, and it all depends on the roller size you choose .

After that, I did not correctly divide my hair into sections. So in some parts of my hair the curls were perfectly formed, but in other parts it was straight. Terribly straight.

 And finally, when I took them off, I curled so quickly that my hair got stuck on the patch, breaking my hair and forming curls. 

I know what you’re thinking. Why do I insist on using these curlers if they are only causing me problems?

Let’s see.

I ask you to put yourself in my shoes.

What would you do if you had straight, thin hair with no volume or movement?

  • Using a hair curler?

Wrong answer. The heat of the curlers can damage thinning hair because of their heat.

  • Will you use hot rollers?

Wrong answer again. Since hot rolling also uses heat, it can weaken hair and break it off.

  • Get a fixed one?

Okay, maybe. If you want to leave your hair curly for six months, that might be a solution. But in my case, I just want curls for a few days a week.

That’s why I decided to use a Velcro roller.


  • Because they’re easy to put in once you know how.
  • They do not use heat, which is great for thinning hair.
  • They are green because they do not use electricity.
  • They are cheap, easy to transport, and easy to replace if you lose them.

That’s why if you want to know how to use them correctly you should keep reading, as I will tell you:

  • How to use the Velcro roller correctly
  • How to choose the right roller size based on the size of the curl you are aiming for
  • How to Clean Your Rollers So They Last Longer |

Ready to get the perfect curl without frizz?

How to place the roller correctly

Once you get the hang of it, using these rollers is quick and easy.

That’s why, in just a few minutes, you can add volume and movement to your thinning hair , which is exactly what we all women dream of. Or not?

Go through each of these steps so that you know how to use a roller correctly.

  • First, I wash my hair and incubate my hair, then dry it with a towel, because remember: you should use a roller over damp hair. I also put some mousse on my hair to keep the curls in place.
  • Then, for the batch to roll in, I divide my hair according to the size of the spool I will use. If I’m looking for volume and some waves, I use a larger roller, about 2 inches in diameter.
  • I take a piece of hair, I put the roller at the end and curl the hair towards the scalp. For optimal volume, I curl my hair as close to the roots as possible.
  • Once all the rollers are in, all you have to do is wait. You do not have to fix the curls with any kind of clips or anything as your hair will stick to the Velcro.
  • I usually wait about 20 minutes, and in the meantime, I chat with friends or put on makeup.
  • To take the rollers out, I just pulled them away from me without pulling too hard. You should remove the roller gently and away from your head to avoid getting your hair entangled, causing you to scream in pain or fraying.

You know what I figured out with reality?

  If you use rollers of different sizes you get more natural curls. Because in some cases size is everything. 

So let me know what curly hairstyle you hope to get, and I’ll tell you which roller you should use.

How to size your Velcro roller according to the style you hope to get

When choosing a roller, you should keep three things in mind:

  • The curly hairstyle you hope will get
  • Your hair length
  • And the size of the roller

As a general rule, the smaller roller produces tighter curls, while the larger one produces more bouncy, wavy, and loose curls.

 Since they are so affordable, I recommend purchasing different size rollers so you can vary your work using different sizes. 

One day you can have Marilyn Monroe curly hair and the next day you can get the waves, like you just jumped off a surfboard.

Do you have short hair?

Don’t worry, you can also use this batch to get the desired curls.

But if our hair y is less than 6 inches long, it will be very difficult for you to roll your hair into a roller that is 3 inches long.

For me, with shoulder-length hair , I use a 2-inch roller.

If your hair is shorter, I recommend using a 1 inch roll so you can precisely curl each lock of your hair.

If you have long hair, your options are limitless. You can combine different sized rollers to create a normal and natural look or use the smaller rollers to make some small rings.

It all depends on you and how you want to surprise the world that day.

While they are affordable, it’s important to keep them clean, as at the end of the day we are using them in our hair.

Would you like to know how I clean them?

How to clean the Velcro roller correctly

with water and soap

Since I almost always use some kind of mousse in my hair to create curls before rolling the roller, Velcro can get yellow.

That’s why I clean them periodically.

  • It’s not an exact science, I just use warm water and soap , let them soak for 15-20 minutes.
  • Then I rub them carefully, rinse them with cool water and I leave them on a towel, let them dry.
  • How often you should wash your hair depends on how often you use it and the amount of product for your hair to use in the styling process.

 Even if you don’t use any type of hair care products, some strands of hair may get stuck in Velcro, but it should come out easily. 

Simply take two dry rollers on each of your hands and rub them together. That way, the loose hairs stick together and you can remove them manually. It will only take 10-15 seconds per roller.


When I finished taking out the rollers, I felt changed, because I went from having thin, straight hair to having curls with the volume moving in my steps.

 And I can get this feeling without damaging my hair with any kind of heat tool, without spending money going to the hair salon and even when I’m just lying down in my pajamas. 

Just remember to keep your hair moist, choose a suitable roller size, and roll them gently so you won’t break your hair and not appear frizzy.

Have you ever used a Velcro roller?

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