How to Use Velcro Rollers So They Don't Tangle

by Lisa Finn

If Velcro rollers leave you with a hair-raising experience, it's time to switch up your technique. While there are benefits to using this heatless curling option, the downside is that the tiny bristles on Velcro rollers can easily tangle, or worse, break off your hair when you unroll them. The key to using Velcro rollers for bouncy, smooth locks is to use the correct products before you roll and then take your time in letting your hair down.

Comb your partially dry hair starting at the ends and working your way to the scalp. Remove all tangles so the comb easily glides through your hair.

Start at the crown and gather a 3-inch section. This is the place where most woman can use a lift. Apply a texturizing or volumizing spray to the strand. Blow-dry the roots of the strand briefly.

Place a Velcro roller at the end and press the roller into the hair. Using both hands, carefully and evenly roll your hair around the roller upward to the roots. Gently squeeze the roller when it reaches the scalp. This helps to keep the Velcro in place. Add a clip at the base of the roller for additional support.

Continue grabbing 3-inch sections, spraying with texturizing or volumizing spray, blow-drying the roots and rolling the Velcro curlers to the scalp so that all your hair -- or the desired portion -- is up in rollers.

Wait a half-hour. Start at the nape of the neck and slowly unroll the first curler with two hands while extending the hair as you go. This extending motion is what keeps the hair from tangling. Repeat around the entire head.

Flip your head over. Slowly rake your fingers through your hair for loose curls or massage your fingers into the scalp if you want tighter curls.

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Items you will need

  • Comb
  • Texturizing or volumizing spray
  • Blow-dryer


  • For a quicker curl, blow-dry the curlers on medium heat for five minutes. Let your hair cool and then remove the curlers.


  • Refrain from unrolling with one hand or going quickly. This causes hair to snarl and frizz.

About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, Lisa Finn has been writing professionally for 20 years. Her print and online articles appear in magazines and websites such as "Spa Magazine," "L.A. Parent," "Business," the Famous Footwear blog and many others. She also ghostwrites for mompreneurs and business owners who appear regularly on shows such as Ricki Lake, HGTV, Carson Daly and The Today Show.

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