I'm always intrigued by pretty much any appliance that promises me and my hair gorgeous voluminousness curls to rival the cast of TOWIE. I've tried various sprays and mousses, spent one incredibly uncomfortable night sporting foam curlers, laboured through the laborious process of curling with my GHDs and even invested in a conical wand so really purchasing a set of heated rollers just seemed like the next logical step. Many of the aforementioned products & procedures have been a commendable success but in terms of ease? Well, my new Babyliss Heated Rollers win hands down!
I did a bit of research before buying the Babyliss Heated Rollers as there are quite a few different brands out there that make these bad boys but the main thing I learnt was that essentially they're all the same! Yup, that was worth trawling the internet for 2 hours to find out. I'm sure super cheap ones might not be that fab as with most things, you get what you pay for but these cost £30 and they're great. I can't ever imagine being able to justify spending £50 or £70 on heated rollers (which is the price of some other sets that I looked at).
The Babyliss Thermo Ceramic Rollers Set comes with 20 rollers. 6 small, 6 medium and 8 large. Further to that there are also 10 clips and 20 pins. I prefer using the clips as the pins are more fiddly and don't hold your hair in as well so really wish they'd given more clips instead! While I'm complaining, the only other downside to this product is that there is no where to store the clips/pins - it could be great if there was a compartment in the base or something similar. There is a heat dial on the front of the case which I tend to leave on the highest setting but if you're more proactive about protecting your hair from heat damage than I am, the option is there to turn it down. This is also where you'll find the on/off button.
There is a red dot on one of the central curlers, when the curlers are hot enough (close lid when heating) the dot will turn white. Babyliss say this will take 5 minutes but to be honest I tend to leave them in there for about 10 minutes to make sure the curlers are hot through (they're still completely touchable though). Babyliss say to leave the curlers in your hair for 10 minutes and then you'll be good to go but again, I leave them in for far longer! Probs about 30 - 40 mins while I finish getting ready and then just take them out at the last minute!
I adore the perfectly natural curls you get with the Babyliss Thermo Ceramic Heated Rollers Set and just feel they're so easy to use. You literally unclip the rollers, your curls fall down, shake them out then style and you're good to go! I use hair spray or a bit of curling mousse to help them retain their shape but generally their staying power is pretty impressive. I think this is due to the heat being on them for so long, opposed to a conical wand (or similar) where its only a few seconds. Yay for dip dyed curls below!
For the record, I'm 100% make up free in the photo below, yup, not a scrap. So we've whacked me in sepia so it's slightly less scary! Hope this gives you all a good idea of the kind of curls you can create with the Babyliss Heated Rollers Set. In terms of styling - all I've done below is clipped back part of my hair with some bobby pins!
Hope you've enjoyed this post! If you've got any favourite curling tools or are thinking about investing in a heated rollers set, let me know in the comments below!