Are Hot Rollers Bad For Your Hair?
Posted on December 12 2020
Women use a ton of styling tools to achieve the perfect look, be it for everyday or for special events. One of the most popular and most well-loved hair styling tools is hot rollers. These have been around for so long and have been updated and upgraded so many times, each time producing a better and far less damaging product that’s easier and quicker to use.
What is it about hot rollers that women just can’t get enough of? Is it the classic Stepford Wife look while waiting for the curls to set? Is it because they’re widely available in just about any store that sells beauty supplies? Or is it the fact that it’s so easy to use that there’s basically no learning curve you need to get over to get fabulous hair? Whatever it may be, one thing is for sure: hot rollers aren’t going anywhere any time soon.
With all that heat needed for hot rollers to work their magic, I bet you’re wondering whether this crowd-favorite heat-styling tool could be bad for your hair.
Unfortunately, as with any other heat styling tool, the answer is yes. Using excessive heat on your hair, whether by using hot rollers, curling irons, of hair straighteners. If you’re the type who only uses these kinds of tools on special occasions, you can probably get away with using hot rollers. However, if you’re the type who styles her hair with these kinds of tools regularly, you might want to be a little more careful with your hair.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to protect your hair from the heat it gets from hot rollers and other heat styling tools. For example, you could use a heat protecting spray like the Wella Eimi Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray which protects from heat levels up to 430°F. Another way to protect your hair would be to put preventative measures in place like using a restorative hair mask like the Pro Addiction Hydrating Mask on a regular basis or using a shampoo and conditioner combo with active ingredients that help repair damaged hair such as the L’Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Gold Shampoo and Conditioner.
If styling your hair is a necessary part of your everyday routine and you want to keep using hot rollers, at least opt for a ceramic set like the Babyliss Ceramic Hairsetter with 12 Jumbo Rollers. Ceramic rollers don’t damage the hair as much as other types of hot rollers do but they’re just as efficient and as powerful.