Dream Rollers* (£12.95 from Lauren's Way)
As a blogger, I tend to jump on every beauty-trend bandwagon that comes around. But for some reason, until recently, I'd never tried sleep-in rollers. Come to think of it, I'd never used any kind of rollers. Shame on me! I was sent the Lauren's Way Dream Rollers to try out, and after my first night with them, I wanted to let you know my thoughts so far.
***The rollers come in a pack of twenty with a little pink carry-on case, which is handy for keeping them all together and tidy. My hair is far too frizzy to put these into damp hair, so I applied these to washed, straightened hair with a tiny bit of hairspray to stop them from sliding. At first, I was quite frustrated trying to put these in but after watching a few tutorials, I realised I putting far too much hair round each one. It was much easier when I switched to smaller sections, with each section no wider than the roller itself. Since my hair's quite long, I had to roll round quite a few times so I used a hair grip on each roller to keep it in place. I'd say it took me about 10/15 minutes to put them all in (whilst watching telly!). Now, I'm quite realistic, so I wasn't expecting a totally blissful sleep but in fairness, it wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be. Once I'd arranged the rollers to sit flat when my head was on the pillow, I dozed off no problem.
I took these out in the morning and used a small round brush to smooth out the curl. I definitely noticed a lot more volume at the roots. Again, because of my unruly hair, I had to smooth out a few sections with straighteners but made sure I stuck to the middle section to avoid losing the curl at the bottom. I normally use a big barrelled styler in the morning to create loose waves, and this created a similar effect without the heat which is pretty good. It also meant I could skip my normal back-combing and hairspray routine, which is good for time-saving and again, good for my hair too. I think these rollers would be really good for anyone with fine, straight hair who can get away without using heat. You could apply these to damp hair and wake up to nice, loose waves.
Next time, I'm going to try these on the top section of my hair only. I'm hoping this will give the volume to the roots and save me some back-combing time in the morning. Also, this means I shouldn't be able to feel them at all during the night. Anyway, this post is long enough already, so I'll let you know how I get on with this in another update soon.
Have you tried these rollers? Do you have any tips with them?
p.s Check out this Party Prep guide for tips on rollers, tan and make up.