If you follow me on Twitter, you will know I have been hankering after some form of decent curlers for ever. I thought the O was going to be the answer, but since they were launched last year, the price (£200!) has continually put me off taking the plunge.
Enter Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers. I have actually had* these for about 4 weeks and have been using them regularly. Today was the first time I actually had time to sit & capture the magic on film!
The rollers come contained with the heating station, comprising of 4 heating bays. There is also cord storage at the back.
The set comes with 20 rollers - 10 large & 10 small, so you can create a variety of styles, depending on which rollers you use. The rollers are covered in a thick velvet which sort of combs hair as you pull the roller taught, before winding. The butterfly clips (which are so smooth to open, no pinging out your hand!) have metal plates on the insides, allowing the heat which emits from the core of the roller, to be rebounded back into the curl.
I have to admit, they take a bit of getting used to! As someone who is used to creating waves & curls with my straighteners or wand in the blink of an eye, I got very frustrated, but the results I was eventually achieving, made it worth the practice! The best thing about these is the fact the rollers aren't hot to touch, even when they are 'ready' so you have plenty time to fiddle about, roll-up, unwind and do it all again until you get it right!
So, with my perm, I can create massive volume from 'wet'. But as many of you know, I go to the gym regularly through the week & have to wash my hair each night. Most mornings, therefore, I don't bother washing again, as my hair would become too dry. This means that I have to style my hair from flat bedhead! This before pic is said flat bedhead!
This is my hair left to dry naturally the night before - even though it's permed, the curls don't form unless I form them properly when my hair is still wet, so when it dries naturally, it just looks sort of frizzy & crimped! I would have loved this hair when I was 8! One of the great things about the rollers is that while they are doing their thing, making my hair nice and big and bouncy, they also actually smooth out these kinks & frizzy bits!
My 'go to' technique is to section off the top crown of my hair. If I'm in a rush, I will just put rollers into the top for volume & run some serum through the ends of the rest. When I have an extra 5 minutes, I add some big rollers to the ends of the rest of the hair (pictured below).
I then add 4 or 5 big rollers into the top section & add 1 to my fringe at the end.
And 10 minutes later, once they've cooled completely (it's important to let them go cold, to set the curls properly), this is the result! I particularly love how they make my fringe so full.
As someone who has been lucky enough to try the 'O' and Enrapture's Extremity Heated Rollers, I can honestly say, the result is fab using either. However, Enrapture's Extremity Heated Rollers rock up at just £74.99, a whopping £120 cheaper than it's counterpart. I know which one will be getting my vote!!
You can read more details about all of Enrapture's products here where there is also full details about where you can buy both online & instore.
What do you think? Have you tried these?