So, when I was offered the chance to try out the Enrapture heated rollers, I was over the moon as I'd pretty much given up on being a curly girlie at this point. Watch out hair, curls are a coming for ya...
So these are the rollers. As you can see you get 10 large and 10 smaller rollers - enough even for my masses of hair, and they come with an easy to use clip which grips on to the roller when in the hair and helps conduct the heat too as it has metal on the inside. The rollers take just a couple of minutes to fully heat up and they're designed in such a way that they're comfortable to touch when wrapping your hair around them.
Time for a few picture of me looking silly with the rollers on my head.
I've not necessarily applied these in the most careful or structured way, but I like my parting to be defined and in the exact place I choose, so that's why I've put them in like this. There's a video on Enrapture's you tube channel here which shows a much better way to put them in - which also gives lots of volume at the roots too. I'm planning to give that a go next time.
Onto the finished result - this is how my hair looked the instant I took the rollers out - super bouncy! I left them in for about 20 minutes while I was doing my makeup, although they are cool in 10, so if you were in a rush that's as long as they need.
And after a little bit of ruffling with my fingers at the roots and some finishing hairspray, the finished look.
I'm so pleased with how these turned out. I've practiced with them three times now and I think I've just about nailed it. Hair is not my strongest skill by a long way, usually I can only manage the basics, so I'm really happy that I've now got these and can get some lovely bouncy curls easily. The Enrapture heater rollers are now my go to appliance for curly hair - I'm hopeless at using tongs and curling wands and don't even get me started on how the heck people make curls with hair straighteners!
Getting the styling products right is also key to lasting curls, or at least it is for my uncooperative hair. Following advice from some hair expert types, I used mousse and hairspray to get my curls to stay and it did a fab job. I'm still sitting here now with plenty of curl and bounce left at the end of the day, and I've been out in the wind. I applied mousse to wet hair and blow dried. Once my hair was dry I applied some more mousse and dried it in - this apparently roughs up your hair to give it texture and grip. I then sectioned my hair, combed through the section I was working on, sprayed some hairspray on and then rolled the hair around the roller going under. Easy - even I mastered it!
The Enrapture extremity heated rollers cost £74.99 and you can get them from lots of places including Boots, Argos and Debenhams. They also have a 30 day money back guarantee, so you can take them back if you don't get on with them. Find out more about them on Enrapture website here.