6 May 2012

Luscious bouncy hair with the Enrapture heated rollers

My hair is naturally straight.  Not a lovely sleek and smooth straight, it's kind of frizzy, fluffy and unruly if left to do it's own thing, but it is straight.  It's fairly manageable and easy to get a sleeker straight style with blowdrying and straighteners, but when I want to be curly, I have a real problem on my hands.  It's like curling my hair goes against its core being, like its purpose in life is to be as straight and limp as possible - it just resists.  Also, I have a lot of hair - it's not really thick, it's actually sort fine, but there's lots of it - well that's what hairdressers tell me anyway.  I tend to agree, because if I ever try to curl my hair with tongs or a wand, I'm quite literally there for about an hour and a half getting through every section.  By the time I get to the last section the first curls have already dropped - aaaargh.

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.  
*PR sample

30 comments:

  1. They look good and you look lovely :) X

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  2. Look amazing !
    Sadly a little out of my price range :(

    www.launainponderland.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! They're more than I'd usually want to pay too, but seeing as I can never get my hair this curly, to me they're worth it :)

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  3. Your hair looks stunning :] XXXX

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  4. Beautiful result :) Ive been wanting heat rollers for quite some time, is so handy. These look very easy to use too.. Hmm maybe Ill check it out. Thanks for sharing :) Your hair really looks stunning :-)

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    1. Thank you! They really are super easy to use xx

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  5. Oh I love the end result, very nice :)
    Great post.

    B xxx
    backfortea.blogspot.com

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  6. Your hair looks so gorgeous!

    When Louise (sprinkle of glitter) reviewed these I loved them, now I love them even more!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Well if they're good enough for Lou...! Thanks! xx

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  7. You look gorgeous with your hair like that, I really want to try out these, heard such great things!

    Lucy
    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    x

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  8. I'm incapable of curling my hair with my ghds too! These look very easy to use, even for me! X

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  9. I have the Babyliss heated rollers, and I love them! They seem to give the exact same effect, and they're so much cheaper! xx

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    1. I used to have some Babyliss ones - probably an older version - but they were more difficult to use and didn't give very nice curls so I gave them to my Mum!

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  10. Your hair looks beautiful - seriously impressed by these rollers! x

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  11. I absolutely love how your hair looks, so beautiful. I really want to try these rollers, heard wonderful things about them ^_^ Xoxo, Christine♥

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    1. Thank you! Give them a go - so glad I got to try them. They have a money back guarantee so nothing to lose really xx

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  12. wow these look amazing!! love the finished effect on you =) xx

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  13. Your hair looks beautiful Gem!! xx

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  14. I'm loving these! You look amaze! x

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  15. WOW ! you look lovely :) x

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