Overnight Curls and My Favorite Hair Products

So, I’ve gotten some questions on how I curl my hair. So today, I’m giving out my secret (that’s not really a secret) but it’s my way of curling my hair. I’m also going to be mentioning about my go-to hair products and a guide to picking out the best hair dryer for your hair!

Okay, let’s just get right to it. What do I use to curl my hair? Surprise! It’s not heat! I prefer my hair curled or wavy and using a wand or curling iron to achieve that every day would be really damaging. So I use curlers. Not a big secret, I’m definitely not the first to use curlers and I’m definitely not the first to use this kind. But I swear by these and I’ve used them for years. I’m talking since high school.

This is the secret that’s not a secret but I guess it’s kind of a secret.

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With these, you can make just about any kind of curl that you would with a curling iron or wand all without the work or heat. I put them in at night and have curls when I wake up. You twist you hair around each curler the way you would around a wand. Wrapping your hair around flat makes a spiral curl while wrapping it with a bit of a twist makes a wave.

Now, some pro tips from me using this for years:

Roller Size:
The size of the roller or flexi rod also has an effect on the size of your curls. They come from super tiny for little springy curls to large for bouncy wave-like curls. Want help figuring out what size is right for you? Check out this post that explains it all.

Tight or Loose:
The tighter you wrap your hair, the tighter the curl is going to be. So if you want loose waves or even loose curls, don’t wrap your hair so tightly around roller.

Big or Small:
Similarly, the more hair you put on the curler, the bigger the curls of the wave will be (also how loose they’d be). Large sections of hair equal fewer waves but large waves. Smaller sections equal more but tighter waves.

Wrapping tips:
I always start wrapping from the top, hooking the roller towards the root of my hair and working my way down. To avoid ends that are frizzy and are the same curl type as the top of my hair, I wrap the last two inches on top of each other. This makes the curl on the ends bigger and less likely to frizz when removed.

The Overnight:
The best way to keep the curlers secure it to wrap them in a silk scarf or sleeping bonnet. This reduces frizz and keeps the rollers in place to ensure your curls look flawless in the morning.

Brushing them out:
Once you take all the rollers out, you’re going to want to brush your hair so that it looks natural. One thing I’ve found that has helped is shaking your hair out a bit to loosen up the curls or waves then brush them. Use a wide-tooth comb that helps detangle the hair, won’t snag, and helps brush out the curls. You should also brush it out first curl by curl then section by section. This reduces the chance for the hair to snag and helps each curl look more uniform.

Need Curls Quick:
Wrap your hair the same way you would as if you were going to sleep in them. Then take a hair dryer and heat the curls evenly. About two to five minutes on each roller. The longer you heat the curlers, the tighter they’ll be and the longer they last. You can also apply a curling styling serum before you wrap it, that’ll also help with holding. Lastly, once the curls have cooled down completely, spray hair spray all over to help the curls hold.

These are some products that I use and love!

  1. Bb.Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer
  2. Garnier Fructis Butter Cream
  3. K-PAK Restorative Styling Oil
  4. Strong Sexy Hair Core Strength Nourishing Anti-Breakage Masque
  5. Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Sheen
  6. K-PAK Color Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner

Looking for a new hair dryer? Check out this review to find the best for your hair type!

1 Comment

  1. kristenshane

    May 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I’ve had these curlers for years but have only been able to get nice curls once or twice… but maybe I’ll try again with these awesome tips!

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