Don’t you just love it when something you’ve heard so much about actually lives up to the hype? Not that it happens all that often, mind. But when it does, it leaves you with a feeling that not everyone is tying to pull a fast one on you. I’d heard so much about Sleep-in Rollers that I truly wondered how I’d get along with them, so I just had to give them a go.
|Blurry photos? That’ll be the “2am photo shoot” look!!!|
The other night, still sleepless at 2am, was the perfect opportunity to make the most of the annoying insomnia and try these bad boys out. So tiptoeing into the bathroom, sectioning comb in hand, there I was, twisting, turning and rolling my hair around some rather shocking pink spongey rollers (spongey so that they “flatten” when the head hits the pillow), until my head was full of girlie pinkness!
And that was it. Off I went to bed, hoping, waiting, with baited breath, to see if I would wake up with a head full of glorious, bouncy curls, or a head full of frizz. The only thing I had to do was to go to sleep. Which wasn’t so easy with Mr Insomnia hanging around. And the new sensation of a head full of sponge wasn’t helping much either. While not painful, it was a little uncomfortable; it’s not a feeling I was used to and it took a little time to find a position that made it easy to nod off. Happily, Mr Sandman was not far away, and all too soon, the I was rudely awoken by my pesky alarm.
We’ve all used velcro rollers before, but these were different in so many ways. First off, let’s talk colour. Not for any shy retiring types here; a full on bright neon pink that you just can’t ignore. Then the sponge. The rollers are designed to be worn overnight, using your body’s natural heat to set the curl, so the roller’s softness is perfect for sleeping, as it squooshes against the pillow. And finally the velco itself. This is velcro on steroids. Its grips the hair like no other velcro roller I’ve ever tried. It’s like a venus fly trap to the hair.
|The morning after…. rollers still firmly in place!|
After letting my hair “cool down” (read: waiting half an hour after getting up), out came the rollers. With a little difficulty, I might add. But at least they hadn’t moved overnight!
|Rollers extracted, the virgin curl, straight from the roller|
|A little finger work and….. dream hair!|
And voila! Perfectly bouncy, smooth, shiny curls, with volume on the crown. Just what I wanted . Without the blow-dry price tag. A little hairspray on the ends to hold the curl, fingers through the hair, and I was ready to walk out of the door with well-behaved hair.
Like you just stepped out of a salon!