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Review: Satin Pillow Rollers

The last few months or so I've been obsessed with the idea of ringlets - I blame too much silent cinema. The problem, aside from the fact my hair is naturally poker straight, was that I've had to wait to grow my hair out for it to be worth my while. Pregnancy hormones helped the task along, and I set out to find the perfect rollers for the job.

The inspiration...

Last time I wore my hair in ringlets regularly the normal look for me was a front roll and brushed out curls, more 1940s style. Sometimes, if I couldn't be bothered to do anything else, I'd just take the rollers out and leave it in ringlets. At the time I usually slept in sponge rollers for a wet set, but I found them uncomfortable and I wouldn't be willing to sacrifice a good night's sleep for it these days!

About four years ago; sponge rollers and a wet overnight set with setting lotion.

I settled on satin rollers instead. They're a length of wire covered in sponge in the middle, then the whole lot is covered in satin. You roll the hair around the spongey middle part, then bend the wire ends over to hold in place. 

You can get a pack of 12 on Amazon for just under £6 with shipping.

After showering I just wait until my hair is almost dry, then put them in and leave overnight. (I bought two packs but have only been using one.) They're incredibly comfortable to sleep in, so that you only notice them when you roll over - I certainly haven't lost any sleep over them. In the morning take them out carefully and voila, perfect curls! I've not been using setting lotion or hairspray, so they drop throughout the day and become looser and more natural looking - but the curl still stays in all the next day too.

Today, after a morning of housework and a trip out in the wind to the doctors - not bad!

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  1. I have never managed to find rollers that I can sleep in, so this is a great find!

    1. They really are awesome - if one's jabbing a bit you can just shift it over and it's fine again. Especially when I think of some of the sleepless nights I've had with rollers.

  2. Great review! I'm always looking for new things to try out and this looks great! Thanks for sharing, I'm off to check it out! Suz x

    1. I'd read some reviews beforehand, but I was still surprised at just how well they worked. You just expect that beauty will be a case of 'no pain, no gain'! :)

  3. These sound great. I've only tried wearing my hair in curls once years ago when I was in the play 84 Charing Cross Road. Might be nice to give it a try occasionally #TriedTested

    1. I used to curl it all the time, but it can be a pain finding time - even when it's an overnight job! I do love how it looks though. x

  4. These look great, I have very long and wavy hair (think Rapunzel length and you're on the right lines.. well ok maybe not that long but it reaches my bottom). I would actually love to try something that would make my hair look curly as curling tongs etc are just a pain and the curls don't last long... They are a great price too although I may need two packs. I will let you know how I get on when I buy some :). Thank you for joining in with #FlashbackFriday xx

    1. Oh, wow, your hair sounds amazing! The longest I've ever had mine was just above waist length, and even that was a very long time ago! I think they would work fine if you were working with small sections per roller, and your hair was just about dry when they went in. I'd love to hear how you get on with though! xx


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