Finally found my transitioning style for the summer. As you know, I only use heat on my hair every blue moon, when I flat iron for a length check. Well, I’ve always loved the look of sprial curls, but never had the time or patience to sit in a chair and have a burning hot curling iron ran through my strands. A few months ago, I bought a Caruso Steam Roller Set on sale at Sally’s, which come with three different sizes of rollers: Small, Medium, and Large. Rollers were rolled under in a cork-screw fashion and only required about 15 minutes to set. I used the small rollers to achieve the curls show in this gallery:
Myth: Steam rollers don’t work on African-American Hair
Steam Rollers are perfect for all hair types! Steam opens the shaft and allows moisture infusion in the hair—like a sauna for your hair. Moisture is distributed from your roots, down your hair shaft, all the way to your ends. It may take a few steam treatments to see results in hair health. Steam also provides exceptional shine and manageability. And the most important point: Steam is actually better for tightly coiled hair because it replaces moisture lost through poor habits, such as relaxing/heat styling/general maintenance. So yes, steam rollers benefit black hair exceptionally!
Myth: Steam rollers makes hair frizzy.
Only if the roller set isn’t done right. You must be sure to use the right products and set the hair properly when steam rolling to prevent frizz. Make sure hair is moisturized and apply a serum before rolling to prevent frizz and fly aways.
Caruso rollers use Ion Technology™ to create soft, shiny, voluminous curls while reducing static and frizz. The Caruso curls also last much longer than usual steam rollers and provides a more defined curl in 30 seconds. I went from bland to Glam in less than an hour using NO HEAT! I almost feel like I was born with these curls since they are super soft and natural-looking. The only complaint I have is that there are only five small rollers and mostly jumbo rollers—I also could not find a refill set of small rollers anywhere besides online, so that was very inconvenient, but I guess its a great marketing strategy by Caruso 😉
Product: Caruso Professional Steam Rollers with Ion Technology™
Price: $32-$45 (I caught them on sale at Sally’s for $29)
Hair Type: All
Where to Purchase: Sally’s Beauty Supply, Ulta, Supercenters, Online
Pros: Non-damaging, no frizz, perfectly set curls in 10 minutes, adds volume, improves health of strands with continued use.
Cons: Not enough small and medium rollers included; refills available online and hard to find in stores.