A couple of weeks in the past I watched a video of an influencer eradicating a hairband to disclose excellent curls. All she had executed was twirl her hair into it the night time earlier than after which gone to sleep. Et voila! She had, fairly actually, woken up wanting like she’d spent 5 hours in a hair salon.
Impeccably styled waves with no) cracking out the curling tongs or b) remortgaging the home.
I ordered the Bouncy Blow Band (£20.99, bouncyblowband.com) totally conscious I used to be falling right into a social media entice: I had been ‘influenced’. Was this contraption too good to be true?
The day it arrives, I tie my hair across the band — pinning the roller to the highest of my head — taking a strand of hair and twisting it spherical, including further hair to every wrap and securing with scrunchies.
UK-based author Ciara Dossett (pictured) has put in a single day curlers to the take a look at as they’re taken over by the TikTok technology
I take into account a ponytail sophisticated, however this was surprisingly straightforward and took beneath 5 minutes. I went to mattress wanting like a sixth Bennet sister. (Observe: these are maybe greatest used when sleeping alone.)
The subsequent morning, I jumped away from bed to see the outcomes. I used to be impressed. There was a pleasant curl and bounce — like I’d had a blow dry. I couldn’t have executed any higher with tongs.
Hairdresser Tabitha James Kraan (tabithajameskraan.com) is a ‘large fan’ of heatless curlers like these.
‘I like to recommend them as they work surprisingly successfully,’ she says, ‘They aren’t solely good for the hair — long-term warmth utility can weaken hair in addition to inflicting cut up ends — however good for the setting, too.’
In a single day curlers are in no way a brand new phenomenon however have been commandeered by the TikTok technology (movies with the hashtag ‘heatless curls’ have amassed 1.2billion views).
So which of those new wave units could have you waking up wanting like Sleeping Magnificence and that are variations of bedhead? We put them to the take a look at…
SECOND TIME LUCKY
Heatless Hair Curling Ribbon (£10, boots.com)
Ciara appreciated the Bouncy Blow Band (£20.99, bouncyblowband.com) greatest, score them 4/5. She mentioned ‘The ties are inbuilt which is beneficial if, like me, you solely ever have one scrunchie’
With two sausage shapes held collectively by ribbon, this gadget resembles a set of pink nun-chucks. Sadly, it doesn’t make me really feel like a hair-curling ninja.
The directions say to safe it with pins, however the package doesn’t have any. It’s brief, making it arduous to suit all my hair on (although I do have lots).
My hair-do loosens earlier than I get into mattress and virtually all of it has slipped by morning.
I strive once more, this time with a sturdier claw clip securing it, and get up with shiny curls on the entrance, although it’s frizzy on the again, doubtlessly from rubbing in opposition to the polyester. 3/5
Kitsch Satin Heatless Curling Set (£11.50) and Gold Open Form Claw Clip (£6.70, each cultbeauty.co.uk)
My flatmate, who has, in her phrases, ‘very skinny, very straight’ hair, and I are each a bit obsessive about this set.
The gold claw clip additionally feels substantial and retains the band in place. I sleep with the clip in however don’t discover it in any respect.
The ribbon bends like a pipe cleaner so it strikes simply for those who flip at night time. Within the morning, I’ve near-perfect curls.
With this within the toilet cupboard, my curling iron might find yourself gathering mud. 4.5/5
A restock is promised this month. The one downside is the grippy materials, designed to retain form and moisture, could also be too heat in the summertime
SILKY AND SLIPPERY
Heatless Roller (£54.90, thebigsilk.com)
Although pricier, this package arrives in a complicated field with hairbrush, clips and scrunchies. It’s additionally 100 per cent mulberry silk which prevents flyaway hairs.
The roller is identical form because the Boots one however chunkier, which makes it difficult to wrap my hair round. It’s additionally strong and, as I sleep on my facet, uncomfortable. Skinny ribbons mean you can twist it around the again after which tie in a bow. I really feel as if I’ve gift-wrapped myself, however even with the extra clips, it stored slipping.
No distinct curls right here come the morning, however it does give form and bounce. 3/5
Bouncy Blow Band (£20.99, bouncyblowband.com)
With 4 ‘legs’ fairly than two, this seems like half a pink octopus. Apparently, the design distributes curls extra evenly making it excellent for thick hair.
The ties are inbuilt which is beneficial if, like me, you solely ever have one scrunchie. In lockdown, Samantha Ryder, who created the Bouncy Blow Band, stopped curling her hair day by day and seen how a lot more healthy it regarded. She needed to create a product that didn’t hurt your hair with warmth.
The worst curlers examined had been the dressing robe cheat. After I strive it, I find yourself with quantity and a unfastened curl, however the materials dries my hair out
Final month she bought out, and I can see why — this provides me the tightest curls (although you may fold the band for bouncier hair). A restock is promised this month. The one downside is the grippy materials, designed to retain form and moisture, could also be too heat in the summertime. 4/5
DRESSING GOWN CHEAT
Dressing robe belt (£0, the again of my bed room door)
Am I losing cash on fancy hairbands when the answer is tied spherical my waists? Little Combine star Perrie Edwards posted a video making an attempt the identical method together with her dressing robe belt — with shocking outcomes.
After I strive it, I find yourself with quantity and a unfastened curl, however the materials dries my hair out.
After teasing with a comb, this doesn’t give immaculate ring-lets, however did create a beachy wave. In case you are proud of a relaxed look, this does (type of) do the job. And if it’s ok for Little Combine… 2.5/5