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Magic Circle Hair Styling Roller Curlers


I saw these on an ad and immediately blew them off. Yeah yeah another relatively inexpensive way to curl your hair heat free blah blah. “They won’t work on your thick ass hair, Rosie, so don’t bother.” I forgot about them until I saw an ad again and then I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I had to have these damn rollers! How perfect would they be to take on my trip for fab holiday hair without the hassle of a voltage converter for my curling iron?! I HAD TO HAVE THESE ROLLERS!!!

I was like a woman possessed. At first I didn’t even know what they were called but thanks to Google and some weird search words I came up with the Magic Circle Hair Styling Roller Curlers. The only thing was I couldn’t see was where they were being stocked. I spent a weekend running around to all the hair care shops around my neighbourhood to find them. Each place looking at me weird and not knowing what I was talking about. I thought I had been beaten and that I would never find them and then I remembered the fabulous online store called eBay and found them instantly and not only that they were only $4.29 for an 18 piece set. YES!!

They arrived in a little plastic package with no instructions, which was a little frustrating but for $4.29 what did I expect? Thankfully there were loads of tutorials on YouTube like this:

They then sat around in my room for a few weeks just waiting to be used, because I was a little hesitant as I knew I had to sleep with them in for best results. How the hell was I going to sleep comfortably with them in? Finally this last weekend I put my big girl pants on and braved the sleepless night ahead to test them out.

ImageI washed and semi dried my hair after applying some mousse and then started by parting my hair in two, into top and bottom sections (longer curlers for the top section and the shorter ones for the bottom, naturally). The first thing I noticed was that they weren’t so easy to pop in with wet hair as opposed to the trial run I did on my dry hair. After a few curse words and throwing them across the bathroom and stomping like a little bitch I calmed the fuck down and started again, taking my time. Luckily enough these were an OK length for my hair but if I had anything longer I would have had to double up and there weren’t enough rollers to start with. I made do with the 18 but I think if I had 6-8 more I would have had better coverage.

ImageAfter the predicted night of interrupted sleep (every time I turned around I had to reposition them so they weren’t stabbing me in the face or head. How the hell did ladies do this back in the day?) I took them out, worried I’d end up looking like Shirley Temple, but they worked out perfectly. Big, bouncy curls that weren’t too tight and perm-like. After some tweaking and pinning I was really happy with the result.

ImageSo after all that I’m not sure if I’ll be using them again, let alone taking them with me on my trip. Yes they worked, but only after I’d had them in for 12 hours and had an uncomfortable nights sleep as well, so they’re hardly “magical”. It’s so much easier and quicker to whip out my curling iron and taking the 20-30 minutes to style my hair rather than the half a day these took. For $4.29 I’m not overly devastated about it. Plus they will come in handy if I ever decide to go on a camping trip where there isn’t any electricity but I want to look fabulous *ahem, as if that’ll ever happen* 🙂

10 replies »

  1. I’ve always wanted to try these and I have kinky curly hair! I’ve always seen girls with my hair texture use them and they come out great! i think it looked great on you especially with all the highlights and such! 🙂

    • Thanks so much! 😃
      I’m not sure how these would work on curly hair only because the little hook and slide thing kept getting caught on my hair and it’s dead straight. I’d love to know how you go with it if you do try. xo

  2. I totally have those!!! Sleeping is such a pain with those things in! I will say though that your results are AMAZING! My hair is long and the curls don’t look as bouncy and curly as yours. 🙂

  3. Those pics with you in the rollers just cracked me up. I’m sure they hurt like hell trying to sleep in them! I’ve been thinking about trying those strawberry foam roller thing-ies. I may go try the fab store you found these jewels in.

    • To be honest I’m not the best sleeper to start with so I don’t know why I thought these would be a good idea LOL!
      They remind me of how my sis used to curl my hair when I was little, we used to just cut up strips of old pillows and knot my hair – cheap and nasty 😛
      Let me know how the foam ones are xo

  4. I’ve never seen these before so it’s always great to discover new things! I can imagine they would be uncomfortable but at least you got good curls out of them!

    Ayesha xxx

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