Being that my workout schedule means my hair stays cute for about two days max, I intended to have it braided for wig wear this week. However, I was asked to review a set of rollers from Capelli Care. Once I visited their site, I was ecstatic to accept because the rollers are similar to my beloved plastic mesh rollers which significantly cut down on my dryer time. Some of you may remember my only complaint about the Diane plastic mesh rollers is that they are only available up to 1.5″ and I wanted a few larger sizes.
Capelli Care offers two different types of rollers - halo and hourglass. I selected the halo because had the traditional cylindrical shape. Capelli Care sent four packs of halo rollers: two blue (1.57″) and two pink (1.77″) rollers for a total of 48, I rolled my hair using only 20. The rollers are made of a flexible plastic, are fully vented and have small rounded grooves. The grooves gave me pause at first because I was concerned they would cause breakage. Upon closer observation I realized they are more smooth bumps rather than spiked teeth.
After washing and conditioning my hair (Bee Mine Botanical Moisturizing Shampoo, ApHogee 2 Minute Keratin Reconstructor), I used water alone as I sectioned and rolled my hair. The rollers can be used with either alligator clips or pick; I tried picks at first but found the clips made them much more secure. In the video below I give a demonstration of how well the rollers provide tension while rolling and show you the results as I removed the rollers from my dry hair.
As you saw, my sections were large and not very neat but the rollers handled it very well. I also was able to get away with it because my hair is SO straight (not texlaxed) so larger sections were fine. I made sure not to pull or place any stress on the ends of my hair while rolling because as you know I’m always battling a thin end issue once I grow beyond APL. My hair completely dried in 40 minutes and as you saw the rollers left each section smoothly curled – no weird dents even though I was lazy and did not use end papers. After drying I wrapped my hair with a few drops of grapeseed oil and ended up with a beautiful rollerwrap.
My final thoughts on the Halo Rollers? Love them. These rollers rolled my hair very quickly, dried it quickly, gave me amazing results and are available in any size you could want. Great product and I recommend them. One of my hair friends Jeni of Just Grow Already reviewed the hourglass rollers earlier this year, check out her discussion also for a different perspective.
So, the results were fabulous, my hair was so shiny, soft and smooth. Until I played tennis that evening, afterwards my hair was soaked with sweat. I’m on a mission though, so I didn’t mind…too much. It would’ve been nice to rock the rollerwrap for at least two days, sheesh! However, to give you a great review and let you know about these halo rollers which cut my drying time literally in half…I guess it was worth it!