Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hair Fanatic: Caruso Molecular Steam rollers...

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a hair fanatic.  I am all about trying new styles and styling techniques.  I'm into hair products as well, and I may review and/or post about a few, but I'm not a bonafide PJ (product junkie) so don't expect to see every "hot new" product to make it to my blog.  I've got better things to spend my money on. *haha*  Plus, I've got my staple products and such established, and haven't really had to deviate from them.  I will post more detail about those staples in later hair posts.


Back to the topic at hand, I have natural (i.e. non-chemically relaxed) hair.  In it's natural state, my hair is very thick and full of kinks and curls.  At times, I flat iron my hair to change things up a bit.  Anyone who has any experience with natural flat ironed hair will tell you that once the flat ironing has been done, the hair is pretty resistant to being curled for style.  Curling irons, rarely work for me and if I do get a nice curl from them--said curls fall within a really short amount of time which is not worth the effort or the damage that another heat appliance can cause.  Rollers are better way of getting flat ironed hair to hold a curl, but if regular rollers are used, you pretty much have to sleep on those bad boys to get a curl that will last once the rollers are removed.  That's not so bad, but sleeping in some types of rollers are no fun at all.Enter the Caruso Molecular Steam Rollers.  I remember years back these being all of the rage.  I'd even bought them back then.  I'd never really gave them a real try and they ended up in the trash.  Years later, as in "now", I've come across great reviews of them on hair message boards and websites.  So today is the day that I gave them a try.  My purpose in buying the Caruso system, is I'm looking for something to give my flat ironed hair a "boost".  I like my hair straight, but I prefer it not to be "bone straight" as I feel I look best with big hair that is full of volume.  Plus, I'm hoping the rollers will allow me to stretch my flat iron job another week or so when it starts to get old.

The picture to the left is exactly what I used.  It comes with 30 rollers, 5 different sizes and 6 rollers each of those sizes.

To make a long story short, I sectioned my (previously flat ironed) hair and rolled my hair on the large and medium size rollers after letting them steam for about 5 seconds. Be careful not to over steam the roller, because it may put too much moisture on the hair, leaving you with a frizzy mess.

Once all the rollers were in, I let my hair sit in the rollers for about 15-20 minutes.

After removing them, this is what I ended up with.  Not bad for about 20 minutes of styling.  I plan to play around with these rollers more in the future.  Perhaps, I will try rolling them in smaller sections or giving the smaller rollers a try to see what kind of different looks I can get with them.

I definitely give the Caruso system a thumbs up.  I have never been able to get my hair to hold a curl like this after flat ironing.

(click thumbnails to see full size pics)


  1. Wow great results and congratulations on your site!!! I've never tried rollers like these only the hard ones. I have to give them a try. You are also one of my natural inspirations from fotki. Check out my new website and blog at barbaranaturallyspeaking.com

  2. Oooo very nice Nik! What stores are these rollers sold in?

  3. Beautiful!! Love it. Adding Carusos to my list

  4. You can order them off of Amazon.com (best price I've seen) or buy them straight away at Sally's Beauty Supply. Some are for sale on eBay as well!

  5. Your curls look great. Great results! I'll have to try these one day when my hair gets longer. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. I love the idea of steam rollers. I have natural 4c hair so anything that would help and style my hair all in one... I THINK no I KNOW I must have. Thanks for the post.

    Rozlyn P.



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