I was really excited to see some heated rollers in the collection, the Big Fat Lock and Rollers can be used to create volume and big, bouncy curls. The cool thing about these rollers is that you don’t need any extra clips/pins to fix them in place; the clips are already attached to the rollers and you just have to clip them in place once you’ve rolled all of your hair up. This is so good for people (like me) that always lose the small bits and bobs that come with devices. I’ve wanted to try some heated rollers for so long! I have naturally curly/wavy/lion’s maney hair but sometimes I think it would look nice if the curls were a bit smoother and voluminous, nice and big and bouncy – a bit more polished than my normal messy look.
You get 12 rollers included in the set, there are three different sizes: 50mm, 43mm and 38mm and you can fit 8 into the heating unit at one time. The rollers heat up really quickly and should be left in your hair for as long as possible for the curls to properly set. You can them style your curls, but make sure they’re cool before doing this or you’ll undo all of your hard work! I really love the look of brushed out curls to give a bit of a 40s starlet look, but you could leave them more defined for a modern look too.
The Big, Fat Lock and Rollers cost £49.99 and are available at Argos, Shop Direct, Superdrug and Tesco – a set of them are definitely on my Christmas list!
Ooh bonus! The rollers are on offer at Argos for £33.99 at the moment!
The other product that intrigued me was the Big Fat Tong, you can’t really tell from the image but this thing is huge! The 50mm barrel makes it really great for adding volume to the roots of your hair before curling the ends in lovely big curls. I imagine that you could use this tool to create the look of a professional blow-dry, you know all big and bouncy and shiny and swish but without the arm ache. Perfect. The tong heats up to 200 degrees and there are 6 different heat settings for a range of hair types, and it heats up in only 60 seconds. The barrel is ceramic coated to add some shine and silkiness to your locks and to ensure that your hair doesn’t get too damaged – use a heat protectant before use though, just to be extra safe.
Because my hair is so long and heavy I find it really difficult to create any kind of volume at my roots without attacking my hair with the back-combing brush and hairspray. I’d love to see if tools like these could do anything for my locks – the curling tong that I currently use is quite small and whilst it is good for creating defined curls, that’s not really what I’m after. I imagine that the sheer size of the Big Fat Tong has got to be able to make some kind of impact on the amount of volume that my hair has.
The Big Fat Tong is an Argos exclusive product and it costs £34.99 – currently on offer for £19.54! Might have to make a cheeky purchase this weekend, well it is my birthday on Monday!
Have you tried any of the Lee Stafford electrical products?
What’s your favourite way of creating volume?