A few weeks ago I was kindly asked if I would like to try out some Sleep-In Rollers*, and having seen so many good reviews about them and hearing so many people praising them, from friends to celebrities, I decided to give them and go to see if they could do anything to tame my usually unruly hair.
I was a bit dubious at first as I recently bought the Strawberry Curlers, which had been raved about all over Twitter and my Instagram, but they all got completely tangled in my hair and I ended up having to cut some of them out. Not only that, but they didn’t even make my hair wavy, it just looked knotty and messy. Saying that, since then I haven’t tried them, so it could have been something I did but I’m too scared to ruin my hair again!
Anyway, back to Sleep-In Rollers… The rollers are made of a spongy material, with a gap to put your grips in when attaching them to your head, and are designed to flatten when you sleep, hence the name.
I watched the recommended video showing you how to put them in, and for someone who usually takes multiple tries to learn a new technique, I managed to get the rollers in easily and quickly. The only problem I found at this stage is that not all my hair is the same length (thank you crazy layers trend), which meant that it was a pain trying to get all the hair to wrap around the roller together, as you have to hold the chunk of hair above your head at first as you start wrapping from the ends. It was nothing to do with the rollers, just a product of my ever-changing hairstyles from the past.
The lady in the video I watched ranted and raved about the fact that sleeping with these rollers is just like sleeping with “another pillow” under your head. It wasn’t. You could definitely feel the rollers around your head when lying in any position. Well, except face down but I can’t imagine that being comfortable at all. Although, it didn’t completely ruin my nights sleep, (the fact that my boyfriend rolled in from a night out around 3am is more likely the reason I was tired the day after), after a while I found a comfy position to lay my head until I dropped off. Aside from the Strawberry ones, which are made of foam, I haven't used rollers before, but I can assume that even though you can still feel them, they aren’t as uncomfortable as the plastic ones everyone’s Nan wears!
In the morning I was slightly panicky that the rollers wouldn’t come out without a fight, but I was pleasantly surprised. They rolled out with ease, and from the first one I took out I could tell they’d done their job. My hair was voluminous with a curl at the end, a look I am always trying and failing to create by blow-drying. I’d put a roller in my fringe, rolling forwards as I usually wear a middle parting and wanted some slight volume there. However, it didn’t look great so I clipped my fringe to one side, which I liked anyway.
The volume in my hair didn’t last all day, but maybe if slightly backcombed and sprayed with hairspray it might last a little longer than mine did. I really liked how my hair looked natural and effortless, and actually was pretty effortless to do!
I put my rollers in last Friday night, ready for the FABB Event on Saturday (you can read my post all about it here), and am so glad I did! Overall I love Sleep-In Rollers, and think they’re worth the slight discomfort when you first lay your head down to sleep. They retail at £17.99 from the Sleep-In Rollers online store and in some hair salons, and considering I was going to buy them anyway I’d definitely recommend that if you’re looking for some comfier rollers, these are the ones!
Have any of you tried Sleep-In Rollers? What did you think?
Thanks for reading!
* I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing