Q: What are steam rollers and how are they different from hot rollers?
A: A steam setter uses moisture to lock in curls, while hot rollers use dry heat. The benefit of steam rollers comes from the moisture of the steam. As the steam cools, it evaporates and moisturizes the hair, leaving it soft and shiny. Steam roller sets tend to last longer than curls from hot rollers. They're also great for adding volume to fine, thin hair. And, they prevent static, which causes fly-aways. If hair is especially hard to curl, consider prepping hair with a setting lotion. Be sure to smooth the ends on each roller before rolling up. Steam rollers can be used on both human hair and synthetic hair extensions and wigs. Follow the manufacturer's directions regarding the amount of time necessary to heat rollers. You can use tap water, but if you live in a hard water area, use filtered water in your steam setter to prevent mineral deposits.Back to Questions
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