Curlers. They first appeared when Charles Nessler invented the first permanent-making machine in 1905 : a series of metal rods into which hair was wound , which was subsequently heated by electric currents. In the 40s of the twentieth century , when they arrived permanent modern techniques and less aggressive, they began curlers used plastic , which currently are used in various sizes to shape all types of female hairstyles.


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  • 1 History
  • 2 homemade curlers
  • 3 Types of Curlers
  • 4 Use
  • 5 Images
  • 6 Sources


For thousands, but thousands of years, that women have occupied hair as a means of expression and an aesthetic resource. If until 2000 , the girls of the Egyptian Empire curled their hair by wrapping it in wooden sticks , covering it with mud and leaving it to dry in the sun . During the Renaissance and Baroque, the curlers were also made with hot tongs. Back then, even men sported long curly hair in the shape of a corkscrew. But they soon realized the damage caused by excess heat and the fashion to wear a wig emerged .

Homemade curlers

An option also widely used to form curlers without going to the hairdresser or mistreating the hair, was to place rags or scraps of cloth somewhat moistened with water and hold with them different rolled locks, until creating loops throughout the hair. If you have tubes, tweezers or a curling iron at home , all you have to do is untangle the hair, separate it into strands and ruffle it with some products.

Types of Curlers

  • Conventional curlers: theyare the traditions, the plastic ones with openings.
  • Hot curlers:They connect to electricity and are placed on the hair when they reach a certain temperature. They are used with dry hair and it is recommended to have them on for 5 to 20 minutes.
  • Velcro curlers:adhere to the hair without the use of tweezers or tweezers, it is recommended not to abuse them as they can cause breakage in the hair.
  • Sponge rollers: theyare used to create waves in the hair.


With the exception of hot rollers, rollers are applied when the hair is still damp after washing. Locks are taken which are wound around the cylinder and held by means of hairdressing forceps. Once the pieces have been placed in the areas of the head that you want to curl, the hair is dried using a hand dryer or a fixed dryer. When the hair is dry, they come off, thus achieving a wavy or curly hairstyle.

To place the curlers you have to divide the hair into sections. Each of the locks must have a width equivalent to that of the cylinder or slightly less. The hair is combed up and wound into the curler from the tip to the root of the hair. To achieve a total hold, it is necessary to wait for the hair to dry completely. The rollers are then carefully removed, avoiding tousling. In case you want to soften the curl, you should use a brush to wave your hair. Finally, different fixing or shine products can be applied to the hair


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