Curly, beautiful hair is something we've all lusted after at one time or another. Having naturally curly hair makes this task even harder for me, because my curls just aren't good enough. I'd love springy, bouncy loose waves but all I've got is a frizzy mess than needs a lot of styling to get it looking half decent. Usually I spend ages curling my hair (and often clip-in hair extensions) with hair straighteners, but it's a lengthy and imperfect process that often makes me about half an hour late for my night out. When I was asked if I wanted to give these heated rollers from Enrapture a whirl I was keen to put them to the test - especially since the last set of heated rollers I owned got thrown out in 1999.
The box comes with twenty rollers, ten small and ten large, that all sit snugly onto a metal rod running from one side of the box to the other. You plug in the plug, flip the on button on and wait for the little red charging bars to reach the top - once they're there you're good to go. The simple thing about this is that you just have to part your hair into lots of small sections, unclip the clip from the roller and place the hot roller at the base of your hair. (Be careful to hold the roller from the top and not the bottom where it's heated from, which gets much hotter.) You roll the roller up towards your head (to about half way if you want the on-trend curls that have been all over the catwalks) and place the clip back over to keep it in place. You repeat this all over until all your hair is clipped up, waiting until the rollers have cooled completely before taking them out.
What you're left with is a messy wave of curls that look bouncy and natural in a matter of minutes. The secret to these fantastic styling tools is that the rollers emit heat from their core, while the clips also emit heat from the metal plates inside, meaning you get heat from both sides of the clip to ensure your curl is formed well. All the rollers heat up in 2-5 minutes too, giving you enough time to quickly bung them in while you're doing your makeup and by the time you've finished your hair is done! These are the most difficult things to photograph ever, so for more info and images you can visit the Enrapture website. I also was a bit of a donut and was so focused on chatting to my mates that I didn't even take any pictures of my hair! Here's one pic I managed to grab which shows the subtle volume and waves I managed to create.
I was really impressed with these heated rollers, definitely favouring them over my usual hair straightener routine. I could even get away with using them before work as it takes about five minutes to chuck them in your hair, leaving you plenty of time to finish getting ready. At £74.95 I don't think they're extortionately priced either, being the same amount as a decent pair of straighteners. The only problem is the big box and where to store it - with three hairdryers, overflowing boxes of shoes and a whole stack of magazines to file, these are currently taking up residence on my floor.