The Best Hot Rollers For Gorgeous Hair

Are you searching for the best hot rollers for your hair? Hot rollers are the ideal styling tool if you want to create either loose wavy curls or tight ringlets. Using hot rollers can be more convenient than using a curling iron because once the rollers are in place you are free to move around and do your makeup. 

When using a hot rollers hair is exposed to heat for a much longer period of time than if you were to just curl it, which means that it will hold a curl much better. The disadvantage is that it can dry out your hair. We recommend using a heat protectant spray to protect your tresses before using hot rollers.

Below are our picks for the best hot rollers based on pricing, quality and overall value. ​

Calista Tools Ion Hot Rollers

​This top selling hot roller set comes with 12 long ion hot rollers, a charging base, 12 hair clips and a travel bag. Charging time is just under 3 minutes. 

Calista Tools is our top pick for the best hot rollers due to the number of rollers (12), the fact that it works very well even on super long hair (according to Amazon user reviews) and because it's priced quite reasonably. ​

These rollers have a PTC heating element on the inside which allows them to stay hot for up to 20 minutes. ​Users noted that these hot rollers worked excellent on long hair and that the teeth on the rollers really kept their hair in place. 

Pros included the fact that it heats up fast and does not burn your fingers due to the cool exterior surface. ​These Calista Tools hot rollers have been featured on QVC before but is now available on Amazon at an even lower price. 

T3 Micro Voluminous Hot Rollers 

T3 is a brand well known for its high-end luxury hair products and we would expect nothing less of exceptional when it comes to their hot rollers. This set of rollers heats up fast and is designed to create long-lasting waves and volume.

These hot rollers come with heatcore technology and dual temperature settings for the best results. ​Wrapping your hair is easy thanks to the cool touch exterior. It also comes with 8 crease free clips to lock the rollers in place. Auto world voltage which means you can take it anywhere on your travels. 

The rollers are of varying sizes which is ideal for creating natural looking waves. This set comes with eight rollers which should be enough for most people but if you have exceptionally long hair you may need more rollers. ​

Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium Professional Jumbo Roller Hairsetter

This Babyliss hairsetter is one of the most popular hot roller sets on Amazon. It's available in three different sizes; 5, 8 and 20 rollers. It's very affordable and uses Nano Titanium technology which penetrates the hair's shaft deeply for faster styling with less damage. 

The case is intuitively designed with a separate compartment to store the pins. Reviewers noted that these particular hot rollers were gentle without causing heat damage. 

Users also noted that these rollers left their hair super bouncy and shiny looking. It takes approximately 15 minutes to heat up. The rollers are made out of a velvet texture that is soft to the touch. 

What To Look For When Buying Hot Rollers

The first thing you'll want to consider is the number of rollers. If you have extra long or thick hair you may require more rollers. Sets with a higher number of rollers tend to be more expensive within the same brand.

The next thing to consider is roller size. Some sets come with uniform hot rollers which are all the same size. Other come with varying sizes. If you want the most natural looking waves you'll want the set with various sizes. ​

The time that it takes for the hot rollers to heat up is another consideration. For example, the T3 set is the most expensive set but heats up the fastest at under 3 minutes. Babyliss is a lot more affordable but can take 10 minutes to get hot. ​

Voltage is another factor to consider. If you're a world traveler you may want to splurge on the T3 set since it's ​designed to work anywhere. 


Chief-In-Editor at Her Glow Up. For makeup reviews: I have light skin with yellow and golden undertones. I'm a nc20 in MAC and 4 in Armani Luminous Silk. I'm an internet advertising guru by day and a beauty blogger after dark.

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