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Strawberry Rollers Are the Cutest Way Ever to Curl Your Hair

By Kaitlyn Dreyling / May 9, 2014

Beauty standards differ depending on where you are in the world, and so do the products that promise to make you prettier. In our Globetrotter series, we highlight our weirdest and most worthwhile finds from overseas.
Hair rollers may seem like an old school beauty ritual, but leave it to Korean brand Etude House to give them a sweet makeover in the form of incredibly cute strawberries. These spongy, fruit-shaped rollers promise to give your hair loose, natural waves, so of course I had to try them. Since one pack only comes with four rollers, I opted to buy a few packs for $6 each at SokoGlam.com.
To use the rollers, you wrap a section of hair around the roller between the top and bottom part of the strawberry. Once the section is wrapped around the roller, twist the top part of the strawberry to "close" the roller and hold your curl in place. When you want to take them out, simply untwist and release your hair.

The rollers in action.

After wrapping relatively large sections of hair all around my head, I ended up needing 10 rollers total. It's pretty easy to twirl and twist shut, but I did notice that if tried to wrap too large of a section, the roller wouldn't be able to twist shut and stay in place. Because there’s no heat involved, I decided to test them out overnight on dry hair. Their soft and spongy material made them relatively comfortable to sleep in. Two out of the 10 did fall out, but the majority of the rollers stayed in while I slept. And the best part was taking them out and seeing the loose, bouncy curls I could never quite achieve with a curling iron. (I did have to use a curling iron on the two sections that fell out, but it didn't ruin the overall look.) Next time I’m planning to try the rollers with damp hair and a blow dryer could accelerate the process.
The verdict? Cheap, cute and easy. I would recommend them for a little dose of Korean-style fun in your beauty routine.
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