Hot rollers are a bit of an obsession of mine so I have tried more than my share of hot rollers on Amazon. You can’t tell me there’s an easier, more foolproof way to get an amazing blowout.
If you have struggled to style your hair into subtle curls or blowout waves, hot rollers are a great way to start, and in 2023 there are lots of sets that come with a not-so-expensive price tag. I’ve tried numerous sets, many of them when I was a hairstyling newbie myself, but hot rollers are great no matter your level of experience with hair styling.
We'll cover what to looks for when choosing hot rollers on Amazon and then scroll down to learn which sets I recommend for each hair type and budget.
This post is all about the best hot rollers on Amazon for an easy blowout.
Why Hot Rollers: Blowout for Dummies?
Hot Rollers Cause Less Damage Than Curling Irons
The benefits of hot rollers are endless, but top of the list is less damage. Because hot rollers often don’t get as hot as curling irons and cool down once they are in your hair, they don’t have as much of a damaging effect as hot styling tools do.
Before and after hot rollers
Hot Rollers are Quick
They’re also quick which is perfect for a day when you’re running off to work or school or just don’t want to invest so much time into your hair. Put the rollers in, and during the 10-20 minute wait for the to set, do your makeup or get dressed and ta-da, they’ll be done when you’re ready.
Hot Rollers are Inexpensive
And finally, hot rollers are pretty cheap. If you don’t want to invest in a pricey curling wand or straightener, let alone a Dyson product, hot rollers are great for the budget.
3 Hot Roller Hacks
1. For Quick Shape for Bangs
You don’t need to use hot rollers all over your head if you don’t want to, and even a few used in the right place can add volume and bounce to your hair, or just shape bangs so they look a little more polished.
2. For a Modern Tousled Look
For a modern, undone look, roll some of the hot rollers in towards your face and some of the away. Run your fingers through after taking the rollers out for a piece but bouncy look.
3. For a classy retro look
Don’t roll the rollers all way up, but instead leave them on just the ends of your hair. Roll them inwards for a classy, sophisticated look or roll them outwards for a playful flip.
What To Look Out for When Choosing Hot Rollers on Amazon
Heat and Damage
As mentioned up above, hot rollers leave your hair much healthier than other hot tools, but some hot roller sets will have heat settings that can be adjusted while others won’t.
Hot Roller Sizes
Hot roller sets often come with rollers in different sizes, but you’ll want to know which size you’d prefer before you take the plunge. The smaller the roller the tighter of a curl it will give you, so a larger hot roller will give you more volume than curl.
Some sets will also let you purchase extra rollers, so check to see if you can purchase the sizes you’d like best.
I use a 2-inch roller for a voluminous, blowout look, 1.75-inch rollers for a soft curl, and 1.5-inch rollers for an overall curled look.
Hot Roller Clips
The clips used by different sets vary, but sometimes the clips can cause crimps in your hair where they are placed.
I’ve seen hot rollers on Amazon range from $13 to $140 (and I’ve bought sets at both ends of that range. I’ve had good luck with sets at different prices.
Number of Hot Rollers
Depending on your hair type and texture, you may need more rollers than a set will give you. In the case, you may want to choose a set for which you can buy a few extra, or you may want to buy two sets.
Best Hot Roller Sets on Amazon in 2023
This was my first hot roller set and one I still use to this day. They heat up quickly, the clips are pretty strong, and they have extra rollers you can purchase separately. If you’re ok with the price tag, this is a great set.
I bought this set when I was looking for 2-inch rollers for more of a blowout look and these were the only ones I could find. Luckily they work great! The clips could be stronger but they leave no crimp lines in the hair.
Babybliss sells these rollers in a set of 5 or 12 so if you only want to use rollers to shape the front pieces of your hair this set fits the bill. As these are titanium they heat up quickly but there is also a temperature control if you don’t want them to get too hot.
Remington’s set comes in a narrow, easy-to-pack container which is great for travel. It also includes 20 rollers, 12 1.25-inch and 8 1-inch rollers, so it’s great if you have a lot of hair and want a lot of curls.
If you're not sure which size of rollers to get, this set by Conair comes with three sizes: 8 1 1/4 inch XL rollers, 6 1 inch medium rollers, and 6 3/4 inch small rollers. This set is perfect for smaller curlers.
And that's it! Hot rollers are in my opinion the easiest way to get a soft blowout or big curls. Grab one of these sets and let me know what you think!