I had a set of hot rollers by Remington that I got in high school, and it lasted me a very long time. I found it recently, but I couldn’t use it because I couldn’t find the clips (that had to be stored separately from the machine). So I ended up buying this Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Heated Clip Setter hoping it would be as good as my old hot rollers. This setter comes with 20 velvety soft rollers in two sizes — 8 medium 1″ rollers and 12 large 1 1/4″ rollers. The hinged clips are also heated. I purchased this at Target for $34.99. Here’s how the packaging looks like, and how the setter looks like with the lid open:
The rollers heat up very quickly — it only takes 90 seconds! I sprayed my hair with Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion prior to rolling sections of my hair (make sure hair is dry or slightly damp before setting). I picked up each roller with the pink clip attached to prevent contact with the hot rods that the rollers sit on. Then just roll a section of hair in the direction of the desired style, and clip it down, as shown below:
The amount of time you have the rollers on affects the tightness of the curls. For softer curls, unroll your hair after 5 minutes. For tighter curls, keep them on for 10 to 15 minutes. I kept mine on for longer, because I like to do my makeup right after I set my hair. The hot rollers won’t curl any longer than 15 minutes, so it’s okay to leave them on until you’re ready to remove them if you’re fine with tighter curls. This is how my curls turned out when I first used this setter:
Although I could get better curls with other curling products I have, I like the curls I got for the little effort I had to do to get them. I like that my old Remington hot rollers had a dot on a roller that changes colors based on whether the rollers are hot or cold — that way I just put them on when the red dot turns black and take them off with the black dot turns red again. This new one only has an LED indicator on the setter itself that lights up when the rollers are ready. This one does heat faster though, but be careful not to let the rollers heat up for more than 2 minutes. Otherwise, the rollers can get really, really hot (and some people also experienced the pink clips melting if not positioned upright). Overall, I would say this setter is so-so but it gets the job done — I was able to curl all of my long hair at once, and my curls lasted the whole day!