I bought a Caruso set because the reviews sounded promising, but I found I only used it a couple of times in the end. I've just ebayed it. It was a real faff to use, too high maintenance for me I'm afraid. It also didn't give my (fine, long, highlighted) hair as much of a curl as I'd hoped - it just left it slightly turned under at the ends, which is nice but not enough of a result after all of that hard work. Thumbs down from me.
Iím African American with relaxed hair and like many African American women, Iím on a mission to finally grow my hair long. I have extremely dry hair and have to moisturize it twice a day sometimes so needless to say I desperately need to stay away from heat if I want to retain any length. BUT I love volume and curls so I usually have to wet set my hair to get the volume and moisture that I like. HOWEVER unfortunately that doesn't always give me the body that I like so I was constantly searching for a remedy. I kept hearing about these steam rollers that apparently were no new phenomenon to most people but I myself had never heard of them. I watched several YouTube videos and read countless reviews (Iím kind of fanatic that way) and most of the reviews were favorable so I decided to give them a try.
LOVE THESE ROLLERS!! I try to work out pretty regularly so I subsequently end up washing my hair a lot and who wants to wet set their hair 2-3 times weekly? No one! So what I did was wash/condition my hair, wrapped it wet, let it air dry overnight, then applied the rollers this morning. I let them sit in for about 10 minutes, kinda fingered combed them initially, and then finished it off with a wide-tooth comb. So pretty! I really like a loose curl and thatís exactly what I have. I sprayed a small amount of Pantene Flexible Hold because my hair is super fine and doesnít hold much volume without it. I just checked in the restroom at work and my curls/volume are still intact! Iíd definitely recommend them.
WARNING: One reviewer suggested to add setting lotion into the water of the unit. DO NOT DO THIS! The chemicals made the steam EXTREMELY hot and I got a really bad burn plus it releases TOXINS into the air! I can't find the review saying this right now but I think I saw it on the other page with Caruso reviews.. ANYWAY..
Caruso: Stop making these so crappy! This is completely overpriced..
The quality of this product isn't the same anymore. Plus, the quality isn't consistent meaning some people get a unit that works for a year or two and others get one that works for a week and breaks.
I have fine, thin, curl resistant hair. Regular rollers have never worked for me and curling irons work for a couple hours tops before my hair goes flat and frizzy again.
However, the steam concept is a great one. I just used this for the first time and I was so hopeful and excited but I ended up extremely dissapointed. My hair just came out slightly wavy, not much body. I believe if I experiment more with hairspray and maybe more steam I'll get better results so Im gonna keep trying.
I love these! My hair doesn't like to hold a curl but it lasts and lasts with these. And no damage! They're super easy once you get the hang on steaming one while rolling your hair with one...and I am not very good at doing my hair usually. I really recommend these.
I love this product.it makes your hair curl without damage.actually i feel my hair is softer after using it.i use jumbo and large size for my medium long hair .It gives you a beautiful natural curl all day long,i only put a little bit leave on conditioner on the curls to make it neat.and the second day i can still have the curls on the ends.how nice!
I have used the Caruso steam hair setter for 20 years with absolutely beautiful results. My secret is to;
a.) evenly apply Giovanni mousse into damp or dry hair, allow to air dry (or lightly blow dry on cool)
b.) steam rollers for 5 seconds
d.) let dry completely.
I believe that more than any other step, the 'allow to dry completely' is what locks in the curl.
If I am having a leisurely morning, I just leave the rollers in for an hour or two until dry. Alternately, I sometimes remove the roller, reroll it into shape and use two bobby pins to pin the curl and let dry completely. Unpin, style and finish with a touch of hairspray.
If I am on a schedule, after 15 minutes of set, I blow dry under the roller covers on cool temp. setting. for a few minutes to insure that each is dry. Then remove rollers and style, finishing with just a touch of hairspray.
The steps are actually a lot quicker than they sound.
I leave the curls in for three days before I wash and condition.
Through experience I have found that the first day of steam setting my hair gives me soft curls and just a little body. If I curl again on the second day, the curls are firmer with medium body at the roots. On the third day, I usually wear it in an updo or brush it out into beautiful waves.
I hope that this review helps someone. Love to you all.
Back to the store it goes.
I needed something that wouldnt damage my hair. I have long thick hair. Wendislookbook made me want one so I gave it a go. It curled but only last an hour. It's straight again. Yes, I used hairspray.
Back to the iron I go.
Love love love this...my hair looks amazing, finally! I've bought practically every hot roller set, foam/velcro rollers, curling irons, round brush (U name it) and this is the best. I actually found out about it on here...so after i read the reviews, i ran out to sally's and got my own. I also purchased the addition jumbo roller set because I only wanted soft curls with volume, not tight curls. The first time i used it, i hated it. My hair was frizzy and flat. But, I figured that i was was using too much steam,I was actually wetting my hair.The key to using these rollers is to only place the rollers under the steam for NO MORE than 4 seconds. Otherwise, they get saturated and they wont work. I also used lottabody setting lotion (another Sally buy) to set the curls, waited 15-20 minutes and then I was good to go. :)
This is a really old lady poduct. I mean come on? Foam hot rollers? I was desperate to get some curls to stay in my hair though and I heard steam was good for that. This thing really sucks IMO. It frizzed my hair and only curled the ends not the whole section. I looked straight out of the 70s. Really chintzy unit too. can't see how it ould hold up. I'll be selling mine.
I've had this for over a year and used it about a dozen times with not so good results. My hair is very long so even with the jumbo sized rollers all I can get is some curl at the ends. I like the fact that it uses steam instead of heat so there's no damage to my hair. The problem is the curl doesn't last. It looks good at first but within an hour it's practically gone. This is too time consuming for the final result. I got longer lasting curl with my hot brush and it's easier to use.