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Removing hair caught in Velcro rollers?

Started 1309203290.053 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1309259034.533 by Desertdi

Seems such a silly problem, but the "Velcro" rollers I use now and then are terrible at catching and holding hair when I'm removing them. They aren't really Velcro, but I think the first set I got was from Nick Chavez and they your hair without pins. I bought a set at Walmart not long ago that was very similar.

The problem is all that hair getting stuck in them is not easily removed and....short of pulling it from every single roller, there seems no easy method for cleaning them. Honestly, I thought of just throwing them out and starting over.

I've tried rubbing them together without much success and tried running a comb through each one but that doesn't work so great either. Of course, I can keep on using them, but honestly, it's rather disgusting having all that hair adhering to the rollers. The rollers stay in fine without pins...but after awhile....you get the idea. I mean the hair is mine and it's clean....but still...

Anyone have any ideas....?

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rockNroll1309204537.527260 PostsRegistered 3/15/2010Pittsburgh, PA

Hm tough problem. I would try a lint roller or tape. If the hair is slightly hanging off the rollers, this might work. Good Luck!

Girlo1309206756.6372949 PostsRegistered 1/20/2007

Try a netted lingerie bag and do it on a quick wash cycle in the machine with woolite...sometimes that can help loosen the hair and get all the gunk off of them

We are all mortal till the first kiss and the second glass of wine.

indywhisper1309207881.22187 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I pitch my velcro's once they start getting too much hair on them. I used to run a fine tooth comb through my velcro's, but I agree with you, that it is time consuming. (I have a lot of hair, and use quite a few rollers.) So, now whenever I buy some new velcro's, or find them on sale, I buy an extra package of each size to have on hand.

Lannie1309208525.5972049 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have same problem - when I am just sitting watching TV, I take my thumb and finger and pinch close as I can get to the roller and pull hair out, over and over! Works pretty good, but obviously is tedious. I have some older really good ones with the metal inside that I can't find anymore, so want to keep them working as long as I can!

BTwixx1309209211.3071892 PostsRegistered 10/25/2005
On 6/27/2011 Lannie said:

I have same problem - when I am just sitting watching TV, I take my thumb and finger and pinch close as I can get to the roller and pull hair out, over and over! Works pretty good, but obviously is tedious. I have some older really good ones with the metal inside that I can't find anymore, so want to keep them working as long as I can!

I do the very same after each use {#emotions_dlg.sad}

lyn in MI1309209222.89724655 PostsRegistered 4/29/2007SW Michigan

My hair is so fine, I can't use Velcro rollers at all.

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depglass1309209787.724391 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

This must be a long hair problem, because I just went and checked, and mine are OK. Hairbrushes, however, are a different matter. I clean those by sticking a scissors blade between the bristles on each row and pulling up. Then they go into the dishwasher, although I have experimented with someone's hint on BB by cleaning them with Purity and it works. Just put a tablespoon full in a glass of water and soak brush.

Lannie1309223144.772049 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 6/27/2011 BTwixx said:
On 6/27/2011 Lannie said:

I have same problem - when I am just sitting watching TV, I take my thumb and finger and pinch close as I can get to the roller and pull hair out, over and over! Works pretty good, but obviously is tedious. I have some older really good ones with the metal inside that I can't find anymore, so want to keep them working as long as I can!

I do the very same after each use {#emotions_dlg.sad}

You're way smarter than I am - I wait until they get pretty full of hair and then have to try and clean them! But welcome to the Sisterhood of the Velcro Rollers Cleaning Dilemma!

Witchy Wom­an1309223463.212785 PostsRegistered 12/17/2005

Yes...I've tried being patient and pulling it out...I sit on the back steps and do it and deposit the hair in the ivy growing in our wooded yard....but it takes forever and is very tedious...you don't get it all either.

Well...glad to know that I've not overlooked some simple solution....I think I'm just going to get some new rollers...Cannot stand looking at them all filled with hair....yuk....it's like when I brush my kitty boys and their fur sticks in the brush....but their fur is a lot easier to clean out of the brushes than my hair is to clean out of the rollers!

Marlies1309227210.04139 PostsRegistered 4/18/2006

Use a nail brush to work the hair off of them. Works like a charm. I've been doing it for about 40 yrs.

Local1309228269.231512 PostsRegistered 5/21/2006

I also use my regular hair brush. Pull it towards you with your thumb holding any hair it takes off. One swipe around the roller and it's clean. Pull across the roller, not hole to hole if you know what I mean .

Desertdi1309259034.51316346 PostsRegistered 7/14/2007Surface of the Sun

I only use 5 rollers in my hair, so I consider them "disposable" when they become clogged......especially since I buy them at the $ store

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