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Last updated: October 18, 2023

Use This Trick To Keep Velcro Rollers Sanitary In The Salon

How To Sanitize Velcro Rollers For Repeated Use In The Salon

Blowouts are at the top of every client’s mind right now. For stylists, this means elevating techniques to create lasting volume and body. Learn the styling tricks from OLAPLEX US Artist Carlos Rojas (@colorbycarlos) to start using velcro rollers (the sanitary way!) behind the chair. 


Use A Microfiber Towel To Wrap Each Velcro Roller

It sounds unnecessary, but trust us. Carlos explains that using a microfiber towel to create a sanitary barrier around each roller will not only eliminate rollers as single-use salon items but the towel will actually smooth and protect hair from breaking on the velcro. Follow the guide below to try it for yourself. 


  1. Using a microfiber towel, cut three even strips that will act as a casing for velcro rollers. 

    Pro Tip:
    The microfiber towel is important for several reasons. The material will not snag or frizz the hair but also allow the heat from the blow dryer to cool evenly through the hair wrapped around the roller. 

  2. Place the velcro roller on the edge of each strip rolling down to create a secure enclosure around the roller.

  3. Prep rollers ahead of time! Once each section is dry and smooth, wrap each roller as you typically would. Fold the excess ends of the towel over the top of the roller and secure with a clip. After each use, just throw your towel strips in the wash to reuse! 


Pro Tip: It will look something like this, watch Carlos’s full demo here!


Long-Lasting Blowouts Start With Detoxing Haircare, Here Are Carlos’ Picks:

“Chelating, if you don’t know, is detoxing that goes beyond the surface level to take off any mineral buildup on the hair,” explains Carlos. 


Try this OLAPLEX lineup for results like the ones shown below:

  • Start with OLAPLEX No.4C Bond Maintenance Clarifying Shampoo, let sit for 5 minutes before rinsing.
  • Next, apply Broad Spectrum Chelating Treatment and allow to sit for 15 minutes. 
  • Towel-dry the hair and brush through gently to detangle. 
  • Reveal your client’s beautiful canvas that is ready for the perfect blowout!


Talk about IG-worthy results, check out Carlos’ top product picks here!

Photo credit: @colorbycarlos


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