Long haired lovelies often ask for easier ways of getting all of the hair up, or how to control the length of hair as you style. So how do you create victory rolls with long hair?
For Victory Rolls, we recommend taking smaller sections of hair to balance the longer length with the volume it will produce, whilst you style you’ll be on creating many loops which will in turn create large rolls!
For updos we suggest styles based on ponytails or plaits so that the hair is secured, then you can work on flourishes!
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Start by sectioning off the hair you’d like to roll, clipping the rest of your hair back to keep all that lovely length out of the way. Use curling irons to pre-set if desired (curling makes rolling easier but if your comfortable rolling by hand you can skip this step). Set these curls in place and allow around 15 minutes for the curls to cool. Release the curls and brush through with a grooming brush. If you have lots of long hair you don’t need to backcomb as there’s already plenty of hair to create lovely full rolls, but if your hair is very soft or freshly washed you can do a gentle tease to gain mouldability.
If you’re a long haired lovely, you probably have trouble victory rolling because your arms just aren’t long enough! Take the workout out of your rolling by starting to roll halfway down the length of your hair, wrap around your fingers keeping a firm tension so that you have control of all that hair until the end is tucked inside the roll. Remove one finger from inside the roll and use both hands to hold the roll from above, making sure you have a secure hold on both front and back with your fingers and thumbs to stop the hair from escaping! Now gradually roll the hair in towards your scalp. To keep control, pass the curl between each hand as if you’re feeding the roll inwards.
Once you’ve fed the roll down the length of hair, sit it against your head and secure in place with a long curl clip, You can also keep your hand on this roll and secure from the back too for extra security. Use hair grips to pin in place at both the front and back of the roll, If you need more grips then go for it, with long hair it can be quite thick once in the roll shape so may need a little extra. Now to shape the back, gently pull the back of the roll towards the head so that it lays at an angle and covers the parting. Pin in place as the back where the roll curls into the scalp. Once you’re happy with the shape use several light layers of hairspray to set without too much stickiness!