Size of Rollers

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Q: I found this page and when I saw the pictures of the results from the rollers, I thought they were the perfect type of result that I wanted. What I wanted to know was: What was the size of the rollers 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch?
I really want to create the same look without using the magnetic rollers. Will using foam rollers give the same result? And what size do the foam rollers have to be? Thank you so much. If you can respond, I will really appreciate it. Thank you!

A: The rollers used in the Long Hair Roller Set demonstration were the Red (1-1/2 inch) and Turquoise (1-1/4 inch) sizes, and were selected because of the length of the hair. The determining factor in creating a certain look is using the right size of rollers: the smaller the roller, the tighter the curl.
You can get a similar look in long hair by using sponge rollers, but you will need to use very large sponge rollers.
The great benefit of sponge rollers is that they are more comfortable and because of the "spongy" nature create a variation in the curls, which often creates a more natural looking style.
Generally, sponge rollers do create a tighter looking curl, so you must take this into consideration when selecting a roller size. If you would normally use a 1-1/2 inch magnetic roller (plastic), then I would suggest at least a 1-3/4 inch sponge roller.
See also:
Where can I find plastic coated rollers?
How do I style my hair in big curls and waves?
Roller set styling