About Fusion Heated Rollers
The Fusion Heated Rollers styling system is claimed to provide you with fast, at-home styling and salon-style results, by adding body, shine, and curls that last all day. In fact, Fusion Heated Rollers are claimed to actually improve the health of your hair every time you use them.
Unlike ordinary hot rollers though, Fusion Heated Rollers are claimed to feature PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heating elements, which heat up quickly and uniformly to retain heat longer than conventional hot rollers and to provide perfect, voluminous, long-lasting curls.
On top of this, Fusion Heated Rollers are claimed to contain 32 “powdered minerals” baked directly in, as well as “infrared and wave motion technologies,” both of which are claimed to generate negative ions to moisturize and hydrate hair, while providing body and shine.
Available in 2.5-inch (short and medium-length hair) and 5-inch (long hair) sizes, Fusion Heated Rollers take only 3-5 minutes to heat up and the butterfly clips help keep them securely in place. The roller’s ends also remain cool to the touch, so you don’t have to worry about burning your fingers as you roll your hair.
Regardless of your hair type, thickness, or texture, the manufacturer claims that Fusion Heated Rollers will work perfectly for you.
But it this really the case? In other words, is there really anything unique about Fusion Heated Rollers, and are they worth your hard-earned money? Consider the following:
What’s So Special about Fusion Heated Rollers?
As we noted above, the manufacturer claims that Fusion Heated Rollers contain PTC (positive temperature coefficient) heating elements, and 32 different powdered minerals that generate negative ions.
When it comes down to it though, are these really benefits over the competition, or just marketing gimmicks? Let’s take a look.
What Is PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient)?
According to Wikipedia, “a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) refers to materials that experience an increase in electrical resistance when their temperature is raised. Materials which have useful engineering applications usually show a relatively rapid increase with temperature, i.e. a higher coefficient. The higher the coefficient, the greater an increase in electrical resistance for a given temperature increase.”
In layman’s terms, this means that PTC’s primary benefits center around its ability to heat quickly. And once this temperature is reached, to remain stable and not overheat.
Do Ions Help Improve the Health of Your Hair?
Yes and no.
This is because, according to this Self article, negatively charged ions essentially just help water evaporate faster, resulting in heat being applied to your hair for a shorter period of time, thereby reducing the amount of “frying” that occurs.
However, this means that if you’re applying ions to dry hair, there aren’t any known benefits.
What are Fusion Heated Rollers’s Infrared & Wave Motion Technologies?
While there weren’t any additional details on the Fusion heated Rollers website about their “infrared” technology, similar to the ions noted above, it appears that infrared may help hair dry faster and cause less heat damage.
However, other than finding similar hot rollers that also claimed to use “wave motion technology” (see here and here as examples) to increase their lifespan, there weren’t any in-depth details about how this actually works.
No Customer Feedback for Fusion Heated Rollers
At the time of our research, there weren’t any online customer reviews available for Fusion Heated Rollers.
However, Fusion Heated Rollers are manufactured by Tristar Products, one of the largest “As Seen on TV” companies who manufactures dozens of popular ASOTV products, including AirWave Fryer, Cami Shaper, Clear TV, and many more.
Among more than 500 HighYa reader reviews for these products, they held an average rating of 2 stars (as of 6/4/15), with common complaints citing failure to work, poor quality, and difficult customer service experiences. Granted, this doesn’t mean you’ll experience the same with Fusion Heated Rollers, but it’s certainly something to keep in mind.
Fusion Heated Rollers Pricing & Refund Policy
Fusion Heated Rollers are priced as follows:
- 1 Set: $29.99
- 2 Sets: $49.99
Along with you’re order, you’ll also receive free shipping and a travel bag and finishing brush as free gifts.
All Fusion Heated Rollers come with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges, as well as a 60-day warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, less $9.99 return S&H.
In order to request a refund or process a warranty claim, you’ll need to contact customer service at 973-287-5173.
Can Fusion Heated Rollers Help You Style Your Hair Faster?
Chopping to the point: While it appears that the PTC technology in Fusion Heated Rollers can decrease heating time and reduce the risk of overheating, and the embedded minerals and infrared wavelength can help wet hair dry faster, none of these appear to be exclusive.
In other words, you’ll likely be able to find hot rollers that use identical technologies at retailers near you, which could potentially save you a good chunk of change on lost S&H charges if you end up dissatisfied.
As such, we might recommend exploring local options before placing your Fusion Heated Rollers order.