Wish They Had A Set With Just The Super Jumbos!
I've been using hair rollers almost everyday for 30 years. This makes my third set of these rollers. One set just finally pooped out. One is still at my office, and I keep one at home. I currently have 28 remaining super jumbo rollers between the two sets. (Yes, the rollers do finally wear out, and you need to throw them away when they start loosing their flocking) And I have ordered extra super jumbo rollers from Conair by calling 1-800-3-CONAIR and giving them the model number CHV14X. They come in packages of 4, and you will have to pay for shipping and handling.
Since I have been using them for so long, I can tell you that I've been burned by every type of set, every brand you can name. If you use heat setting tools on your hair, you're eventually going to get burned at one time or another. So it has nothing to do with the unit not working right.
The clips, on the other hand, tend to be similar to the clips found in most hot rollers that you can buy. I have just learned to go to the beauty supply store and buy my own plastic clips. Yes, it would be nice if Conair would read our reviews and learn something from their consumers opinions. But it doesn't usually happen that way. So girls, just get over it, and go buy some clips, and it will make using these things a whole lot easier.
As for the curl. I have medium long, thick, naturally curly, color treated hair, and I use stying products on it. I use the super jumbos for a soft bouncy waves of curls. So I cannot tell you what you need to do in order to get tight even curls. But I do let my rollers heat up about 15 minutes prior to putting them in my hair. And yes, with that many rollers, I have to go through heating more than once. It's quite a process. But it's still much easier than doing it with a curling iron. And I leave them in until they cool. At least another 20 minutes. So I don't know if the difference in your experience would be the use of styling products, type of hair. But I do know that you wouldn't want the curlers much hotter than they are, or they would fry your hair. So that being said. The only real negative, that I can fault Conair for, is the clips. It would be nice if they would change the clips. And for us girls who want big waves, create a set with just the super jumbos. And for the girls, who want smaller curls, just a set with the jumbos. Vive la difference!