Curlformers | My First Impression

February 20, 2015

 

I’ve always had some curiosity when I passed a set of Curlformers in stores or even when I stumbled upon a YouTube tutorial here and there. The steep price of $60 for just some “plastic curlers” always made me feel stand-offish which is why I’ve been hesitant to purchase them. Well, yesterday (you already know how this is going to end), I was wandering around Sally’s Beauty Supply Store in Lynbrook, NY—looking for new products to dabble with and saw the LAST package of  extra-long Curlformers sitting on the shelf begging me to buy them! Not begging….but, pretty much. I didn’t have my Sally’s Membership card on me, but the Sales Assistant luckily gave me the discount without it and charged me $50 for the full-set which includes: 40 extra-long curlers, two styling hooks, and styling instructions. The official Curlformers website sells them for $68.95, so I can say she saved me a few dollars. In addition to the set, I purchased the Ion Finishing Solution’s Salon Style Bonnet Dryer (I can’t seem to find a link to purchase it anywhere on-line).

I began by washing my hair with Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and then deep conditioned with Alter Ego’s Garlic Mask Hot Oil Treatment. After I finished doing this in shower, I towel blotted; but made sure my hair was still wet enough (around 80% saturated) so it would make it easier for my hair to slip through the curlers.

I parted my hair off into three sections; two in the front and one in the back. I started with the back and applied Cantu’s Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream and Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil Style & Foaming Mousee to the whole section before segmenting off each individual piece I wanted curled.

[Step by Step Application] | *VIDEO TO COME*
1.
Slide curler fully onto the hook until the head of the hook appears
2.
Twist base of hair and place the hook on it making sure the hook is facing up.
3. Slide curler all the way down as close to the scalp as possible
4.
Pull looped hair through the curler while squeezing the rubber base of the curler
5. Release and let curler snap back to its form.

I sat underneath my hooded dryer while watching Scandal [GREAT EPISODE Btw!] which was about 1 hr + an extra 30 mins and my curls were all completely dry. I had a much easier time removing the curlers than I did actually getting them on. It was a matter of  unraveling the curler, each at a time and squeezing the rubber base that’s closer to your scalp while slowing slipping it off. Voila! After they were all out of my hair and back in their bag, I sprayed my hair with some hair sheen (Cantu Shea Butter Hair Sheen) and plopped my satin bonnet on my head. Since I’m not too familiar with wearing curls to sleep, I slept on my belly with my face in folded arms. Let’s just say I woke up with a slight crick in my neck. So to all my “Curlistas”…If you can hook me up with some tips and tricks as to how I can keep my curls bouncy and voluminous overnight, I would be highly appreciative! <3

My Final Impression: Overall, I can say I’ve grown to like it. Even though I had a rough start; struggling to actually get my hair in the curler—after a couple of attempts it became much easier. I love the end results and the ease of removal and most definitely will be using these again.
My Advice:
1. Make sure your hair is somewhat wet especially if you have weak/fine hair.
2. Watch a tutorial if you’re completely unsure of what you’re doing.
3. Have patience and don’t give up!

 

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4 Comments

    1. look up the ‘pineapple’ method online. That’s what most people to try and preserve any type of curly/set style. It involves gathering up your hair into a loose ponytail that sits on the very top of your head.

    1. look up the ‘pineapple’ method online. That’s what most people to try and preserve any type of curly/set style. It involves gathering up your hair into a loose ponytail that sits on the very top of your head.

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