Any 2's tried Curlformers?

OnduleeOndulee Registered Users Posts: 1,306 Curl Connoisseur
if so, what were/are your results? I wonder if they would be good to tame heat and humidity induced frizz in the summer?
shoulder length bob; fine; 3A-3B; thin density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; needs moisturizing products and hates oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10


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  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Registered Users Posts: 5,844 Curl Neophyte
    I haven't used them on my hair (I need longer ones) but I've used them on my daughter 3x. While her hair is straight it's very thick and fine and NEVER holds a curl. With Curlformers it's a different story. We can get 3 days out of curlformers curls if she wears a satin bonnet to bed. I imagine they'd work much the same on me as you do it on wet hair and my wet hair is pretty straight. I don't think it would necessarily cut down on frizz but it would give you consistent curls. Let me see if I can link to a few pics.

    1st time using them
    Curlformers1.jpg
    Curlformers2.jpg

    3rd time unfluffed
    Curlformers6.jpg
    Curlformers5.jpg

    3rd time fluffed
    curlformers4.jpg
    Curlformers7.jpg

    Sorry they're blurry...cell phone pics...but you can see what great curls they make. I can't wait to get the longer ones for my hair.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • OnduleeOndulee Registered Users Posts: 1,306 Curl Connoisseur
    I love those pics! what a cutie with her shiny glossy curls!

    Any idea what length would work on shoulder length hair?
    shoulder length bob; fine; 3A-3B; thin density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; needs moisturizing products and hates oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10


  • plunkybugplunkybug Registered Users Posts: 2,526
    Oh Jess, what a cutie! How old is your daughter?


    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • jerseygirl07067jerseygirl07067 Registered Users Posts: 296
    Wow, what great hair with those curlformers!

    I tried them and was disappointed. I put them in damp hair right before bed and when I woke up my hair was still....damp. I guess I could use the dryer instead, but I'm lazy, what can I say. So I returned them.

    I was looking for something I could just sleep in and just take out in the morning. But there have been a few threads on here of people who love them!! I say, if there's a Sally's near you, try them and just save your receipt. :)


    Hair Type - medium to fine texture, high porosity, lots of it, type 2b/3a
  • NikG20NikG20 Registered Users Posts: 461 Curl Neophyte
    I have tried them on my hair. Long & Extra Wide. Good stuff.

    http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/2010/03/review-long-extra-wide-curlformers-on.html

    I don't use them on wet hair though.
    Hz5exYvWIb4
    Children's Natural Hair Care & Styling Blog:
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Registered Users Posts: 5,844 Curl Neophyte
    NikG I hadn't seen your review on your hair. Very pretty!!!

    OP long and extra wide would be a good size. If you have a bonnet dryer I'd suggest using it to help dry. 1st time on DD we did air only hence the looser curls. Using the bonnet the next few times (low setting, med heat) for about 20 min really helped set the curl. I set her up with some toys and a coloring book and she was good to go.
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • curlywurlygurlycurlywurlygurly Registered Users Posts: 1,180
    Jess your daughter is a total cutie and I love her hair! Beautiful! make me want them!

    I've been trying to hold off buying these. I wanted to get some for one of my friends too. She has stick straight hair that never holds curls and I thought these may work for her too. Trying to keep my pj in check.
    2 something Australian :toothy4:

    http://public.fotki.com/curlywurlygurly/
    pw:aussie

    Aiming to grow hair to waist from buzz cut - slowly but surely.
  • OnduleeOndulee Registered Users Posts: 1,306 Curl Connoisseur
    OP long and extra wide would be a good size. If you have a bonnet dryer I'd suggest using it to help dry. 1st time on DD we did air only hence the looser curls. Using the bonnet the next few times (low setting, med heat) for about 20 min really helped set the curl. I set her up with some toys and a coloring book and she was good to go.

    Jess, thanks for this. I like that the two drying options can give looser or tighter results. Do you think they can be slept on?
    shoulder length bob; fine; 3A-3B; thin density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; needs moisturizing products and hates oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10


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