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My hair won't hold a curl

nu_natural10nu_natural10 Posts: 90Registered Users
I love my curlformers. But my hair has a less then 48 hours hold on my curls. I've tried gel and spritz but it doesn't work. Am I a lone? How long does your curls last?
Shampoo: Terressetials Mud Wash (lavender or lemon)
Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Conditioner
Deep Conditioner: Anita Grant's Rhassoul Deep Condish
Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
Creams/Oils: Raw Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jamican Black Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil

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  • YoshimiYoshimi Posts: 237Registered Users
    Is your hair naturally straight? Most here have natural curls so use curlformers or rollers to relax their hair rather than to curl it.

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  • nu_natural10nu_natural10 Posts: 90Registered Users
    No I have type 4a coily hair. I've never heard of curlformers straightening hair when it's advertised to curl hair without heat.
    Shampoo: Terressetials Mud Wash (lavender or lemon)
    Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Conditioner
    Deep Conditioner: Anita Grant's Rhassoul Deep Condish
    Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Creams/Oils: Raw Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jamican Black Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    What do u do at night to preserve? Is it humid where u r.?
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  • nu_natural10nu_natural10 Posts: 90Registered Users
    I put on my satin bonnet. It's not humid yet. I'm not sure what it is. This is also the reason I stopped flat ironing my hair, because it never stayed straight.
    Shampoo: Terressetials Mud Wash (lavender or lemon)
    Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Conditioner
    Deep Conditioner: Anita Grant's Rhassoul Deep Condish
    Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Creams/Oils: Raw Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jamican Black Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil
  • itsfemssitsfemss Posts: 3Registered Users
    hmmm... I dont know about using curlformers but I have the same problem with braid outs, twist outs, and other styles like that. What works for me is keeping my hair in the braids for like a week and my hair comes out so much better and defined. Obvi you cant keep curlformers in for a week but idk thats just my tip.
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  • nu_natural10nu_natural10 Posts: 90Registered Users
    But my twist outs and Bantu knots last forever
    Shampoo: Terressetials Mud Wash (lavender or lemon)
    Co-Wash: Trader Joe's Tea Tree Conditioner
    Deep Conditioner: Anita Grant's Rhassoul Deep Condish
    Leave In: Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Creams/Oils: Raw Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Jamican Black Castor Oil and Jojoba Oil
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    One way to make lemonade is to take advantage of the cf stretch for very elongated to's and bo's. My hair is so dense it takes a million cf to do my hair the regular way. I two stand twist then put my twist in cf. I prefer this because I can lightly mist at night and not care about reversion. I have never figured out a way that works to moisturize my hair as a rollerset or cf set since my hair needs water every day. But my braidouts after a cf stretch are beyond beautiful.
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  • Aliciamelena87Aliciamelena87 Posts: 68Registered Users
    I find that I have to use the tighter Curlformers to get them to last longer and even then the curls don't last long :(