Any wavies try curlformers?

wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
I've never "set" my hair before but I'd really like the try the extra wide curlformers.

Curious if any other wavies have tried curlformers!
2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
PT: CJ Repair Me

:thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
:angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
Neutral on cones.

iherb discount code: CFN646

Comments

  • WildfoxWildfox Posts: 148Registered Users
    I have the extra wide curl formers. I really like them, my hair comes out looking like it's been curled with a curling iron. It does take some experimentation though with different products (gel didn't work well for me but a thick layer of leave in conditioner had good hold without being crunchy) and placement of the forms. The only way I've found to sleep in them without any discomfort is too not place them too close to the root. And so far I've liked them best with all the curls going towards my face and small but wide sectioning. I'm thinking of going back and getting a narrow set even though their expensive for a different look, and because I find them easier and faster to apply than a roller set.
  • WildfoxWildfox Posts: 148Registered Users
    ImageUploadedByCurlTalk1401907766.073098.jpg I'm not sure if this pic will show but this from a set a couple days ago after sleeping with them in an then separating the curls in the morning .
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    Wow that's a great look on you! What's your curl pattern normally?

    What do you mean by small but wide sectioning?

    I'm planning on using them with my curlformers softhood which I already own.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    Thanks for the product recs. Normally I don't wear leave-in so I was going to try them with a lighter more "flexible" gel or gelly, like FSG, Ouidad's Climate Control Gel or maybe CJ CIAB.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • WildfoxWildfox Posts: 148Registered Users
    Sorry that wasn't very clear. Instead of taking for example a 1" by 1" section into the form I use about a 3" wide (horizontal - parallel to my hair part) and .5" long or vertical section. Twisting near the root to fit it all into the hook. I've found it looks better this way after separating the finished curls and it eliminates the parts made from sectioning the hair off into the forms.


    I think my hair is some kind of combination of 2c, 3a, and possibly even 3b. I haven't put to much thought into curl pattern because it always looks so different depending on what styling techniques I use on any particular day.




    I used both Shea Moisture coconut & hibiscus curling soufflé and curl enhancing smoothie. I also tried mixing the two together, so far KKKT alone worked the best but I am still experimenting too. (I was probably too heavy handed with these thick products - I tend to over do it)
    I was thinking of buying the softhood as well, or possibly splurging on a hooded dryer, as it seems usefull for doing deep conditioning treatments and everyday styling. Do you ever use it in place of a diffuser?
  • claudine191claudine191 Posts: 8,221Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I have some, but I can't figure them out.
  • WavycatWavycat Posts: 325Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I like them but I had to practice a lot with the amt of hair I used. I have a straight bit in front I use it on and I have a spot in the back (cowlick) that no amt of product works on. I use them on these spots to even things out.
    SE PA
    2C/3A med, med density,med elasticity, high porosity color-treated
    No Poo: various VO5s testing Gliss Volumizing (keratin) for summer
    Citric acid rinse or vinegar
    RO: SM Honey Mask with agave
    Conditioner only styling with water, water and more water, or jojoba + SM Superfruit
    Styler: KCCC or Ecostyler Olive Oil occasionally
    Love most oils but can't use CO in winter

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Emoji
Image
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file