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Curlformers for Natural Hair

Updated on July 12, 2012
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There is a new product out in the hair care world and naturals love it! It's called curlformers and its a product I think every natural should try. I tried it out on my hair and I was happy with my results.

My hair came out smooth, soft and shiny. It even stretched out my tight curls and allowed me to get great styles without using heat.

I wasn't surprised by my results because I have seen a variety of women with natural hair have great results, all with different hair types and lengths.

PROS

The first positive thing I can say about curlformers is that it works great for all hair types. I have seen women with extremely coily, kinky hair use curlformers and have great results. I have also seen women with straight hair use the curlformers and have great results. The most important thing is to give it a try to see how it works for you.

It is well manufactured. The curlformers are very durable and will always spring back into there original curly form with every use. This will give you years of use and this is especially important because of the price (discussed later).

They are also very easy to install and the process is quick. When I first styled my hair with curlformers it only took me about 45 minutes to an hour. I was extremely happy that they were so easy to use. You basically just need to find your own flow just to get the hang of using them.

Another positive feature is the fact that I only needed water and olive oil and my hair came out soft and shiny. Some people like to use gel, which also worked fine for me, but I found that I don't need it. I also did not need to use any heat. I just allowed my hair to dry over night.

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CONS

The price is what will get to most people. My starter kit, which included the extra long and wide curlformers, cost me about $72. For me it was worth the money but for others this may be a stretch.

Another downside to the curlformers is the fact that people with extremely long hair won't be able to use them. They only come in a few sizes so those with tailbone length hair won't be able to use them. Make sure you measure your hair and check the sizes of the curl formers before you make the purchase.

Also, it is possible to outgrow them so if you plan on growing your hair out, it is best to get the largest curlformers available.

Another downside which is not major it the fact that they are also uncomfortable to sleep in. For those who prefer to air dry, like me, it may be best to start them really early to let them dry throughout the day. For me this is unrealistic, so I just suck it up and sleep in them.

This next part isn't really a con it's more of a caution. When using curlformers, especially the hook, it is imperative that you are careful. Even though they are easy to use, there is a technique that needs to be followed the right way every time to prevent damaging the curlformer and damaging the hair.

Just take your time while using them. If you rush you are risking breaking and ripping out your hair. It is best to use small sections and maybe even some gel to smooth the hair out.

Naptural85's video showing and explaining how to use curlformers is great! Check her out here! She's great at explaining and demonstrating. Enjoy!

Good luck everyone! I hope you all enjoy curlformers as much as I do. Comment below about your experiences and if you have any questions, feel free to ask! =)

Thanks for reading!

KySmith =)

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      Lady Summerset 4 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      I've tried them and there is a learning curve. They are expensive rollers and ARE terrible to sleep in! LOL!

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      chyxhtmlx 4 years ago

      Great article. :) I've wanted to try these on my hair for soo long- expensive though!

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      Kyndall Smith 4 years ago from Milwaukee

      @lady summerset and @chyxhtmlx thank you both for commenting! =)

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      SavvySyi 4 years ago from Florida

      I've never tired these before and never even heard of them. I've tired the regular sponge rollers but these look really interesting. Yes the price kind of makes me look away though.

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      Kyndall Smith 4 years ago from Milwaukee

      @SavvySyi, yeah the price is pretty steep! Thanks for commenting! =)

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      Detroit Girl 4 years ago

      I have Curlformers and I like them a lot. They do take a while to put in, and they are expensive, but if you get good results, they are worth it. I spent 50+ dollars on each visit to the salon for a rod set, but I paid 60-something one time for Curlformers that I'll be using over and over again. Saves a lot of money if you do wet setting often.

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      Kyndall Smith 4 years ago from Milwaukee

      @Detroit girl, I agree. They are well made and they give good results. Overtime it is definitely worth the money.

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      Danielle Cherise Norris 4 years ago from Virginia Beach

      Thanks for writing this! I have been natural for a year now and I heard about curlformers, and was interested in using them. The cost definitely shocked me, and I wasn't sure if it would be worth it or not. Its nice to see the Pros and Cons, they should help me make my decision. One question though: What type hair do you have? I have 4c and Im not sure how it would take to curls.

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      Kyndall Smith 4 years ago from Milwaukee

      @daniellecherise, thanks for commenting! =) I have 4a fine hair. The front is sort of 3c.

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