Wash Day: Curlformer Results
So here are the results of my curlfomers set from yesterday’s wash day. I slept in these things last night. My goodness that was one of the most uncomfortable night’s rest I’ve ever had! The things we do for cute hairdos lol.
In case you’re interested, this is what I used:
- Kenra MC (as leave-in)
- Wave Nouveau
- KeraCare Essential Oils
- Got2b Smoothing Satin Drops
- Omnistyler & Water Spritz
- Long & Narrow Curlformers (I used 48 i.e. 6 packs)
- Curlformers hook
I didn’t have enough curlformers to do a complete set so I had to do it in 2 sections (note to self that I need to invest in 2 more packs of the narrow culformers). This is not the ideal situation as you have to wait for some of them to dry to re-use them.
Couple things I experienced – curlformers are a great invention, they’re easy to use BUT if not careful you can lose hair in the process if you’re not on top of our technique. So here are a couple pointers:
- If you can afford it buy enough curlformers to do your whole head at once. It saves a ton of time.
- I find that if the hook is perpendicular to the curlformer after it is inserted it leads to much less snags.
- Once you attach the hook to your hair, you should slide the curlformer over the hook before you start to pull through. If you try to pull through before, the hook will likely get tangled up in the mesh of the curllformer.
- Sections should be comparable to the size of the curlformer. Better to go smaller than bigger. Big sections will be hard to pull through the curlformer and can result in breakage from all the tugging.
- Just like a rollerset, the wetter the better. It creates a smoother curl and is easier to pull through.