Yet another bandwagon- Curlformers w/ results...

i still like the product teshon...don't get me wrong! but for a rollerset, i get much better results with magnetic rollers even though I can't get it all the way to the roots. the biggest issue i have when flat ironing is frizzy ends and roller setting gets my ends much smoother which means I have to apply minimal heat to get it straight. my ends are still too frizzy with the curl form set.

i plan to do the curlformers again this week though to see if i like wearing the spirals.
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Last edited by missmonie; 03-16-2008 at 02:45 PM.
I loooove wearing the spirals!! I wore them for 3 days, and the older they got, the better they looked!! I left some of the tendrils out and pulled the rest into a swide swept pony tail. I only washed them out to do my weekly DT. I'm going to curlform my hair again tonight. I'm planning to do this once a week for the next few weeks to see how my hair does with less manipulation. Plus, detangling was a breeze today!!!! I like the change...the bigger curls made me feel very sexy
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i still like the product teshon...don't get me wrong! but for a rollerset, i get much better results with magnetic rollers even though I can't get it all the way to the roots. the biggest issue i have when flat ironing is frizzy ends and roller setting gets my ends much smoother which means I have to apply minimal heat to get it straight. my friends are still too frizzy with the curl formers.

i plan to do the curlformers again this week though to see if i like wearing the spirals.
Originally Posted by missmonie
Gotcha! I can see how the magnetic rollers would get the ends much straighter and that's what I would need for my trim. I took another look at your fotki(the ends of your hair) after the curlformer set. I guess when you want the "spiral" look, the curlformers would be great. I wonder which would last longer, though, a curlformer set or a twist out? I loooove the look of tiny twists!
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Last edited by teshon; 03-16-2008 at 03:13 PM.
Hey ladies,

Those of you that posted pics look great! I used the extra wide & long (orange & pink) curlformers.

I'm not too sure if I like them. My hair is super easy to manage (i.e. detangle) but it's extremely thick! I don't think curlformers are the greatest for ladies like me that have super thick hair.

My sister (who has relaxed hair) also tried them and had the same issue- they didn't work that great w/ her thick, relaxed hair.

I'll probably try them one more time, but I'll most likely return them to Sally's b/c in Toronto these babies cost $82.00 for the kit, and I paid $105 to get 5 packs of Extra Wide & Long since the long & narrow ones that come in the kit can't hold enough of my hair.

So if you have really thick hair, curlformers may not work that great for you. But u can try!
Why did I even log in? Why? More things for me to buy. Ya'lls hair looks great. Price is a bit steep, but maybe this could prevent me from picking in my hair so much since it'd be much smoother.

Nikki how are you keeping this up at night? You're not wrapping it I assume.
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Heather, I was waiting for you to log in and curse me out, lol. Yeah, the price is steep, but it was definitely worth it.

My hair held up very nicely by putting a little moistuizer on the ends, prior to pinning it up (folding it up and cliping it) and covering it with a satin scarf. Really easy...in the morn, I took out the clip, shook it, fluffed and that was it I wore the curls for 3 days and they looked better as the days progressed.

hth
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O.k. ladies....so I took out the curlformers and all in all....I liked it. Next time, I gotta do smaller sections and get it closer to the root. Just like Curlynikki, I got the hang at putting them in once I got to the second side of my head....but I didn't feel like redoing the first half so those did not come out so good.

I took a few pics of some of the spirals that looked decent. I love how soft and smooth they came out. I was amazed because I didn't think it would really work. I flat ironed my hair and it came out pretty good. Looking forward to trying this again. I think I will wear the spirals next time and skip the heat of the flat iron!!

Thanks so much Curlynikki for starting this thread!!

By the way...I have good news! Salley's called me today and said they found my keys on a shelf behind the products. Apparently, my rambunctious toddler hid them there. So I get to go back there today and pick up my keys and more curlformers! Yay!

Pics are in my fotki...

http://public.fotki.com/missmonie/mo...ss/march-2008/
Originally Posted by missmonie

MissMonie...They look great!!! I'm glad it was worth the drama at the store My mom said I could try these on her hair... she's not natural but still

@ Everyone.... Sally's is NOT the only place you can buy these. I've seen them in several beauty supply stores for less than high-priced Sally's
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So I found some more pretty pictures for ya'll of ladies using these. AND EVERYONE'S HAIR IS TURNING OUT SO PRETTY! Not that Nikki's doesn't inspire me, but Monie your hair is coarse like mine so I think these might work for me.

This could definitely give me a break from manipulation.

I bet you could get a Tracee Ellis Ross thing going on with these hmmmm....

Anyways here's some more links with pics I found.

http://maneandchic.blogspot.com/ Scroll to the bottom and the next page for the results.

http://www.longhaircareforum.com/for...d.php?t=203765
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SheaMoisture Leave-in
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Heather, the 'little to no manipulation' is why I'm allll over these things right now! I'm hoping to only co-wash and detangle once a week. We'll see if this is possible. This is my first week...I'm on day one, lol. It would be nice to leave my hair alone for a change. I've been co-washing for 2 years now, and I'm not sure if it's helping or hurting. My hair grew a ton when I was a kid...my mom braided it and oiled it up and didn't wash it for weeks at a time. My hair flourished back then. Maybe this is what I need. It's also cool that we can get a looser look (i.e. Tracee Ellis Ross...which I think is possible as day 3 and 4 approaches- the curls look looser, frizzier and more natural) without heat!

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Nikki, do you pull your curls apart?

And also, which size ones do you use?
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Staples
Aphogee 2 Step treatment
Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
Tigi MM Conditioner
Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
KCCC
Denman D3
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
SheaMoisture Leave-in
http://public.fotki.com/MsHeatherNicole/

"Make it work!"- Tim Gunn
Nikki, do you pull your curls apart?

And also, which size ones do you use?
Originally Posted by HeatherNicole

I use the ones that came in the kit (orange and pink- long and wide). I use about 30 of them and I definitely seperate each curl into like 3 (sometimes 4 in the back). Today (day one) they were very tight. I'm waiting for like Wednesday or Thursday to get that loose curl/wave look. It happened last week like this and I loooooved it! Today, I wore my hair in a very loose side swept pony, secured with a clip. It allows me to pull the curl out a bit, but still have a somewhat elegant look. If I didn't seperate my curls, I would look absolutely nuts...a sight to behold
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CN, you're hair looks amazing!! If this is working for you, I would keep with it. You have had wonderful results. And it is a nice change. When I saw your pics, it had looked like you got it professionally done! I might just pic some up. I have been a fan of Ladypknyc for a while. But I was not as impressed by her outcome as I was with yours!! So, that kept me from picking them up. Now I will.

I do think the cowashing is definitely helping. It may be a little bit of boredom stepping in on you. This should do well to squelch it and keep it at bay.

Please continue to keep us posted.
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Thanks lovemylocks!! And I'll definitely keep everyone updated. Please post pics if you decide to try them!!!
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Jsocurleigh, aren't you in NC? Are you near Raleigh bc I wanna know what bs stores sell them if you know...If not I'll check myself and let everybody know...
Originally Posted by Frizzcurls427
I'm in Charlotte. I've seen these in 2 beauty supply's here (DBS on Sugar Creek and Fabulous on N. Tryon had them but were out of them today); both only had one or two sizes; not the whole kit like Sally's though



Off Topic... Fabulous Beauty Supply has an ever expanding natural aisle and it's owned by brown people lol I think they're from Egypt.... just thought I'd throw that out there for the Charlotte curlies
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curlynikki, your hair looks gorgeous.

I was tempted to try them after seeing your hair, but the tool you have to use intimidates me.

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curlynikki, your hair looks gorgeous.

I was tempted to try them after seeing your hair, but the tool you have to use intimidates me.

Originally Posted by AwakenedDesires
Thanks lady

The tool looked kinda scary to me too, but when I saw it in person, it was much less intimidating. It's made of plastic, and has no sharp edges...
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Curlynicki and MissMonie, both of your results are amazing. I'll definitely try this sometime down the line, once my hair has a little more length.

Thanks for the 411.
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I am sorry I am so lame and late on this. Ignore the other post on this. I just figured some of you would have liked the idea, but once again, I am SLOOOOOW. Anyways, I am wondering if they work on short nappy hair like mine (smile) before I invest in yet another thing that doesn't work.
so, for those of you who 'curlform'...what products do you put on your hair (if any) to hold the curl.

thanks

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