How many of you have tried curlformers?

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Tell me about them. How'd you like them? How much time did it take? Was it worth it? Tell me your process. I want to try them.

Also, if you ordered online, how long did it take to recieve them & where are you located?
I bought mine at Sally's. I thought they would help me with those rogue, wonky curls. I have to admit, I never really gave them a chance. The first time I tried them, I got perfect ringlets. I mean perfect ringlets. You know, prom hair curls. Didn't look at all natural and even breaking them up didn't help them blend in with my natural curls. They sat under the bathroom sink in the graveyard of other failed products for months before I brought them out again.

My second attempt was even worse. My technique for putting them in wasn't as smooth and I made the major mistake of taking them out before my hair was 100% dry. Total disaster. Back under the sink they went and that's where they've stayed.

I found them time consuming and awkward to put in. To be fair, I didn't play with them enough to really get the hang of them. My personal learning curve can be a little slow! I can tell you that they do work if used properly. I just don't have the patience to master the art.

They can be pricey. Given my personal results and lack of patience, I wouldn't have bought them if I could do it over again. That being said, I suggest you try them before investing in them. Will gladly send you mine - only used twice!
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I bought mine at Sally's. I thought they would help me with those rogue, wonky curls. I have to admit, I never really gave them a chance. The first time I tried them, I got perfect ringlets. I mean perfect ringlets. You know, prom hair curls. Didn't look at all natural and even breaking them up didn't help them blend in with my natural curls. They sat under the bathroom sink in the graveyard of other failed products for months before I brought them out again.

My second attempt was even worse. My technique for putting them in wasn't as smooth and I made the major mistake of taking them out before my hair was 100% dry. Total disaster. Back under the sink they went and that's where they've stayed.

I found them time consuming and awkward to put in. To be fair, I didn't play with them enough to really get the hang of them. My personal learning curve can be a little slow! I can tell you that they do work if used properly. I just don't have the patience to master the art.

They can be pricey. Given my personal results and lack of patience, I wouldn't have bought them if I could do it over again. That being said, I suggest you try them before investing in them. Will gladly send you mine - only used twice!
Originally Posted by mhen76
Oh that would be lovely! what kind are they? I need extra long & wide, since my hair is so long. I am actually looking for perfect prom ringlets, because since I'm on my no heat challenge until August (will be 1 year in august) I need a no heat option for my sisters wedding!
I have one starter set of the long and wide and one starter set of the long and narrow. Even if they aren't the exact set you're looking for, trying them may tell you whether or not they'll be worth the investment. Will gladly send both sets - they are just taking up space here. If you're interested, PM me your address and I'll get them to the post office by the end of the week.
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HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
Love, love LOVE curlformers. They aren't too fun to sleep in, but are easy to put in and take out and give perfect curls. I have used them on myself and all my girls and we are a 3b, 4a,and 4c household. Love them!!!
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Love, love LOVE curlformers. They aren't too fun to sleep in, but are easy to put in and take out and give perfect curls. I have used them on myself and all my girls and we are a 3b, 4a,and 4c household. Love them!!!
Originally Posted by brimom19
How long do they take to put in?
Mine are nice.price is way tk high. They are time consuming to put in, and sleeping in them is a pain LITERALLY. but if u can make time and patience u can end up with perfect curls. Be careful what product u use to set the hair it can make a big difference in results and dry process.

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I didn't like them. My hair takes so long to dry on its own that it took much longer to dry in the formers and the curls just straightened out. At the time, my hair was at my waist, so none of the formers could hold all of it, which meant the last inch or so was left uncurled. My hair also got so tangled with the wand and pull through that it broke off. I returned them. I didn't find it to be worth the 70$.

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Meera, depending how thick your hair is... My hair took me about twenty minutes, doing my daughters who has thicker hair took me about 30. It gets easier, though. I am pretty good with hair, and I am a quick learner. I really don't think they are that complicated. I did look at a couple of instructional videos on youtube before I did them. I agree with choosing the correct product. I use Eco styler olive oil and it worked fine. The curls turned out perfect. I have about 40 of the long and wide and ten of the short and wide. I haven't tried the narrow ones. Some day that those are a little more labor intensive if you have thick hair.
Oh, I bought 50 of them on eBay for $30. I didn't pay $70.
I bought mine at Sally's. I thought they would help me with those rogue, wonky curls. I have to admit, I never really gave them a chance. The first time I tried them, I got perfect ringlets. I mean perfect ringlets. You know, prom hair curls. Didn't look at all natural and even breaking them up didn't help them blend in with my natural curls. They sat under the bathroom sink in the graveyard of other failed products for months before I brought them out again.

My second attempt was even worse. My technique for putting them in wasn't as smooth and I made the major mistake of taking them out before my hair was 100% dry. Total disaster. Back under the sink they went and that's where they've stayed.

I found them time consuming and awkward to put in. To be fair, I didn't play with them enough to really get the hang of them. My personal learning curve can be a little slow! I can tell you that they do work if used properly. I just don't have the patience to master the art.

They can be pricey. Given my personal results and lack of patience, I wouldn't have bought them if I could do it over again. That being said, I suggest you try them before investing in them. Will gladly send you mine - only used twice!
Originally Posted by mhen76
Agreed! I hate that crochet needle to weave it through too.I think its damaging or maybe im paranoid. I shoulda stuck with regular rollers!

I try not to go to Sally's nowadays……… too many tempting new products!

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Last edited by Meera; 06-22-2013 at 12:01 AM.
I love my curlformers but I can't sleep in them. I also bought the hoodattachment for my dryer so I used them.

It can be hard in the beginning, i almosg pulled my hair off haha. Anyway i used the long extra wide. Don't forget to separate the curl
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Your hair looks beautiful. I have them in now. Will update on results

Update: loved them. Super smooth hair. I did not have problems putting them in. I got each one in on the first try

Last edited by Meera; 06-24-2013 at 04:53 PM.
Omg urs came out great!!

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