The biggest reason that I caved and picked up Curlformers was because I wanted an easy way to stretch my hair so that I could work my hair into some of my favorite updos. I live for a simple, chic updo!
I also understand that this isn't everyone's motivation, especially when you see the price tag ($60USD+) for a curlformer kit. However, if for some reason I lost my kit today---I'd replace it in a heart beat. Here are 5 reasons why I don't even want to function without my curlformers:
Yes, there is a learning curve to using curlformers, but once you get into your own rhythm, they are stupid easy to work with. Honestly, I think that they are easier than magnetic rollers, perm rods, or even bantu knots because you're guaranteed a perfectly uniform curl every time. No fumbling with end papers, no worrying about even sections, and no wondering if you're twisting your hair in the right direction. I mean---the fact that they are color coded (one color for clockwise and another for counter-clockwise) makes installation easy peasy.
HEAT FREEAfter spending years addicted to using heat to straighten my hair---I'm trying to stay as far away from direct heat as much as possible. I love that I don't have to use heat in order for my curlformers to set. Whether I install + air dry (4-5 hrs) or install + hooded dryer (30+45 mins), I can get the look of hot curlers, curling wands or flat iron curls without fear of burning my hair.
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SMOOTH & SLEEK CURLSThe best thing about Curlformers is that you can achieve a glossy curl from root to tip. The curls are glossy and moisturized. My hair feels smooth and bouncy.
GENTLEMy natural curl pattern is so tightly coiled that rarely do I get to see the full length of my hair without some sort of manipulation. Luckily for me, the gentle tension from the curlformer rod stretches my hair (without yanking it out at the root).
LESS TANGLESAnd because my hair is in a stretched state, I've noticed that I have much less breakage from tangles. My hair stays moisturized longer from root to tip. I see less tangles/breakage from installing curlformers than I do for any other style that set recently (including a flat twist out and banding)
Curlformers are perfect for relaxed girls who are trying to stay away from the heat and even for those of us who are transitioning because it blends all the textures in your hair SEAMLESSLY!
Do the results not speak for themselves? What are your tips for getting smooth and sleek curls?