by Michelle of Radiant-Brown-Beauty.com
Culformers can give you the prettiest curls. From spirals to bouncy waves, a Curlformer set is gorgeous on almost any head of hair.
1- Make sure you have enough Curlformers. So many ladies run out of Curlformers only to have to set the remaining hair with Flexi Rods (guilty!).
2- Ensure you have the right length of Curlformers for your hair. The size (in width) of Curlformers you use determines the type of curl you will get. The length determines if you have a fully curled head of hair or straight ends! If your Curlformer is too short for your hair, then you will have hair sticking out of the bottom. No bueno (gulty again!). It’s better to purchase Curlformers that are too long than too short. Plus, longer rollers allow room for hair growth.
4- For a longer lasting set use a setting lotion, small amount of soft hold gel or styling product that’s meant for holding. I don’t recommend just applying a butter or other curl enhancing product. While the initial result will be nice, you want something that will hold the curl for more than a day. I’ve tried a number of products to set my Curlformers and discovered this after multiple sets.
6- Never remove Curlformers until your hair is completely dry. Otherwise, all you will be left with is frizzy hair.
7- Last but not least, do not sleep in Curlformers if you can help it. It’s very uncomfortable and you may decide that your sleep is better than your set and start pulling them out prematurely. I learned this the hard way. No matter how you pull them up or aside, sleeping in Curlformers is a miserable experience. It’s better to install them early in the morning so you have time to air dry or sit under a dryer.
Installing Curlformers is more of a skill than an inherited artform. After your third or fourth set, you’ll be a pro at it. I hope these tips help.