I use my daughter as my hair guinea pig a little too often but since she’s sixteen and fickle with her hair she was the perfect model for me with the Curlformers. It was actually a serious trial and error since my first and second go at it failed miserably!!!
It was my sister who had to put me on the right track with them. I just put some watered down KCKT in a spray bottle and went to work. I sprayed the hair (not saturated) and put the Curlformers in her hair. Big mistake! Her hair came out frizzy and the curls weren’t spiral. I also had the wrong size for the length of her hair. Man, I made a huge mess.
I tried again but this time on my hair and still used the same logic with the watered down KCKT. My hair came out the same damn way. I was pretty much done until my sister tried it but was smarter about it. She went to Sally’s to get the Curlformers and got some real advice from a worker there. She told her to use Lottabody, a infamous styling lotion and immediately when she told me that I had an ‘ah ha’ moment. Why didn’t I think to use that in the first place??? Forgot about it that’s why!
She also told my sister to saturate the hair with the Lottabody. She told her to apply some oil as well as Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz on each curl but just a little of it. When my sister did all she was instructed to do she had serious results! Unfortunately, she didn’t take any pics and I didn’t see her when she had them in but she got tons of compliments. I was ready to do it right!
|Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz|
Well, when I followed the instructions given to my sister I had to share the results. Her hair came out gorgeous!
Please overlook the dry facial expressions but we’re talking about a teen as my model who was annoyed she even had to take the pics in the first place. I’m just happy it came out so good and so was she. It was all worth it. Let me tell you that I am not a hair expert and never claimed to be. This post should solidify that for all you Naturals out there. I am on this journey just like you but try to make your path a little bit smoother.
This is a great way to try something different without spending tons of money on braids, wigs, or going to a salon. Now don’t get me wrong….the Curlformers are a little pricey but they are pretty durable and I feel they will last a long time. They are worth the purchase.
Take care Naturals,
One of these days I am going to blow the dust of my Curlformers (purchased several months ago but they remain untouched and still in their original box) and try them. Yep, one of these days. I know that I'm going to need some time to figure out how to use them the first time. I've seen some folks say wet hair and some folks say dry hair. *sigh* A setting lotion makes sense but all of this takes some time and thought, neither of which I have in abundance right now. But yep, one of these days.
What did you do after you removed the curlformers? How did you style it?
I cannot believe I never responded. Sorry about that. I would only do it to my daughter's hair because she has more length like you do. She barely pulled them out and would just wear them as is or pin a few up. Over a few days they fell out of the twist themselves but in a very attractive way and she would do whatever with them.