Saturday, August 4, 2012

Curlformers... well kinda

Curlformers long and narrow.
Hello everyone!  I have been very busy lately.  My son had his 3rd birthday and the party was a hit!  My older brother, parents, and niece and nephew came for the party.  We also had some friends from California visit.  From the party to the company and then summer school paper work to complete I have been very busy.  Summer is flying by so quickly and my nerves are starting to get the better of me with registration for grad classes and getting ready for back to school.
Not happy with my Curlfomers results.

So, I finally got around to setting my hair in my Curlformers.  I bought them last year when I was transitioning and I loved the look.  This is the first time I have used my Curlformers on 100% natural hair.  I washed and deep conditioned my hair before installing the Curlformers.  I sectioned my hair and used my Mop Top daily conditioner, jojoba oil, and Mop Top medium hold gel.  Considering I was interrupted several times by my won't take a nap toddler, it took me about a hour and ten minutes to wash and install 40 Curlformers. 

Let me be perfectly honest, I really disliked the final results.  No, I hated the final results!  I even separated the curls and still hated the look.  You can tell by my lack luster look the I'm not happy.  The hubby and I were invited to a party Friday night and I wanted to look great.  Since becoming parents the only time I dress up is for church.  I wanted to have some wow factor going on, but no it didn't work out like I expected.  So, as I was racking my brain on what to do I decided to pick out my hair.  I knew it would get big and I figured if I had to I could always hop in the shower and do a quick wash n go.
Friday night rushing out to the party.

Well, I love the results of my picked out curls!  Of course I pinned back the front with a flower and then I just clipped the other side down to somewhat contain my fro.  This look really reminds me of my Bantu knot out.  I'm finding out that the hubby really digs the big hair and my son said that I was the prettiest mommy. 
Next day hair.

I slept in my silk scarf in my first pineapple attempt and the next day I was surprised that my hair looks basically the same.  My hair is really out there!  I like that I have these curls springing forth from my head and then all this volume.  In the past when I did my hair in Curlformers I would only get basically one day hair.  Here I am on day two thinking I might get day three or four hair out of this look.  So this is me embracing a failed attempt with my Curlfomers and loving the picked out look.  I'm glad I did something different with my hair because I learned something new.  Until next time...
Blessings!

22 comments:

  1. ARE YOU CRAZY ! I LOOOOVE THE RESULTS WITH THE CURLFORMERS AND MY SISTER TOO. I REALLY NEED TO TRY THIS ONE TOO. MAYBE MY NEXT COPYCAT. BUT I AM NOT VERY GOOD WHEN I NEED TO USE THESE KIND OF ACCESSORIES GOD BLESS.

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    1. I liked the picked out look of the curlformers. Copy all you want the flower just has a clip on it to hold it in place.

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  2. I really liked the second look better than the first. However, the first look wasn't bad. I heard curl formers are really difficult to use. I think you did a great job! I would really like to try them too.

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    1. If you want to try curlformers I would recommend watching some you tube videos and getting the wide ones. Don't bother with the short ones because your hair is too long. I found them to be easier to install than flexirods and I like my picked out look.

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  3. I too really like the curlformers results! I bought a chinese knock-out version for myself but haven't gotten around to using them. i'll have to watch some YT vids on how to use the thing because it looks complicated! Happy Birthday to your son~

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    1. Play with them you might like them. They really aren't complicated, but you do need to be careful so that you don't rip out your hair. Thank you about my son.

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  4. Sorry the results were not to your liking. I happened to think they were cute.
    xoxo.

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    1. Thank you, but I wanted some wow factor for the party.

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  5. What was wrong with your results? I thought it was pretty. Both ways you wore your hair looked nice. I may try the curl formers once I get back to the states

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    1. I should of posted the side view of the first look. My hair was NOT pretty! I wanted some wow factor and I looked like a small child did my hair. You should try them and I will when my hair is a little longer.

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  6. Your picked out fro is really cute!I think I know how you feel about the defined look. I've never tried curlformers but I get similar results when I use normal hair rollers. I hate the scalpy look and the only way I can leave the house with my hair looking like that is if I pick the curls to get my fro frizzy and poofy. For me, big hair always wins over defined hair.

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    1. I think you nailed it. I like my defined curls from a wash in go, but I can't standing seeing parts and not having some volume. I'm embracing my big hair and I like that it can do things that straight hair can't.

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  7. I love the next day hair photos.I always think your hair looks nice. I don't think I've ever seen it look bad before but I'm sorry you didn't achieve the look you wanted.

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    1. I too liked the next day look. If you want to see a bad style check out my first attempt to flat twist. I may post results I don't like, but I will never go in public with what I call bad hair. Thanks!

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  8. I know I am late to the party but I just had to say something. Curlformers are tricky, aren't they? Even when I used them I thought I'd have different results and that, with those results, I'd be able to do spectacular things. In truth, when the Curlformers are removed, one's options are rather limited. *sigh*

    I will tell you that I loved both the red and blue flower styles. And I really like the picture of you in the blue and green rollers. That is a great picture of you.

    I'm still thinking about ways to make those Curlformers magical. Oh well. They are what they are. Keep using them to experiment. I can understand how you feel BUT you should know that this works for you.

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    1. As much as I paid for my curl fomers I will keep them and continue to experiment. They are tricky and I know as my hair grows I will get different results. I think the key for me is to assume that I will have to play with the curls and make a style from playing with them. I can't just take them out and wear the curls without doing something else with the curls.

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  9. I've been wanting to try curlformers forever but i don't want to spend the money for them. I use flexi rods though

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  10. I use the extra long now after being gifted a starter set from Curly Nikki. I bought a ton more and I like the results too. I get flat iron like results

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