Hello beautiful people! Today’s Monday (sigh!) but it’s a good hair day (yay!)!
Anyway, let’s dive right on in here, shall we?
So, ever since watching the beautiful Naptural 85’s Curlformers video (link found here), I’ve been obsessed with trying to get some of the Curlformers that my natural hair vloggers won’t stop raving about. THAT PRICE THOUGH?! Yea, that was a negative. I was not about to spend $70 on some plastic rollers. So I did what anyone would do. I went on Ebay, and picked up a pack of 30 for less that $20! (Insert celebratory squeal here.) They came from china, so they took a while to get here, but when they got here, I was TOO EXCITED.
So, Saturday night, after washing and conditioning, I tried them out!
All in all, installation wasn’t horrible. For this being my first time using them, they were pretty good to me. There were a few time where I ripped out my hair by accident, but it was okay. I had pink and blue ones, and I assumed that the color dictated the way the curl would form. Therefore, I did half of my head with blue and half with pink. Or at least I tried. Because of the fact that I am a huge idiot, I thought that 30 would be enough. WRONG. I had to end up using flexi rods for some curls. Only 2, but it still hurt! No sense crying over spilled milk though, I ordered 10 more. 🙂 Also, being an idiot, I neglected to buy the largest size of Curlformers, and my hair was sticking out of some! For future reference, or if any of you are looking to buy some in the near future, it’s best for you to buy the biggest size they have. That way, when your hair grows, you’ll be able to keep the Curlformers that you have already bought. Think ahead, like I didn’t. 🙂 I bought mine from HoneyHair2005 on Ebay.
Here’s me, all ready and set for bed!
Sleeping In Them: This was the most horrible and traumatic thing I’ve ever gone through, lol. These Curlformers are not easy to sleep in. Unless you sleep on your back, don’t expect a great night of sleep. However, different strokes for different folks, because Irene sleeps in ’em just fine. She prefers sleeping in them to sleeping in flexi rods. *gasp*
I. Was. Not. A. Happy. Camper.
I love my sleep, so it’s safe to say I was a little crabby.
But BABY, after taking one side down, my mood instantly shifted. The results were FANTASTIC. Seriously. I would endure a sleepless night for these bad boys any day. My hair felt like I just got a press, blow dry, and curl from the Dominicans. I CAN NOT WAIT to use these when I’m fully natural.
One curl didn’t dry very well. 😦
It was my longest piece of hair, too. Coincidence? I think not.
I want to address shrinkage here for an important reason. All you fabulous dedicated readers know how much I hate shrinkage, but I was VERY impressed by these. I didn’t get that much shrinkage. If I had set my hair in 30 flexi rods, I would look like I had an inch of hair. For real.
Anyway, this is how my hair looked after taking down all the Curlformers (and two flexi rods.)
Pretty good, right?
After minimal fluffing, shaking, and teasing, this is what I ended up with. I just pushed it up to the side, and got creative with my pinning technique.
For me, these Curlformers receive an A++++++++++++++!
They are fantastic, outta sight, stupendous, dynamite, and any other adjective you can think of!
So tell me,
Have you ever tried Curlformers?
If so, do you love them as much as I do?
Do you think you’ll consider trying them?
Let me know in the comments.
Until next time,