“Girl, your hairdresser must love you! You are always doing something different with your hair,” my enthusiastically kind co-worker exclaimed when she saw my latest and greatest look of shiny, auburn-colored curls.
Why, yes! My hairdresser and long-time friend Meredith does love me. It is for all the reasons I am who I am, but she does love that I have no fear when it comes to hair. As a kid, MyMama didn’t try to tell me how to wear my hair only insisting it be clean and combed/brushed. My personal philosophy as a parent was the same.
“It’s just hair; it’ll grow back. There are bigger fish to fry like with whom your child is hanging out or if she eats healthy,” I always tell my friends.
Back on track! Meredith does Monday Morning Hair Talk with Meredith, and I was super excited when she reviewed Curformers by Hairflair. In fact, I went to Amazon ($58.95) and purchased my set before her demonstration on Facebook Live had finished. Mer recommended getting the set for longer hair even though she and I have about chin-length hair.
Curlformers are made of “hair-friendly”, plastic mesh permanently formed into spirals, both clockwise and counterclockwise. You will begin by inserting the provided hooked wand into the end of the Curlformer, unfurling the spiral as it slides easily onto the wand. Once the hooked end of the wand emerges, you will insert your damp lock into the eye of the hook. Gently pull the wand back through the sleeve and let go. The Curlformer will spring into place. Allow your hair to set till dry, which is usually overnight.
Now I have to say the directions in the kit are not as clear as they could be, but with Mer’s demonstration, I was able to quickly section my hair and pull them through the curlers using the provided hook. HINT: Gently click the hook end and handle end together. To disassemble after use, pinch the connection point and gently wiggle the ends apart.
The first time I used Curlformers, I think I had the curler too close to my scalp having pushed the curler all the way to the root before removing the wand. The easiest correction for this was to gently straighten the curler and scooch it out a little (Thank you, Husband Friend!).
I did the overnight set method, allowing the Curlformers to flare out on my pillow. Because I have an undercut with no hair on the sides of my head, sleeping was not a bit uncomfortable for me. Husband Friend said that getting smacked in the face with the springy contraptions when I turned in my sleep, however, was not his idea of a good night’s rest.
To remove the Curlformers, you will unfurl the curler and slip it from the hair strand. I then run my fingers through the mass of curls, applying whatever product I choose that day. When I only use “shiny” serum, the curls continue to loosen throughout the day, becoming waves by the evening. However, when I sprayed them with hairspray, the curls remained springy and tight all day with very little fallout. I think these results will depend on the person’s natural hair tendencies and has zero to do with Curlformers.
I love the look of the natural-looking curls. Curlformers are, without a doubt, the best hair curling products I have ever purchased. They are also more expensive but well worth it. I use mine almost every night. I have perfected the application and can get them all in place in about five minutes (REMEMBER, I have only the hair on top of my head with which to contend!).
It’s almost as easy to get ready in the morning as it was the time I shaved my head. I told you…it’s hair. It will grow back. Let me know if you purchase Curlformers and how you like them. I would love to read your review as well.