Curlformers

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Curlformers give you Shirley Temple curls in several different sizes.  But what are curlformers you ask?  Curlformers are yet another styling tool.  Its a learning curve to insert your hair into the plastic holders.  But once you learn how to do it.  Its a piece of cake.  If you look on YouTube.  You’ll find plenty of tutorials on how to use these curlers.  Whitney White, of Napturl85 gives you a great tutorial on how to use these curlers.  But after a while, you’ll get used to it.  The one thing I love about Curlformers is that your hair dries pretty quickly.  And the reason for that is because the curlers have little teeny tiny holes inside them which gives your hair access to air.

The downside about Curlformers is that they are ridiculously expensive.  Just to give you an example.  You could end up spending close to $70 for a pack of 40.  However, on the flip side.  They’ll last forever.  But if you do some searching, you can find bootleg Curlformers online.  I found two packs of the spiral sized curls on eBay for $40.  I thought that was a steal considering I was able to get two packs for less then the price of one, however I recommend purchasing the legit Curlformers hook because the bootleg hook can be very flimsy.

I just want to mention that Curlformers has an option of three sizes.  The spiral, the corkscrew, and the barrel.  In English that means medium sized curls (spiral), small curls (corkscrew), and large curls (barrel).

I have all three sizes.  The medium ones I found on eBay.  The corkscrew ones I ordered from the Curlformers site, (I got a bad experience from the Corkscrew bootleg ones I bought off of eBay), and the barrel sized ones I ordered off of Amazon.  All of the sizes I ordered I have to say that the medium and corkscrew are my favorite sizes.

Even with the price issues.  I highly recommend them.  Especially for a special occasion, because they do really give you a nice curl that’ll get compliments from many people.  If you plan on purchasing them.  I suggest getting the length you eventually want your hair to be.  For example, it makes no sense to purchase the short Curlformers that only go up to 8 inches, and your hair is 6 inches or so, and you plan on growing your hair to armpit length (APL), or bra strap length (BSL). Makes better sense to get the longer ones because your hair is going to grow.  Unless you plan on keep your hair at a shorter length.

Spiral curls (medium sized curls)

Corkscrew curls (small curls)

Barrel sized curls (large curls)

Classy Hair

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I have an awesome styler from another small Black owned business called Classy Hair. Ms. K, as of date, currently sells her items on Etsy.  If you haven’t already, then you need to check out her styler, Classy Twisting Cream.  This product gives you a medium to strong hold, which is great for twist outs, braid outs, flexi-rod sets, and perm rod sets.

I was able to have my Curl Squad curls get to the 5th day using this product.  Its thick, creamy, goes on easy, and doesn’t dry out my hair.  Please give it a try.  You won’t be disappointed.

I give this styler:  5/5

5 stars:  excellent-would definitely repurchase
4 stars:  good stuff– would still repurchase
3 stars:  just okay-would repurchase if there was an AWESOME sale
2 stars:  eh– wouldn’t look for a sale or bother to repurchae
1 star:    hell no-wouldn’t even take it if it was free, and I love free

Consistency
Thick and creamy, not watery
Scent
Has a marshmallow type scent.  Definitely not overpowering.
Hold
Medium to strong
Cost
$12 for 8 ounces
Ingredients
Great ingredients.  Silicone free.  Junk free.

Ingredients: Organic Aloe Juice infused with Organic Marshmallow Root, Castor Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Manuka Honey, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Lauric Acid, Beeswax, Caranuba Wax, Centrimonium Chloride, Cellulose Gum, Ginger Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid

Spirals, twirls, and curls

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If you want a change of style from the usual wash n go, twist out, or braid out.  Then I suggest you head over to My Curl Squad and pick you up some rollers.  My Curl Squad is a small Black owned business that creates this wonderful styling tool.  The owner has two, soon to be three sizes.  Husky, standard, and colossal.  I’ve used the husky and standard and they give the most prettiest curls ever.

Just to give you an example on the size of curls.  Husky is a medium size curl and standard is a small size curl.  I recommend purchasing two packs of each.  The reason for this is because since your hair is wrapped up in a spiral, and enclosed in the rubber holder, means that your hair doesn’t have access to a lot of air.  Therefore, you really can’t put a lot of hair inside.

This past weekend I ended up using nearly 60 of the husky pack and about ten of the standard size because I wanted smaller curls in the front.  If you want to speed up the drying time a bit then you can sit under a dryer.  Its perfectly safe.  I do it all the time. Let me know if you try them!

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