Monday, August 6, 2012

The Things We Do For Love: My Curlformers Experience



If you all don't know I order Curlformers last Sunday and received them on Thursday if I remember correctly.  After seeing all the results and looking for something new I decided I would make the $32.75 purchase for 36 long and narrow Curlformers from ebay.  When I received them in the mail I noticed that the seller sent me two packs of 36, but with these things coming from Puerto Rico and this being their mistake that benefited me I said there was no way I would send them back.  Good thing that she sent me that extra set actually.  Anyways the main reason I finally decided to get these things was because one Sunday during my hair day I asked my boyfriend how I should do my hair.  The only options are twists or twist outs because I am style challenged.  He said he wanted curls which honestly pissed me off because I took it as him being tired of my style.  He denied it but I'm pretty sure I was right.  Regardless I figured I'd be nice and do something he requested.

I pre-pooed my hair with Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner, shampooed with Suave Clarifying Shampoo, conditioned with that same Herbal Essence conditioner, and deep conditioned with Aussie 3 Minute Miracle I put my hair into big twist to help hold some of the water in plus I knew it would make things easier for me as this is a process that requires clean hair parts.  Oh yeah, my leave-in conditioner of choice was Kinky Curly Knot Today followed by a Jamaican Black Castor Oil and Coconut mix to seal the moisture in.

All 72 Curlformers that I received.

Freshly washed, detangled, and separated hair.  This was around 8:30 P.M..  I had intentions to start way earlier but after going to church with my Mom and having to help her "cook" (I only made banana pudding.)  I could actually reach the sink until like 5.

This was around 3:00 A.M.  

Don't let the smile fool you.  I was pissed off and tired by this time.  I honestly would have quit at 10 o'clock had my boyfriend not begged me to finish them.

Obviously I'm in my junky room.

Let me tell you all this.  I had 72 of these things and only used 69 just in case ya'll were wondering about these twists.  On one of them my hair got CAUGHT on the hook and as I tried to push it back out the hook went THROUGH the Curlformer.  Yeah once that occurs you're in for a hard ride trying to get it out.  Although it had occurred before I was seriously to a point where I said, "Eff this.  I want to go to bed."
RESULTS!!!!

Results in the morning.

They're really pretty I will admit.



As you notice from this picture and the previous ones I have a few twist in my hair.  I untwisted them instead of just letting them set in a Curlformer over the day because I'm still pissed at how long it took.
Pros:

  •  I must admit I LOVE the results which is the main concern when buying these.  My hair is nice, smooth, and soft as if I went to my local salon.  I told myself if they didn't come out right I would spazz the eff out and start burning these things as I danced around the fire in tribal paint.
  • I believe the price that I found them at was very reasonable seeing how I got two for the price of one.
  • 100% Heat-less 


Cons

  • Although the results are beautiful I sure as hell won't be doing these again anytime soon.  I have school and although I'm sure the process goes by faster when you get the hang of it, I have far more important things to worry about like writing papers/screenplays and planning membership retreats than sitting up for nearly SEVEN HOURS.  Plus I'm taking jogging this semester so this is a no go.  Because of this I've already decided that these will be staying at home.  The next time I MIGHT do this is either Thanksgiving or graduation (probably won't because I'd rather have these memories with a big chunky twist out with my cap struggling to hold on).  
  • Oh and sleeping on these things...HELL ON EARTH.  Like Bruce Wayne thought the prison that Bane sent him to was hell on earth, but he would have suffered far more if they tied him down and made him sleep on these.  Sleeping on your back is your best bet, but you better hope you stay asleep the whole night or else you'll find yourself trying to find that sweet spot again.
  • You have to buy a ton or else you'll find yourself with half your head done.  This might be my fault as I thought maybe the sections were too small, but that's the only way I could get all the hair in.  Even with the three I had left over it wouldn't have been enough for those few sections.  I think I'd much rather prefer the long and wide ones.
Oh and it wouldn't be a good hair day for me if it didn't rain.  As soon as I walked out to move the car for my Mom it was drizzling.  Mother Nature has it out for me ya'll.

1 comment:

  1. Your hair turned out great!I'm used to my hair being an all day event, so I may try them out.

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