|My hair yesterday - "2nd day" hair|
Curlformers: Long and Wide Set
- Easy to set hair - you simply take a section of hair and using a hook, you pull it into the Curlformer which "sets" the curls for you (see this video I made of me setting my hair) - I call it the "slide-in-and-out" technique
- Less chance of having puffy roots - when done correctly (which I find hard to mess up) your roots are pretty straight
- Easy to sleep in - when you don't have a hooded dryer or you don't have all day to sit with them in your hair
- Expensive as sh**
- Hook can snag on hair
- Can't be purchased everywhere - locally I'm pretty sure you can only get at Sallys or you have to order them online
- Rollers rip and tare easily - in the end they are like stretchy plastic!
- Cheap to buy - only $2.99 for a pack of 6 at a Beauty Supply Store
- Options for different size curls depending on the look you're going for (the bigger the rods the larger/wider the curls, smaller rods yield tighter curls)
- Great for long or short hair
- no snagging - rollers are soft and "flexible"
- hard to sleep in - still not as bad as magnetic rollers in my opinion but still uncomfortable
- Can be difficult to set - no "slide-in-and-out" technique for these. If you don't know how to set you can have puffy roots and/or rods falling out of your head
I should also mention a couple more personal things: I've noticed that with Curlformers, my sets do not last as long. While I've been using the same products with my flexi-rod sets (Eco-Styler Gel) I can get 4-5 days with my curls looking decent while with Curlformers I'm lucky to get 2 or 3 and I'm really not sure why that is!
So that's my verdict. I'll be using flexi-rods for a few more times because I want to practice and experiment with them some more, but Curlformers will always hold a special place in my heart for their ease of setting. Have any of you tried Curlformers or flexi-rods? Which do you prefer and why? Let us know!