Friday, March 4, 2011
Extra Long and Wide Curlformers
I have been wanting to try Curlformers out on Syd's hair for over a year, but I never got around to ordering them. Well I finally did, and we couldn't wait to try them once they arrived.
I have seen enough reviews and how-to posts about Curlformers to know that I had to be careful not to use too much hair, so I didn't have a problem putting them in Syd's hair. But I did encounter a problem. I ordered the extra long Curlformers, but Syd's hair is way too long even for those. Now I've read that it is possible to use 2 Curlformers to cover all the hair from root to tip, but we only have the styling kit and one extra starter pack, which gives us 46 Curlformers, which is simply not enough to use 2 on each section of Syd's very thick hair. Actually, it was barely enough to cover all her hair using just one per section!
The solution I came up with was to put the approx. 4-5 inches of hair closest to her scalp into 2 strand twists and then use the Curlformer to curl the rest. The curl won't be uniform because it goes from twist out to Curlformer-made curl, but I figured it was worth a shot.
She slept with the Curlformers in her hair. In the morning, I removed the Curlformers. After taking the Curlformer off of each section, I put my fingers between the 2 sections of roots that were twisted and gently slid my fingers down the entire section, separating the entire section in two from root to tip.
Syd and I are both very pleased with the results. Even though the roots aren't curled like the rest of her hair, all we did was add a headband to the front and you don't really notice a difference. If the roots get fluffy or frizzy before the rest of the hair, we can always pull it into a half-up or ponytail style to stretch the style an extra day or two.
I couldn't get a good picture from the back because I'm still using my Blackberry to take pictures and it just doesn't do a good job capturing the curl definition. Hopefully I'll have a working camera again before my next post!