Now this one definitely isn’t a word, but you get the picture. You can actually adjust the curlformers* according to how tight or loose you want your curls to be. They’re like springs! If you lengthen the applicators all the way out, it’s a nice way to stretch your hair before styling it in some other method. For example, one time I combed my curls out right after going through the process and ended up doing two big flat twists. The look was so much thinner than my normally just-washed hair, which I liked.
Each curl style has a different shape. My one-strand Bantu-knots end up being in an “S” shape. The results of perm rods* are more like curly fries. Curlformers, for me, produce straight-up Shirley Temple curls. I love it!
Again, it’s closest to that of a flat-iron* curl. You could go into a majority setting and they wouldn’t even realize that you’re natural because the curls look so commonplace. Now to be clear, I am by no means ashamed of my hair type, I just like being seen for more than my hair and don’t want it to be a distraction–especially in the workplace..
My curlformers* sets last longer than any other natural style I’ve done: Bantu knot outs, twist outs, braid outs, perm rods*, you name it! I can go about 4-5 days without touching up any of the curls and even when I do need to retouch them, I’ll only have to redo a few.
Since so much hair is clumped together in one curl, it’s very easy to see which ones need attention, as opposed to needed to redo 10 bantu knots to get the whole section looking right again. Am I making sense? I hope someone out there can relate!
Now, these things are awful to sleep in, so I’d suggest to leave yourself several hours for them to dry. You could always stuff them under a hooded dryer*, but the point of these styles is so they can be completely heatless! Let me know if any of you try them out! I use the pink and orange pack, by the way.