Soaking wet hair gives you the best sets hands down. So have your spray bottle handy to spray your hair with your water solution. One tip is if you are using a setting foam, make sure your hair is wet first. This makes sure your hair really sets well which leads me to my next point…
4. Install the curl formers close to the root
This is very important because it allows your hair to get maximum stretch and that sleek look that you are looking for. Push the curl former up to the root of your hair as close as you can manage to get it.
5. Let that bad boy dry completely
It can get super annoying to wait on a set that you really want to see the results for, but trust me when I tell you if you do not let your hair dry, you will be very disappointed.
Sit under a hooded dryer if you have one or sleep with them overnight. They are made to allow air to pass through so if you plan to sleep with them you should wake up with dry hair.
Personally, I like to half dry with a dryer first and then sleep with them for good measure. I won’t say that you will have the most comfortable night’s sleep, but chalk that up to the price of beauty.
6. Use minimal product
Before you set your hair, you will have enough moisture from the water, and your setting lotion to keep your hair very moisturized. When you finally remove the Curlformers, you won’t need to add anything else to moisturize your hair.
If you want to, you can use a little bit of light oil to your fingertips as you remove them from your hair. The oil gives your hair just the right amount of sheen it needs, and as you style the curls, it makes sure you have no friction on your fingers.
This is personal preference, but if you allow the curls to remain tight for the first day or two, as the week moves along, they will fall, making a once tight curly set into a sleek wavy set by Saturday.
This set will last all week long, so it’s perfect if you like to wear your hair stretched and not touch it again until wash day at the end of the week. If you want to make it last beyond a week, then the second week you can style your hair in buns or ponytails or just leave it stretched; it just depends on how your hair is holding up.
That’s it: have you tried Curlformers yet?
Originally posted 2014-11-05 15:00:58.