Curlformers On Type 4 Natural Hair

Curlformers on type 4 natural hair

My first experience with curl formers left much to be desired. I purchased the set at Sallys for a disrespectful amount of money and rushed home way too excited about plastic curlers than any woman should be.

I started out on freshly washed hair applied my styling product grabbed the grey stick thingy and tried to get a section of my hair through the curlformer. Everything was great except I kept pulling and pulling, but for some reason it felt as if I was going to rip my hair out.

I could not get my hair through the curlformer for anything, which just seemed a little ridiculous. I finally decided to walk away; I gave up, packed the curlformers in its little container, and put them away until I could figure it out again.

A year later I had a stylist teach me a few techniques or tricks that I could use to make installation a bit easier for me, for example, twisting the roots of my hair prior to pulling it through the curlformer through and everything worked out great after that.

Curlformers are great for a number of reasons:

1. The curls are consistent– Curlformers really give you a great uniformed curl, and the consistency helps to make sure your styling options are endless.


2. They stretch your hair – Curl formers are a great style for stretching your curls and if you have type 4 hair with tons of shrinkage they can really help you to keep your hair stretched and tangle free.

3. No heat necessary – The style does not require any heat whatsoever! All you have to do is install them and let your hair air-dry and you will end up with curls that are just as smooth as if you used heat to dry them.

4. They are comfortable – This benefit is relative, some women can sleep on them without any issues, others have complained about them being uncomfortable. If you watch the video below, Whitney shows a way to wear the curlformers while asleep so that they are comfortable.

Why they are not so great

The great quality official curlformers are not very economical if you want to purchase the entire set with different sizes. It really depends on you and what you can afford but they are considered to be quite on the expensive side.

Also depending on your hair type, you may not be able to get more than 1 day hair out of the style so you may have to leave them for special occasions only.

Here is Whitney aka Naptural85 showing us how she installs curformers on her 4a hair. She only used shea butter to style her hair.

The second video is from popular 4c youtuber Jouelzy. Here she uses Oyin handmade products to style her hair with the curlformers.

Have you tried curlformers yet?

Originally posted 2014-01-23 20:00:05.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Comments

  1. Jamillah Davis

    Do a Google search on hair types. There’s a chart I saw online that shows u how the curl patterns look for the various hair types.

  2. Renea Crawford
    Renea Crawford

    Thank you! Is this chart showing hair after it is washed? I’m trying to figure out where I am on here

    1. Renea Crawford
      Renea Crawford

      Thank you ms davis. Going natural can quickly turn in to information overload…not to mention the cost of finding the products that work best for your hair

  3. Patience Ifeoma
    Patience Ifeoma

    I don’t know my hair type i think am 4b and 4c in the middle of my hair i also have loose curls in the back of my hair:/ i can’t figure out my hair type but am really taking care of my hair and it’s growing beautifully and fast:)

  4. Tamika Murrell
    Tamika Murrell

    I have. Not the authentic ones but the Vakind Magic Curlers from Amazon and they worked great. I’m a 4b/4c.

  5. Darcelle Telemaque-Peschier
    Darcelle Telemaque-Peschier

    It came out fine…I used elasta QP design foam for hold. I didnt realize that the curlformers could curl in different directions when I was installing it so it didnt look as polish and neat.

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