Let’s start with the cost of this system which runs you about $70 (Sally’s) for one of the pre-assembled kits or approximately $100 if you mix-and-match the individual packages of Curlformers (8/package). One important thing to note is the Curlformers sets do not include the styling hook which costs and additional $4.29 (Sally’s).
Moving on to the actual use of this product and the results:
When you initially use this product you will have to get used to using the styling hook and develop the technique for threading your hair through the Curlformer. To a newbie this can seem challenging but, trust me you will get the hang of it rather quickly and be able to proceed on from there. Since I wanted a soft but lasting set I tried using my normal Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In conditioner after washing my hair as well as Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey on each section of hair before placing it in the Curlformer. After partially drying under the dryer and then allowing the rest to air dry, the set was too soft turned out to be too soft and quickly dropped by mid-day and by the evening frizzed.
The second use went about the same because unfortunately I believe I was suffering from some kind of temporary amnesia because I used the same exact styling products again, except once my hair was dry and the Curlformers were removed I sprayed my hair with Ojon Elastik Flexible Finishing Hair Spray (which I love!). The hair spray helped the hold to last a lot longer however once I slept on it even after placing my hair in a pineapple the frizz returned.
They say the third time is charm and it was, per a specific recommendation from a friend! Lottabody and Argan Oil was the key to the perfect hold! When using the Lottabody make sure it is diluted correctly and do not over saturate the hair, otherwise the hold will be to stiff and breakage can occur when removing the Curlformers from your hair. Using these products the style lasted for five days without becoming to frizzy. My nighttime routine for preserving this style was a simple pineapple wrap with a silk scarf and then the take down in the morning was just a simple fluff and the possible separation of the curls to increase the volume.
The Curlformers create a seamless style for any transitioner. The set that is achieved with this product blends the two textures flawlessly and I highly recommend this product to anyone whether journeying or fully natural!
*Have you used this product? If so, please let me know your opinion of the Curlformers and your experience with it?