Tried Curlformers…again

When I was transitioning, curlformers were my savior! Take a look!

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

Curlfomers on transitioning hair

So I figured I’d give them a try again after 7 months of being 100% natural. I’d heard good and bad stories about curlformers on natural hair. For some, the results were beautiful, but for others, the curls never happened. So I wanted to know how it would work for me.

Yea, so it wasn’t a complete failure (meaning the curls actually happened), but it was definitely DIFFERENT. The actual set came out okay.

Curlfomers on natural hair

Curlfomers on natural hair

It’s when I tried to separate the curls that everything fell apart…literally. I don’t have a picture because I was frustrated and running late lol, but I will say after separating (and I was careful!), it looked like I had just woken up and did nothing to my hair. So I went to what I knew :).

curlformers pulled back into an afro puff

curlformers pulled back into an afro puff

So see, it wasn’t a complete failure, but definitely wasn’t what I was expecting.

Random side note/ramble: I do have to give a shout out to As I Am Twist Defining Cream. Between that and the smoothing nature of the curlformers, my hair felt so smooth that I thought someone slipped me a relaxer while I was sleeping :).

As I am pic

I’m talking very little frizz, which meant a lot because over the past couple of weeks my hair was starting to feel mushy or “spongey”. I’m thinking it was because of over-moisturizing (and not balancing it with protein). I added Aphogee 2-Minute Keratin Reconstructor back to my regimen (co-washing), and my hair is feeling normal again and is able to hold styles better.

I’ve rambled enough 🙂

~TS

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My hair’s been busy

Alright, I am probably the most boring when it comes to styling hair. I just really am not that creative, and I don’t have the patience. It was the same story when I was relaxed. I wore my hair either in a wrap, ponytail or bun. That’s it. So, I’m not too surprised, but I have recently noticed I’ve been trying new things lately. So I wanted to share the styles that worked 🙂 Enjoy!

All twisted out!

Twist out

Twist out

twist out (more stretched)

twist out (more stretched)

twist out (more stretched)

twist out (more stretched)

twist out (more stretched)

twist out (more stretched)

twist out (hair is a bit more stretched)

twist out (hair is a bit more stretched)

Flat twist out gone wrong lol

Flat twist out gone wrong lol

flat twist out (separated my hair for volume)

same flat twist out (separated my hair for volume)

We be bunnin! (these are actually faux buns :). A glorified afro puff per say…I just used several pins to make it look more like a bun).

side bun

side bun

side bun

side bun

side bun

side bun

Back of side bun

Back of side bun

 

high bun

high bun

high bun

high bun

bun to the back

bun to the back

Just twisted! (honestly, after all that hard work, my hair deserved a much needed break!)

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

two strand twists

 

You may be underwhelmed, but for me this was a lot of change within the past month or so :).

Cheers,

TS