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BEAUTY | Messy Curls with Curlformers on Short Natural Hair

April 13, 2015

There was a point in my “natural hair journey” when I was wearing Curlformer sets all the time. Every week I’d wash my hair and put in Curlformers, wear my hair like that for the week and then re-style after wash day the next week. I haven’t used Curlformers in a while, and I haven’t used them on my short hair at all, so this weekend I decided to see what my hair would look like with some Curlformer curls.

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I cowashed my hair with Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner and then used Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave-in Treatment. I let that sit in my soaking wet hair for about 10 minutes, and then I wrapped a towel around my hair in order to soak up the excess water. I let my hair air dry until it was barely damp, and then I set my hair in really small sections using Eco Styler gel (I like to use the Long and Narrow Curlformers on short natural hair).

I sat under my dryer for about an hour and then took out the rollers. Then I separated each curl into three sections using Oyin Handmade’s Sugar Berries Pomade.

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At this point I knew my hair was going to need a bit more “oomph.” So I separated some of the curls a few more times (surprisingly I created very little frizz while doing this…) and then went to my secret weapon, my Afro pick.

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I feel like it took FOREVER to get my hair to look how I wanted, but I eventually picked and fluffed and shaped my hair into what you see. I really liked it! It was very different from how I usually style my hair. I don’t usually wear the “messy look,” but this was really fun and perfect for being out and enjoying the sunny weekend we had here in NYC.

I was expecting a bit more height, but it was hard for me to get my hair to stand straight up, probably because I twisted the roots of each section before installing the Curlformers. Next time I’ll leave the roots untwisted and see if that helps. Also, I didn’t do a good job of preserving the style at night, so I may need to think through how to do that. I’ll try this style again because I really want to get bigger hair next time, but I don’t think this will be a go-to style for me just yet. Just something I can do when I want to switch things up.

Let me know what you think! How did you style your hair this weekend? And have you ever used Curlformers? I love my perm rods, but I think Curlformers are the most amazing rollers EVER.

XO

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  • I love the lip color. What is that? Great style.

  • I love this style! I almost think the curlformers look better on short hair than long.

  • elle

    LOVE LOVE LOVE <3

  • Janielle B

    Your hair came out great! Makes me want to try it

  • These looks beautiful! I love the shine and definition.

  • Yoldine Meris

    Those curls are gorgeous! I started transitioning from relaxed to natural hair in January and have been looking for styles (other than a bun) to try while my hair transitions. It’s also hard because I have long hair that I decided not to cut off because it isn’t too badly damaged. I definitely want to try this out and see if it works for me.

    • Yoldine Meris

      Also! That lip-color is ridiculously pretty on you. Love it.

      • Thanks so much, Yoldine! And best of luck as you transition. I think Curlformers would be great to use as you go natural. They’re a great way to blend two different textures.

  • beautiful! I’ve never used these before, maybe when my hair grows back I’ll give it a try lol. I’m all about a perm rod set now adays tho!

  • So cute and perfect.

  • Very cute!