How To Do Curlformers and Waveformers

This can be one pain in the butt style to sleep in, but your hair will look fantastic. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about it’s the Curl formers and Wave formers. What this style will do is stretch your hair for one, and I talk about ways you can stretch your hair here. Curl formers are going to give you the sexy spiral curl that you will love and without the heat. It provides the hair with a little more elongation than a perm rod will do. As for wave formers, it will also stretch your hair but will give you more of the beach waves look. I wanted to provide you with the overall pros and cons of the curl forms and wave formers then I go into a little more detail on how to put it in.

Another great option is clip-ins for natural hair as seen on this page.

Knock offs on eBay and Amazon
Some Walmart and Sallys have them (only curlformers version)
Waveformers version is only online


Braid out Look/ Beach waves
Made from China
Purchase on Amazon.


Pros Vs. Cons


Comes in a variety of styles
Heat free/ less damage on your hair
Creates smooth curls and waves
Easy to Use
Long last curls and stretching of the hair


Pricey if buy the originals
Need to know a specific technique to remove and to put on
Can cause tangling
*Amazon version does make a harder plastic, which makes it uncomfortable to sleep in also the hook doesn’t stay together well. Some people do not mind having it been held together with strong tape or what I did was purchase the curlformers hook from my local Sally Beauty Supply.

Best Tips you can use

  • Hair needs to be section and detangled well. Also twisting the hair to give a little stretch before using the Curlformers hook makes it easier or it to use.
  • Essential to have the hair be completely dry before removing because the hair will frizz.
  • Best to use in tiny sections for faster drying time

How to:

1) Clip back a small part of freshly washed damp hair. Side Note: Some people also did this when there was already dry and stretched; they put a little water mousse and got great results. Place your hair in sections and apply the Curlformers/ Waveformers to each section using the styling hook. It is vital to detangle before putting the hook in because it can cause tangles. Pull rod through from root to tip.
2) Let your hair dry naturally will help you set your curls in place. Because it can take a while to dry a lot of people sleep with their curlformer or wave formers in. If you get the ones made from China it is a harder plastic so can be super uncomfortable to sleep in. If you do get the original ones which are pricier, but they’re softer where you can have a more comfortable sleep.
3) Once your hair is dried, remove formers one at a time pulling the section from the root. If you have some parts of your hair that are still damp, reapply your formers.
4) Gently rake your fingers through your hair to loosen them slightly. Also, to get more volume, you can separate them gently where it naturally begins to separate to get a voluminous look. To get more volume, use an afro pic at the roots. Spray your hold spray to keep the style from dropping.
Have you ever tried Curlformers or Wave formers? What are some tips you have for great results?



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