Wash Day | First Curlformer Set Since I Big Chopped

My straight hair lasted the week and survived my work outs, but my hair felt too dry to extend my wash. Here’s how my wash day went:

[1] Pre-poo: sprayed hair with water and then applied Organix Vitamin E Conditioner. I’ve been using this for a month and I love it. It’s moisturizing, smooths the cuticles of my hair.
[2] Co-washed with As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner (my review is posted here). I loved this as a relaxed head, and I love it as a natural head. It still does a great job at effectively cleansing my hair while leaving it soft.
[3] Coffee rinsed.
[4] Squeezed excess water from my hair with a towel and deep conditioned with Shea Moisture 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque. I hate the perfume-y fragrance of this deep conditioner (I hate strong fragrances in general because many of them trigger migraines) but I love how soft and moisturized this conditioner leaves my hair. It also provides slip for easy application and finger combing.

You’ve most likely read (here) about my little freak out when I noticed my hair wasn’t reverted back completely after pre-pooing but THANKFULLY after co-washing and deep conditioning, my curls were back. *twirls and throws confetti*

[5] Wrapped hair in t-shirt for 20 mins or so to soak up excess water.
[6] Sectioned off my hair and applied my leave-ins (Shea Moisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow, & Restore Leave-in Conditioner and Organix Vitamin E Penetrating Oil) and set my hair with curlformer dupes that I bought on eBay and Amazon.

 

Side note: KLP, I remember a while ago you asked how do I store them and I don’t think I ever answered you, but I keep them in a large box (purchased from Ikea).

Not a single cell in my body really felt like doing a curl former set but I’m trying to break my lazy hair habits. Per the norm, I used small sections to prevent placing too much tension o my hair as I pulled it through the CF. The downside of doing small sections is that I end up with tons of CF on my head but I’ve learned my lesson he hard way. Too much hair in a CF = breakage.

I let my hair dry air dry overnight in the CF and I was miserable because I had forgotten to slip the CFs down .5 to 1 inch from my scalp when I put them in. Leaving space between the mouth of the CF and your scalp is key when you plan to sleep in them because it lets the CF swing around without putting tension on your scalp.

After tossing around in bed I had my eureka moment and realized the CFs were too close to my scalp. I sat up and pulled all of them down a bit, curled up in my usual fetal sleep position and went to sleep. All was right with the world again… except I did have a moment of total vanity and where I prayed that Joe didn’t FaceTime me before I got up and removed the CFs ???

Removing curl formers is much easier than putting them in. To remove, you pinch the mouth while stretching out the CF and gently slide it down your hair. Once I’d removed all the CFs I fluffed my hair a bit, without separating any of the curls.

 

As for how I preserve my curls during the week, I just pineapple my hair on top of my head.

Have you ever tried curl formers? Like them? Hate them? How did your wash day go? 
If you have a wash day post, please feel free to add your link to the linkup below, the more the merrier ♥

 

 

25 Comments


  1. The results are beautiful. They look so springing. Makes me want to pull mine out from wherever they are lol.

    1. Author

      Thank you! Springy is the perfect word

  2. This is the result with just a leave in and oil?!! Amazing. So smooth, and shiny. Looks great. I can't wait to try curlformers when I have some length.
    #inspo ?

  3. So…I just gave my curlformer dupes away to my lil cousin. I bought them after you had so much success while transitioning and I tried them twice (I tried them YEARS ago too) with awful results. My hair was snagging and literally ripping. IDK how the heck you do it! I decided to not even hold on to them and stick to my old faithful flexirods! lol Your set is great! And your hair reverted beautifully!

    1. Author

      Aw I'm sad to hear they didn't work out for you but now your cousin has a gifted set, it's a win. Your flexi rod sets are always gorg, faithful always works! And thank you!

  4. Your curls are SOOO pretty. Reminding me of how amazing curl formers are. I need to pull mine out soon. Will have to make sure I'm in the mood before I start. LOL

    1. Author

      Thank you! Curlformers require their own zen state of mind lol

    1. Author

      Hi there, I forgot to count, but judging from my past curlformer sets, I'd say I probably used 100

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