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Curlformers as a stretching technique, not as a style

Post by zaynee on 26th January 2011, 7:11 pm

has anyone ever tried this? i usually do dry braid outs or twists out. So i stretch my hair, using braids, but it doesnt get stretched enough for my liking.. So has anyone tried using curlformers to stretch the hair, then, combing or brushing it out, for the REAL style?

any advice will be helpful! Smile

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Post by Lynnieluve on 26th January 2011, 9:00 pm

Do you already own curlformers? That would be a lot work (putting the curlformers in) not to wear the style.

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Post by mizcreativelyme on 26th January 2011, 9:51 pm

i haven't tried curlformers. but based on the tutorials i've seen, i 2nd what lynnie said. if you have really large magnetic/plastic rollers, try using those to stretch your hair.
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Post by Lynnieluve on 26th January 2011, 10:23 pm

They are expensive too.

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Re: Curlformers as a stretching technique, not as a style

Post by zaynee on 26th January 2011, 10:29 pm

I bought the knock off version that is crazy cheap on ebay.. i havent recieved them but, i want to try different things.
i think curlformers would actually be easier than rollers, imo.

but i have another idea,
what about two strand twisting the section, before putting in the curl former.

i think it would be sumthin like a bantu knot out, but more elongated.

what do you guys think about that?

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Post by Mandi'sGoneCurly! on 26th January 2011, 10:31 pm

Have you tried Banding? All it takes is ponytail holders.
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Post by PrincessRN on 27th January 2011, 1:23 am

Definitely co-signing on the banding. It works like a charm!
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Post by brownsugar09 on 27th January 2011, 1:11 pm

[justify]I think your idea would work if you used the extra wide and long curlformers. As Lynnieluve suggested, it can be time consuming but I think that size would cut down on the time and may even be quicker than banding. Here is a video with someone using the extra wid and long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYKnPmi-ZCU

I currently band but I think I might give your idea a try. I am going to look for this size on ebay or amazon, though because they are expensive. You could even wear the curlformers style for a day and then two strand twist on your now stretched hair.
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Post by FalconTress on 27th January 2011, 6:49 pm

brownsugar09 wrote:[justify]I think your idea would work if you used the extra wide and long curlformers. As Lynnieluve suggested, it can be time consuming but I think that size would cut down on the time and may even be quicker than banding. Here is a video with someone using the extra wid and long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYKnPmi-ZCU

I currently band but I think I might give your idea a try. I am going to look for this size on ebay or amazon, though because they are expensive. You could even wear the curlformers style for a day and then two strand twist on your now stretched hair.

The woman in the YT video (Romogirl) has relaxed hair. That doesn't mean that the technique will not work on natural hair, I just wanted OP to know because I don't remember if RomoGirl mentions it in the video (I saw it in her comment).
I have the Extra Wide CFs and they do help smooth my hair. I have used other sizes, but I chose the widest CFs to give me waves vs. tight spirals and I wanted to be able to insert the CFs quicker. I use Jane Carter Wrap & Roll for hold. Think roller set without the pins, but I don't think it is necessarily easier.

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Post by brownsugar09 on 27th January 2011, 7:11 pm

My hair isn't relaxed and I have had great results with the curlformers.
Let us know if you try it, zaynee. I'd love to see pics!
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Post by zaynee on 29th January 2011, 1:42 am

Im gonna Try it, and report back.
i bought the magic leverag ones on ebay. they are the same size as curlformer long and wide, and short and wide. but, they way it is sold is weird. ( 9 long and 9 short in a pack). it was 3.99 a pack. i bought 5 packs ( enough short for one head, and enough long for one head) ended up being 19.95
i ordered From china, so i bet it will take lik 2 wks to get here.

I think its a smart idea, because every curlformer for natural hair video, ive seen, they always talk about how stretched and straight there hair is.. and to me curlformers seem easier. and i would only being doing them once a week


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Post by Curly Film Chick on 29th January 2011, 3:00 pm

Hey,

I use curlformers to stretch my hair all the time. I wash, condition and what not then put in curl formers, air dry and then twist/braid or bun. I do them once a week its part of my routine. I love the technique.
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Re: Curlformers as a stretching technique, not as a style

Post by zaynee on 29th January 2011, 10:49 pm

Curly Film Chick wrote:Hey,

I use curlformers to stretch my hair all the time. I wash, condition and what not then put in curl formers, air dry and then twist/braid or bun. I do them once a week its part of my routine. I love the technique.

do you have any pics or links of ur hair before using the curlformers and the same style after the curlformers?
and using the curlformers, how has it changed styling?. Thanks!

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Post by Curly Film Chick on 29th January 2011, 11:11 pm

I'm not sure what you mean by changed my styling? I use curlformers to stretch because I have them on hand and having my hair stretched (particularly the ends) helps keep my hair from tangling. Heres a link from my blog talking about how I acheived a twisted style after previously stretching on curl formers...

http://yourafricaisshowing.blogspot.com/2010/11/hair-for-week.html

I hope this is somewhat helpful

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Re: Curlformers as a stretching technique, not as a style

Post by zaynee on 30th January 2011, 12:51 am

thanks curly film chick. and your blog is really nice!

and Yes you did answer my question

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Post by Curly Film Chick on 30th January 2011, 3:30 pm

zaynee wrote:thanks curly film chick. and your blog is really nice!

and Yes you did answer my question

Thanks girl, good luck!
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