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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #50 on: 12 Oct 13 / 09:17 AM »
When I tried it, I found that the headband came off easily, but then again, my hair doesn't have natural curl or hold curl very well at all, so it was just wavy.  I don't know if it'd be more difficult if your hair curls up well.
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #51 on: 12 Jun 14 / 06:00 PM »
I was sent on another training course today (in lieu of going to work, yay), and the venue was literally a 30-second walk to Sally's, so I couldn't not stop in and treat myself to something.

I bought a package of Curlformers... thought they'd be fun to try as another way to get heat-free curls.  I have no idea how effective they are as they seem relatively new to the market, and they also seem like they could catch or pull the hair if you're not gentle, so I'll be ultra-gentle with 'em!




You apparently stretch them out and draw nearly-dry hair through the mesh spiral tubes with sort of a crochet hooky-thing, then they snap back into flat spirals.  Anyone seem 'em or tried them?
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #52 on: 12 Jun 14 / 06:17 PM »
A few people have tried them on here, there are some threads with photos. I keep meaning to buy some myself and try them but keep forgetting!
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #53 on: 12 Jun 14 / 06:38 PM »
When my hair was shoulder length, I used them all the time. Loved them. I've even used the smallest ones on my fringe recently and it still worked pretty well.

If you got that length though, they are never going to work for your hair!

I'm surprised you haven't seen us talking about them in the past!

Here's one thread http://www.hairdyeforum.com/index.php?topic=11155.0

I know I posted photos of me using them too at one point, not sure where though.
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #54 on: 12 Jun 14 / 07:15 PM »
Hee hee, sorry, I hadn't realised there was already a thread about them!  The thread began and ended before I joined, so I suppose I just never bumped into the conversation.

I want to see your photos, Janine. :D

I think that's the length I bought... so if they don't work on my hair, then well, hey ho.


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I thought they were new because either: 1) my local Sally's have just started stocking them, or 2) they've got a much bigger display now that I hadn't noticed before!
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« Reply #55 on: 12 Jun 14 / 07:17 PM »
Well, that's the length I was using on shoulder length hair and on the top longest hair, they were only just long enough!
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #56 on: 12 Jun 14 / 07:21 PM »
I see... thanks, Janine.

I'll have a play around with them... even if I catch a few inches of hair, they should add some "personality".  I'd either get them down to the lengths to (hopefully!) have soft curled ends, or pull them up to the root and let the ends stay edgy, which I like too!

Also thinking about just using them on the side and top lengths to frame the face, which are shorter than the back lengths.  Regardless, it's another toy to play with, ha ha.
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #57 on: 18 Jun 14 / 01:11 PM »
I REALLY want to try the curlformers but i don't know if i can justify 40 on them! especially as my BF and I are living on one salary as i'm a student. boo.
 

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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #58 on: 19 Jun 14 / 09:34 PM »
I admit I haven't tried them yet, but a pack of 4 was just under 9.  Plus you need to buy the little crochet-hook thingy, which was about another 3 or so.

Have no idea how much hair will fit into the 4, so I may need more packages, dunno yet!
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« Reply #59 on: 19 Jun 14 / 10:05 PM »
You had to buy it separately? Are you sure? I've had loads because every set I got had one in...
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #60 on: 19 Jun 14 / 10:20 PM »
I still want to try these and those bendy rod things you posted about @Alexia! I think I'll wait until my layers grow out a bit more though (AGAIN, lol). I wanted to add though, I think it would look really cool if you could even get them to curl on the ends and framing your face a bit, kindof like the typical balayage placement except with these instead!
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #61 on: 20 Jun 14 / 01:07 PM »
Yep, positive, Janine, I was there when I bought them, lol. Perhaps a different brand or something. Have you purchased any from Sally's?

The bendy rollers are so cool, but I've been lazy and not styled my hair too much recently. Want to sleep comfortably, ha ha. What I do do though is wrap the ends at night, been tucking them into either one or two bun nets to protect them, and when I curl or twist them in, I get a bit of style in the morning!
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« Reply #62 on: 20 Jun 14 / 02:01 PM »
Yeah, I just realised it was a 4 pack, it won't be with those! Sorry :)
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #63 on: 20 Jun 14 / 07:07 PM »
Yeah, something tells me the 4-pack won't be enough for my entire head, but it may give me four perfect curls, somewhere, lol.
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« Reply #64 on: 20 Jun 14 / 07:11 PM »
There's often sets on ebay, hardly used. There's also cheap fakes on there and amazon too.
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #65 on: 20 Jun 14 / 07:14 PM »
Cool, thanks. :)  If I find I love the effect of them, I will surely buy more, and 'cheap fakes' are definitely good for me!
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« Reply #66 on: 20 Jun 14 / 08:36 PM »
The only reason I didn't go for fakes is because I was worried they'd have sharp edges or something! In all honesty though  I suspect they're exactly the same thing, made in the same factory.
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #67 on: 11 Jul 14 / 10:53 AM »
I finally took the plunge and bought some of the curlformers, i got the genuine ones- long corkscrew. I'm not sure if i picked the right ones though, as i like the vintage look, maybe i should have picked the barrel curls.

Anyway, i can't wait for them to arrive so i can try them out!!
 

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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #68 on: 11 Jul 14 / 11:10 AM »
If you brush them a lot, especially at the roots, then they'll brush out in the same way as normal rollers.

Which ones are you talking about when you talk about "the barrel curls"? I didn't think they did any normal rollers. Or do you just mean general rollers from anywhere, not just curlformers?
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #69 on: 11 Jul 14 / 11:23 AM »
Janine, curlformers have renamed their products, so extra wide and extra long are now called 'barrel curls'
 

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« Reply #70 on: 11 Jul 14 / 12:54 PM »
Right! Finally I understand lol I knew they'd renamed them, but I thought it was different names :) No idea why you'd call them barrel curls though, makes no sense to me. I get that they're bigger, looser curls, but they're even all the way down, unlike actual barrel curls which are tighter at the bottom. Oh well, I guess it doesn't matter.

Anyway, they will be better for the vintage look, the extra wide would be too loose I think, especially on your length hair. More 70s... unless that's the vintage you're going for?
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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #71 on: 18 Jul 14 / 12:17 PM »
Janineb, i should have said, a pinup/50's vintage style.

They worked amazingly, with perfectly defined spiral curls, lasted 4 days & i could have gone another day without washing, but as i usually wash daily i couldn't stand it any longer!

I'm still not sure if they're in keeping with the style id prefer, i think i should have got the wide curl, but i might try the cheaper ones on ebay if i buy more, as now i have got them, i can't see how the cheaper ones would be different? One of mine already frayed anyway!!
 

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Re: Heatless curls?
« Reply #72 on: 27 Feb 15 / 02:31 AM »
I used the headband method just this week. I like the beachy waves they make and this method doesn't disrupt my sleep which is amazing since I'm the lightest sleeper in the world. It doesn't really curl the back of your head though. It mainly curls the front and really opens up your face area.

This is my first morning with them


Still looked alright three days later but it did lose volume


Not sure why people lose their curls quickly. I did take a lot of precautions though. Kept my hair in the headband for nearly 12 hours. Put mousse and leave-in conditioner in my hair before putting it up. Then sprayed with some hairspray and curl finishing spray and it stayed till my next hair wash session.

I also tried the sock curls. It was such a bitch to sleep in but i did get through the night. But the volume stayed way better. Made looser hollywood curls from my experience. (Then again I also loved brushing it out so maybe that's why I didn't have the tight curls from the video haha) You HAVE to use leave in conditioner for this method or your ends will feel like garbage.

I don't really have a good pictures of it though. If I decide to try it again I'll make sure to take some.

I really wanna try other methods but haven't come across any new ones that has caught my interest.
 

 

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