Curlformers Instructions


section hair 150x150 Curlformers InstructionsShampoo and condition hair and towel dry.  If you wish, apply a mousse or styling product evenly through your hair to give extra hold to your curls.

Next, you may find it easier to section your hair and use clips to keep it out of the way until you are ready to apply Curlformers to that section.

Make sure you have put together the two parts of the Styling Hook and then, holding the handle, feed the Curlformer on to the Styling Hook.

  • It is important that you check out the demo video to see how to do this!

using your thumb 150x150 Curlformers InstructionsStarting at the nape of the neck, and with the rest of your hair clipped out of the way, take a small section of hair approximately half an inch or 2 cms wide. Give it a quarter turn twist, and holding the handle higher than the hook, slip the twisted section into the hook. You may find it easier to ask your mum or a friend to help you!

to remove 150x150 Curlformers InstructionsUsing your thumb and index finger, squeeze open slightly the end of the Curlformer closest to the scalp, enabling you to draw the hook back through the Curlformer.

  • The demo video shows you clearly how to do this!
apply fashion 150x150 Curlformers InstructionsApply all the Curlformers in this fashion, working your way from the back of the head through the sides and top to the front.

When complete, dry the hair for 30 minutes with a hairdryer (longer if you are using the Long & Extra Wide Curlformers and taking bigger sections of hair).  Ideally, leave the Curlformers in for as long as possible for longer-lasting curls  – you can even sleep with them!

To remove the Curlformers, use your thumb and index finger to squeeze open the end closest to the scalp.  At the same time, use your free hand to unfurl the Curlformer and then gently remove from the hair.  You won’t disturb the curl.

The curl will spring back into place. You can either brush your fingers through your hair for a soft, tousled, textured look or leave for perfect party curls.

Apply your favourite hairspray for longer-lasting hold and shine.

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Apply a serum or even a conditioner to define your curls and add glossy shine!

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108 Responses to “Curlformers Instructions”

  1. Island March 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Pretty cool product. I have kinky curly hair and have always wished to get bigger and bouncy curls without spending alot of money at the hairdresser. This is the first time I have seen it but I am really excited about purchasing this product and the hairstyles I can achieve with it! Thanks!

    • sara March 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm #

      Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to get in touch. Do let us know how you get on and be sure to watch the step-by-step demo video first! We also recommend that you apply your Curlformers to freshly washed/damp hair – as this usually makes application easier. We look forward to hearing from you again soon and do email us your before and after photos too.

      with best wishes

      Sara and the Curlformers team

  2. Melody March 27, 2010 at 2:31 pm #

    I love these! I put them in my daughter’s hair before bed and in the morning she has the most beautiful bouncy curls. She is a competetive dancer and the early morning performances are going to get a lot less “early”. This sleepy mum says, “THANK YOU!”

    • sara March 28, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

      Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your little girl’s curls. We’re delighted that you’re so happy with the results AND that they mean you can get a little more much needed sleep. We hope that having the most beautiful bouncy curls will help to build her confidence even more! Good luck with the competitions.

      Sara and all at Curlformers

  3. sara April 18, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    Hi Suzi

    Thanks for your email and I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had a problem with your Styling Hook. Please can you let me have your address so that we can send another one to you.

    with best wishes


    • Curlformers October 19, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

      Hello. I am sorry that your hook was broken and we would naturally be happy to send you a replacement hook. Please send an email to with your full name and address and the Sales Team will send one to you. The tip with the hook is to push them together and pull them apart. The hooks do not like being twisted! We apologise for an inconvenience caused to you.

  4. Jessa May 6, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    Do you have any other options for extra long hair? I’d like extra long- extra wide…

    • sara May 7, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi Jessa

      For extra long hair you could do a couple of things. The first is to apply the Extra Long and Wide a few inches away from your roots so that you just have curls around the bottom half of your hair, or you could try applying two Curlformers to each hair section. If you hair is REALLY long, you might need two Extra Long and Wide Curlformers, or you might need and Extra Long and Wide plus a Long and Wide. If you want a big, loose curl then we would suggest you apply two of the Long and Extra Wide Curlformers to each hair section.

      I hope that helps?!

      Thanks for your interest.

  5. Linda May 7, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    I bought the curlformers and am really excited about using them. Need to know should I apply permanent wave lotion before I put the curlformers in or after. If after, how should I apply the wave lotion?

    • sara May 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

      Hi Linda

      We only recommend that professional stylists perm with Curlformers – however, perm lotion should be applied after you’ve put the Curlformers in your hair – as you would when using perm rods! There are some guidelines on the FAQ section of the curlformers website, which should help also.

  6. Crystal May 8, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    When I try to apply my curlformer to my hair it feels like my hair is snagging or catching on the hook. It is almost like there is a burr in the hook. How can I smooth it out? Thank you for your reply!

    • sara May 13, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

      Hi Crystal

      Are you applying the Curlformers to damp hair and have you watched the demo videos (including Alicia’s bridal video) on our blog? How thick is your hair? If it’s very thick you might want to apply a little serum to your damp hair to help smooth the process? Look forward to hearing further from you. Sara

  7. sierra May 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    I just got curlformers today. I’m very excited about them! I have naturally wavy/curly hair that is very thick and doesnt look good with many styles but curlformers make my hair look amazing! I love them! They are the best hair product I have ever purchased!

  8. sara May 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Suzi – did you manage to get another Styling Hook?


  9. sara June 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    Hello Suzi

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I’ll email you separately about the problem with your hook.

  10. Lydia June 10, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    How many curlformers do I need to purchase? Will the 8 that come in a package be sufficient…? or should I get 2 packages? How long (in inches) are the actual curlformers for short and long hair?

  11. Rachael June 23, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I was wondering if you could tell me when curlformers will be available in Australia? I really want to try them as do some of my friends.

    Thanks :)

    • sara June 30, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

      Hi Rachael

      Delighted to hear that you want to try Curlformers. You can buy them online in US$dollars/pounds sterling. Does that help you at all?

      with best wishes

  12. sara June 30, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Hi Kristin

    I am really sorry to hear about your experience. Did you apply them to damp hair? This is really important.


  13. sara July 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm #


    Thanks for your email and we’re sorry to hear that you have not yet received your order. We’ll look into this for you and get back to you over the next 24 hours.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    with best wishes



  14. sara July 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    Hi Lucia

    Thanks for your email and sorry to hear that your curls didn’t look completely gorgeous, especially as you had slept in them! It may be to do with the size of Curlformer you tried – but without seeing a picture, it’s hard to tell? If you can send one please do and we’ll see if that gives us any ideas. It also sounds as though you need some additional help with the right products to help you create soft, shiny more defined curls. Maybe a mousse isn’t so good on Type 4 curls and I would suggest the best place to ask about this would be – are you familiar with their site? It contains some great hints and tips and if you can send a photo we’ll also see if we can advise further.

    Thanks for taking the time to get in touch.

    with best wishes


  15. Amanda July 13, 2010 at 5:05 am #

    so i have heard many great things about curlformers. but as all products do, i’m sure there may be flaws. is there any thing i should know before i purchase them? are they really worth the money?
    Thank You,

    • alexandra July 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

      Hi Amanda, we have tried to cover the main Top Tips in our FAQ section of the website so please do not hesitate to check out that page. We strongly suggest that you watch the demo video before applying Curlformers for the first time- it will give you the visual tips you need to apply Curlformers successfully and snag-free. There are other videos/tutorials in the Blog and on other forums which you will also find featured in our different blog posts which you may want to watch. Finally, there is a fantastic and brand new tutorial made by NaturalChica on Youtube, who just loves them. We know that they are definitely worth the money as you will use Curlformers again and again for all types of occasions – including just to wake up on a Monday morning with a head full of Curls just to feel good!
      Hope this helps!

  16. Cindy July 14, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    I have just purchased a “starter” package of 6 extra long and wide curliforms. I am wondering how long I should leave them in? I have very thick, straight hair. I cannot tell if my hair is dry and have taken them out too early each time. I am currently only using them on half of the crown. Thanks for any advice.

    • alexandra July 14, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

      Hi Cindy, there are a few things which may help you out. First of all, you may be putting too much hair in one Curlformer. You mention that your hair is thick, which means using smaller sections of hair is necessary for the hair to dry properly. If you want to avoid using a hair dryer completely then small sections of hair is essential. Otherwise you may want to start off the drying process by using a hair dryer on medium heat on the roots and the Curlformers themselves. If you are sleeping in them, you can quickly use a hairdryer when you wake up and then we can suggest that you wait a further 10 mins just to let your hair cool down and set into the curl completely (this is stage is not necessary for all hair types). Otherwise you can use a hairdryer on medium setting for 20-35 minutes, depending on how much water your hair retains, and again waiting a further 10 minutes for your hair sections to cool down and set in the curl. Finally, Curlformers also work really well on damp hair (rather than wet)- so this may be the answer for you; you may want to use a setting lotion for this technique. I hope this helps!

  17. Dennis Rishel July 17, 2010 at 6:36 am #

    Im a educator at the Hanover, Pa campus. I seen the curlformers in Michigan and thought they were the coolest. I brought my 2 sets into the school for other educators to use and they students. They love them! The Sallys beauty store in Hanover Pa should be selling alot of them by now. Thanks for a wonderful product. HINT You may want to contact Empire Education Group in Pottsville Pa about putting them in the schools and having a demo done. We have 100 schools throughout the United States. Thanks again.
    Dennis Rishel, Educator Cosmetology

  18. Mallory August 18, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    I absolutely lovee curlformers! I’m in high school and i haven’t gone back to school yet but i can’t wait to show off my curls!

    • alexandra August 18, 2010 at 8:26 am #

      Hi Mallory! Thanks for writing in about your great results- sounds like you are going to wow your friends with your fabulous curls!

  19. Abi August 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Hi, I’m looking for a slightly more casual loose curl and was wondering how to achieve a look like in picture number 5 on this page. Was that look achieved by brushing out the curls in picture number 4 or by using wider Curlformers?

    • alexandra August 23, 2010 at 8:03 pm #

      Hello Abi,
      The Curlformers used in these photos are the Extra Long & Wide. The look in picture number 4 is achieved directly when the Curlformers have been taken out of the hair. The tightness of the curl will depend to some extent on the type of hair and the styling product used but generally the curl will be the width of the Curlformer shown. If you are looking for a wider curl then you should go for the Extra Wide & Long Curlformers. Don’t forget, if your hair is too long for the Long length, you can apply the Curlformer further down the section of hair. The Curlformer will not slip on the section of hair and you will have a gorgeous curl starting further from the root.
      Have fun with your Curlformers!

  20. Hellen August 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm #

    Hi. I have a daughter with very thick frizzy hair. Can we use the curlformers to make larger and less “puffy” hair

    • alexandra August 23, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

      Hi Hellen,
      Yes, we would suggest that Curlformers are ideal. They will straighten the hair texture as well as form the curl on the section of hair, effectively adding definition to your Daughters hair.
      Have fun!

  21. Sylvia September 19, 2010 at 11:38 am #


    I have used curlformers a few times. They do produce wonderful curls, but for some reason my curls dont stay in. I put them on freshly washed hair and leave them in overnight. I have used aloe vera or setting lotions but for some reason when I go to separate the curls the curl just falls out. I dont know how to fix thr problem. I know that many people with type 4b hair achieve excellent results without the use of heat, and I only really purchased them so I dont have to use heat on my hair.

    I hope you can give some good advice.

    • alexandra October 19, 2010 at 8:56 am #

      Hi Sylvia, thank you for writing with your query please see a special response for you, provided by our fantastic Guest Blogger Mae, founder of NaturalChica!

      Hi there!
      From your description, it seems that if your hair is immediately losing the curl after removing it from the curlformer, your hair may not have had enough time to fully dry and set the curl. This happens to me sometimes when I set my hair too late at night, desperately hoping that my hair will be fully dry the next morning! : ) I also have tightly coiled, thick hair and it takes forever to dry!

      The best thing you can do is to try setting it again with your styling products, ensuring that the hair is well saturated and smooth when putting on the curlformer, and then giving yourself a longer period of time to dry. If you are really pressed for time, you can also try using a blowdryer that has a cool setting, and just use the cool air to also ensure that your hair is fully dry before removing the curlformers.

      Hope this helps!
      *Mae* – Founder,

      The VLOG: YouTube: Nikkimae2003
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  22. Diana September 21, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Can you use curlformers on dread locs?

    • alexandra October 14, 2010 at 9:15 am #

      Hi Diana, the great answer is Yes You Can! Happy customers have written in to let us know how well they have worked on both Dreadlocks and Braids. We do however advise that the dreadlocks should be thin so as to allow the curl to form.
      Hope this helps!

  23. Zanna Bailey September 30, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    Thank you so much for this brilliant product! I absolutely love how easy it is to have long lasting perfect curls every time. I have tried many products on my hair and none can compare to yours. My husband adores the cute curls that the curlformers produce and asks me to do my hair with them all the time. He even likes how “funky” I look in them while styling in them. Thank you again for a wonderful product.

  24. banu October 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm #

    heyy there from Turkey:) Thanks for the quick shipment! I tried it and loved my curls but my hair is so damn straight and my curls didnt last long :( I used spray but it didnt help. What should I do to make my curls last longer?

    • alexandra October 19, 2010 at 9:01 am #

      Hi Banu, It sounds like you may want to try applying a setting lotion to your wet hair, before putting the Curlformers in. Also, are you putting the Curlformers in on wet hair or just damp hair? This may make the difference depending on your hair type. Of course, if your hair is very wet, then it will take a bit longer to dry through the Curlformers, but you can take smaller sections of hair in each Curlformer, and the wait is worth it as the Curls should last longer! As your hair is very straight we do advise a curl setting lotion applied to your wet hair and then a setting spray when you have taken out the Curlformers.

  25. Sylvia October 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    Thank you so much for replying Mae and Alexandra. I will definately try the cool hairdryer setting, because I do tend to put the curlformers in last thing before going to bed. My hair probably needs more time to dry than I realise.

    Wish me luck…..!

  26. sara November 14, 2010 at 2:14 pm #


    Thanks for your email. The best Curlformer to use for a more relaxed wave is the Long and Extra Wide, so you could always buy a Starter Pack in this size to see how they work for you. In the meantime and as long as your hair isn’t too thick in texture, we would suggest taking slightly larger sections of hair. Also, if you remove the Curlformers when your hair is not quite dry and then finish drying with a diffuser attachment on your hairdryer, that may help. Once you remove the Curlformers you can also loosen the curl by running your fingers through your hair.

    We hope this helps!

    with best wishes

    The Curlformers team

  27. banu November 30, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    thanx alexandra, I used curl setting lotion on my damp hair and put them in. now I’m waiting for the results I hope it will work. I cant wait to see the results :)
    thanx again for this wonderful product

  28. sara December 13, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    Hi Emily

    Thanks for your email and for coming to see us at The Clothes Show! We’re happy to hear that you like Curlformers and are planning to buy a pack after Christmas. In our experience, a Styling Kit contains enough Curlformers to curl a full head of hair, but if it’s really thick and long you may to top this up with a Starter Pack.

    I hope that helps?

  29. tracey December 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    I saw curlformers advertised in a magazine at my hairdressers last wk, they looked fab, just watched the video now and ordered a pack (treating myself for christmas) I have 2 small babies and these look they can save me hrs of time with a curling iron (which i can never get all the sections at the back). Just want them NOW. Hope nothing goes wrong with the delivery :-)

  30. sara December 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm #

    Hi Tracy

    Thanks for getting in touch with us and we hope you and your little girl are enjoying creating gorgeous soft curls with your Curlformers. We have never heard of them falling out in the middle of the night, so hopefully your daughter should wake with them all in place. We look forward to hearing how you get on with them!

    With very best wishes for the New Year.

    Sara and all at Curlformers

  31. sara January 5, 2011 at 3:53 pm #


    Would suggest you try either the Long and Wide, or for a looser curl the Long and Extra Wide. Perhaps start by purchasing a Starter Pack of each size to see which suits you best? You may find you like using a combination of the two!

    with best wishes


  32. sara January 5, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi Becky

    Thanks for your email. Have you thought about buying a soft hood attachment for your hairdryer? It just fits on the nozzle and the bonnet/hood fits over your head and it will really help to speed up the process. They’re not expensive (about £10) and you can buy them online or try Sally’s if you have one near you?
    If you do decide to use one of these, the trick is to let your hair cool down completely (once you’ve switched off the dryer) before removing your Curlformers. The time it takes to dry will vary, depending on the thickness of your hair but I would suggest for best results you try drying them in this way for at least 45 mins, cool for 15-20 mins and then remove, but ideally leave them in for as long as possible. Even if you’re convinced your hair is dry, leave your Curlformers in until you’re ready to go out – this will help them last longer. If you remove your Curlformers and find that your curls are still a little damp, you could use a diffuser attachment (again, this just fits on the nozzle of your hairdryer) and gently diffuse dry. I hope this helps. Please let me know how you get on!

    with best wishes


  33. sara January 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    Hi Emily

    Thanks for getting in touch with us! I’m not sure if you’ve already had a reply to your email – so apologies if this is a duplication. A Styling Kit should contain enough Curlformers to do a full head of hair.

    We hope you have fun with them!

    with best wishes

    Sara and the Curlformers team

  34. Chris Donica January 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    Love the curlformer’s. My daughter is in competitive cheerleading and this saved us a ton of time….Absolutely love the curl. only had difficulty with longer hair it was harder. Wish I knew how to apply them better but awesome product!!!!

    • sara January 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      Hi Chris

      Thanks for getting in touch and so pleased to hear that your daughter loves them. Where does she cheerlead? We’ve just posted a new step-by-step demo video which we took while participating in a major consumer event in the UK called The Clothes Show Live. If you go to the blog on the website and take a few minutes – each video is only about 3 mins long – I think you’ll find it really helpful. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions and as your daughter will probably tell you, perfect practice makes perfect and I think it would be true to say that applies to most things!

      Look forward to hearing from you.

      Sara and the Curlformers team

  35. sara January 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm #

    Hi Cyndi

    Thanks for your email. Interested to hear that you’ve had a keratin smoothing treatment. Has it done the trick and tamed your curls?! For a loose, wavy look I’d suggest you use the Long and Extra Wide Curlformers and apply to big sections of damp hair and leave to dry. If you leave any sections out they will obviously remain straight but you could use the Curlformers to add random wave and texture, which is a very ‘now’ look! Please let us know how you get on and if you have any further questions.

    with best wishes

    Sara and the Curlformers team.

  36. Titepuce January 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Hi !

    I want to know if you make delivery in France ?

    Thanks for your answer

  37. Rachel January 24, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    Do you have stores in Australia that sell these wonderful items??? Really would like to know as I am sick of pin curls every night.

  38. GM February 1, 2011 at 8:57 am #

    Im from Australia too and would like to try them..

    I had bought some from Ebay but they dont sell extra long ones :(

    Please let us know if you have any distributors in AU Sydney

    Thank you

  39. sara February 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi There!

    The only things we can suggest are: use a mousse or styling spray with hold and apply to damp hair before curling with Curlformers. When hair is completely dry remove the Curlformers and don’t brush through your curls. Mist with hairspray and leave. Unfortunately they will fall out gradually after a day or so!

  40. Nicolle March 24, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi, my daughter has 4a/b hair and only wash every couple of weeks as it tends to break her relaxed hair. Wondering if using these in her dry hair will achieve the same results as I am not wanting to have to wash her hair everytime we use them. Thanks

    • sara March 27, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

      Hi Nicolle

      Thanks for your email. Sorry to hear your daughter is having problems with breakage. My advice, in the circumstances, would be to avoid subjecting her hair to any additional stress – whether it’s using Curlformers, rollers or any other styling tool until her hair is strong and flexible again. Using a range like NIOXIN may help, especially the nourishing scalp treatment. If you do use Curlformers, these must always be applied to freshly washed/damp hair as they work using a traditional wash and set method. If you apply them to dry hair they won’t make any difference and if you TRY applying them to dry hair you’ll probably find they snag and cause more breakage. I hope this helps?

      with best wishes
      Sara and the Curlformers team

  41. evie April 3, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    I’m really intrigued by this product, as I’ve been trying to find a good substitute for hand-done pincurls for years! (My mother used to wrap my hair in long strips of cloth but it’s impossible for me to do that myself.) I wondered how long it usually takes for someone to put up a whole head of very long hair, once they’ve become practiced at it?

    • sara April 12, 2011 at 10:34 am #

      Hi Evie

      Thanks for getting in touch with us. Everyone who sees Curlformers says the same as you – the curls you can achieve with them remind everyone of the rags they used to use!! As a guide, it will probably take you about half and hour to Curlform a whole head of very long hair……it depends whether you’re applying the Curlformers and then sliding them down the hair section until there is no hair sticking out of the bottom of them (which means it will lie flat at the parting and curl round the bottom section of your hair) or whether you want a full head of spiral curls and need to apply two Curlformers to each section of hair. If your hair is very long, you’ll find it easier if you ask a friend or your mum to help you with the back section.

      Hope this info helps but do get in touch if you need further advice.

      Sara and the Curlformers team

  42. Rissa Katharine April 16, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Hi, I’ve got 3c, 4a hair and I’ve been wanting to buy the Extra Wide and Long Curlformers to create a wavier kind of look without using heat on my hair. I’m worried about how many I need to get because I’ve have a big head and a lot of hair. I’m also wondering if I’ll be able to use them for much longer since my hair is about Bra Strap Length right now?

    Thanks for your help!

    • sara April 18, 2011 at 6:30 pm #


      Thanks for your enquiry. The Long and Extra Wide Curlformers will be great for creating a wavier look and if you buy a Styling Kit, this should do a full head so we would recommend you start with that and if you find you need a few more you can always buy a separate Starter Pack to top up with. They will curl hair up to 18″ long so as your hair gets longer the best thing to do is apply your Curlformers at the root in the usual way and if there is any hair sticking out of the bottom of the Curlformer, just slide the CF down the hair section until the hair is totally encased. This should work well for you for sometime. We hope this helps and please let us know how you get on.

      with best wishes

      Sara and the Curlformers team

  43. Curlformers May 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi! You can purchase the whole range of Curlformers from our website and we deliver to Korea! Do check out our blog for tips and tutorials on getting the most our of your Curlformers.

    • prima lauron May 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

      thank you…

  44. Curlformers May 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Hi! You can purchase Curlformers from our website at as we do not sell in stores in Korea yet. Thank you for your interest in Curlformers.

  45. Louise June 19, 2011 at 10:15 am #


    I have natural hair extensions (bonded with glue) and wondered if the curlformers would be suitable for me as I have extensions?

    They look so easy!

    I currently plait by hair but am not getting as curly as I would like so if they are suitable will definitely be investing in some!


    • sara June 20, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      Hi Louise

      Yes! Curlformers are very popular with girls who have extensions. Because you can use them without having to apply ANY heat (gentle heat from a hairdryer if you want to speed up the process) they’re ideal for use on extensions because they won’t melt the glue and will create gorgeous curls. Remember to apply them to damp/freshly washed hair and leave to dry. Please let us know how you get on.

      best wishes

      Sara and the Curlformers team

  46. Curlformers July 18, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Hello Eloisa, thank you for contacting us at Curlformers. We do ship to the Philippines from our website and we would recommend the Long and Wide if you want a gorgeous curl that is in between a spiral curl and a loose beach wave. Do let us know how you get on. :)

  47. Curlformers July 18, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Hello Kathy, we are sorry to hear that you have been very unfortunate with your hook. The important thing is to push the hooks together and not twist them. We would love to offer you a free hook as compensation so do get in touch with me at and we can try to rectify the situation.

  48. Ana October 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Hello (: this is amazing!

    I am from Mexico, but i’d really love to have the curlformers. So, i was wondering if there was any way you could send them to me and i will love if you give me the prices too.

    ps, i’d like long & extra wide curlformers

    • Curlformers October 26, 2011 at 11:28 am #

      Hello Ana! Curlformers are great! We deliver to Mexico from our website. Delivery is fast, fully trackable and usually takes about 10 business days. Have fun with your Curlformers!

    • Curlformers November 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

      Hello! We are thrilled you love Curlformers! All the prices are on our website and delivery is calculated at checkout before payment is taken. We deliver to Mexico and shipping usually takes about 10 business days!

  49. Jessica November 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Hi! I would like to achieve a Cheryl Cole style with lots of root volume and big loose curls at the ends. Which curlformers would you recommend to achieve this look?

    • sara November 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

      Hi Jessica

      Thanks for getting in touch. There are a couple of options that you could try depending on the length and thickness of your hair, to help you achieve Cheryl Cole volume and style. If your hair is really thick, we recommend using the Long and Extra Wide Curlformers, which you apply root-to-tip all over. The bigger the section of hair you thread through the Curlformers, the looser the wave/curl, so if you want a slightly tighter curl, take smaller sections of hair. Once hair is completely dry and you have removed the Curlformers, brush through to smooth the root area but don’t take your brush right through to the ends, use your fingers to separate. Or if your hair is really long (up to 22″) you could try the Extra Long and Wide Curlformers (or Long and Wide if it’s a bit shorter). These will give you a tighter curl than the Long and Extra Wide Curlformers but you can brush through to loosen and the volume will probably last longer. Apply them root-to-tip all over and use the same technique – brushing hair at the root/parting area but don’t take it right through to the ends, just use your fingers to separate. The more you brush, the less curl you’ll end up with but you’ll still keep the volume! You’ll probably need to experiment but have fun and we hope this helps!

      • Jessica November 8, 2011 at 11:29 pm #

        Thanks for the help!! :) Can’t wait to purchase curlformers now!!!!

  50. Emily November 30, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    I have 12 extra long and wide curlformers and I’m not sure if that’s enough. My hair is pretty long and thin and it’s dead straight. I’ve used only 12 before and I really like the results. However, I’m debating as to whether I should get another package. Please reply :)

    • Curlformers November 30, 2011 at 10:27 am #

      Hello Emily. We would recommend a Styling Kit for a full head of hair. There are 40 Extra Long and Wide in each Kit and two hooks. You could use your 12 Curlformers in a pony-tail, which would look cute too :)

  51. mado December 19, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    hi sara ur advice seems to reaqlly help, so i have a question. Can you apply curlformers by yourself or do you have to have someone help you? i curl my hair by myself all the time and are wondering if these are right for me because im worried my hair is getting badly damaged because of all the heat and one last question, would u say apply the curlformers to your hair within say 15 minutes of washing it or right away??

    • sara January 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

      Hi Mado
      Sorry for the delay in responding to your question – I’ve only just picked it up! I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and New Year holiday?

      Yes, you can apply Curlformers by yourself and you can also ask a friend to help you. If your hair is really long, it’s usually easier to get someone to help, especially with the back section. But experiment and see how you get on. They’re easy to apply and once you get the knack, most girls seem able to apply them without help! If your hair is suffering from heat damage then you definitely need to find an alternative way of curling your hair. Applying them within 15 mins of washing your hair should be fine – the main reason for applying them to damp/freshly washed hair, is that they work on a ‘wash and set’ basis, so you apply them to damp hair and then let them dry (or dry with a hairdryer). This is how the curls are formed, rather than applying heat styling irons which cause so much damage. Does that make sense? Do email me if you need any more help!

      with best wishes


  52. Talea February 17, 2012 at 12:30 am #

    I love these curlformers but my hair keeps getting caugth in them. Any help?

    • sara February 17, 2012 at 11:01 am #

      Hi Talea

      Thanks for getting in touch. There could be a couple of reasons that your hair is getting caught in the Curlformer, which can easily be addressed. It’s important to apply Curlformers to damp and NOT dry hair. If your hair is thick/wavy, it’s also important to keep the hair sections small because if you try and thread too much through the Curlformer it can snag. It may also help to apply a little styling/smoothing product through your damp hair – Moroccanoil is introducing a Curl Control Mousse, which is enriched with argan oil to tame, define and hold curls while sealing in moisture and keeping out frizz and also a Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream. Otherwise try running a little lightweight serum through your damp hair – not too much because it can weigh down your curls but if you have very thick, coarse hair, this can help smooth the cuticle but you still need to watch that your hair sections aren’t too big!

      Let us know how you get on!

      Sara and the Curlformers team.

  53. jhel March 1, 2012 at 6:20 am #


    i just purchased my curlformer and im waiting for the package. i just read all the questions here in you’re site. i just want to ask if curlformers will make my straight thin hair a curly hair? my hair is very straight.

    • sara March 2, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Hi there! Thanks for your email and yes, one of the many great things about Curlformers is that they will transform the most curl-resistant straight hair into curls but it’s important that you apply them to damp hair and dry them under a hood dryer (if you don’t have one try using an inflatable hood attachment with your hand held hair dryer) or leave them to dry naturally. Hair should be completely dry before you remove them.

      We hope this helps and please let us know how you get on.

      Sara and the Curlformers team.

  54. Carrie March 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    Hey there, I was wondering if you should have your hair wet before putting in the curl formers or just spritz water on the formers when they are already in your hair? I ask this because your hair is at its most frgaile state when its wet, and the pulling may cause breakage?

    • sara March 2, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      Hi Carrie

      That’s a really good point! To work, Curlformers need to be applied to damp hair but it doesn’t have to be soaking wet! This is because Curlformers use a ‘wash and set’ technique so the hair needs to be damp and then left to dry to curl the hair. However, here’s a really good and interesting YouTube video showing how to apply Curlformers to dry hair, which will do the trick and might be better for you if you have fragile hair. May we suggest however, if your hair is really fragile, that you should avoid doing anything to it/putting it under stress of any kind because it may break and cause further damage. Using a product range like NIOXIN may help to improve the strength and condition but it depends on the cause of the weakness.

      Here’s the link to the video and please get in touch if you have any other questions.

      Sara and the Curlformers team.

  55. Courtney May 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    My hair is super hard to curl,it wont even curl with a curling iron.I ordered Extra-Long And Wide Curlformers.My hair has big curls that last all day.Thanks Curlformers!

  56. Jasmine July 13, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    I just purchased some! I’m excited but the problem is I’m not sure how many I need. Right now I have 48 of them for my almost shoulder length hair. How many more do I need to do a good full curlformer set on my hair?

    • Curlformers August 2, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      HI Jasmine! Our Styling Kits have enough Curlformers for a standard head of hair. If you have 48 Curlformers this should be plenty, unless you have very thick hair. If this is the case, you can always top-up with a Starter Pack.

  57. Arika December 28, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Hi I was super sceptical about purchasing curlformers because I was afraid this would be another product that promised beautiful results that the product could deliver (plus they’re a little pricier than I’d like) however this is not the case with curl formers I tried using 2 packs on my medium length purple hair & I got “ok” results I then purchased another & got even better results I think I will purchase one more pack to achieve the look I’d like but the moral of the story is yes they’re a little more than you’d like to initially spend but it’s a good investment & the product holds up really well so they’ll last a bunch of time. Thank you curl formers for making such a brilliant product that gives me a heatless option to achieve beautiful silky curls. Also I have naturally curly hair but I straight it so when I want it curled I apply a small amount of deep conditioner to each section BEFORE applying each curl former then pull it thorough & sleep on it then wake up to just stunning curls.

    • Curlformers January 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

      Hello Arika! Thank you so much for your wonderful feed-back and we are thrilled you love the results you get with your Curlformers. Do post some photos on our Facebook page as we always love seeing the ‘after’ look!

  58. Jasmine January 2, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    My curlformer has broken. I was pulling the hair through and it snapped. Please help?

    • Curlformers January 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

      Hello Jasmine. Sorry to hear your hook has snapped. The key is not to twist when separating them two ends. However, we would be happy to pop another Hook in the post to you if you email with this issue.

  59. Monika May 30, 2013 at 11:04 am #


    I am planning to order a curlformer kit for myself but am a bit confused on which one to order. My hair is pretty long, just a few inches up my elbows and i would want to have tight curls.. Please advise which kit would best suit me.


    • Curlformers June 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

      Hello Monika. We would advise you to try the Ex Long and Wide Styling Kit for longer hair and bouncy curls! These will create super cute bouncy curls, which you can either leave intact or separate out for a more tousled effect.

  60. mina June 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Do you have a distributor in France ? thank you to answer me !:)

    • Curlformers June 18, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

      Hi. Our distributor in France is: and the contact is Enjoy your Curlformers!

  61. nicole June 13, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    is curlformers washable and if so how do you wash it ?

    • Curlformers June 18, 2013 at 5:38 pm #

      Hello Nicole, Curlformers are washable in warm soapy water but unless you are using a lot of product every time you do not need to wash them frequently.

  62. Susie August 28, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Hi, I have very thick somewhat curly hair and the length comes about to my shoulder blades. My questions are, how many and which size would be best for me? Also, ccould I have my hairdresser use them for a perm? Sorry but 1 last question, how long do curl formers last? Thanks!

    • sara December 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

      Hi Susie

      Thanks for your email and we do apologise for the delay in responding. We would recommend the Long Spiral Curlformers on your hair and this is also the best size for perming with. If you set your hair on Curlformers the curls will last for a day, possibly two if you use some setting/styling lotion. If you ask your stylist to perm your hair using Curlformers, the curls will last for approx 4 weeks, but this depends on the perm lotion used. We hope this helps!

  63. Sulané de Jager September 20, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    Hi, I bought the curlers and it is truly amazing. No more painful curlers or struggling with straighteners. I love Curlformers

    • sara December 20, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

      Thanks for your great feedback Sulane. We really appreciate it.

  64. Hannah November 20, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Hi I’m looking into getting curlformers, but I would need some that would work with hair extensions. Could I get some the length of the hair extensions and then if I was doing it on my shorter natural hair it would be ok that the curlformer was too long? Also will it damage the extensions? They’re human hair. And how long do they take to put in?

    • sara December 20, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

      Hi Hannah

      I’m sorry we’ve taken so long to reply to your question. Curlformers are ideal for curling your hair extensions and yes, you can use the longer length on short hair. Once you’ve mastered the application technique it will take approx 20 minutes to apply them to long hair. You can use an inflatable Softhood with your hand held dryer to speed up the drying process without damaging your hair or your extensions. Hope this helps!

  65. Curlformers September 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    HI! Thanks for posting. Why not try the Extra Long and Wide Curlformers? The important tip is to use them on damp, freshly washed hair combed through with some curling lotion or mousse. Leave to dry completely or speed up the process with a hair-dryer on a low to medium heat. Curlformer curls do last longer than GHD’s but you will need to find a good setting lotion that works for your type of hair. Wella do a good range of styling lotions. Let us know how you get on :)

  66. Curlformers September 29, 2011 at 7:55 am #

    Hello! Thank you for your question. Curlformers will give you longer-lasting curls especially if you comb through a setting lotion on your damp, freshly washed hair before applying them. We would recommend the Extra Long and Wide for your length hair. Do let us know if you have any other questions about Curlformers.

  67. Curlformers September 29, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    Hello Effy! Thank you for your question. Sleeping in Curlformers does create fantastic curls for the next day with no flattening effect at all. We would advise you to try your Curlformers out in the day time first to see how your curls turn out. The important tip is to apply them to damp, freshly washed hair with some styling lotion combed through. Take small sections of hair and apply the Curlformers. Leave to dry completely or speed up the process with a hair-dryer on a low or medium heat. Do let us know if you have any other questions about using Curlformers.

  68. Curlformers September 29, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Hello! Thank you for your enquiry. Your Curlformers should not be cracking, so please can you send an email to and they will talk you through the process of returning them. You will be, naturally, sent some replacement ones.


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