Are you trying to achieve curls for a special occasion or just want to change to a different hairstyle from your signature high puff? Do you dislike the thought of going under the dryer and wouldn't mind wearing rollers on your head for a good part of the day, or even sleeping with rollers on your head? Here are three styling tools which have been around for a while, and also work very well with naturally curly hair. For the newly returning natural, I've tried my best to explain how the differences between these three common, yet often mistaken styling tools.
Many stylists and natural hair enthusiasts have found that using a setting lotion on damp hair gives the curls a smooth and polished finished look and hold. While some prefer using some of these tools on stretched natural hair for added volume, others like me who don't mind the shrinkage use them on freshly washed, damp natural hair. I personally use diluted 'Lottabody' setting lotion and add a styling product like Awali Naturals Butters to my hair for moisture retention.
All these styling tools are available online on websites like Alibaba, Amazon or ebay, at local beauty supply stores and in many social media 'marketplace' groups. You can even have them delivered to you right to your doorstep on the very same day you order!
Below are a few pictures of the results I've been able to achieve using the different tools on different lengths of hair. Enjoy :)
Click here if you'd like to see the full video tutorial of how I did the curlformers set.
I can't really choose which my favorite styling tools are, mainly because I keep changing my hair as often as I feel like and sometimes I will combine them together. Using the styling tools on different hair textures, types and lengths gives me the pleasure of experiencing the versatility of our beautiful naturally curly hair.
So, which ones are your favorite styling tools? What has been your experience using them? Feel free to share.
Keep smiling :)