I was VERY pleased with the results I got with Curlformers on my daughters' hair. These pictures are from the morning after at 6AM. My girls went to bed with the Curlformers on their hair. (I have 3 daughters but one of my twins declined to be photographed...so, you'll have to take my word for how really well her curls came out!)
What REALLY amazed me was how well my girls' curls held after a full day of school. I picked them up from school and was shocked that their curls were not standing up on their heads like Chinese fans. (Come on, parents... you KNOW the look I'm talkin' about.) My kids' caucasian caregiver even had to agree that the girls' curls held very nicely. She too had expected the cute look to have vanished by 3:15PM.
Of course, I trust the "hold" had everything to do with the aloe vera gel and hair oil I used to set the hair prior to installing the Curlformers. I use aloe vera/water spritz daily on their hair when styling.
Here are my final thoughts on Curlformers:
Pro-- Curlformers spiral curls African American hair! If you are not so sure about how to roll your hair to create perfectly neat spiral curls... Curlformers may be for you. Just be certain to smooth the hair first with your favorite setting lotion or gel before installing the Curlformers on the hair to achieve perfect spiral curls everytime. They are kinda novel to use as well (i.e. FUN & DIFFERENT!)
Con-- Curlformers are costly in comparison to creating spiral curls with the ultra inexpensive pipe cleaner or the ever available perm rod.
Try 'em... you be the judge!