How to use Curlformers (Plus Competition!)

Curlformers are an amazing way to curl your hair naturally and gently with no heat. They do look odd and take a little getting used to but when you have thick, heavy, uncurlable hair like mine, these little tubes of plastic do the trick where the best heat tools have failed.


I have shared my love of Curlformers many times and because they are so unusual and unlike anything else I am often asked how to use Curlformers.

How to use Curlformers

How to use Curlformers

Curlformers come with two long rods with hooks on the end. To start, push the rod through the length of the Curlformer, making the Curlformer straight. On damp hair, loop a small section of hair through the hook, keep the opening of the Curlformer near your head open and then simply pull the rod out. As the rod is pulled out, your hair is pulled through the length. Twist the Curlformer back into it is correct, spiral shape and leave your hair to be beautifully curled. You can alternate curl direction easily as the left and right are colour coordinated.

How to use Curlformers

For me, I have learnt how to sleep with Curlformers. At first, I could not sleep with them in so now start a little further down the length of my hair. They are not particularly uncomfortable, but I am a very light sleeper. My sister wore them in when she was my bridesmaid and had no issue sleeping in them at all.

How to use Curlformers

For best results I have my hair brushed and combed so well first. I also use hair oils so that my end result will be super sleek. When I put the Curlformers in I have my husband Jon get the rods ready with the next Curlformer, so it only takes around 20 minutes to do my full head and then once finished less than 5 minutes to remove. To remove, straighten the Curlformer, open the top, and pull the Curlformer off. Retwist your hair back into the perfect spiral. Usually, I sleep in mine but if it is for an evening out I can speed up the process with a hairdryer and one of these hair helmet tools!

How to use Curlformers

If you have liked the sound of these and wanted to try them for yourself, then you are in luck as I have been given the opportunity to give away one of the Curlformers Spiral Pro Styling Kits for super long hair. They come in a luxury, dark silver, satin vanity bag and are now different colours – 15 dark purple for clockwise curls and 15 dark purple with a gold strip for anti-clockwise curls. Good Luck!

How to use Curlformers

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Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.

  • Ooh I’ve been seeing these curlformers everywhere but have held back from using them as I had no idea what the curls would look like afterwards. They seem pretty easy to use though, so thanks so much for the tutorial!

    Lizzie Bee //

  • amy bondoc

    Wow these are amazing! your hair looks great by the way!

  • Amez2012

    love these!

  • Ellen Sheppard

    these look great, always looking for something new to try, my hair refuses to hold a curl using heat stylers, so would love to try these

  • Alica

    These look fantastic! I have really hard to curl hair and would love to try them! I used to use rags years ago to try and get the same results x

  • Gemma Massey

    These look brill would love to try thanks for the chance

  • Heather Morrison

    Never used these but they look fab! Find it really difficult to curl my hair x


    I would love to try these, literally tried everything for curling on my hair

  • Rachael Ashmore

    Wow these look amazing. Thank you for the chance 🦄🦄

  • Deborah Clarke

    Ooh these look great would love to try. Fingers crossed

  • MrRichTea

    OoOH :)

  • Solange

    I would love to try this.

  • Fay Norris

    I’ve been wanting to try these

  • Michelle O’neill

    looks great x

  • suzannesendell

    These look great,haven’t heard of these ones before

  • Susan Smith

    These look terrific, i have horrible straight hair, always trying to curl up, so these would be perfect

  • Sharon stanley

    I am lucky enough to have naturally curly hair but a freind of mine is always moaning about hers being straight. I would love to win for her.

  • clare xx

    i have been after these for ages!!! read so many good things about them – they look fab! ive tried all kinds and can never tame my frizzy mess – these look great tho!

  • Jamie Edwards

    I have heard so many good things about these, my hair is a permanent state of curly frizz so I’d love a more defined curl!

  • Jo Glasspool

    These look ace! I have really long hair and curling can be such a pain with tongs, these look so easy. P.S I put my name instead of my handle for Instagram its @amigotia and I follow. Thanks

  • Margaret Gallagher

    Amazing for my long hair -looks fabulous

  • PAH

    My other half loves these so got me to sign up for the comp thank you !!

  • Jemma Louise Dwyer

    love to try these on my long hair :D x

  • Paula Cheadle

    would love to try these

  • Gillian McClelland

    These look great

  • Maria Knight

    These look fantastic!!! Perfect for curling my long locks! The look like they’d be ok to sleep in too!

  • SylviaP70

    My daughter would love these! Her hair is very fine and very straight and she finds it difficult to get curls to last.

  • Laura Harrison

    Very nice giveaway. Thank you for the chance xx

  • Holly Harmsworth

    great giveaway! would love to use these on mine and my daughters hair

  • Carly Belsey

    I would love to try these, what a fab idea, thank you :-)

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    Thanks for the giveaway. I’d love to try these

  • Jo Hutchinson

    Beautiful curls.

  • Sarah Rowland

    wow these look amazing

  • Rachel Craig

    I’d like to try these with my long hair.

  • Jayne Townson

    These look great, thanks for this.

  • Sarah H

    My daughter would love these! :D

  • kim neville

    Lovely natural curls

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    Fantastic Giveaway

  • sharon martin

    fabulous giveaway

  • Catherine Joyce

    These look great

  • C h a n t e l

    Great to see that these work on long hair! Curls just drop out too quickly when I use a heated styler too.

  • Hayley Todd

    These look amazing! My daughter has fabulously long hair and she would love her hair to look like this!

  • Kat Glynn

    I have quite long hair and normal curlers are a pain, these look good! x

  • missingsleep

    Such pretty curls, look great :) x

  • Natalie Crossan

    I’d absolutely love to win for my best mate :) xxxx

  • Tammy Neal

    Would love these better then having straight hair all the while x

  • Ruth Wollerton

    This would be HAIRTASTIC, to control my manic hair xxx