Go easy hair should be easy!
HOW DO I SECURE THE STRIPS?
You can simply wrap the elastic loops around the ends of your hair and let the strips hang to dry ("Dreadlocks Style").
To keep the wraps more snug and the hair from slipping down the strip, tuck the end of the strip into the top of the headband ("Princess Leia Style").
DO I WRAP WITH MY HAIR DAMP OR WET?
It's important to wrap your hair while it is slightly damp. If it's too wet, it will take much longer to dry.
If you need to speed up the drying time, you can use a hair dryer on low heat and low air... no longer a totally "heatless" method, but still less heat, right? Keeping the air flow low will ensure you do not tangle fine hair in the microfiber.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
The microfiber is plush and extremely soft, unlike most curlers/rollers. Once in, Octocurl feels like having your hair in a headband, pony, or bun depending on which method you choose. You will seriously forget you have it in... especially if you wrap the strips up into the headband "Princess Leia Style".
It's also very secure so you don't have to worry about it falling out. You can sleep in it, cook dinner, do yoga, play with your kids, watch a movie, etc. Really!
DOES IT WORK WITH SHORT HAIR?
Yes. You will keep the headband higher up on your head while you wrap the strips (to allow the curls to start higher up). Since the strip is longer than your hair, fold the end up over your hair before securing with the elastic loop.
WHAT ABOUT LONG HAIR?
In order to fit the entire length of your hair, start the wraps high up on the strip and keep the wraps close together. As you work towards the back of your head, it helps to pull the strip out as you wrap so you can see what you are doing.
CAN I USE OCTOCURL WITH LAYERS?
For layers, it helps to twist the hair section before wrapping. This keeps the layers intact with the wrap.
Another method is to wrap the hair around a single strip and secure. Then take the second strip and wrap it around the first strip to hold the layers in place.
WHAT CURLS/WAVES ARE POSSIBLE?
Octocurl is extremely versatile. During product testing, we were continually coming up with new methods for curling, wrapping, bending, twisting, braiding, etc.
It's fun to experiment and play with options. There is an instruction booklet included to get you started.
HOW LONG DO THE CURLS/WAVES LAST?
This really depends on your hair type. Some find that heatless curls last longer, but the hair must completely dry for the curls/waves to set.
Styling products for your hair type also make a big difference.
If you want to style your hair with Octocurl and have it last for 2-3 days, try wrapping tighter &/or smaller sections. You will have tighter curls on day 1 which will loosen up by day 2. Your hair may still even have some added volume and texture on day 3. Again, every hair type responds differently, but this is something worth considering if you really want to go easy!
DOES IT REALLY WORK OVERNIGHT?
Yes! Here are a few tips:
Use the crown lift method listed on page 9 of the instruction booklet. With this method, you put rollers (not included) in the crown after styling the rest of your hair with the strips. This method protects the crown while you sleep.
Switch your part to the opposite side before you style with Octocurl. In the morning when you adjust your part, you will cover up the area that was exposed to the pillow.
Using damp hands &/or styling product to smooth the crown before removing Octocurl can make a big difference as well.
No matter what you have to do, it's minimal compared to starting styling from scratch!
DOES IT CREATE KINKS OR DENTS?
Because Octocurl doesn't require pins or clips this isn't an issue as with other types of curlers/rollers.
One tip is to make sure the ends of your hair are pulled out from the elastic at the end of the strip.
Another thing to keep in mind is you want your sections to be flat as you wrap... just like you would do with a curling wand. The neater your wrap, the better the result because your hair will dry/set in the position you place it.
Keep in mind that your hair will smooth and settle after you release it from the strips. Try to resist fussing with it too much right away which can create flyaways/frizz and reduce the definition in your curls/waves.
WHAT IF I'M NOT SATISFIED WITH OCTOCURL?
We want you to be 100% happy with the product. If you have any issues please do not hesitate to contact us.