Hello all, I just got my spoolies from the Vermont Country Store catalog. They're these little plastic things that are supposed to fold down on top of themselves to hold in your hair. I am very sad to report that they don't work for me at all. My hair is about shoulder length with layers and I have a lot of hair, though it is fine. I successfully closed several but only when my hair was about as thick around as a thin pencil, and over time they started releasing and falling out because my hair is too long or too thick... not sure. Anyways, me being me, I bought four packets of them and now they're not going to do me much good. They had the option of large ones, but I'm not ready to go in again for more plus shipping. So my advice is to stick to pincurls unless you have shorter, thin hair! They're faster and you can control which way your curl goes. That's my two cents. I'd love to hear of anyone else's experiences!