Troubleshooting My Philips curler does not make my hair curly enough Your Philips curler is designed to give you perfect curls and ringlets, every time. If you are not getting the curls you are looking for, try the following. You might be using too much hair around the barrel When using the curling attachments or the slide-on brush, use an amount of hair that is not too thick. The thinner the hair section, the tighter the curl. Are you curling time long enough? We recommend that you curl each section for 5 to 10 seconds, depending on thickness of your hair.