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 curling too much hair around the barrel When using the curling attachments or the slide-on brush, use a section of hair that is not too thick. The thinner the hair section, the tighter the curl. Are you curling for long enough? We recommend that you curl each section for 5 to 10 seconds, depending on the thickness of your hair.