I have to admit that new naturals can learn a lot on how to care for their hair from the online community. In another post, I’ll list the online resources I have found invaluable.
Before washing my hair this week, I checked online for styling ideas. (Guess you will have figured out my washday is Mondays by now. For some time now, weekends are choked and I hardly can find the time to wash my hair. I hate to rush so I don’t bother with weekends any more. Hopefully, my schedule will change soon and then I’ll be back to weekend washes and have a fresh style Monday morning.)
Finger curls looked easy and the subsequent ‘out’ looked nice. Well, in the pictures I saw on google. So, decided for it. And wow!!!, it was very easy to do.
I used aussi moist conditioner as leave in and my eco custard mix as styler. Before that, I’d co-washed with TRESemme Natural conditioner only. Noticed how curly my type 4 hair looked when wet. Super moisturized and curly. I felt tempted to leave it to air dry and see if it would still stay curly. (will save that experiment for tomorrow evening. Being Friday, if it gets all frizzy when dry, I can always re-style it Saturday morning.) I then put in the finger curls. Took me about 30-45mins. Hopefully, it will be quicker next time
By morning, my hair wasn’t thoroughly dried, but since I had to rush out of the house, I quickly separated the curls to get a fuller look. Had been tempted to wear the finger curls straight up, but changed my mind when I saw the picture of it. The subsequent finger curl out was nice. The hair dried in the course of the day, and it didn’t get frizzy or anything. That was Tuesday. As at today, Thursday, I still have the same style, and the hair looks great.
At night I spritz and wear a satin scarf. In the morning I rub my hands with oil and lift the hair up, then use an afro pick to fluff out the curls. Spray oil polish on it and I’m good to go.
Gotten 3 full days out of the finger curls. I think that is just wow!!
I haven’t done any flat twists or two strand twists this week and my hair is presentable.
I plan to co-wash this evening however. My scalp has been a bit itchy and that’s probably because I haven’t been oiling it since I did the finger curls. Usually, I oil with JBCO every day,
Oh well, will keep you posted. Wanted you to know how my first attempt at finger curls went.