Twirling hair to style...

Does anyone do this? A year ago, I went to a stylist who explained to me that curly hair never looks "done," and when my hair was wet after a cut, she sectioned the hair and "twirled" small pieces around my head until practically all of my hair was styled this way.

Once dry, I massaged my scalp and decrunched it, and it looked beautiful. It also seems to be a good way to combat frizz on a rainy day because the curls are already formed in their tight little units...

You also have a bit more control in how you want the curls to look, by styling them this way.

My only complaint--and why I don't do this all the time--is it's time consuming to twirl all the curls on your head every morning, and it's difficult to get the back pieces as well. Sometimes, if a stray hair isn't twirled, it makes the style look less uniform.

Just wondering if anyone else does this, thanks.
I've tried using the Jonathan Torch method (he uses Curl Keeper) but it doesn't work for me. I'm 3a - I think the method might work if your hair is curlier than 3a, but I have a weak curl pattern and it doesn't stay. It just ends up a mess.

You are right also in that it is very time consuming, but I would have put up with that if it worked for me.

Good luck with it!
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I have used this technique even long before I went CG. Jonathan Torch's method is called "Skip Curl". There is a video on frizzoff.com if you are interested. Like curlypearl, I've used this method and it is time consuming, but after you've done it a few times you will get quicker at it. I can do my BSL hair in about 5 - 10 minutes. I love the look I can achieve with this technique. I change it up sometimes by taking larger sections of hair, skip curl and then turn upside down and gently shake them out. It's very quick to do it this way and I still get nice uniform curl formation.
3B, fine, low/normal porosity
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How does it work if you aren't a Curl keeper user? I use gel and I was wondering if the gel would 'catch' on my finger while I was doing it etc. Thanx.
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
How does it work if you aren't a Curl keeper user? I use gel and I was wondering if the gel would 'catch' on my finger while I was doing it etc. Thanx.
Originally Posted by marinacurlz
I never use Curl Keeper as I don't like it at all. This technique is done with wet hair, so even after I've applied products my hair is still wet and doesn't catch or grab. You could wet your hands if you think your hair might grab and that should help.
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LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
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I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
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I'll give it a try tomorrow.
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
I do this regularly although maybe not quite the same way the "skip curl" method in that I don't slide my finger all the way to the end of the curl and continue to shake it or twirl it like he does. After I have put my product in and parted my hair, I put a teeny more product on my fingertips and rub together (so they stay a little slippery), then i section out small parts of my bangs and wrap around my finger. I do the same with some pieces on the sides so that it isn't just my bangs with perfectly shaped curls. If you watch the frizzoff.com video, it's basically what he does to her bangs. I just continue to do that same thing on the sides as well rather than adding in that twirling thing he does. It works really well and I don't use curlkeeper (didn't like it). I do this with Confident Coils. After I twirl I just leave it alone till they dry, scrunch the crunch out and occassionally break up a few if they look like they clumped too thick.
Hair Type: mix of 3's, growing out an angled bob, color-treated red.
Current products: GVP conditioning balm for co-wash and leave in, Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle, Pattern Pusha and Garnier Anti-humidity hairspray
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I twirl my hair often. I don't do the "skip method" as I don't shake it on the ends (not even sure what that's supposed to do).
If I have time, I'll twirl all of my hair. If I'm in a rush, I'll just twirl the hair framing my face and scrunch the rest (and scrunch the crunch all over when hair is dry).
Sometimes I don't twirl it and just scrunch--depends on my mood, time, and preference.
I just use creamy leave-in to style my hair, so not sure what gel can do.
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I twirl my hair every day! It makes my curls fatter and more organized. After applying all my products (Kinky Curly Knot Today, Re:Coil, one of many gels), I use a t-shirt to gently blot/squeeze the water out of my hair (its always super wet). After this I scrunch a quarter sized blob of BRHG into my hair, and then I lean my head forward so all my hair is hanging in front of me. I twirl my hair, starting from the hair closest to the back of my head, into fat, sausage like rolls, using one finger for each roll and doing 2 at a time, one on each side (somehow this makes it easier/better). I do this until I reach the front of my head, usually 5 or 6 rolls in total. Then I plop for about 10 minutes, and I'm good to go!
How does it work if you aren't a Curl keeper user? I use gel and I was wondering if the gel would 'catch' on my finger while I was doing it etc. Thanx.
Originally Posted by marinacurlz
I have found that if I try to do this after I've applied KCCC that it will catch on my fingers and cause frizz. So I'll apply my leave-in first, twist my hair into sections, plop for a little bit, then scrunch in the KCCC. If some of the sections break apart then I'll apply a little dab of KCCC to the tips of my fingers and retwist those sections. After that I'll usually diffuse til mostly dry and my hair looks awesome! This is my preferred method of styling my hair but most mornings I don't have the time to do all this. I have found that this method will give me great second day hair and sometimes even third day hair or more.
3a, medium texture, low porosity(?)
Poo: KC Come Clean
Rinse-out Condish: Jessicurl Too Shea
Leave-in: KCKT
Styling Products: KCCC, HETT/HESMU, Joiwhip
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I don't have much hair and it is still very time consuming! I really like the results so I do this just on special occasions for a different dressier look.
Type: 3a, fine, thin, low porosity Water/Climate: soft/ marine Washes: water w/washcloth, shikakai, clay Condition: Style:Seamollient, CurlsPFCCP, Miracurl, Gel-les'c, CK; rudeechick's super soaker method; blot, air dry 30 min; diffuse Also: coconut oil

Does anyone do this? A year ago, I went to a stylist who explained to me that curly hair never looks "done," and when my hair was wet after a cut, she sectioned the hair and "twirled" small pieces around my head until practically all of my hair was styled this way.

Once dry, I massaged my scalp and decrunched it, and it looked beautiful. It also seems to be a good way to combat frizz on a rainy day because the curls are already formed in their tight little units...

You also have a bit more control in how you want the curls to look, by styling them this way.

My only complaint--and why I don't do this all the time--is it's time consuming to twirl all the curls on your head every morning, and it's difficult to get the back pieces as well. Sometimes, if a stray hair isn't twirled, it makes the style look less uniform.

Just wondering if anyone else does this, thanks.
Originally Posted by curlygurl25
I do this a lot! It keeps the frizz to a minimum and people have commented that my curls look amazingly shiny and healthier when they are twirled like that. I don't use the skip curl method, I simply wash my hair, apply leave in and then Boots Curl Creme. I then section my hair and use a brush to promote nice clumps on the first section (it's a great idea to start from the back of your head). I then simply grab a little bit and twirl it. I think the "skip" part of the skip curl isn't really needed... I don't find it makes much difference, all I need to do is twirl and pull my finger from the curl.

When I'm not twirling, more product is needed but twirling doesn't really need much, I find.

Also! You mightn't need to do it every morning, when I twirl my curls they tend to stay defined and twirled for a long time!

ETA: After you get used to this method, it gets quicker. Well, for me anyways.
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Last edited by Covet; 04-30-2010 at 10:25 AM.
I've done this method in the past and it gives me good results but it's takes wayyy too much time for my liking.
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i use the twirl method and love it. i wash my hair every 2-3 days and i only twirl random pieces. it does give a more uniform look, especially if you have a mix of curl types. i agree that it would be time consuming to do you entire head and that it would look a bit unnatural.
Mix of Botticelli-Ringlets-Spirals

Products:
alternate between:
Deva NoPoo/Deva OneCondition
and Herbal Essence Drama Clean Shampoo/Hello Hydration Conditioner
always use:
KMS Hair Stay Gel
Henna 'n' Placenta Conditioning Treatment
Routine:
wash hair every 3rd night
apply products by scrunching and raking
diffuse until 100% dry

i hate 1st day hair!
my hair likes humidity and protein.

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