Finger Coiling?

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Thanks guys! It took forever to do though, ugh. Anyways, here's how my hair looked after taking all of them apart. I'm so impressed! I didn't expect the curls to be so defined and full! I'm definitely not doing this on a regular basis though, my arms were killing me, haha.

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Originally Posted by anissafersure
Freakin' gorgeous!!!!! I love it and like everyone else, the color is amazing too.
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I think I'm gonna give it a try either tomorrow, or on Friday after I wash my hair. I really hope it works, since my hair is pretty coarse. This is how it looks now (it's a bit frizzy because I diffused earlier)
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I'll definitely be posting my results though!
Originally Posted by anissafersure
Your regular curls are extremely beautiful too!
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All these gorgeous curls make me happy! (So random I know...)
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I have 3b/c hair & I'm not sure i could do it because my curls are smaller than but fingers. But I will give it a shot. Jeliah your hair looks gorgeous. It reminds me of a curl form set.
Originally Posted by curlicious13
Because I'm 3c and not a mix of 3b/c some of my curls are smaller than my larger fingers, but they're not so much smaller I can't finger curl. If that's the case you're probably not 3b/c. Curl size is the main description of curl type. Most people with 3b have curls larger than their fingers.
Originally Posted by Jessiebanana
Most people still take texture for curl size. I think? That's the only way to understand some of these comments. LoL!

Anyway, 3b curls are the size of a marks a lot marker to the size of a super sharpie marker. At sharpie you're a 3c. 3c goes down to drinking straw size, at which point you're right at 4a. 4a goes down to coffee stirrer size.

I've seen 3c's who are CLEARLY 3c's thinking they're 4a. I'm always like....

Whut?

LoL!!

Anyway anyone can do finger coils. Even 4c's.

Will I be doing them?????

Ain't nobody got time fo dat!! LoL! I'm way too lazy to spend hours twirling. Plus with my hair next day somehow it would all unravel in my sleep!! Hours wasted. LoL!
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I have 3b/c hair & I'm not sure i could do it because my curls are smaller than but fingers. But I will give it a shot. Jeliah your hair looks gorgeous. It reminds me of a curl form set.
Originally Posted by curlicious13
Because I'm 3c and not a mix of 3b/c some of my curls are smaller than my larger fingers, but they're not so much smaller I can't finger curl. If that's the case you're probably not 3b/c. Curl size is the main description of curl type. Most people with 3b have curls larger than their fingers.
Originally Posted by Jessiebanana
Most people still take texture for curl size. I think? That's the only way to understand some of these comments. LoL!

Anyway, 3b curls are the size of a marks a lot marker to the size of a super sharpie marker. At sharpie you're a 3c. 3c goes down to drinking straw size, at which point you're right at 4a. 4a goes down to coffee stirrer size.

I've seen 3c's who are CLEARLY 3c's thinking they're 4a. I'm always like....

Whut?

LoL!!

Anyway anyone can do finger coils. Even 4c's.

Will I be doing them?????

Ain't nobody got time fo dat!! LoL! I'm way too lazy to spend hours twirling. Plus with my hair next day somehow it would all unravel in my sleep!! Hours wasted. LoL!
Originally Posted by BlackAngelPlayah
Come on! Try it and post a pic! We should all do it and post our after finger coiling here! That would be so cool!
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I did some today, and they turned out nice, I did some... and got tired.

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I did some today, and they turned out nice, I did some... and got tired.

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Originally Posted by KiraSavannah
post a pic!
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I do this all the time basically, Ive been doing it for years, it takes me only half an hour to 40 min now. I do it only once a week, maybe twice if my hair got really messy.

I havent found another way to make my curls look defined. If i don't finger coil, my hair looks like a big frizzy mess, and the curls are not defined and dont clump together at all, the curls are way smaller/tighter then as well, which makes it look a lot shorter!

I hate doing it but I like the result =P I've been looking for another way to style my hair for ages, but nothing seems to work. I thought that maybe different products would help, so I tried a million things, but nothing seems to work. Maybe its just my hair... I'm mixed race, my mother is half black and half white and my dad is Arab/north african, so that's maybe why I have so many different curl patterns which makes it harder to style... Still looking for new styling techniques tho, because yes I got so used to doing it, that it goes much quicker... But I still find it too time consuming. Frustrating!
I do this all the time basically, Ive been doing it for years, it takes me only half an hour to 40 min now. I do it only once a week, maybe twice if my hair got really messy.

I havent found another way to make my curls look defined. If i don't finger coil, my hair looks like a big frizzy mess, and the curls are not defined and dont clump together at all, the curls are way smaller/tighter then as well, which makes it look a lot shorter!

I hate doing it but I like the result =P I've been looking for another way to style my hair for ages, but nothing seems to work. I thought that maybe different products would help, so I tried a million things, but nothing seems to work. Maybe its just my hair... I'm mixed race, my mother is half black and half white and my dad is Arab/north african, so that's maybe why I have so many different curl patterns which makes it harder to style... Still looking for new styling techniques tho, because yes I got so used to doing it, that it goes much quicker... But I still find it too time consuming. Frustrating!
Originally Posted by Karima
What are your hair properties? What are you currently using?
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I'm not sure about the properties. My hair type is a mix of 3b, mostly 3c and some bits of 4a I'd say. Most parts of my hair are highly porous I think, its quite dense. The strands on the front of my head are thinner than the ones on the top and back which are really thick and course. My hair is mostly really dry and prone to breakage (so low elasticity, I think?)

I'm currently using sm style milk, a leave in from I think unknown brand from a local shop for natural cosmetics (love this stuff when I've just applied and as the day continues, but my hair seems to drink it because the nxt day its really dry again) and Ive been trying to find a way to work with eco styler (i really dislike it so far, so I'm gonna let it go I think) I use flaxseed gel sometimes, I really like it but it doesn't give me enough hold on its own with just a leave in, so need to use other products as well, which is annoying because if I need other products anyway, I might as well leave it out ,so I'm on and off with it. I am actually waiting for a delivery from a online shop. I made a big order because I wanted to try out some more things because I've been rotating between products lately since my hair doesn't seem to like any product at the moment =P I ordered some curl junkie products, some original moxie stuff and I forgot the name of the other brand... =/ I think it was hair whip something.. can't remember..

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I'm not sure about the properties. My hair type is a mix of 3b, mostly 3c and some bits of 4a I'd say. Most parts of my hair are highly porous I think, its quite dense. The strands on the front of my head are thinner than the ones on the top and back which are really thick and course. My hair is mostly really dry and prone to breakage (so low elasticity, I think?)

I'm currently using sm style milk, a leave in from I think unknown brand from a local shop for natural cosmetics (love this stuff when I've just applied and as the day continues, but my hair seems to drink it because the nxt day its really dry again) and Ive been trying to find a way to work with eco styler (i really dislike it so far, so I'm gonna let it go I think) I use flaxseed gel sometimes, I really like it but it doesn't give me enough hold on its own with just a leave in, so need to use other products as well, which is annoying because if I need other products anyway, I might as well leave it out ,so I'm on and off with it. I am actually waiting for a delivery from a online shop. I made a big order because I wanted to try out some more things because I've been rotating between products lately since my hair doesn't seem to like any product at the moment =P I ordered some curl junkie products, some original moxie stuff and I forgot the name of the other brand... =/ I think it was hair whip something.. can't remember..

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Originally Posted by Karima
It's hard to figure out what products. Definitely do a search on here. Many curlies use multiple products- like myself. So you shouldn't feel that using more than one makes a product pointless. Different products have different uses and each provide different ingredients that you need. I suggest really researching ingredients and figuring out what your hair likes.
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Yes I know =) its really a journey isn't it? Its just that I've always been piling up products in my hair to get it moisturized and softer and somewhat manageable, hahaha. But I just feel that there have to be products around that don't require that much help from a ton of other products to work well you know..

I often find that I need to use a whole lot of product to style my hair, or when I use "heavier" products, and use less, that my hair gets so greasy like yuck, and still isn't manageable.
So the search continues. But that's fine, as long as I enjoy. Ofcourse I come across products that I do like, but I just like trying out new things as for the styling process, I'm happy I found atleast something that works! Especially after all those years I've spend at war with my hair

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Yes I know =) its really a journey isn't it? Its just that I've always been piling up products in my hair to get it moisturized and softer and somewhat manageable, hahaha. But I just feel that there have to be products around that don't require that much help from a ton of other products to work well you know..

I often find that I need to use a whole lot of product to style my hair, or when I use "heavier" products, and use less, that my hair gets so greasy like yuck, and still isn't manageable.
So the search continues. But that's fine, as long as I enjoy. Ofcourse I come across products that I do like, but I just like trying out new things as for the styling process, I'm happy I found atleast something that works! Especially after all those years I've spend at war with my hair

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Originally Posted by Karima
Absolutely The thing is, I think it is a conjunction of your hair properties needing specific ingredients, clumps or lack thereof that you are trying to achieve, and the hold you want. For example, say you are high porosity, you will want to look for ingredients like ceramides, panthenol, and protein. However, through the exterior, you want your curls to be tighter and have a gel cast. Thus different products will assist in maintaining this daily regimen. Sometimes though, I use straight up CO and thats it! Because it can be tiring trying/using all different products.

Glad you found something that works, it is always a great feeling to have made a dent in your regimen or a product that can become an HG!
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All these gorgeous curls make me happy! (So random I know...)
Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz
They all look gorgeous indeed. I tried finger coiling a few strands after applying spray gel but tousling and scrunching seem to work better for 2b folks like myself. If I had time, I wouldn't mind someone doing it for me.
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Ok tried this for myself. Can someone please help me find a way for them not to unravel? I think it's my fault though because I did this when my hair was in the drying process. Next time I am going to wait till it's dry and then spray with water. This is a great protective style! So happy because I am going to the beach tomorrow.
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I think if you let it dry first then spray it with water then use a styler like a gel or curl cream that might help them stay better
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I think if you let it dry first then spray it with water then use a styler like a gel or curl cream that might help them stay better
Originally Posted by Jeliah
Definitely going to do that the next time I do it! Thanks for the tip!
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