When you’re rocking a TWA (teeny weeny afro) it can seem like you never know what to do with your hair. If you don’t feel like putting in braids or a weave, a good hairstyle option is finger coils. They’re low maintenance, easy and they also work as a protective style. You can get them done at a salon, but if you’re willing to put the time in, it can be just as easy doing it at home!
When you start out with coiling your hair, make sure that it is freshly washed, as you don’t want product buildup or residue to affect the outcome of your style.
Hair should be deep conditioned as well and slightly damp for best results. To ensure that your hair remains moisturized, follow the L.O.C. or L.C.O. method.
A curl enhancing cream or gel works really well with this style, but keep in mind that the gel should be applied onto your hair last because it can cause hair to become dry and brittle. This is why it’s important to have hair that is thoroughly moisturized so that it is protected from the gel.
After you ensure that your hair is properly moisturized, go through and thoroughly detangle your hair-like VERY thoroughly. This is important because when you undo your coils without the hair being properly detangled, you’ll find that it is more difficult to take out the coils and your hair will look frizzy.
You can start from the back at the nape of your neck or you can start coiling from the front, it’s honestly based on personal preference.
Take a section of your hair, no bigger than your index finger and begin twisting the hair until it takes on a coiled shape. It is important to keep twisting until the piece of hair is completely coiled. This will ensure a neater and more uniform look.
If you would like to have a part in your hair, be sure to twist away from the part line, as this will ensure a clear definition of the part.
Make sure that you’re not wearing this style for more than 2-3 weeks. This is because your hair can begin to loc up. Also make sure that your scalp is not dry or flaky, applying a liberal amount of leave-in conditioner and/or a quick steam are great ways to replenish your finger coils!