My Top Two Methods
1.Using Cream Based Products
You can either start with freshly washed and conditioned wet hair or dry hair.
- After dividing your hair into sections (between 10-12, two strand twists) unravel the section you wish to start on and spray it with warm water.
- Palm smooth that section with your hands, 4-6 times, as if you are using your hands as a flat iron. You should see your curl definition become more prominent, if not, spray a bit more water on it and palm smooth that section until you do.
- Add your cream based hair product, to that section and palm smooth. (Your curls should be well formed and popping at this stage.) Some of Natural Notts member's favourite creamy products are: Organic shea butter, their shea butter and essential oil mix, avocado butter, Brazilian Butter, etc. However, you might prefer different creamy based brands, for example, by Shea Moisture, Jane Carter or As I Am.)
- Braid that section down to the last inch, then add a small amount of product to the end and finish by two strand twisting to the tip.
- Repeat all the steps above for the remaining sections.
2. Using Oil Based Products (My preferred method today)
- Thoroughly wet the section you are working on, with warm water, as opposed to just making it damp.
- Single twist that section all the way to the end, to force the water (moisture) into the core of each hair strand, pressing the twist with your fingertips, from the root to the tip. Now let go of the twist, so it can unravel.
- Add your oil based hair product, to the hair section. (I prefer Fillipio Berrio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. However, some of Natural Notts members like to use: Jamaican Black Castor oil (JBCO) argan oil, avocado oil, etc.) Palm smooth the hair, from root to tip, 4-6 times. Your curls should become more prominent each time you palm smooth it.
- Braid that section down to the last inch, add a small amount of your oil to the end and finish by two strand twisting to the tip.
- Repeat the steps above for the remaining sections.
Loreen Hall - aka, Miss Natural Notts