How to do Finger Coils on 4a, 4b and 4c Natural Hair

finger coils on 4c hair
Finger Coils on 4b Hair
Finger Coils on 4b Hair (done by Joulezy on YouTube)

I did a post on finger coils before but I really wasn’t sure of exactly how it would work on 4c hair… until I saw a video from Joulezy on YouTube.

After watching a few videos on natural hair, this seems to be the way that assures successful finger coils  for most type 4 naturals includes the following steps:

  • Mist hair with water or work on damp hair.
  • Add oil then gel.
  • Finger coil your hair between your thumb and index finger as shown in the video below.
  • Pin hair down if you don’t want the hair to stick up. This is particularly useful to those with short hair and if you’re picky about the direction in which you want your hair to lay.

Watch the video below to see Joulezy’s exact method.

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Below is another similar method using different products.

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If you don’t like the stiffer, more crunchy feel, perhaps a gel isn’t for you. You can also opt to use a creamy product like Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream. I’ve found that it is very moisturising and works well. Watch the video below to see how you can create coils with a loose hold below.

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