1. Wash and condition hair as normal.
2. Section hair into 4 sections and secure with clips. (This is also the time to part your hair, how you desire. I didn't part my hair, I just twisted in the direction that I wanted my hair to fall.)
3. Work about 2 finger tips amount of virgin coconut oil into the section you are about to twist from root to tip.
4. Depending on how large you want your twists to be, take a section of hair from the main section and spray it with water.
5. Then work the Eco Styler gel though the smaller section and then two strand twist that section to the very end. Don't borrow hair from other sections! ( I know it's tempting, but not doing this really ensures that your twist out is very defined).
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until you have two strand twisted all of your hair.
7. Let hair air dry overnight (with silk bonnet) or sit under a hooded dryer.
8. Untwist hair with lemon grass oil. I only untwisted each twist once, for a fuller look you can separate the twists further into 3-4 pieces for each part of the 2 strand twist.
Southern Style Naturalista
Want to define the curls in your fro? Try shingling, which is essentially working the product through your hair from root to tip. You can use a comb or your fingers, either way your curl pattern will pop!!! In the video below, I used a curl pudding, but don't be afraid to try other holding creams or moisturizers for your shingling techniques and let me know how they come out!
**These initial videos are sometimes not as audible as I would like. These are my first attempts at video editing, they will get better I promise! lol*
A major concern for naturalistas is moisture retention. We have to make sure those locks are moisturized. Although, most naturals are sure to use sulfate free shampoos, frequent shampooing can be drying to the hair. Thus washing hair with conditioner or co-washing is the cleansing method of choice for many naturalistas. Personally, I probably co-wash twice a month. The other 2 weeks of the month I wash my hair with a sulfate-free shampoo. The video belows show my cowashing method.
**These initial videos are sometimes not as audible as I would like. These are my first attempts at video editing, they will get better I promise! lol**