What is the shingling hair method?
Shingling is a styling technique where you apply a curly hair product, like a curl cream, hair gel, or a leave-in conditioner, through each curl to separate and smooth it into a bouncy coil. When working products through your hair, shingling requires attention to detail.
What is the Smasters method?
With the Smasters method, you are using additional product on your hair, and fine-haired curlies may run into this issue the most. In the beginning, cut your usual product usage in half. Then, gradually add more or less, until you are able to get the benefits of this method without it weighing your hair down.
How long does it take to shingle your hair?
Shingling can take about 20 minutes or more, depending on your hair length and density; you’ll want to start with freshly co-washed and deep-conditioned hair.
How do you do 4c hair shingling?
Use your thumb and index finger to smooth each curl from root to tip, twisting around your index finger for maximum definition. For 4b to 4c hair, you can finger rake a curling cream through your hair and then use gel to separate your strands.
How do you Shingle a 4b hair?
Can finger waves be done on natural hair?
When you think of finger waves, most often straightened hair may come to mind, but you can very well achieve finger was on short natural hair.
What’s the best way to shingle your hair?
Then to start the shingling method, I section my hair into small sections. It’s much easier to work this way since the process is fairly laborious (but worth it!). I take the first section and spritz it with water so it is dripping, but not drenched, and apply my curl cream.
How long does it take to do shingling hair?
Shingling can take about 20 minutes or more, depending on your hair length and density; you’ll want to start with freshly co-washed and deep-conditioned hair. Natural hair blogger Natasha Lee-Duhaney tells us that her number-one tip for curl definition is to never underestimate the importance of moisture and hydration.
Why do Curly girls use the shingling method?
*Because the shingling method allows me to separate each curl where it naturally would fall, this leaves less chance for my curls to tangle around each other. As a curly girl, you will of course always have tangles, but I have definitely noticed less with this method.
What kind of conditioner do you use for shingling hair?
Shingling works best on textures that naturally clump together, so thicker 4c textures will require more effort, but it’s certainly possible — and the results are worth it. For super defined curls, you’ll need a good co-wash cleanser, a deep conditioner, a leave-in conditioner, and curling cream or gel.