Finger curls are a cute and pretty simple way to make curls pop. We were going to spend time with my husband’s family for a Belizean Brunch so I decided to give it a try, except instead of doing her whole head we decided to do a Finger Curls Ponytail instead. It came out pretty cute and wanted to share it with the Multiracial Media family in case you needed an idea to try out.
The other day I saw a picture that a mother shared in a hair group I’m in, and it inspired me to pull this trick out of my bag again and use it on my daughters hair. When she was younger, and her hair was a lot shorter, I used to do this all the time. Now that her hair is to her knees it would take a lot of time so I haven’t done it in years. But by doing her hair into a ponytail first and then finger curling it, it took only about 10 minutes.
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Today was washday so we washed her hair, put some hair cholesterol cream in (daughter loves how it smells), and then Cantu Curling Cream in. I sealed the ends of her hair with Righteous Roots Pre-Poo Oil as they tend to get a bit drier than the rest of her hair. Her hair was really coated with product to help the finger curls be moisturized and easier to twirl. We put her hair up into a loose bun and as soon as bath time was over we went upstairs and put her hair up into a ponytail.
Then I started to divide the hair into small sections. This can vary depending on how big or small you want the finger curls.
Detangling (again) each small section was a step I added so the curls would be nice and smooth. Ensure you start at the top of the hair near the pony, hold on tight with your other hand, and detangle using a wide tooth comb moving towards the ends. After that I got a dime-sized amount of TwistedSista Farewell to Frizz Amazing Dream Curls Gel and rubbed it onto my hands.
Then I started to twirl the hair around my fingers. I twisted and twisted around my finger until the section was about the size of pencil. Again this may vary with the size of the section you choose. Make sure you twirl and twist until you get all the way to the bottom.
Repeat this until you finish the ponytail up. When you are finished the curls will usually end up looking like ribbons (depending on the curl pattern).
My daughter loved this look and said she wants me to do this to her curls whenever they are loose and not in a protective style. Not sure how long it would take me to do her whole head, but you can do this all over the head as well. I would just start in sections at the bottom of the head and work your way towards the forehead. Keep a water bottle nearby as well to re-wet the hair before you finger curl it.
That’s it! A cute and simple Finger Curls Ponytail. It can also be wrapped up into a cute bun to switch up the style. At night we are going to braid the curls because she has gymnastics the next day and I want to prevent tangles.
Have you ever finger curled yours or your kids hair? Share a pic in the comments!
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