A finger coil is a curl created by wrapping your hair around your finger to get those tight and bouncy coils we’re all dreaming of.
If you’re looking to get the perfect finger coils on 4c hair, you’re in the right place. I’ll show you how to get those dreamy, bouncy curls you’ve always wanted.
See, the wonderful thing about finger coils is that they work on all hair types and curl patterns, regardless of how long or short your hair is.
It’s a great way to add body and volume to your type 4 hair which makes it perfect for both wavy hairs because they give you that bouncy look and fine hair because they add more volume and bounce.
The secret to fantastic outcomes with your finger coils hair is a little time and a lot of attention.
If you do it right, the coils will feel like they are on a piece of string and can be easily bent and twisted in your hands.
Hair Preparation to Get Your Perfect Finger Coils on 4C Hair
To begin with, you’ll need clean hair, and it will not function any other way.
Use your favorite Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner to wash your hair and seal in more moisture, resulting in beautiful lustrous and juicy coils.
Make sure you don’t skip a step in thoroughly washing your hair to obtain and preserve your finger coils.
This will get you feel clean and ready for your dream finger coils!
Next, you’ll want to use moisturizing cream to help prevent your hair curls from drying out.
Choose a moisturizing hair cream with a high SPF rating.
Use your favorite detangling brush to remove any knots or tangles from your hair, leaving it smooth and silky.
Then while your hair is still moist, massage in some Leave-In Conditioner and section it out to properly untangle it.
Your hair will need to be moist throughout this procedure to obtain finger curls, so have your misting spray handy to aid with portions that dry while you work on another.
When you separate your sections to make the perfect finger coils of your dream, detangling becomes more straightforward and more thorough.
To do this, use your fingers. You’ll have to separate your coils into sections and separate each section into smaller sections.
You’ll want to detangle the outer sections first, then work your way in. The trick is to keep your fingers in constant motion.
Here’s a simple way to detangle that I always follow by heart whenever I try to comb coils in short natural hair for the perfect finger coils on my 4c hair:
1. Separate your hair into sections.
2. Use a comb to separate the sections into smaller sections for that comb twist on short natural hair .
3. Remove tangles as you go.
4. Continue until all of your hair is detangled.
With this brush and Deep Conditioner treatments, getting all of the knots out of your natural curls will be a breeze.
It will reduce the time to detangle and make your styling hours a breeze!
We’ll show you how to build your own finger coils on 4c hair that will be ready for use right away. Materials:
1. Copper wire
4. Plastic bag
Start by wrapping a loop of wire around your finger. The loop’s size will depend on the size of your finger, with the wire around a centimeter.
If you have a very thick finger, you will need to use a smaller diameter wire.
If you have a skinny finger, you will need to use a larger diameter wire.
If you have a medium-thick finger, you will need to use a size wire between the two extremes.
Keep wrapping the wire around your finger until you have a small coil. The size of the coil will depend on the size of your finger.
Take your hook and gently bend the loop on the end of the wire back on itself. This is called a ‘bend,’ and it is the key to the formation of your finger coils.
The key to getting your finger coils on 4c hair perfectly, is to stay at the course, and bend your wire until you have a tiny hook. You should have a small loop that looks like this.
Hold the hook between your thumb and index finger. Bring the hook down to the wire on your finger and let it slide off your finger. The wire should be tight on your finger but not so tight that it cuts off circulation.
Continue looping wire around your finger until you have made a loop.
Tighten the loop on the end of the wire to form a circle. This loop will be the beginning of your next finger coil.
Slowly pull the hook back through the loop of your finger. If your hook does not fit into the loop, gently tug it back through the loop. The hook should go through the loop and curl back out of the loop on the other side.
Once the hook has curled out of the loop on the other side, you should be able to pull it out of the loop and off your finger.
Repeat steps 1 to 7 until you have made your desired number of coils. You can continue to make more coils, but the coils will be smaller as you go.
How to Maintain and Style A Perfect 4C Coils for All Kinds of Look!
If you take your time and make your 4c coils correctly, they may last up to a week, if not longer!
The wonderful thing about finger coils is that they work on all hair types and curl patterns, regardless of how long or short your hair is.
Another good thing about this hairstyle’s upkeep is that finger coils are really simple to revive! Simply go to the portion of your hair that needs a boost, and add some grip-boosting product. This should help you get the coils to stay in place.
You can apply some styling gel to the section, then twist it around your finger with a bit of touch of hydrating hair oil until you have the ideal coil again.
The overall look is pretty effortless, but you’ll have to put in a little bit of work to get it looking like that.
Because there’s nothing like puffed-up roots to spoil a perfect hairdo, am I right?
So, take the time to do tiny portions of hair and coil them perfectly. Believe me, the end result will be worth the time and work!
These styles should really be next on your list of styles to attempt.
These are adorable, charming curls that you can easily make yourself (with a bit of patience), the ones when you don’t even need any heat to make it right.
Make this look your own by accessorizing as you see appropriate. Wear them on a date night, a girls’ night out, or to the workplace; they are suitable for every occasion.
When you’re ready to remove your finger coils on 4c hair of yours, unravel the coils first before washing and conditioning your hair.
Then when you’re ready to brush your hair again, this will help remove the tangles left from the finger coils.
Gently massage the ends of your hair to distribute the oil throughout the hair.
Start with your ends first, and then work your way towards the root of your hair.
As you’re doing this, you may notice your hair feels a bit stiffer than usual, which I should say is a good sign as it means the oil is penetrating your hair.
You should also consider conditioning your hair to help reduce the number of knots and hair breaking.
Styling Your Finger Coils on 4C hair
Finger coils are an absolute blast and well worth the time for all the fun to style them. I just fell in love and was surprised at how easy it was to style them and make them gorgeous without much effort. Also, I could go back and separate the curls into even smaller parts or recoil a portion to make it lovely and tight.
Don’t be afraid to add your favorite headband or hair clips to spice things up a ‘Lil bit. You can also try fluffing out your coils for a more afro-like look, putting your hair up in a ponytail, producing various sections for your hair to lie in, or just shaking your fingers through your hair and get going.
Take the finger coil and start to place it at the nape of your neck. Make sure to place the coil in the right spot to not pull on your neck. You want to start with the coil at the nape of your neck and work your way down.
Once you have placed your coil at the nape of your neck, gently pull the curls at the sides of your neck down to the middle of your back.
Thus, the possibilities are endless!
So, the next time you need a hairdo that you can keep in your hair for weeks, why not try this instead of your usual braids?