Finger Coils, An Easy Styling Options For Super Coily Hair

finger coil tutorial

Oh how I envied her curls as I sat there eyes glued to my laptop screen while watching ladykpnyc on youtube (whatever happened to her?).

She would apply a product and smooth it over her springy bouncy curls, they seemed to have a life of their own as they sprung back towards her scalp with each smoothing action.

It probably says a lot that a woman of African decent as I am would have no idea how the natural hair growing from her scalp behaves like yet there I was, finally learning.

The decision to transition had been made a few months back but I was itching to have some kinks, curls and coils to play in. 18 months and 6 inches of growth later, the big chop day finally arrived and I happily let go of the now scant and limp looking relaxed ends. Oh what a world of styling choices now awaited me!

After exhausting the braid out, twist out options that are the standard fare for many natural ladies, I turned my gaze to finger coils.

I loved the look of those little springy coily ringlets that so many natural ladies were pulling off and one Saturday after refreshing my memory with a YouTube video I started to create mine in earnest.


Imagine my disappointment at not being able to create a single coil! I tried and tried, switching between trying to create them with my fingers to trying comb coils but alas my hair just wasn’t having it.

You see, at the time I was a new natural and my hair and I had been introduced but we weren’t very well acquainted. After some time I realized that it was because of my wavy rather than coily 4a curl pattern that this style would never work for me.

Her’s is my poorly sketched illustration of what I mean:

wavy 4a hair vs coily 4a hair

If you have wavy kinky tresses like I do then maybe give this style a miss as it may not work for you, make your peace with that fact and move on. But for those of you with coily natural hair, this is a beautiful way to change up your look!

MissKenK shows us how she does her finger coils…

Originally posted 2013-11-11 20:00:55.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Purdi James

    Her hair is like mineand she got good results from finger cooking. I’m determined to do mine now

  2. Daiquiri A. Holland

    MissKenK on Youtube I follow her she’s one of my new favorites. She has since cut her hair and tapered it on the sides. It looks good.

  3. Tess Jackson
    Tess Jackson

    Gaileen Bentley Cockrell…finally watched video, and it’s really nice “do”. Will look at this and you keep teaching yo Teedie!!

  4. Dpearson227

    OMG! The top of my hair is wavy 4a and the sides and back are coily 4b.

  5. Anita Eneas

    How do I get the style of hair it’s cute carefree I want it what do I have to do you’re there and I’m here in Miami

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