There is an alternative to finger coils! We know finger coiling can take hours to do, but fret no more. With your TWA, you can achieve coils within minutes, using a sponge.
Yes, just when you thought that there was not much you could do with that TWA, you were wrong. This method is for those short-haired, natural girls who want cute coils, or if you are planning on starting dreads, this method is also popular for getting them started.
All you will need is your favorite product, a sponge (preferably with big holes), and your hair. Some people take it upon themselves to cut larger holes into their sponge. The bigger the holes in the sponge, the bigger the coils and clumps.
If you buy a sponge without holes, just draw your circles on the sponge one by one and cut them out with scissors. This is time-consuming, but it works. Again, real sponges come with medium size to big sized holes.
Once you have your sponge the way you want it, set that aside and grab your hair product. It is said that certain products enhance this method dramatically. Soft-styling gels or creams will work just fine.
In this video, Fuesha used a foam sea sponge from Walmart on her twa. She spritzed her hair with water and applied a generous amount of her Shea Moisture* Curling Souffle. She proceeded to rub the sponge gently in a clockwise motion until every coil was formed all over her head. After that, you can clearly see the coils formed and clumped together, giving Fuesha a different look.
If that wasn’t enough we have one more video for you that you can take a look at. She’kia Renea does the same thing in 5 minutes using a sponge.
Check it out below:
Comment below, and let us know if you have ever tried this method on your TWA before.
Pamela Smith says
This method is great for TWA’S but you can get the same result without putting holes in the sponge. The longer your hair grows the longer the coils become. I have been using this method for about 3 months and it can last 2-3 days before I have to redo it or finger coil the loose ones
I just started this. What do you do in the morning once you get up. You say it will last 2-3 days. I find I have to do it everyday now. This is my 4th day using the sponge.
Pamela Smith says
This method is easy and you don’t have to put holes in the sponge either. It’s all about friction.
Samantha Fletcher Hall says
I have the newdred sponge and I love it . I’ve started using on my son in between his haircuts, if I can’t make it during our regular schedule appointment.
Terri Poindexter Patterson says
I thought friction caused single strand knots. What’s the purpose of this sponge?
Okay this is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while! It’s making me want to cut my hair and grab a sponge LOL. My only question would be how does this not cause any kind of frizz even on the TWA?