Finger Waves On Type 4 Natural Hair

00000If someone told me that you can do legit Finger Waves on natural, type 4 hair, I would have to see it to believe it. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have natural type 4 hair myself, and know that just about anything is possible when it comes to our natural tresses. We have proven this time and time again, with a whole plethora of hairstyles, from Twist Outs to Poetic Justice Braids to Flexi Rod Sets.

But, seeing Finger Waves being executed on natural kinky hair would blow me completely away. And guess what? Today was the day that I would be blown away and it was all due to YouTuber Cydara TheNaturalista.

She attempted and succeeded at something that I never thought could be possible with our  natural hair, Finger Waves. A non-believer yourself?  Keep on reading to find out how Cydara created Finger Waves on her Type 4 hair and be prepared to have your mind blown too!

Suggestion: Due to the large amount of gel that is needed to recreate this hairstyle, it would probably be a good idea to have well moisturized, hydrated hair before attempting to do Finger Waves. This will help keep your hair from drying out under all of the gel that will be used 🙂

Products Used to Achieve This Hairstyle

Hair Spritz-Good ole H2O will do, but if you would like to add more goodies to your hair spritz for extra hair benefits, then that’ll work too. Oils, Aloe Vera juice, Glycerin, and Rose Water are great add ins for a homemade hair spritz, or if you would just prefer to buy a hair spritz, Oyin Handmade Juices and Berries are always winners.

Gel– Ampro Protein Clear Ice Gel, or any really thick hair gel of your liking.


Wide Tooth Comb– To detangle hair.

Fine Tooth Comb– To create Finger Waves

Hair Length Needed to Achieve This Hairstyle

This hairstyle is great for natural hair that is between 2-4 inches. Hair that is any longer might be a bit difficult to form into finger waves, but you can always give it a go. For this hairstyle, it is also best done on shrunken hair – this aids in the waving process since our hair natural coils and turns.

The style is also great for relaxed ladies and would probably require a bit less gel, seeing that relaxed hair is typically straight than kinky or curly like natural hair.

Here is Cydara TheNaturalista showing her Finger Wavin’ skills on her natural hair!

So guys, I hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial, just as much as I have! Let us know if you are feeling this hairstyle in the comment box below!

 

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About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Lydia Gordon Terry

She does not have 4C hair….

BlackHairInformation.com

Its type 4 hair 🙂

Erica Hawthorne

No? Then what “type” is it? O_o

Lydia Gordon Terry

No need for the “angry bird” responses. I commented & BHI clarified. Don’t like what I say, keep it to yourself. I’m a new naturalist so I look for feedback. That’s what the site is for. Keep it gainful, even if what you have to say is not so positive. Erica Hawthorne

Caramel Kimmie

Cant see the style

Victoria

This looks super awesome on her! I would love to see how this looks on longer type 4 hair if that’s possible. Also, DIY flaxseed gel is an excellent styling gel without all the extra drying ingredients. Love this post!

Victoria Sallie
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Yvette Shokere

Too much gel for me

Chandradaughterof Janettegranddaughter Ofjames

nope I pass

Jacqueline Wheaton

I wasn’t aware that there were types of natural hair. How does one know what type they have? Where can I get more information? Thank you

Cb Sampson

GOOD iNFO I WILL TRY IT

MrsJHJ
MrsJHJ

I was told long ago by a stylist that your hair will maintain waves a lot longer and better if hair is not permed. The waves last longer and you shouldn’t have water on fingure waves because they will not last.