When fluffing the hair after doing a braid/twist-out, what is the best technique to use in order to not over fluff the hair style (comb, fingers, hair pick, etc..)?
CN’s response: I’ve slowly come to the realization that allowing my hair to ‘just be’, allows it to fluff up naturally with minimal frizz. The day after my styling session (usually a Twist-n-Curl), I remove the curlers and gently unravel the twists. Since the twists are so chunky, I sometimes break them apart to help it look more natural, but that’s all I do… no finger combing, picking, or massaging the roots. This no fluffing routine gets me to four day hair, which I greatly appreciate.
The problem is that my hair is fine, and walking around for a day with a flat TnC drives me insane- it’s scalpy, and overly defined. However, come day two, it’s twice as big, still chunky, defined, and frizz free!
There are times when I need it to be the three F’s (funky, fabulous, and flyy) on day 1, so I do the following:
- Remove the curlers
- Unravel the twists
- Break twisted sections apart (turning 1 crinkle into two and so on)
- Spread my fingers and use them as a pick/comb to gently break up the roots
- Sometimes I’ll flip my head over, still using my fingers as a pick… running them from my roots to 1/4 down the strands
- Massage the roots at the crown to help hide any parts
- I never use combs or any other tools to fluff… just my fingers
Finally, for easier fluffing and bigger hair, remember to use less product! Preferably no styler (gel/mouuse, curl cream), and only a silver dollar sized amount of your ‘styling conditioner’.