by Antoinette of A Curl’s Best Friend
I’m trying to use less heat and not blow dry my hair so often so I’ve been playing around with my 2nd and 3rd day curls. I honestly don’t have 2nd day curls that I can wear out. I’m still on a quest to find them but I have figured out a way to stretch my wash and go for 4-5 days without having to re-wet and re-blow dry. These 1940 waves have helped me tremendously this winter.
I usually wear my hair out the first day after I wash and go or diffuse. Then I wear my second day curls in a high ponytail with a cute accessory. Then I do flat twists. I either wear the flat twists in a style or cover them with a head wrap. After I untwist and rock my twist out or 1940’s waves seen below. I’ve been really pleased with the results of this style and it involves NO HEAT!
Below is a video on how I did the twist out and 40’s waves.
Keep in mind, while I do not fully re-wet my hair everyday I do mist it with water using a spray bottle. I’m a firm believer that water is the best moisturizer. After I mist it I add a little leave-in conditioner and/or oil depending on what my hair needs that day. Before I twist my hair I spray it with rosemary infused water on it to add shine and moisture.
I love your hair…. i am going to try it..
BEAUTIFUL style! I liked it even when it was first taken down.
I'm a 3c and I tried it the other night on 2nd day hair, but had some trouble. I saw that the hair was misted with water (which I did), but I just used oil instead of oil and leave-in to retwist. I guess that's why mine came out dry like straw with frizzy ends.
However, I'm going to give it another go one day. It's too pretty of a style to not try again. Thanks so much for sharing!
I love this style!Perfect for an in between grain girl like myself. I am SO glad that i found this site.
@michellle nope. Not processed at all. It had just been pulled back for a couple of days before I twisted it so it was extremely stretched out.
I heart the waves. 🙂 the red flower also matches beautiful.
Check out either Curly Chronicles or Naptural85 on YouTube for the Type 4 version!
Beautiful, but i dont think the aveage 4a-4c natural can acheive this look without heat. But beautiful indeed!
Love the results. The pic of the 1940s hair though looks like processed hair. I may be wrong but it doesn't look like it's natural.
I LOVE it! I'll try anything once lol and this style is up next.
Ur hair is beautiful!!! Love the waves.