Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Palm Coils

This morning, after bath, I did Scholar's hair in Palm Coils. This is another way to coil the hair and looks like comb coils or finger coils. I was surprised by how quickly I was able to coil his hair. The palm coils worked best on longer hair - hair that was as long as my hand is wide. I had to finger coil some of the shorter hair.

To do a palm coil, take a small section of damp hair, apply product (I used Babycakes Hair and Body Butter). Stretch the hair out between your two palms and roll the hair between the palms, always in the same direction. It took a few coils to get the hang of it, but then it was super easy!
If you are having trouble picturing how to do the coils, think about when you make a worm or snake with play dough. You roll the dough between your hands. It's just the same, but you must roll the hair in only one direction.

After I did Scholar's hair, it was time for the boys to have some quiet time in their cribs while I got ready for the day. I say "quiet time" because that is what I desire them to have. In reality, this translates to jumping up and down, doing somersaults and headstands. Not very good for hair that has just been done and needs to dry. So I put a durag on Scholar's hair to protect the coils. Of course, Explorer needed one, too. The durag was off by the time I came back into the room, but it stayed on long enough to allow the hair to dry and not be messed up by crib acrobatics.

My apologies for the poor quality of the pictures. I wasn't planning to do a post about this style. In fact, I wasn't planning to do the style. It was a spur-of-the-moment thing and I grabbed my phone to snap a few shots.

Let me know if you try palm coils! They are easy and quick on longer hair.


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