Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sponge Curls for TWA Short Natural Hair

Sponge Curls for TWA Short Natural Hair 

I stumbled across this creative curly on my time line. Her type 4 curls are cropped in a cute twa. She moisturizes her hair, and reaches for her secrete weapon to coil her hair in under 3 minutes. A Sponge! That's right a sponge! Check out this video (Desktop).

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After searching around, I found a few vendors selling sponges. I also found some curly girls who create this awesome tool themselves. One creative curly went to auto zone and purchased a sponge for car washing. She cut 20-25 circular holes about 1/4th of an inch deep. Other curly girls use a sea sponge because it's soft and there are already holes in it.  Because the hair is moisturised (dripping wet) the sponge will soak up the excess moisture while the round holes help to coil the hair as she rubs in a circular motion. While this method will save curly girls lots of time I caution, this is not for everyone.  So, who shouldn't take this awesome short cut?

Do Not try this if:

1: you are transitioning.

Your relaxed ends are bound to become a tangled mess, as you new growth happily coils around itself. Avoid this short cut if your ends are still relaxed or transitioning.

2: medium length

Your hair is just in the strange I between phase. Short hair don't care, was a few months ago, and now you've got hangtime. The holes in the sponge are not deep enough to coil the entire length of your hair. You can still achieve the coiled look, but you will have to do it by hand, twirling small sections around your finger with gel. you can also get this look with straws, or rods.

3. Fragile strands

Let's face it, manipulation damage is always lurking around the corner. Each time you Handle your hair, you are risking possible damage. If you have split ends, or if you are battling breakage, this method may compound your issues. Even the softest sponge can further damage, damaged hair.  Use a protein based conditioner to strength  and protect your strands when using this method.