If you are new to locs and looking to start your locs journey then you should start with Finger Coil Locs, as these are one of the basic type of locs and easy to do at home.
There are multiple ways you can start your locs journey, like:
- Instant Locs (Expensive method)
- Three Strand Plaits (longer time to disappear)
- Two Strand Twist (longer time to disappear)
- Interlocking (longer time to disappear)
- Loc Extension (Expensive method)
- Finger or Comb Style (easy to do)
Considering the best easy and quick method finger-style dreads are the choice for everyone. Before we jump on how to do finger coil dreads lets see what do we need to make finger coils.
Things Required to Make Finger Coil Dreads
- Spray Bottle
- Rat Tail Comb
- Hair Clips
- Hair Spray
- Blow Dryer with diffuser
- Curl enhancing cream
- Wide-tooth comb
How to Do Finger Locs at Home a Step-by-step Process
Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner so that it can lock the moisture in your hair.
Use a chemical free conditioner (leave-in conditioner) as it detangles and smoothens your hair and you can apply to your wet hair as it will give good results.
Comb your hair later after conditioning with a wide teeth comb and it helps detangle hair and make the edges smooth, make sure you do it slowly
Start dividing sections of your hair depending on how thick you want your finger locs to be.
Apply setting lotion or a curl-enhancing cream to each section of your locs. Apply it nicely from all sides. You can use a brush to evenly apply the cream along with the hair.
Starting Finger Coils
- Take a small portion of your hair about 1 inch and start twisting them from your finger from the root to the end of your hair.
- Do it carefully and neatly in spiral form and make sure you do it close to the roots of your hair.
- Continue doing the same process through your hair, it will take time accordingly to your hair length and density.
- You can then blow dry your hair with a diffuser to maintain the pattern of your beautiful curl.
- Make sure you use the curl refreshing spray to eliminate the frizz and use a hooded dryer to dry the hair.
- Make note of, the coils should be completely dry before you separate them.
- This way you can do Finger coil locs on your natural hair.
What is Finger Locs?
Finger locs are also known as Comb locs and these are one of the easiest methods to do locs and maintain them. This process is done all over the hair until they form natural coils shape.
This is a very easy gentle method that does not require harsh products on your hair and is one of the cheapest methods too. However, this method requires regular maintenance of the coil by redoing it from time to time.
How much time does it take to make finger coil locs?
It completely depends on the length of your hair and its density. After you have done the finger locs for the first time, it will take several months to fully form the locs and mature them. During this time you will require them to re-twist again and again to prevent them from tangling and matting. One should have patience and dedication to make finger coils, but the results are beautiful and worth the time.
Washing and Maintaining Finger Locs or Braids
- Wash your finger coil locs at least once every two weeks to remove dirt, oil, and product buildup. Use a gentle shampoo or cleansing cream, and avoid harsh sulfates and detergents that can dry out your hair.
- Avoid excessive twisting, pulling, or tugging on your locs, and use a wide-tooth comb or your fingers to detangle your hair.
- Use a leave-in conditioner or hair oil to keep your locs moisturized, and avoid heavy products.
- Wear a satin or silk bonnet or scarf, to prevent frizzy and tangling hair.
- Retwist your locs every 4-6 weeks, or as needed, using a twisting gel or cream