Finger Coils on 3C Hair

featuring Palmer's Coconut Formula and Tangle Teezer finger coils on 3C natural hair.

In this tutorial, I am going to do finger coils on my newly natural friend, Cherie, and review some Palmer’s Coconut Formula products along with the Tangle Teezer.

In my last tutorial featuring Cherie, I showed the completion of her transition by cutting the remaining relaxed ends. Now that she’s 100% natural, I am working with her to establish a regimen and test out different styles that she can recreate. (See the completion of Cherie’s transition!)

Finger coils on 3C natural hair.

Finger coils on 3C natural hair.

Featured Palmer’s Coconut Formula products:

The Conditioning Shampoo has coconut oil and vitamin E for moisture, hydrolyzed keratin and silk for strength and shine and hydrogenated castor oil for penetration and repair. It’s sulfate and paraben free and has a rich, thick lather that gently cleanses.

The Deep Conditioning Protein Pack is a protein treatment and hydrating conditioner. This can be used before shampooing as a treatment also, which is what I normally do. I am focusing on Cherie’s moisture/protein balance, and this treatment installs moisture with coconut oil and milk and protein with hydrolyzed silk protein and keratin amino acids for added strength and protection. This treatment can be used weekly if you are experiencing damage, or once a month as a balancing treatment.

The Curl Condition Hair Pudding has coconut oil and vitamin E, and contains jojoba oil and avocado oil for added moisture. This can be used alone to define curls or, you can add a gel for extra hold if you think you need it.

The Weightless Shine Dry Mist Oil adds shine and seals in moisture. It features eight essential oils that will hydrate and protect the hair in the days after styling.

You can find Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula products at several retailers such as Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens.

Featured tool:

The Original Blueberry Pop Tangle Teezer

The Tangle Teezer comes in several shapes, sizes and colors. It allows you to glide through your curls with ease and remove tangles without removing your hair. The small flexible bristles pull hair apart without snagging or damaging.

If you are familiar with Denman brushes, this tool is a lot like that in how it functions. The benefits of this tool, in my opinion are that the design is more agronomical than traditional brushes, allowing your hand to have a wide, over-handed grip. And the compact styler is perfect for travel or would even be great as a first brush for a child learning to detangle their hair.

The Tangle Teezer is manufactured in the U.K. and is sold at for those of you across the pond, or at for those of you in the U.S.

Other products:

Total time:

Total time for this, omitting the overnight dry time, was one hour and 20 minutes.

Keep and care:

To maintain this style, you can sleep in a satin bonnet use a bit of water to reactivate the product and recoil pieces if needed throughout the week.

2 Comments to Finger Coils on 3C Hair

  1. Danielle // July 30, 2014 at 4:55 am //

    Great tutorial as always Mo! I was just wondering what Cherie’s regimen was whilst she was transitioning. I am transitioning too and this would really help. Thanks in advance!

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