Last updated on August 10th, 2020 at 06:18 pm
About a month or so ago I saw Whitney aka Naptural85 of YouTube do a video of what she calls cocoon curls on natural hair:
Now, I am a total hairstyling fanatic so I couldn’t wait to try this. However, it took me a while because I started the Hairscapades Bun Challenge.
While the bun challenge is still going on AND I’m also partaking in a hair growth contest hosted by SistaWithRealHair, I still set me hair free a couple times a week.
First Time Cocoon Curls on Natural Hair
I set the twists with the little cocoon on Thursday night last week. This was done on freshly washed hair that I allowed to air dry 70%. I didn’t use any styling cream – only applied my Salerm 21 Leave in Conditioner.
It was my intention to release the twists on Friday but then it rained. So, I kept the twists in for another day and released them on Saturday. This is a great protective style by the way, since the little cocoon at the bottom hides away a good part of the ends.
My first impression? I was not really feeling this style. I like a little hang time with my curls and this style is very tightly curled. It could be because I kept the twists in for an extra day.
As you can see, the shrinkage is ridiculous! My hair appears very shrunken and short but its true longest length is 15 1/4 inches as of my length check video for SistaWithRealHair’s contest.
As I fluffed a bit at the root and used my fingers to style the curls, I began to see the possibilities. I think it has a little bit of a Dorothy Dandridge feel to it.
What do you think?
Lastly, it’s Christmas Eve as of the writing of this post and I have done little more than lay in the bed since I have not been feeling well for about a week. I don’t think I’ll get much more done other than tidying up a bit.
Styling my hair in these cocoon curls made me feel productive!