The Shingling method is a curly hair wash routine / technique where in we define or moisturise the hair strand by strand using a leave in conditioner/curl cream or hair gel. The best way to go about this method is to section off hair into four small sections, and then again make smaller sections inside each of those sections to focus on the strands. The process is time consuming and requires your ultimate patience 🙂 It is best to practice this style on soaking wet hair. This styling method is most commonly used by curlies who have kinky or coily curls.
It is also possible to shingle in very tiny sections if you do not have much time or if your hair type is wavy or 3a/3b curls.
Once you finish shingling a strand or section do not touch it and continue to complete the whole hair without messing the hair strands. Once you are done with the whole hair you could either air dry or use a diffuser to dry out your hair.
This method gives you ultimate curl definition and reduce frizz to a large extent.
I recently styled my hair using this method which was indeed time consuming and patience testing, although I was very happy with the result. I used the following products:
- Washed my hair with SebaMed baby shampoo.
- Deep conditioned using my favourite mask (Tresemme botanix conditioner + olive oil + honey)
- Rinsed and used the same conditioner as leave in.
- Shingled using Ogx moroccan curling perfection cream.