1. Begin with damp hair, not dripping – comb through the hair with a wide toothed comb and apply a good gel, again combing through to ends to distribute product evenly.
2. Part hair on side; place your index finger about an inch below and parallel to part-the tip of your finger should be right at your forehead. Using a fine-tooth comb, place the ends of the “teeth” next to your finger. Drag the comb against your finger, pulling all the hair below it toward your forehead creating a “ridge”. Flatten the comb against the section of hair without lifting it from your hair and place your index finger and middle finger around the ridge you just created, and apply pressure to hold shape in place as you proceed to step
3. Comb the hair below your finger sharply back in the opposite direction so it creates a sort of backward “C” shape. At this point, you should see a “ridge” in the direction of your forehead and a backward “C” in the other direction both of which form an “S” pattern. This is your first full finger wave! If you do not see the shapes as described above, you probably did not apply enough pressure.
4. You will now position your fingers about two inches below the wave you just made-you are now ready to form your second wave, beginning with applying pressure with your index finger as in step 2. Repeat steps two and three for the rest of the current section until the desired look is achieved. You should then proceed to the next section, which is behind the one you just finished. You are now ready to apply any other finger waves you desire in order to finish your style.
5. Let your hair dry naturally or under a hood dryer to lock in those soft 40s waves. Comb them out carefully for a soft profusion of waves, or just spray them with hairspray to create a more defined look.
These are just two of the great looks for curly hair, to get the curly or waved look on very short hair simply apply gel, comb hair back- staying very close to scalp, and put your curls or waves in your bang area on one side of your head as in the picture above.