There are two things I require my natural hair to have: good health and a bomb shape. When I don’t have time for a proper trim, faking a shape on natural hair is my only option.
How I Fake a Shape on My Natural Hair
Basically I pick and pin my hair until it looks like a shape I like. I’ve recorded a video about this before – no clue why it isn’t on here so I’m fixing that now. Below is an example of how I did this on my shorter taper:
Now that my hair is longer (which I’m still debating on whether to cut it back down my taper or not), I have to so a little more pinning and little less picking in certain areas. I use my fingers to really separate the top and front while patting down the sides. It is a very simple process.
What I Did Today
For today’s style, I started with retched twists.
They were pretty much on the downfall, so I thought I would salvage them by adding a perm rod to the ends and spritzing my hair with water after the all of the rods were in place. I tied a scarf around them and went to bed.
In the morning, I removed the rods, added a bit of Obia Naturals Argon Rose Hair Oil to my hands, unraveled the twists and separated them for volume.
Then, I faked my shape by implementing the above technique. I used a wide tooth comb to pick my crown only. I didn’t pick the back of my hair because I needed to keep that hair as close to my scalp as possible for a shape. I pinned my bangs down and – tada! Magical purple unicorn hair (you can read how I achieved the color here).
How I Trim and Shape My Natural Hair
Hopefully before next wash, I will shape and trim my hair. Faking a shape on natural hair can be time-consuming and inconsistent in results, so at least by committing to a cut I can style and go! Below is how I trim and shape my hair:
How do you style your hair when you know you need a trim and a shape?