About 2 years into my journey, I was needing a change, something new. So I searched the Internet for how-to for natural hair. I stumbled upon this video. The first time I tried this technique I did not achieve the desired results but today I decided to try again. This time the results were fantastic. Its a super easy technique and not as time consuming as others. You experience little to no shrinkage. Your hair is not stiff, your curls will blow in the wind.
Youtube.com has a great wealth of how to videos. This is one of my favorites, technique and author. Ms. Buttahfly also has make-up instructional videos (see her channel).
Disclaimer: Natural Hair Rules is featuring this video for technique purposes only. NHR does not recommend featured hair products. Everyones hair is different, so consult your own product closet for a conditioner/gentle cleansing agent, moisturizer, curl aid/styling product.
Products I Used: The Original Fragrance Shop Hair Pudding as Co-wash conditioner, Shea butter as moisturizer and IC Fantasia Gel as curling/styling product. My hair is very thick so I blow dried with a diffuser for about 10-20 min (to farther reduce chances of shrinkage).
Try It. Test it out yourself. You may not get the desired results the first time. Don't be a afraid to try again and tweak the technique/products to suit your hair type, thickness and length. (Dividing into smaller sections helped me.) Note: To optimize overall curl defintion limit the use of product and practices that will dry out your hair. See Curly Girl Method, No More Shampoo and Curl Definition.
My Results. Still needs a little tweeking. But a overall cute results.