What are the tools I need to achieve some of these curly looks?
Portable table top dryer
1800 watt blowdryer
medium tooth rat tail comb
Miss Jessie’s CURLY PUDDING™ or CURLY MERINGUE™
Miss Jessie's CURLY BUTTERCREME™
Miss Jessie’s BABY BUTTERCREME™
What is Shingling™?
Shingling™ is a styling method developed and created at Miss Jessie’s salon to manually "turn kinks to curls", you can achieve maximum curl definition and elongation if you capture your hair in the wet stage. Apply Miss Jessie’s CURLY PUDDING™ or Miss Jessie’s curly meringue™ and use a comb to spread product from root to end smoothing and stretching hair in a south bound direction. We call it Shingling because it looks like flat shingles in a brick-layered pattern. This styling method is excellent for naturally kinky textures.
What is a "no chemical Silkener™"?
A no-chem Silkener is a nick name for our Shingling™ method. How long does the Shingling™ process take? From shampoo to the last shingle™ it can range from 1/2 hour and up depending on length, density and dryer time.
What do I do at night when my hair is Shingled™?
You can wear a satin cap. If you have major shrinkage tie a satin scarf loosely on your head to keep hair in a south bound direction.
What do I do in the morning when my hair is Shingled™?
You can add a dab of Miss Jessie’s CURLY BUTTERCREME™ to dry hair for moisture. You can also spray on a glosser for extra shine. Do not wet natural hair. You will have to start all over again. It will shrink back to its natural state. How long will SHINGLING™ last? It can last between 2-7 days depending on hair type and how you care for it.
Will Shingling™ really turn my kinks to curls?
Yes! It can turn most kinks to curls with the exception of textures with a 'z' pattern and formation.
What is finger styling?
Finger styling is a curly styling technique. Apply product with fingers while hair is wet and detangled. Spread Miss Jessie’s CURLY PUDDING™ or curly meringue™ from root to end. Typically, you will dry your hair under an overhead dryer until fully dry or you can air-dry. Air-drying can take a long time depending on length + density and shrinkage.
My hair is very kinky and has a lot of shrinkage. Will finger styling work for me?
Finger styling can work for kinky hair if you are interested in 'curl definition'. For extra stretch and elongation, you will have to introduce a blow dryer with the nozzle attachment and stretch out your curl by pulling it in a downward motion. We would suggest SHINGLING for maximum elongation. See the pictorial "how to on page SHINGLING™ 101".
Does finger styling work on all hair types?
Finger styling works on most hair types that have texture (curl, kink or wave) but will not work on 'z' pattern textures, straight or relaxed hair.
Do I need an over-head dryer or can I let it air dry?
If you hair is thick and long we recommend a portable table top overhead dryer to speed up drying time. We also recommend full drying time for a superb result. Drying time on average kinky hair is about 1 hour. Summer months and warms climates accommodate air drying.
What do I do at night when my hair is finger styled, Shingled™, coiled or 2-strand twisted?
You can wear a satin cap. If you have major shrinkage tie a satin scarf loosely on your head to keep hair in a south bound direction. You can apply Miss Jessie’s CURLY BUTTERCREME™ or Miss Jessie’s BABY BUTTERCREME™ for night time moisture.
What do I do in the morning?
If your hair is natural, you can add a dab of Miss Jessie’s CURLY BUTTERCREME™ or Miss Jessie’s BABY BUTTERCREME™ to dry hair to keep it hydrated. You can also spray on a glosser for extra shine. Do not re-wet natural hair. Your hair will shrink back to its natural state. You will have to start all over again. If you have a Silkener™ or a loose wave, you can re-wet 20% via spray bottle, glaze hands with Miss Jessie’s CURLY PUDDING™ or Miss Jessie’s curly meringue™ and scrunch on ends. Sit under a heated dryer til dry. Add Miss Jessie’s CURLY BUTTERCREME™ or Miss Jessie’s BABY BUTTERCREME™ for moisture.
Are you using rods or rollers to achieve the Shingled looks?
No. We achieve those curly looks with the hair on your head and Miss Jessie’s ™ curly products.
It’s hard to believe those 'natural' before & after photos are real. Are you sure you're not using Silkeners™ on everyone to achieve those curly looks?
Yes we're sure. We are able to achieve curl via chemical or non chemical methods. Please go on the before and after page. There are detailed descriptions of the services that individual received.
I've been on your before and after page. Are those curly after pictures weaves?
No. We do very little weave work.