Shingling Method on TWA Tutorial

shingling method on twa tutorial 4c hair

I have a new favorite way to style my teeny weeny afro and I just had to share it with you guys. It involves defining my natural curl pattern using the Shingling Method. Here is a detailed video tutorial. See how I refresh and keep up the style here.

Have you tried The Shingling Method?


When I’m not hunting down the latest and greatest beauty products, beating a face or lacing a do, you can find me roaming the streets of NYC in my stilettos looking for the next best restaurant. Or in the kitchen trying to outdo myself from the last time.


  1. Char
    06.01.2015 / 12:20 pm

    Love it!! How long does it take you to your hair like this?

    • Erica
      06.01.2015 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you. It takes about 2 hours!

  2. 06.03.2015 / 11:19 pm

    This is just what I needed. My TWA is beginning to grow out and faster than I expected so this tutorial is right on time. How long does the style last?

    • Erica
      06.05.2015 / 6:57 pm

      I keep it for 10-14 days depending on how my scalp is holding up.

  3. Brandi
    06.04.2015 / 6:05 pm

    Awesome! What products do you use again? You mentioned a leave in conditioner that has lemongrass in it. So could you give me all the products you use please? I’m doing the big chop soon so would like to have my supplies ready for me to use! Thanks beautiful

    • Erica
      06.05.2015 / 6:59 pm

      Hi Brandi. I mentioned the Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave in, which I’ll be reviewing soon. I use different products depending on the mood of my hair. You can see a lot of them under the “Hair” category.

  4. 06.05.2015 / 2:25 pm

    Wow, how simple and creative! I must try this

  5. Elif
    06.09.2015 / 1:16 pm

    I love your style. Please make more videos!

    • Erica
      06.09.2015 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you so much… and I plan to! 🙂

  6. AJ
    06.16.2015 / 6:41 pm

    Good gracious – your hair is gorgeous!! I definitely have hair envy. (However, due to extreme ‘hair laziness’ syndrome, I have locs: I wash them once a week and it takes me about 30m to moisturize my scalp and retwist these suckers)

    • Erica
      06.16.2015 / 11:52 pm

      Thank you hun. I wish my routine was as short & sweet lol 🙂

  7. Brooke Collins
    11.07.2015 / 11:57 pm

    How does it old up for during/after workouts? ( I workout 3-5 days per week)

    • Erica
      11.08.2015 / 10:40 am

      Unfortunately I don’t work out regularly so I can’t be sure. It should be fine as it holds up through extremely hot and humid days.

  8. Nicole
    12.25.2015 / 4:59 pm

    Thank you sooooooo much for introducing me to the shingling method!!! My curls are popping! Yaaaay

  9. Nicole
    12.25.2015 / 5:09 pm

    Thank you soooooo much for introducing me to the shingling method! My curls are popping!!!! Yaaaaaay!!!

    • Erica
      12.25.2015 / 8:34 pm

      You’re welcome!

  10. June
    01.28.2016 / 8:11 pm

    You are beautiful it is breath taking to see black woman looking glamorous,classy unique and sexy in our natural outstanding hair. You stand out and shine! Thanks for the tutorial I love them

    • Erica
      01.29.2016 / 12:23 am

      Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m glad that you enjoy my tutorials 🙂

  11. Tessa J
    01.13.2018 / 5:07 pm

    I absolutely love your hair! Thanks for sharing. I recently done the big chop!

    • Erica
      01.15.2018 / 7:46 pm

      You’re welcome. Congrats on your Big Chop and good luck on your journey!

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