I did use a tutorial for the looping technique but alas! it seems to have been taken off YouTube 🙁
I think this could be confusing without visuals, but after my first practice run I wrote out what I did step-by-step so I wouldn’t forget. At the very least there might be some helpful tips in here 🙂
Step 1: Create a left side part
Step 2: Separate hair into two sections (top half and bottom half)
Step 3: Using a clipless curling iron (1 inch) start with bottom section and curl hair back in the same direction (i.e. away from the face on both sides until you meet at the back).
Step 4: Release top section and repeat.
Step 5: Spray, let set for a few minutes. Then comb fingers through so you have waves rather than curls.
Step 6: The next step is key to creating volume at the roots. SWITCH your part to the right side.
Step 7: Loosely separate sides from back section
Step 8: Tease back section (and add hair rat for added volume if you wish – which is made of either your own hair, or synthetic).
Step 9: Braid just the top of the back section slightly off center to the right (maybe only 6 to 8 notches). Let go of braid and let it loosen
Step 10: Using back section hair only, pull a chunk from right side and pin on left side with a slight twist. Repeat for the other side. Repeat. Repeat. Feel free to spray as you go.
Step 11: Still using only back section hair, wrap a chunk around two fingers into a loop and pin. Continue this technique until the back section has started to form a bun (off center to the left).
Step 12: Start bringing in right side section, one piece at a time. High pieces wrap across the top of the bun to the far side. Low pieces follow loop technique on the near side.
Step 13: Bring back pieces from the left side section using a combo of twist-wrap-across method and the loop technique.