The Gibson Roll is a type of roll that is done on a large section of hair, typically the back portion of hair. I've seen the Gibson Roll done with a hair rat or it's faux equivalent and with scarves - no surprise I found the video on YouTube. I don't know where I found this piece of foam but it fit the shape I needed for my experiment and although my hair was a bit fluffy, it worked out nicely. Just a little side note: for those of your who aren't familiar with a twist out, it's a popular hair style worn by women with naturally curly hair, more than likely, African American women with natural hair. Okay, on with our regularly scheduled program ;)
The Gibson Roll is another option you can choose when pinning up the back of your hair. To start, I positioned the foam tube in the center of my hair and rolled upward, towards the crown of my head until I couldn't roll anymore.
Next, I tuck any loose hairs near my ears over the foam tube before pinning each side with jumbo bobby pins to secure.
That's about it. You have various options for the front so have fun and have at it! This is also a great style to do with if you're in a hurry or if you just prefer something more simplistic. I hope you enjoy it!
The Retro Natural is the first natural hair blog dedicated to styling naturally textured hair in retro styles. This blog was created as a means to establish a virtual playground, if you will, where women with natural or highly textured hair can obtain tips and tricks when attempting to style their hair in styles mainly from the 30s, 40s and 50s. There's also a little about style, food, vintage cars, and beauty tips. Many people know me from my YouTube channel, CurlyChronicles, which was created to show how I care for my natural hair. This is an extension of that :)
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