How to Use a Curl Sponge to Define your TWA

curl sponge
Every natural is always seeking perfect curl definition. We try every product and every technique we can find to get that perfect, springy curl. With short natural hair, especially TWA’s , your options for achieving curl definition may be limited. Coil outs, wash-n-go’s and lots of gel are great options but can be really time consuming and let’s face it, we don’t always have several hours to spare during the week to achieve perfect curls.

Enter the Curl Sponge! It’s hard to believe that a little foam sponge with holes in it will create gorgeous curls but this sponge is an ingenious product. It can create your most defined curls in just minutes. If that isn’t enough it also helps minimize frizz. Here is a step by step guide to achieve amazing curls.


Curl Sponge ( you can buy one or make your own)

Leave- in Conditioner or refresher

(For a tighter hold you can add some gel or curl custard/enhancer to your hair as well)


  1. Apply your leave-in or refresher to your entire head
  2. Pick out your hair
  3. Lightly press the sponge to your head and move it in a circular motion
  4. Make sure to always move sponge in the same direction (clockwise or counterclockwise to get desired effect)
  5. Do this until your entire head is curled


Check out this video tutorial on sponge curls:



This method is also really great for men with natural hair!:


And if you want to make your own sponge, you can grab this sponge and follow this DIY tutorial:

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