First, you want to part your hair (Obama’s was to the side) before you begin to section your hair off. Damtew reached for a flat iron (1.25 inch one to be exact) and began running it through each section before wrapping the hair around the tool. Once she removed the flat iron, she twirled the piece using her finger to really define the curls (and talk about bounce!).
In the tutorial video, she mentions the flat iron she is using was discontinued, but recommends one that's just as good to perfect the style. Plus, we rounded up a few more to get you started.
Get the tools: Herstyler ($25); Brilliance ($50); Hot Tools ($60); CHI ($82); BaBylissPRO ($130)
Damtew didn’t include what products she uses (and wrote on IG it was for confidential purposes). However, in an interview with Coveteur, she lists out a few of her favorite brands that she uses on her clients. DevaCurl, KeraCare, Aunt Jackie’s, Oribe, Taliah Waajid and SheaMoisture are just a few of the brands she relies on for all textures.