Saturday, July 11, 2009

One of my favorite natural styles....the coil set

One of my favorite natural styles to do and wear is a coil set. This style has been a lifesaver for my clients who are newly natural,but are unsure of what styles they can wear with the length of their hair. The only requirement for this style is about a half of an inch of hair or more. Here are a few pictures of different variations of the coil set.

The coil set can be worn from 2-3 weeks with the proper maintenance. the best part is that this style gets fuller as the days go on. if you would like to try to do a coil set at home, these are the products and tools the you would need:
  • A rat tail comb

  • Setting Lotion

  • A clean head of hair

Step One: Find a willing and ready client with a clean head of hair. Meet Bridget.

She will be our model for today. Bridget has about 4-5 inches of hair when stretched out.

Step Two: Detangle wet hair with a wide tooth comb.

Step Three: Apply the Olive Oil Mousse/Setting Lotion throughout the clients hair. Be sure to keep a water bottle handy.

Step Four: using the rat tail comb create large comb coils clockwise working from the back of the head to the front. Your clients head should look similar to this:

Step Four: Place client under the dryer for 45 minutes to an hour. In order for the coils to set properly, the clients hair must be completely dry.

Step Five: Once the client is dry begin splitting each coil into smaller coils using your fingers and twist hair clockwise.Complete this step for each remaining coil.

Step Six: Spray a light oil to the clients hair.

Here is Bridget's finished look:

I hope that this tutorial is helpful to someone. Please feel free to post your comments and questions.

Peace and blessings