Friday, September 28, 2012

How I did my hair in single strand coils

Again after watching countless YouTube videos, reading blogs, and self imaging, I finally psyched myself up to do single strand coils on my hair by myself for the first time, and I must say it was quite another experience.  One thing I like about this style over the two strand twist is it takes less time; however it’s not as secure and requires frequent re-twisting depending on the length of time you want to keep them in.

So on freshly washed, detangled hair I apply a quarter size amount of leave-in conditioner to my entire head focusing more on the ends, afterwards starting in the back of my head, I take in about ¼ of an inch or more depending on the length and desired size of coil (for shorter hair, use less hair) apply more leave-in from root to tip, comb out the section,  and twirl around your index finger until it makes a coil, keep twirling until it’s a desired coil; continue to repeat this process until you finish your entire head.

I try to make this style last at least two weeks, it can last longer if you would like, every night I take my spray bottle mix to lightly moisturize my coils, and cover with my satin durag.  In the morning I give my hair a very light mist, to give it some moisture and a supple look, every few nights I may add some of my leave-in to the ends of my coils to give them some luster, then adding some product to the roots, but not too much, for you don’t want to clog the pores in your scalp.  At the end of the week I give my hair a full rinse out letting the warm water wash away any buildup in my scalp, once out of the shower I give my hair a light blow-dry without completely drying my hair.  I then take some leave-in and apply it to my coils, mostly focusing on the ends; later applying to the roots, and re-twisting if necessary.

After the product has been applied I let the product dissolve before covering with my satin durag, in the morning I repeat my moisturizing spritz routine everyday for the remainder of the following week until I remove the coils.


  1. Not gonna lie, you did an excellent job. I know this might be frowned upon but if you want to lessen the frequency of having to recoil your hair, use a bit of gel over the leave in conditioner. I did this and I didn't have to recoil my hair for five days. But only use a small amount and I mean small. Or you will inadvertently lock, unless that is your ultimate goal.

  2. Thanks so much for the complement, I did my best; unfortunatley I never plan on locking my hair, I like it free with options :)


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