Natural Hairstyle-Coil Out

Adrienne July 5, 2010 5

I have been thinking “I want a new hairstyle” for a couple of days now. After much indecisiveness I took my sister advice and decided to try a coil out.

I washed my hair; then she and I  got to work. My sister started on the back and I worked on the front. Using our fingers, we took small sections of my hair and twisted them in a circular motion. We used IC Hair Polisher Styling Gel, without alcohol, for extra hold. Above are pictures of my hair when we finished coiling. 

I am not a fan of sitting under the dryer; so, I allowed my hair to air dry. To achieve the coil out I coated my hands with Extra Virgin Olive Oil then separated each coil.

Here are pictures of the finished look.


  1. Sadie July 5, 2010 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    This came out really great. I love it! I tried a twist out on my hair the other week and it came out okay. Not the best. I think it really makes a difference when you press your hair regularly. The hair takes better to styles like these when you don’t.Or, it could be the products I used in my hair while styling. What do you think? Does regular heat on the hair train it differently?

    • Adrienne July 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm - Reply

      I not a stylist but I do think consistent heat on your hair over time can & will manipulate your curl pattern.

      I have seen cases where people have experienced heat damage, their curly, coily and/or kinky hair has been permanently straightened, due to excessive heat. Check out this video for an example:

      There are ladies who straighten their natural hair often and are able to wear curly styles, twist outs, wash and go, etc., just as well as a woman who does not use heat as frequently. I think the way the hair is prepared before heat styling, using an adequate heat protectant, & the amount of heat that is used contributes to heat damage.

      While products can help define your curls they cannot create them; I don’t think think they are to blame.

      If your hair has been heat damaged, there are areas that are straight, it will effect how it looks in it’s natural state; thus effecting the look of any curly style you are attempting to execute.

      I hope this information helps.

  2. tiffany July 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    you and your hair. you and your sis did a great job. i dont know how you doing natural in this GA heat. me and my relaxed hair are getting along better nowadays. i have decided not to cut it anymore and see how long it gets.

  3. Kristena July 6, 2010 at 12:28 am - Reply

    Looks great Adrienne! Love the coil out on you!

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