Nope! Your eyes aren’t deceiving you my natural hair is indeed the color PURPLE yet again! I mean, just last week I was blonde and brown so this change is … slightly drastic. You can see how I achieve the purple color here. But that’s not why we’re here… or it is?
Okay, that may be one reason, but the other reason is I wanted to show you all how to create spiral curls on natural hair with my purple hair. Yea, yea – I know I’ve done rod sets before – HELL, I’ve even shown you all how to install perm rods! But this is different. I haven’t done a rod set on my purple hair in TWO YEARS! Crazy as it may seem, two years ago is the first time I went purple. Then, I had a short tapered cut. You can see the video for that below:
But now, my hair is a little longer and before I get sick of the color (not to say I will but you guys know I love to switch it up) I wanted to create a spiral set just to see how it would turn out. Well – what do you think?
I started on freshly washed hair and used the Obia Naturals Curl Moisture Cream as a leave-in conditioner. To set my style, I used an oldie BUT goodie: Design Essentials Natural Twist and Set Lotion. You can see how a review and how I used it previously here.
I also used a variety of rod sizes, focusing the larger ones toward the front of my hair and the smaller ones toward the back. This helps my hair fall into the shape I like.
I allowed my hair to air dry overnight and the next day, I took down the rollers adding just a little Alikay Naturals Essential 10 Oil to my hands for the takedown. I then used my pick and my fingers to fluff out the hair to my liking.
The results were perfection! The shine, the curls, the overall look with the purple … GAHHHHH! Purple spiral curls for the WIN!
Are you gagging like I am?
Oh, let me not forget to show you day two hair. To preserve this style, I slept on my back on a satin pillowcase – no bonnets, no hair wraps. You can see what I do in the video to refresh the look!