Thursday, 16 April 2015

How I Used African Threading To Stretch My Natural Hair

Hello everyone!



Growing up, everyone and their mothers always threaded their hair. It became a default hairstyle of sorts for school girls. In fact, I once heard the style made hair grow hence the popularity. That wasn't enough for my mother as she particularly detested it so my hair was never threaded instead I was almost always under a hair dryer. So, imagine her reaction when I came out of my room like this






It was priceless! Anyways, I noticed this trend and I decided to give it a try. After my multani mitti treatment, I moisturized my hair using the LOC method, sectioned it and wrapped it. I forgot to buy black yarn and this was the only one available. It's not like I was going out of my house. Even when I did, I wore my satin bonnet. Anyways, I threaded my hair in the morning and left it for about 24hours after which I unwrapped and it came out like this






I'm not exactly thrilled with the result but I needed to re-install my marley twists do I had to take it down. I have a feeling that if I had left it for a longer  time - say 2-3 days - it would have been fully stretched. Then again, my shrinkage is about 70% so maybe this is. Anyways, I'm definitely gonna be trying it again. I love how soft and fluffy my hair was afterwards.

So, has anyone tried stretching their hair with African threading? What were your results?


Love, kinks and knots.
eBunite.

6 comments :

  1. Please what hair dye did you use and what's the name of the colour? Thanks
    On the topic.
    I've heard about stretching hair with threading but I'm wearing a protective style at the moment, will probably try it next time.
    Also, I watched a video on YouTube on how to use threading to stretch hair. It took her 2 days in total and the result was really good.
    I'll find the link and post it here lol.

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    1. Henna/hibiscus.

      Like I said, the longer the better but I needed to take it down asap! It definitely would have turned out better if I had left it longer. That's why I would do it again.

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  2. I have stretched my hair with African Threading before and the result was lovely. I'd be doing it frequently as a protective style.

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  3. This is my go to stay at home protective styling. It streches my hair and makes it easier to comb. I use the black rubber thread tho!

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