How to stretch the Natural Hair
It’s quite annoying to stay natural for good number of years even avoid chemicals and chemical strengthening agents only to see your hair all shrunk to something stagnant.
Shrinkage is one of the major problems of natural hair; this is hair that has shrunk in its appearance thereby reducing the length of the hair. It is well known that black hair type 4c especially in its natural state can shrink up to 90 percent of its actual length. Stretching the hair has many benefits that are important for those looking to retain length: It decreases single strand knots, which decreases breakage and split ends. It decreases tangles since your hair won’t wrap around itself as much in a stretched state.
Methods of stretching the Natural Hair
• Using Rollers
These are tiny plastics rings used to wrap the hair to stretch and achieve curls. Flexi Rods, Perm Rod and Curlformers also serve the same purpose, it an excellent method for women who are transitioning to natural because it smooth out your curly strands
• Using a Straightening Brush to Stretch Natural Hair.
Being a proud naturalista for 3 years now, the last thing I want is heat damage. I really don’t like putting heat on my fro so I was nervous to try this. Using a Strengthening brush on my wash scary even with low heat emphasis on low heat but it was worth it because my hair was elongated without breakage and damage.
• Stretching Cream
Stretching creams are formulated to elongate curls also to offer some definition that can make the hair bounce and shine after your twist-outs, a stretching cream may be for you. Even if you’re not using twist-outs, a stretching cream can help loosen tight curls, regardless of the method of stretching you use. N/B Sorry about not updating any product or mentioning name of stretching creams that has worked wonders, I’m not here to advertise any product …
• Keep your Hair Conditioned
Even if you have fine hair or oily roots – you still need it: conditioner is essential to keep your hair healthy-looking, smooth and feeling good. Which is why they’re formulated depending on hair type: like conditioners for fine hair, which are specially designed to leave just enough agents behind to keep hair smooth without weighing it down
• African Threading
Styling African threading has always been a challenge for me the challenge of doing this only before bed time and taking it off in the morning so I can wear a better hair style for the next day/week. So for the fashionable method of wearing African threading, I go for Faux Loc and with this style I can wear it out and as long as I want. And I love to challenge myself and being a creative.