Asked by: Anonymous
I am guessing you don’t want to use that good ol’ heat. Oh the good ol’ shrinkage. You’re not alone first of all. The more coils your hair has, the faster the shrinkage sets in. What you want to do is stretch your hair before it dries.
We find that using yarn string is awesome to stretch your hair. This method is called Banding. You wrap the thread all around your hair from root to tip and that’s what stretches your natural hair. The thing is, you can’t sleep in the banded hair since it’s stiff and UNCOMFORTABLE! What you can now do (after a few hours) is remove the yarn and do your twists/braids. Use a moisture-rich pomade or Shea Butter to roll your hair into the twists.
It’s possible to stretch hair without heat.
Enjoy the results :)