How to stretch natural hair without heat? Banding method

How to stretch natural hair without heat? Banding method

 

Banding method is a gentle technique for stretching hair without heat. The goal is to stretch and relax natural, frizzy or curly hair with small elastics or threads that are wrapped around the head, without heat. . When removed, soft hair is obtained, well stretched, with volume and slight undulations. It’s easier to handle and style. In Africa, Banding is equivalent African threading over which some of us, we did during their childhood, but a faster and more gentle way.

To go fast, most of the time, we use heating devices such as hair dryers to stretch hair. But there are other methods to stretch them naturally to avoid shrinking hair. And banding is a gentle and natural method for stretching hair. This technique does not allow to smooth the hair cleanly and accurately as with a hair iron

When to use this method?

After the care (shampoo + oil bath hair), to be able to well stylize her frizzy or curly hair, it is better to stretch her hair, before starting. Why ? What are the benefits banding hair?

Stretching hair naturally without heat brings several benefits:

  • Give elasticity to hair.
  • Promote easier disentangling
  • Allow hair to be softer and easier to handle.
  • Let observe hair length
  • This method allows you to detach the nodes and avoid breaks.
  • Prevent drying in the open air which favors the knots. It avoids shrinkage (the narrowing of natural hair in contact with moisture.
  • He prepares hair for other hairstyles. Very useful to improve the result of styles before styling.

Banding method. How to proceed ?

Equipment

  • A comb with wide teeth or brush.
  • Elastics
  • Oil or butter (shea, mango, etc.)
  • Milk or hair cream.

1 / Separate hair into 4 sections.

2 / Moisturize 4 sections of freshly washed hair (wet) with hair cream and feed them well with oil.

3 / To disentangle each section with the fingers, then a comb with wide teeth or a brush.

4 / Wrap elastics over the entire length of the severed hair.

Tips: don’t over tighten. The space left between each elastic will depend on the desired effect. The smaller the space, the more stretched the hair and the more ripples. I repeat the operation on the other sections.

5 / For those who are hurry, leave hair for a few hours.

For those who have more time, let them stretch all night long.

6 / After a few hours or the next day, you can remove elastics gently without forcing.

Tutorial stretch the hair of little girls.

African threading

1 / Separate hair into 4 sections.

2 / Moisturize 4 sections of freshly washed hair with hair cream and feed them well with oil.

3 / To disentangle each section with the fingers, then a comb with wide teeth or a brush.

4 / Wrap thread around your hair from root to tip, attached to fix it, making sure it is not too tight at the root, but firm on the hair. You can leave gaps while threading, but for maximum stretch, do not leave a lot of space when threading a section. Repeat the process.

5 / Let it dry completely before taking it out.

Tips and advice

  • Don’t spray water on your wire, your goal is to dry it.
    Don’t spray any moisturizer after removal to maintain stretch. If you apply moisture, it will shrink.
    If your hair is too dry after spinning, try the LOC method before wrapping with shea butter or thread, such as shea butter or a thick oil like castor oil that will moisturize without shrinking.
    Don’t put too close to your scalp, make sure it is fluffy around the roots.

Tutorial stretching natural hair


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