You want to stretch your hair, but you don't want to use heat. Lucky for you, there are several ways to do that. African hair threading is one of those ways. If you want to learn how I do my hair threading, keep reading.
You will need:
First, prepare your thread. Measure about two to three times the length of the hair you want to stretch. Cut the thread and tie a knot on both ends. This will keep the thread from unraveling.
Next, section your hair and make a two strand twist. I found that when I do this, I get extra stretch.
Then, take the one of the knots that you created and place it behind the two-strand twist.
Place the knot below your thumb and hold it close to the hair. This knot will serve as an anchor to the threading.
Begin to wind the thread around the knot and the rest of your hair. There are two ways to do this. Depending on the effect you want, decide which method you want to do.
Wind the thread around the hair leaving space between each twist.
Wrap the tread around the hair, but don't leave any space between each revolution.
Comparisons: Still unsure of which method you want to choose? Here is what the methods looklike side-by-side.
|Sorry if the picture is a bit dark. As you can see, one side stretches more.|
Finally, after you decide which method you want to do, tie a loose knot around the end to secure the plait.
|Here I just did a big loop around the plait, pulled the thread through, and tied it .|
Hair threading will unlikely give you the same results as a blow-out, but I still think it's an excellent way to stretch natural hair.
|Time to unravel. I did mine 3 hours later.|
|Take off the knot you tied at the end and just pull. That simple:D|