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How do you stretch 4b C hair?

How to Effectively Stretch 4C Hair WITHOUT Heat

  1. African Threading Method. African threading is a technique that has been around for a very long time.
  2. Bantu Knot Method.
  3. Twist and Re-twist Method.
  4. Style your hair in a bun.
  5. Banding Method.
  6. Use Jumbo Rollers.
  7. Use Smoothing Products.
  8. Stretch or Rubber Plates.

Is stretching bad for natural hair?

With retaining length comes hair growth over time. The growth will not happen overnight. Once you find a regimen that works for you, add stretching. Note that excessive stretching can damage up your hair shaft and disturb your natural hair pattern.

Can stretching hair cause damage?

According to The Natural Haven, low levels of stretching are just fine but excessive stretching or stretching hair over the safe limit (20-30% of the strand) can damage the hair’s cuticle. That part of your hair that seems stretched permanently may be where your bun is pulled the most and has the most damage.

How do I stop my natural hair from shrinkage?

One way to help reduce shrinkage is in how you allow your hair to dry. Although heat often causes damage, blow-drying the roots is recommended to prevent shrinkage because heat causes the hair to expand. So, after you wash your hair, allow it to dry about 85 percent of the way before you take a blow dryer to it.

Do braids stretch natural hair?

Braids. Braids are slightly more difficult to do than twists because they require three strands instead of two. However, braiding will stretch your natural hair more than twists since the pattern is tighter and more controlled. Like twist-outs, braids will also give you a braid-out style to wear for a few days.

How can I stretch my hair without heat?

One traditional method to stretch natural hair without heat is called a twist-out. It involves twisting sections of hair that are still damp after washing and have been conditioned. The twists are left in overnight to thoroughly dry and removed the next day.

Can you stretch your hair with a roller?

It also needs to be left overnight to dry. The yarn is removed the next day. If twist outs or banding aren’t your preferred methods, you can also stretch natural hair with rollers. They offer the option to use in direct heat if you don’t want to wait to dry naturally.

Can you stretch your hair with a blow dryer?

It’s also possible to stretch your hair with a blow dryer. While this can be the most damaging of hair stretching methods, blow drying can make styling quick and is a helpful first step to getting ready for more involved styles. The best option would be to blow dry your hair on low heat but high air flow and at the end use high heat.

Do you need to use heat on Type 4 hair?

And because type 4 hair tends to be more delicate, you may not want to use heated styling tools for straightening your hair. There are, however, several methods that do not require any heat. By not applying heat, your hair will be stronger, healthier and thicker. The results are gorgeous.