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Old 07-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
 
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Default Stretching kinky/coily hair without heat?

I've been experimenting with stretching my coily kinky 4a hair. Since I've been experiencing lots of one strand knots. I tried banding, blowouts, and tension blowouts. But I want to find other ways, any suggestions? Anything would help.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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Have you tried stretching creams like Miss Jessie's? I've never tried them myself. I use pomade though haven't done this for awhile because I don't like how it feels on my hair.
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Hmm, what is it about those methods that isn't working?
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
 
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I two strand twist and sometimes use curlformers.
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No I'm on a teenage budget.. lol

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Henna loosen my curl pattern. I really was not expecting it, but it stretch my hair out.
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Try two-strand twists, wrap them around your head, and let dry then take down.
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Try two-strand twists, wrap them around your head, and let dry then take down.
That's sounds like it is worth trying! How would I "wrap" them?


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Hmm, what is it about those methods that isn't working?
Too much work. Not enough patience. The banding method would take me around 2 days to get a twist out. I like to twist my hair and the next day I take it down. Banding I have to band it one day, twist it the next, then twist out. And with both methods my twist outs end of stringy looking.

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I two strand twist and sometimes use curlformers.

I don't have curlformers, what else could I use?
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Try two-strand twists, wrap them around your head, and let dry then take down.

i second this. a heavy moisturizer and twists will definitely stretch your hair if you give it sufficient time to dry. bantu knotting the twists or securring them in a bun at night will stretch them even more.
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Try two-strand twists, wrap them around your head, and let dry then take down.
That's sounds like it is worth trying! How would I "wrap" them?


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Naptural85 has a video on stretching a twist-out. She takes each twist and literally pulls wraps it around her head then secures each twist with a bobby pin.

I pineapple my braids and it stretches them just fine.

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Try two-strand twists, wrap them around your head, and let dry then take down.
That's sounds like it is worth trying! How would I "wrap" them?


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Naptural85 has a video on stretching a twist-out. She takes each twist and literally pulls wraps it around her head then secures each twist with a bobby pin.

I pineapple my braids and it stretches them just fine.

...i'm supersonic

Actually, just last night I watched that! What a coincidence! I just need some pins, but in her video she flat twists it, does it matter if I just do a 2 strand twist or do I have to do a flat twist?
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Naptural85 has a video on stretching a twist-out. She takes each twist and literally pulls wraps it around her head then secures each twist with a bobby pin.

I pineapple my braids and it stretches them just fine.

...i'm supersonic

Actually, just last night I watched that! What a coincidence! I just need some pins, but in her video she flat twists it, does it matter if I just do a 2 strand twist or do I have to do a flat twist?
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I can not flat twist and mine turned out fine using her method.

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I put braids in but girl, it takes damn near forever to dry grrrr.
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I put braids in but girl, it takes damn near forever to dry grrrr.
Lol I'm sure it does. I tried that once as well a while ago but I'm just a slow twister and braider so things take me longer than it usually would. :/ but yeah I liked it but it was too much work.

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I put braids in but girl, it takes damn near forever to dry grrrr.
I never do braidouts on freshly washed hair because of this.
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Try two-strand twists, wrap them around your head, and let dry then take down.
That's sounds like it is worth trying! How would I "wrap" them?


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Naptural85 has a video on stretching a twist-out. She takes each twist and literally pulls wraps it around her head then secures each twist with a bobby pin.

I pineapple my braids and it stretches them just fine.

...i'm supersonic

I tried that and I liked it. This is what I came up with.
Pic 1- Shrunken twist out
Pic 2- Stretched twist out
It stretched a lot. I love it!
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #20
 
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My best advice to you is to use shea butter. it weights the hair down while stretching it. you can do braids or twist with the shea. Also rebraid/twist every night.
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