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Old 03-13-2014, 01:55 PM   #1
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Question How to keep 4c hair stretched?

Does anyone out there know how to keep 4c hair stretched? I mean stretched for at least 5-7 days.
Also, do you think it's a bad idea for me to use Care Free Curl Gold to moisturize twist outs? That speeds up the hair shrinking, no?

Background: I detangle my hair, then wash and put in twists. I use Qhemet Hydrate and Twist Butter and it works nicely. I take down the twists and wear that as a hairstyle. By the end of the week, my hair is shrunken and therefore tangled. If I could somehow lock my hair into its stretched state, I would have far less tangles and detangling would be easier.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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I saw how banding can help keep hair stretched.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:57 PM   #3
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Plait hair nightly to keep it stretched.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jydal View Post
Plait hair nightly to keep it stretched.
I REALLY didn't want to do this but I have it a shot. I took 30 mins each night to braid my hair in sections. At the end of the week, I hoped detangling would be quicker. Nope still took me 2 hours. I am trying everything to cut down on this detangling time.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:55 PM   #5
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For me... I do Twistout every not it every other night.. But when I want it to stay stretched, I braid my hair in sections every night

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:06 AM   #6
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You really will have to do something to it to stretch it every night or you will get tangles and severe shrinkage. You could use curlformers the first night and progressively stretch it into larger sections of buns each night with more oil rich pudding to get it progressively sleeker.
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Old Yesterday, 02:44 PM   #7
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I think you should try detangling after you wash to make sure there are no tangles before you twist. What are you doing to your twistouts at night? Sleeping with my hair loose would make it smushed and tangled.
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Old Today, 07:36 AM   #8
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I usually bun mine, but if your hair isn't long enough you'll probably have to braid it at night or retwist. You could try more than one bun or pony...I didn't try this when my hair was shorter, but I think I remember someone on YT doing it.
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