S T R E T C H I N G Your Curls

stretching curls
Shrinkage got your hair feeling a bit short? It is the phenomenon that most curlies complain about and the curlier and thicker your hair, the shorter it can appear once it’s fully dry. Fret not, my pets. Below are some simple suggestions that will get you the curls that you’ve been…er…longing for. LOL!1. Pineappling – simply, this is when you put your hair into a bun on top of your head after it is completely dry and ends up looking like a pineapple. This is also an effective method to maintaining your curly styles overnight.

2. Banding – taking sections of your hair and creating small ponytails using snagfree elastic bands. Place the bands on each ponytail from root to tip. Keep bands in until your hair is dry. Style as usual.

3. Stretching while blowdrying – after hair is about 80% air dried, blow dry in sections by gently pulling hair down with the nozel also in a downward motion. To minimize the damage from heat always use on a low/to medium setting. Better still, use the cool button feature on your blow dryer.

4. Twist or Braids – section wet hair and braid or twist each section. Air dry or use a hard bonnet hair dryer. Use fingers to separate once hair is fully dry.

5. Bantu Knots – section wet hair and twist each section into a ‘knot’ same as if you were putting your hair into a bun. Secure each knot with an elastic band. Use fingers to separate once hair is fully dry.

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