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Stretching My Hair Without Heat (Using a Braid-Out)

Hello Maicurlies!

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I just wanted to pop on and say that I finally have a new video up! Yes, my first 2014 Video! I recorded how I stretch my hair using a Braid-Out. As some of you may know I do not use heat on my hair (I do not own a Hair Dryer or Flat Iron) because I am useless at using them…at least from when I had relaxed hair. I do not want to push it because I am sure I will end up frying my hair LOL.

In order to take advantage of the length of my hair and to try diminish tangles I use heat free methods to stretch it. One of them is to fluff out a Braid-Out. My “method” is really simple. I basically just completely separate and fluff out a Braid-Out and that is it! Braiding my hair seems really elongate my curls (I stretched my hair when I did the Faux-Fawk.) I do not end up with “straight” hair… just elongated hair.

When I actually properly plan a style, I generally will stretch my hair as a “prep” and then Twist, Bantu-Knot etc, this way I get “longer looking” results. 

I have a video of my method on YouTube of course linked it to my Video page here. I also finally have a write-up and some pictures of my process here. I do have other methods which I will continue to add to the Blog and Channel.

What do you do to stretch your hair? I would love to know! 🙂

Thanks