My First Attempt at African Threading (a styling and heat-less hair stretching method).

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Here is my daughter Aaliyah with her hair fully stretched using the African threading method. It was a 3 day process but so work it! 

DAY 1:

20130712_192056_zpsf87d9c21  — I WASHED HER HAIR WITH   “Aunt Jackie’s Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo” . GOING BACK IN TO CO WASH WITH “tresemme naturals conditioner”. THEN I DETANGLED WHILE I DID A HOT OIL TREATMENT WITH COCONUT OIL AND HONEY.

 — THEN I MOISTURIZED USING MY LOC METHOD ON DAMP HAIR, USING LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER,COCONUT OIL, CREAM MOISTURIZER “shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie”, AND A PINCH OF MY SHEA BUTTER MIX.

20130716_180432_zps346ef28e  — AFTER WASHING,DETANGLING AND CONDITIONING I PUT EACH SECTION I WAS GOING TO THREAD INTO CLIPS. MAKING SURE HAIR STAYS DAMP I SPRITZ WITH SPRAY BOTTLE AND  DETANGLED AS NEEDED THEN I TOOK SOME WEAVE THREAD ( YES THE THREAD USED TO DO QUICK WEAVES ETC. BECAUSE ITS THICKER AND HOLDS BETTER) PUT A KNOT ON THE END AND STARTED TO WRAP THE SECTION STARTING AT THE TOP WRAPPING IT UNTIL THE THREAD IT TIGHT UP TOP BEFORE MOVING DOWN, AS I WAS WRAPPING THE SECTION OF HAIR I MADE SURE THE GAB WAS NOT TO FAR APART BECAUSE  THE CLOSER THE STRAIGHTER IT WILL BE (that was a challenge lol).

Capture— AFTER I WRAPPED EACH SECTION WITH THREAD I ALSO THREADED THE TOGETHER TO STRETCH DOWNWARD, SPRITZING WITH SPRAY BOTTLE ONE LAST TIME.

20130716_181011_zps74abbe13— ADDED PONYTAIL HOLDERS FOR SUPPORT (because she sleeps wild). THEN WRAPPED WITH SILK SCARF AND SHE HIT THE SACK.

DAY 2:

I LET HER WEAR THE STYLE FOR THE DAY SINCE WE HAD ALOT TO DO, THEN THAT EVENING I REMOVED ALL THREAD AND TOOK WIDETOOTH COMB TO CHECK PROCESS THEN PUT INTO SECTIONS, I REPEATED THE PROCESS BY ADDING COCONUT OIL ONLY TO THE DRY HAIR, AND THEN RE THREADED THE HAIR IN SECTIONS THE SAME AS BEFORE ,

DAY 3:

KEPT IT IN OVERNIGHT THEN REMOVED IN THE MORNING AND HERE IS THE RESULTS BELOW. ….

20130717_131635_zps6951424f FRESHLY COMBED OUT OF THREAD! IT WAS SO SHINY AND SOFT….

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PUFFED IT UP WITH MY HANDS GIVING IT SOME VOLUME,  THAT SHINE AND SOFTNESS WAS AMAZING AND SHE COULD STAY OUT HER HAIR!!

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SO MY OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS GREAT AND I GIVE IT A 5 STAR RATING, ITS TIME CONSUMING ESPECIALLY WITH A 3 MONTH OLD BABY BUT IT WAS WORTH IT, ILL BE DOING IT AGAIN FOR SURE (when i have the time of coarse). JUST LOVING HOW VERSATILE NATURAL HAIR CAN BE, WHO SAY YOU NEED HEAT ALL THE TIME?? PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK AND ALSO SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE IF YOU HAVE TRIED THIS BEFORE ….. 

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About MrsElegantlyNatural

Adventures Of Living Relaxer Free While Loving Me! ☆Natural Hair Lover ☆SkinCare,Beauty & Fashion Explorer ☆FitMOM ☆Eczema and PCOS Fighter✊

Posted on August 8, 2013, in CHILDREN & TEENS, HAIRSTYLE FILES, Natural Hair and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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