How To Stretch Natural Hair Without Heat – Braid Out


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Tips for achieving a successful Braid-Out

One way I stretch my hair without heat is by braiding it. It seems obvious to some but it is actually oblivious to many.

  • To achieve a successful braid out and a full heat-less stretch, you need to know how to braid natural hair properly. If your natural hair is not firmly braided, your curls will not come out as defined as they should be.

How To Stretch Natural Hair Without Heat - Braid Out

  • You also need a good curl defining cream for your hair type. I have thick high porosity 4c hair so in the video I used Dr Miracles Curl Care Leave in Conditioner, Lotta Body Moisturise Me Curl & Style Milk and A’Akuba Naturals Organic Coconut Oil.
  • Once you have applied your defining creams and braided properly, bobby pin your braids across your head.

NOTE: This step is important because it prevents your natural hair from shrinking a lot while drying.

  •  Next, tie your satin/silk scarf over your hair and sit pretty while your hair air dries.**Make sure to allow your hair to completely dry before taking your braids down. My natural hair is very thick so it takes 2 days for it to completely air dry.
    For Maintenance, simply put your hair in 2 jumbo twists or braids overnight and mist with Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier Therapeutic Formula for moisture every 2-3 days.

For Styling

There are various ways to style your braid-out and they go from easy to complicated but don’t fret, both styles I made right after this braid-out are very simple to do.
How To Stretch Natural Hair Without Heat - Braid Out
This is the Basic Updo. Unfortunately, I didn’t film this one because I actually didn’t know how my hair looked ( I did it without a mirror). It took me less than 5 minutes and I’ll work on a tutorial if you all really like it.
The next one is what I call a 2 minutes Fix-it hairstyle. I filmed it so you can click the button below to watch it.

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