Stretching my Natural Hair with African Threading




Hi Lovelies, How is the day going?

Have you ever tried African threading? I was reading some posts on ways to stretch natural hair without heat and came across African threading which I really loved doing when I was much younger (I’m still young o). It has always been my favourite hair style back in secondary school (I was relaxed then). I’d make it whenever I wanted to avoid hairstyles we were asked to do for the week by school authorities. I just preferred it most of the time. It was like my go-to style.
My hair before threading

After threading


Anyways, I decided to give it a try on my natural hair after seeing lovely results gotten by others and knew mine would not be otherwise. 


First, I washed my hair and applied Dark and lovely oil moisturizer and Cantu shea butter leave-in conditioner before proceeding to section my hair. Truth is, my mum threaded my hair for me…*covers face* She sectioned my hair into about 9 and wrapped the thread (I used yarn) on it. It was not tight and I wore the threaded hair for two days before I loosened it. 
I wore it out. People stared...

This was the result.
Let it fro

I was really glad with the result. I finally got to see that my hair is growing as I was actually not seeing much growth at first. 

My hair before and after stretch

Next time, I’d section my hair up to 15 to 20 sections so my hair would be better stretched (I’ve got a feeling it would) and maybe then, I would be able to do the threading myself without Mummy’s help…lol

So have you ever tried stretching your natural hair using African threading? Or Would you love to try it? 


Let me know what you think 


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ELIZABETH ADENIJI

23 comments:

  1. I have tried African threading and it stretches my natural hair well too. I think I carried mine for a week (under a wig) and when I loosened it, it was like I used straightner on it and my oh my twas so soft *big smile* I'm definitely doing it again.

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    1. Wow... wud take mine for abt a week next tym. Tanks for commenting

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  2. Wowww. I'm definitely going to try it. The difference is clear. Love your hair

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  3. My problem is tying the knot. If only I can master that, then, I'm good to go.

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    1. With tym u wud be able to. U ar beta than me sef. I av not tried it on my own yet. Thanks for commenting

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  4. Love the fro 😍

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  5. mehn! nothing 'realer' than shrinkage.

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  6. African threading, still one of my favorite ways of stretching my natural hair albeit time consuming :)
    Your hair has grown

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  7. Great post once again!.To get a pretty stretched out hair you can re_thread after the first threading.

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  8. Ah! Liz.. So you have such a big fro! Beautiful! Now everyone can see your progress really well...your hair is full and long! Pls keep stretching it that's what I always do to my sisters hair.

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  9. Love your results! I've never tried African hair threading, but I'm wondering have you tried stretching your hair with medium-sized/large braids or twists and how does the threading method compare to those for you? I pretty much two-strand twist my hair and wear a twist out when the twists get too frizzy :)

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  10. its weird how i am nigerin ans ive never threaded my hair! well. However, its something i would try. anything for the hair journey eh?

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    1. Lol. You shud. thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Hi Lizzie,

    Your thick hair is so lush !!

    I’ve done the African corkscrew threading hairstyle twice this year (picture is on my blog), and each time I had it in for 3 weeks.

    I’d recommend threading, it’s the best protective style that I have ever done as my strands were locked in.

    On take-down days, my hair was smooth, and I could even still smell the leave-in conditioner that I’d applied before my hair was threaded. It’s important that the hair is well moisturized and oiled prior to being wrapped in thread, it’s almost like marinating chicken in spices and then covering in foil paper :-)

    Super easy to manage too, all I did spritz with a water and glycerin mix.

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    1. Wow. Thanks for the tip. Wud Chk ur blog now

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  12. I love the puff!
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