I did the Stretch Band Method on my hair!!

As a Naturalista I’m always learning what’s good for your hair. And as a person with natural hair my hair is always changing as soon as I find out what is good for it. I found out that heat isn’t bad for my hair unless I use it too often. I use a dryer at least once a month. I only use heat to stretch out my hair because my shrinkage is real! I just learned about this method that stretches your hair without heat, Stretch Band Method. This method is done by taking section and wrapping them around your hair.

As you can see in my video I used Beeswax and water, I brushed a section of my hair out and then I wrapped the scrunchie around that section. After I wrapped my hair with a scrunchine, any piece that was left out, I two strand twisted it all the way to the end. And this was the out come.

Pretty fly, huh? IMG_20151005_165658

Different [Brush] Strokes for Different [Brushing] Folks

When you walk into the store to purchase a hairbrush, what type do you choice? Do you use a hair brush at all?

Based on your hair care needs, your brush selection should be made.

cap1If you have a lot of frizz or are styling your hair, a boar brush is a great option.

If you are looking for control, depending on the spacing of the bristles a nylon brush is the option for you.

If you aren’t sure of your needs, a porcupine brush would be a great choice. It works well on both fine and thick hair since it’s a mixture of boar and nylon bristles.

Metal brushes, while suggested in the past for 4b/c hair, is only a good idea for wigs and weaves.

Keep in mind; depending on where you are in your natural hair journey and how much time and dedication you have, you can train your hair to do what you like.

For example, though my buddy managed to train heir hair to lie down in the front. Now she uses headbands just as an accessory.

Personally, I used to be the store like, “I ain’t got no type. I’ll use any brush that I like.” And that’s an awful stance to take when caring about your natural hair.

Be picky when choosing your brush, your hair deserves it.

Holla back with what type of brush you use for your hair needs and if it works for you.


Edited by: Corinne Lyons