Kinky hair is particularly difficult to work with and often requires a lot of patience because it tends to tangle easily especially when not stretched. So if I need someone to work on my hair, I normally prefer pre-stretching it to keep all the drama and pain at bay. In the video below, I show you how I stretch my hair using mangongo, mabhanzi or amapondo, commonly known as African threading.
Please watch the video to see how I do it. One thing I need to mention though is that yarn is quite drying to the hair. I therefore coat the yarn with Shea butter to combat the dryness that it may cause to my hair. Any oil or butter will do though. I also try and take the threading out before my hair is completely dry so that my hair isn’t too dry and brittle when combing out. If going for straight hair, I will re-thread it after detangling and combing through. I will keep this second threading until my hair is completely dry. If just stretching my hair, I will bun it and wait for the time to put my hair in the desired style. I hope the video is clear enough. Let me know what you think.
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