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African Threading: Stretching Natural Hair

by Evenes Ruth Mafupa
African threading on natural hair: Stretching natural hair

African threading on natural hair: Stretching natural hair

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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[…] I am in my third week already and someone clap hands for me. I have not stayed with a protective style this long this year. I had them done by Lita who does my hair most of the times I’m either too lazy to do it myself or the style is too complicated for me. She does not braid too tight and although she did not know how to handle natural hair at first, she has learnt through the years (4) how to do it. I still stretch my hair and detangle thoroughly before I let her touch my hair. Which is why I stretched my hair and wrote about it here. […]

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