This hairstyle is as easy as it looks. Basically African threading with some added hair so that I can have more options when styling it. The added hair makes a big difference guys. Especially if your hair is not long enough to tie a bun or style it in any way. Adding the extra hair also helps with volume. Makes African threading look chic even if it is just 4 sections like the ones I did.
I mean, 4 sections are normally done as a night routine when stretching the hair for the night, to minimise shrinkage the next day. That is actually how I landed on this hairstyle the first time. I had washed my hair and did not have time to do chunky twists even. So, I decided to do African threading for the night and see what I can do with my hair the next day. And then a thought came to me to use a bit of gel on the hair and also add some extra hair. I was literally playing with my hair. Was not expecting a real style to come out of it. I tied my hair with a scarf and went to bed. The next morning, my edges were so laid and the African threading was looking so good. Of course I took some pictures and posted on social media and from that came the requests for a tutorial. Here are the pictures I posted.
The ones I did now are actually a better version of the African threading because I put more thought into it and created a procedure for you that is easy to follow. The first time I did this, I did not follow any set procedure at all.
In the video, I am using XQ Marley hair. You can use any type of kinky textured hair as well and it should come out fine. Just make sure the colour of the hair and the type is as close to your natural hair as possible so that you can be able to create that illusion that it is your natural hair that is so long. I also used normal knitting acrylic yarn and for laying my edges and the sections, I used eco styler gel. Please do watch the video to get to know how I do it. The thing that can be of great interest is how I join the hair extension to my actual hair and to make it look like my hair is super long.
And to say I enjoyed this hairstyle is an understatement. I loved it and I am sure going to do it again. What do you think about African threading? Is it a style you could do? Are you a fan? What are the tactics that you use to make your African threading hairstyle more stylish? I would love to know. Comment below and let’s talk and celebrate about African threading. It is part of our heritage you know. Our African heritage. No wonder is it called African threading. Not just hair threading.
Otherwise, from me to you, hugs and kisses. Stay blessed.