Stretching Hair Without Heat–FAIL!

Happy Tuesday Coily Clan!

I ended up washing my hair this past Sunday. It really needed it.


Now typically on wash day, I follow up with a blow dry or my go-to method of stretching my hair.

But this Sunday I wanted to try something different. Truthfully I was just being lazy Lol!


So after I washed and deep conditioned my hair, I applied my moisturizer (review coming soon) and began flat twisting my soaking wet hair against my head.

That’s right guys, I didn’t even try to wring out the excess water, smh.

I did a total of 6 twists. 2 in the back and 2 on each side of my head. I then bobby-pinned each twist on the opposite side of my head, in hopes that it would dry in that stretched state. I threw on a scarf and a bonnet and just like that I was done with wash day.


Now once again being a lazy natural, I kept those twist in until this morning (2days).

Fast forward to me undoing the twist- I was not too pleased with the outcome.


Maybe it is because I have received a better stretch from my usual go-to methods.

I do like that my roots are pretty straight.

I guess this will work out okay for a high puff. I do not think I would attempt to stretch my hair this way again.


What do you guys think?

How do you stretch your hair without using heat?

Let me know below!



17 thoughts on “Stretching Hair Without Heat–FAIL!

  1. Tiffany says:

    If your hair is thick, you can let them air dry before going to bed. I don’t mind leaving the twist in for work as I prefer my hair off my face. So I end up making a protective style for the week and let them loose on the weekends


  2. astoldbyali says:

    I’ve tried this way before but just with damp hair, it didn’t come out exactly as planned. I’ve also tried double strand twist and then pinning it on the other side with a bobby pin, didn’t work as I expected. Lol
    Recently got advise for another naturalists to put rubber bands down the twist to help with stretching so I’ll try that next time.


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