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May

Naptural85’s Stretched Twistout Method!

My set of posts on stretched hair might lead one to believe I don’t appreciate my kinks in all of their shrunken glory, so I’ll be more mindful of that…but don’t you just love when you find a trick or two that makes your natural hair look totally different?

Actually…who am I kidding?

Natural hair is the epitome of inconsistency. It’s so unpredictable—so much so that nearly EVERY style comes out differently. However, I’ve been playing around with this one particular method for a couple weeks, and I think Youtube guru Naptural85 has got a winner on her hands.

I had a little downtime during finals week, so I performed my usual routine to relax: watch videos on Youtube. I then came across Naptural85’s vid on achieving her best twistout ever and was interested in whether this technique (heh, shameless plug there) would work for me. After figuring that it seemed fairly easy to execute the style, I sprayed my hair down with a little water, used my Shea Moisture Yucca and Aloe Milk with a little bit of (you guessed it) Curl-Enhancing Smoothie for hold, and began flat-twisting my roots, twisting the length of my hair, and then rolling up each twist into a bantu knot. I let the style set for a day and a half as I worked on a couple of take-home finals. Later, I took the bantu knots down and cross-pinned each twist across my head to stretch it out a bit more for a few hours. The two pics on the side display the outcome! I wore it to my friend’s graduation party and it held up pretty well :) The first pic displaying how I set the style is a bit fuzzy, but you can see the parts that I made for each section, the flat twists, and the Bantu knots.

PS-Pardon the awkward and/or pained facial expressions—we’re focusing on the hair :-)

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    I LOVE her method!
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    I have a manager’s meeting tomorrow and I’m gonna try this style :)
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