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Flat Twist Out With Banding On Natural Hair

Flat Twist Out With Banding On Natural Hair

One of the things us girls with tighter curl patterns have a real issue with is shrinkage. While shrinkage isn’t that bad and most of us have accepted that it is the nature of the beast with our hair we continue to find creative ways of stretching our hair to give it some length and reduce tangles.

Banding is an oldie but goodie method for stretching your hair but if you are not familiar with it, well we have just the demonstration for you.

This video utilizes two methods of stretching the hair; flat twists and banding. The style is created using As I Am hair products but of course you can use any good leave in conditioner and/or any holding product that you have to hand.

You don’t need perfect parts for this style of course but to create a smooth curl remember to twirl the ends of your flat twist. You will notice that the section of hair that is banded is the ends of the flat twists at the back. Banding as she has done with some good ouchless bands will prevent the hair from shrinking up too much as it dries.

Check out the video from Asiamnaturally.

Some simple tips on banding

1. Band your hair in the evening so that your hair can dry stretched – Stretching your hair overnight really allows it to set properly because if you band and remove them before for your hair is dry, it will shrink right up again, making your efforts in vain.

2. Seal properly – I mention sealing because more than likely you would have added moisture, sealing your hair means using an oil over the moisture to keep your hair hydrated. Sealing your hair properly gives it a natural shine once your hair dries and you remove all the bands.

3. Banding is a great way to start your stretch before you flat iron or blow dry your hairSometimes you have to use way too much heat to get from full shrinkage to straight, so doing a heatless stretch in-between can be very helpful not to mention less damaging.

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Emily CottonTop

About Emily CottonTop

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer for Born and raised in St. Andrew Jamaica, I first moved to the United States in the year 2000 in order to find a job after college. I spent one year living in New York before moving to Texas in 2001. I went natural in 2008 after a bad perm experience and have enjoyed my hair ever since. I am still learning and I like sharing my experiences with my cottontop :)

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    I’d be so happy if I could get my hair to do this. But alas none of these twist out/braid out options has EVER worked on my hair.

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    I’m going try this

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    Very cute!!!

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    My hair looks like I have a perm . Hate it so bad, what can I do. I use Cantu Shea product. Can anyone help me please

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    Is those braids or twist

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    Some body I need a hair do on before valtine,”

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    I want this hair do.

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    Cute :)

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    OHhhh i can’t to try this one out!!

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    Very cute!

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    That is really cute

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    I love this hair do…

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    I could never master flat twist outs!

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    I like it

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    Oohh I think I’ll be trying this

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    a lot of my problems would be solved if I could flat twist

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    I have to try this!!!!!

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    Gonna try it :)

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    Love it!!!

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    my favorite do lol!

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    Ima try this

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    Love this look but when I do it to my transitioning hair, it dies by the next day.. So fustrating sometimes

  29. 34 my hair is my hair is wavy fine and very dense. Twists and braids just don’t work on my hair at all. :-(

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    Thank you guys sooo much for your comments. I sometimes flat twist my hair so that it can stretch in length. Let me know if you need instructions on replicating this style. Again thanks for the comments

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    I always rock my hair lik that when i take my hair down out if french braids

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    Its fun and cute

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    Hey I likey!!! I must try this!!

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    i really like this but my hair is too thin.

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    When is the best time to clip your ends?

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    I love this but flat twists are so hard for me to do. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. :-(

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    So this can only be done with natural hair?

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    That’s Cute!

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    I like it

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    <3 absolutely!!!

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    Its cute but it never works on my hair !!!

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    Do my hair like that

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    I need my hair like natural

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    looks good

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