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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About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

  • https://www.facebook.com/terry.norman.129142 Terry Norman


  • https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.whitlock.5 Jasmine Whitlock

    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.

    • https://www.facebook.com/blackhairinformation BlackHairInformation.com

      It’s about practice Jasmine Whitlock. Trust me, they all work but if your hair is really high shrinkage then try double stretch before you start twisting instead of doing it on soaking wet hair :)

    • https://www.facebook.com/pattycakeross Patty Cake Ross

      Im definitely leaning towards natural.

    • https://www.facebook.com/SNMCCL S H-a N-McClendon

      Come on Patty Cake Ross… we welcome you with open arms

    • https://www.facebook.com/yvonne.s.bender Yvonne Bender

      I thread with stockings till its dry then twist

  • https://www.facebook.com/ashley.kelly.946 Ashley Kelly

    I’m going try this

  • https://www.facebook.com/tamara.byrd.79 Tamara Byrd

    Very cute!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/Feminist69 Beautify Thelusma

    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

  • https://www.facebook.com/nika.love.92 Nika Love

    Is those braids or twist

  • https://www.facebook.com/sheryl.clark.988 Sheryl Clark

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/wendy.nowlin Wendy Nowlin

    I want this hair do.

  • https://www.facebook.com/andrea.tater Andrea Angie Tater

    Cute :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/anjanette.anthony Anjanette Anthony

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/unike.angie Angela DaRocha


  • https://www.facebook.com/tyler.florence.923 Tyler Florence


  • https://www.facebook.com/pceful1 Renee Love

    Very cute!

  • https://www.facebook.com/misonia.moore MiSonia Moore

    That is really cute

  • https://www.facebook.com/loran.henderson Loran Henderson

    I love this hair do…

  • https://www.facebook.com/deborahgrant1957 Sunshine Grant


  • https://www.facebook.com/steelergirlwright Royalle Steelergirl Wright

    I could never master flat twist outs!

    • https://www.facebook.com/christina.hayes.925 Christina Hayes

      Me neither

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295909167 Antonia Williams

    Oohh I think I’ll be trying this

  • https://www.facebook.com/deanna.hillmanwashington Deanna Washington

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/gloria.egbunike Gloria Egbunike

    I have to try this!!!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/cynthiarkinney Cyn Kinney

    Gonna try it :)

  • https://www.facebook.com/latrice.latrice.7 Sharon L Chambers

    Love it!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/sonya.murphy.18 LaSonya Murphy

    my favorite do lol!

  • https://www.facebook.com/shanea.t.hines Shanea Marie

    Ima try this

  • https://www.facebook.com/jaican15 Stacy-Ann Shreeves

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.whitlock.5 Jasmine Whitlock

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/pari.sade Pari’ Sade’

    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

    • https://www.facebook.com/MZ.SUGAR.WALLZ352 Mariah Lashae

      Is their something you have to apply on it before you twist it??

    • https://www.facebook.com/LeoMcHamisi Midéga Leö Midega

      i would love to learn how to flat twist can you please help on how to go about it.

    • https://www.facebook.com/yolonda.spead Yolonda Spead

      I would like to know what you use to pull the hair straight on the sides, are they bobby pins? thanks

  • https://www.facebook.com/1stBlkBarbie TaShina Mayfield

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/1stBlkBarbie TaShina Mayfield

    Its fun and cute

  • https://www.facebook.com/linda.j.howard.18 Linda Joyful Howard

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/alaza.smith Alaza Smith


  • https://www.facebook.com/andrea.j.dallas Andrea Dallas

    i really like this but my hair is too thin.

  • https://www.facebook.com/1BlessedAndDelievered Sandra Coleman

    When is the best time to clip your ends?

  • https://www.facebook.com/frankye.campbell Frankye Campbell


  • https://www.facebook.com/juanita.mayerslankford Juanita Mayers Lankford

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/nursekeepitreal.godwin Nursekeepitreal Godwin

    So this can only be done with natural hair?

    • https://www.facebook.com/yolonda.spead Yolonda Spead

      No, you don’t have to be natural.

  • https://www.facebook.com/AmbitiousWhite Ambitious White

    That’s Cute!

  • https://www.facebook.com/jacquelineprice.williams.7 Jacqueline Price Williams


  • https://www.facebook.com/crystal.souvenirjordan Crystal Souvenir-Jordan

    <3 absolutely!!!

  • https://www.facebook.com/MZ.SUGAR.WALLZ352 Mariah Lashae

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

  • https://www.facebook.com/mikentrish89 MikenTrish Mountain

    Do my hair like that

  • https://www.facebook.com/shawnakay.powell1 Shawna Kay Powell

    I need my hair like this.an natural

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-world/263993073754048 Hair world

    looks good

  • https://www.facebook.com/lovejeanifer Jenny Black Satin Love

    thats cute as heck

  • https://www.facebook.com/leenette.skinner.79 LeeNette Skinner


  • https://www.facebook.com/awomhome.schooling LaTrossica’Awom HomeschoolWilson


  • https://www.facebook.com/jazmine.doss.9 Jazmine Doss

    My favorite run to

  • https://www.facebook.com/ldenise.smith.3 Lashonda Smith

    ive been with out a perm for 8 months and I really don’t want to cut it it but im running out of ways to do my hair….

  • https://www.facebook.com/diane.heard.336 Diane Heard

    love the natural styles,stop cutting my hair on a regular,but continue to be even

  • https://www.facebook.com/goldie.venzenjones Goldie Venzen-Jones


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