Natural haired women often try to avoid shrinkage. If you’re wearing your hair natural there is almost no way to avoid. And many have just learned to embrace it. Fighting shrinkage can really damage your hair especially if too much heat is involved or too much tension is placed on the hair and scalp. Here are some ways that can help you minimise shrinkage or stretch your hair. It is important to throughly detangle hair to get optimal stretch. Banding: The banding technique involves wrapping hair bands around sections of your hair overnight. The tension the bands put on your hair stretches the hair without heat. You can do this on wet or dry hair. Pineapple Method: A pineapple is a term in the curly hair world that is literally a high loose ponytail on top of your head. Doing this also creates tension in the same way banding does and naturally stretches the hair. Blow Dry/Nozzle Attachment: This is probably one of the most popular ways for naturals to stretch their curls quickly. You can do this on any heat setting, but I would suggest using the lowest heat setting possible so you don't damage your hair. Products: Alternatively use a moisturizing Product such as the The new Ladine Natural Therapy Moisturizing Anti-Shrinkage Cream with Marula Oil enhances curls without stickiness or residue.
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