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.

Originally posted 2014-02-05 20:40:55.

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.

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.

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Comments

  1. Jasmine Whitlock
    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.

    1. 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 🙂

  2. Beautify Thelusma
    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

  3. Jasmine Whitlock
    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. 🙁

  4. Pari
    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

    1. 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

  5. Lashonda Smith
    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….

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