4 Ways To Stretch Your Hair Without Heat During The Cold Dry Season

modelNow that winter is upon us, I’ve become even more reluctant to put a blow dryer near my head, let alone a flat iron. There are many different things that you can do to reduce damage and dryness, but at this point I’m taking no chances.

I haven’t had to endure a harsh winter for quite a while so I’m not exactly sure how my hair will react to the cold, dry, weather.

Although I’ve already put away my blow dryer and flat iron for the next few months that doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m ready to give up my stretched hairstyles.

For me, stretching my hair isn’t just about showing length, it’s about preserving my hair and making sure that it doesn’t get tangled.

Want stretched hair without a blow dryer? You’re definitely not alone. So how do you stretch your hair without heat? Below I have 4 ways to stretch your hair without heat during the cold dry season:

African Threading

The simplest way to explain this is that you take weaving thread or crochet thread, and wound it down the length of your hair while you keep your hair pulled straight with your other hand. Be sure you keep the hair as smooth as possible.


When using this method to stretch your hair remember not to apply too much tension to your hair. While you do want to make sure that the thread is securely wrapped around the base of each section of hair, your head should not hurt after the application.

What I love about this method is that it’s fairly easy, it can be done on wet hair, and it stretches my hair out to about 70% of its actual length.

All you need to do is section your hair off into fairly small portions, secure the thread to the base of your hair by wrapping it around itself a few times and continue down the length of your hair and secure it.

To secure the thread sometimes I braid it into my hair at the ends or I tie it at the bottom. It’s definitely something that you can do on your own, but extra hands are always helpful.

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About Whitney


My name is Whitney, and I am a 23 year old graduate student pursuing my degree is social work. I was born in Jamaica, moved to Canada, and I currently live in the United States. While I am completely dedicated to being a part of change and being an ally to individuals that are in need, I am also a creative being. I enjoy art in many different forms, and I love exploring different places. I allowed my hair to return to its natural form about five years ago, and I couldn’t be happier about my decision. I am on a continuous journey to loving my hair and myself for all the things that I am, and all the things that I am not.

About Whitney


My name is Whitney, and I am a 23 year old graduate student pursuing my degree is social work. I was born in Jamaica, moved to Canada, and I currently live in the United States. While I am completely dedicated to being a part of change and being an ally to individuals that are in need, I am also a creative being. I enjoy art in many different forms, and I love exploring different places. I allowed my hair to return to its natural form about five years ago, and I couldn’t be happier about my decision. I am on a continuous journey to loving my hair and myself for all the things that I am, and all the things that I am not.

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Doris Motley

so…is that stretch hair? Just gorgeous!

Hairstylemantra

Curious to learn :/