Stretching Natural Hair With Thread.

Been long you saw me (x_x), I wanted to take a little break from blogging plus the elections were up, perfect excuse, am I forgiven? 😀

Sai Buhari! Did you think I’d do a post-election post without congratulating our President Elect? I’m so euphoric about the outcome of the Presidential election held on the 28th & 29th of March, 2015. Kudos to INEC and Nigerians that painstakingly went out to vote, thank God justice was served and our democracy is back on the right path. This was the first election I was active in, see me watching Channels Tv and also reading tweets so I can be in the know, it was very tense but worth it.

Back to the post for today, I achieved this blown out look without using any form of heat whatsoever, can you guess what I did? If you said African Threading then hi5!

Yesterday was wash day (my wash day can shift anyhow ehn, it was Saturdays before now it’s Wednesdays) and I decided to achieve a blown out look just to rock my ‘fro in a different way. As you all know I’ve had my hair out for over a month now and I can’t really commend myself for a job well done because I’m a lazy natural but I’ve really liked my hair being out even though I suck at styling.

I hate smiling.


What You’d Need:

  • Thread – either sewing thread or rubber thread. (I used sewing thread because I sew  🙂 )
  • Comb/brush or if you’re big on finger detangling, your fingers lol.

  • Moisturizer + oil/s of your choice.

  • Scissors.

Later on I made the thread twice this size.


How To:

  • On freshly washed & damp hair, I separated my hair into four sections to make it easier to work with.
  • Starting from the back section, I applied, in this order, coconut oil, EVOO, whipped shea butter and St. Ives Cranberry & Grapeseed Lotion (yes I use my body cream as a hair moisturizer, it has good ingredients trust me lol.)
  • Parted a small section to thread, finger detangled and brushed it using a denman brush (salon brush) to further remove any knots.
  • Thread thread thread. Threading is like wrapping the wool/yarn/marley hair on the hair so it’s the same technique.
  • Tied a scarf and went to bed.





  • I did four wraps for each section making a total of 16 wraps on my hair.
  • I layered the thread six times but you can layer it just twice.
  • I made mine a little “neat” because I’m practicing my wrapping skills lol so it took longer than expected but you really don’t have to be this precise, just wrap and go.
  • It took a while to get done with it because of my “precision” and breaks, wrapping isn’t easy abeg, my hands were hurting 😥
  • It’s advisable to make the thread super long since the excess will be trimmed off anyways & also if your hair length is longer than mine.

Nafisah also used this stretching method, you can view it here, her ‘fro is too pretty.


Can anyone else notice the patch of hair at the center? It looks out of place no? Is my hair slowly approaching that awkward stage or I have a long way to go? 😦

I think African threading is here to stay in my hair book, I love it, what do you guys think?

Oh and by the way, happy new month darlings. May this month bring good tidings only, amen.


13 thoughts on “Stretching Natural Hair With Thread.

  1. Beautiful… I envy all you 4A hair get to enjoy a defined afro anytime but 4B goes through terrible shrinkage. My hair never comes back home the same way i left because even the wind makes it shrink.. LOL
    At least 4B enjoys defined afro more than the 4C so…Yaaaaay. 🙂

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    1. Thanks b.
      Lol I have shrinkage too and when my hair is in the wind, it just looks completely different lol.
      Everything affects us, not the same way but it still affects type 4 hair.


  2. Aww..Bey. You look so pretty with this blown out look!!!! Thanks for the acknowledgement. Good thing you had thread around the corner, I really don’t know how to work with rubber strings. so I always thread with threads…lol


    1. Thanks darl & you’re welcome.
      Haha I always have sewing thread, I initially wanted to use the rubber thread but when you suggested the sewing thread I gave it a try.
      I’m sure I can use both, whichever is around the corner.


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