To begin to make your scalp and hair healthy again, you should start and maintain a hair care routine.
When you are new or just starting out on your natural hair journey you may not be so sure how to build your natural hair care regimen. Or perhaps you have been natural for sometime now and have come to the conclusion that its time for a change in how you care for your hair. Whatever the case may be building a regimen doesn’t have to be challenging, all it needs are the basics: Cleansing, Conditioning, Moisturizing, Detangling, and Protective and or Low Manipulation Styles.
If you are looking for a cure for your frizzy, dull, rough hair, a out here! which makes them brittle and frizzy. For soft, shiny, and silky hair, Discover a method that solves many issues effecting type 4 hair natural hair, issues such as
- preventing breakage
- preventing knots and tangles
- Retaining moisture
- Preventing shrinkage
- and, length retention
This is the EZthread Method. This regimen was created by Francesca Johnson, a type 4 curly girl herself who struggled for years with her own hair, and designed a method that can be used by all hair types and textures. however this method yields great results for, kinky type 4 hair. The key to this method is using the EZthread Styling tool to thread your hair. African hair threading is has so many benefits however its a very time consuming process to do manually and the thread and the hair can get tangled.
The the EZthread Styling tool is critical because this tool is quick and easy to use. Without it, it would be difficult to incorporate African hair threading into a daily routine. It allows you to thread your hair as often as everyday with it being time consuming
If you are trying to retain length and your texture is easily prone to breakage protective styles in particular are going to become your best friend. With protective styles such as twists, cornrows, or braids you don’t have to style your hair daily which helps to prevent breakage from manipulation of the hair. However, in addition to helping you retain more hair they also make life easier for you. Wearing your natural hair out all the time is a lot of maintenance on your part, while protective styles require little work. If you want something different you can always do a twist out or braid out low manipulation style. Styles such as this keep your hair controlled, styling required is minimal, and it gives you a nice change from protective style
Once your hair has been cleansed and conditioned, Divide your hair into into small manageable sections. (The size and number of sections depends on you, a general rule of thumb is 4 -8 sections are ideal: note generally the smaller the sections the longer the stretch). Hold each section down with a clip to better manage the section you’ll be working on.
Take your first section of hair, detangle it while smoothing and raking in your moisturizer from root to tip(water/aloe vera juice and sealing it in with a penetrating oil like olive or coconut oil). Ideally you work on damp well moisturized hair however wet or dry hair is also fine.
Now your section is well moisturized you can either loosely twist the strand before threading which can make it more manageable or for better elongation leave as is. Place the hair through the middle of the threader.Then run the threader(with the hair init) through the hole of the EZthread head attachment.
Place the thread and the hair through the center hole of the EZthread. do not thread too tightly to your scalp start close to the root of the hair but make sure you center your hair and there is some give so you do not feel any pull in any direction. Then press the knob down then slowly move the device down the entire length of hair while pressing on the knot. For more elongation thread very closely together leaving little to no space in-between, by moving the EZthread styling tool very slowly down the hair.
Continue this up till you reach the tip of your hair, carefully cut the thread and tie the end of the thread securely to prevent unraveling. Then move to the next section and repeat the process until you’ve completed the whole head.
Now the minimum recommendation is that you leave this in overnight, because this technique needs a few hours to work. However you can leave this in for as long you prefer as it works a great protective style. I covered with a scarf some days and also wigs. or do a style.
How to stop black natural hair breakage. Your hair will suffer breakage if it is dry and tangled . Doing the African threading along with oil treatments and using a good conditioner will prevent and even stop hair breakage. Ah… detangling everyone’s favorite part of natural hair care! This is an area where you really need to be careful because if not you can end up losing a lot of hair. When you detangle you always want to have some sort of moisture in your hair, detangling on hair that is completely dry can be disastrous. Some naturals like to detangle only on wet hair, you don’t have to do this, but make sure you have a product in your hair that will give you some sort of slip. If you have 4b or 4c hair (know your hair type) that is really fine then you may want to finger comb to detangle rather than use a comb to avoid breakage. Always take your time to detangle and start from the ends of the hair and work your way up to the roots. If you find your hair forms knots rather easily try detangling once a week.
How to Stretch 4c/4b kinky black hair. This technique holds the hair in a stiff or straight position. The hair is now almost lying side by side to each other instead of coiling around each strands, this help to stop tangling, and knots. The power of the African threading is that it attempts to hold the hair in a straight jacket type position. The hair now starts to stretch or lengthen, the true lenght of your hair is seen.
How to Moisturize for kinky coily hair. Our hair needs moisture at all times. Water, water is our friend. moisture helps nourish the hair to grow.We water is in spray bottle and infused with olive or coconut oil and add some *green tea extract .When you apply these and then completely wrap the hair using the African threading technique this keeps the moisture lock into the hair and so the hair will begin to grow.
How to reduce shrinkage in natural hair – Again this technique hold the hair in a straight position this help to stop tangling, because the hair is not growing on top of each other. The longer you keep your African threading in; the longer the hair growth becomes.
African threading for growing hair method does that. I consider this technique the ultimate protective style for natural hair. it does look like you blow dry it does is not? Super easy to manage too, all I did spritz with a water and glycerin mix. Challenge yourself to do this
Finally, to reduce any mishaps when protective styling, here are a few tips on what to avoid:
Do not thread too tight to your scalp, make sure its fluffy around the roots.
– if you thread on wet hair, wait for hair to dry so it wouldnt be wet on take down and your hair would shrink back to square one
– Threading too tight
– Threading too small of a section
– Wearing the style for too long (styles are typically worn for a few weeks or less)
Just before you reach the end/tip take a little shea butter to moisten the tip. This is to protect your ends, to keep it moisturized.
working well with wigs.If you plan to wear it with wigs,try to make sure you part your hair where your wig is parted and make sure to tie the sections as close to your scalp as possible.
leave , Some people keep the threading for up to one night some even 3 weeks at a time.
Some people do african threading on wet or dry hair, but I prefer to do it on damp hair.
for best results
step in allowing your ends to be as smooth as possible.