3 Things You Should Do When Stretching Natural Hair with Heat

by West Parsons on August 20, 2013 · 1 comment

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Following me on social media you’d see that my braid-outs and twist-outs are always done on stretched hair. I achieve the volume and length by stretching my hair each wash day using heat. That, of course, can be stressful on your strands if you don’t prepare them. Here’s what I do:

  • Deep condition with moisture for an extended period. Moisturized hair reduces the possibility of heat damage.
  • Use an ionic blow dryer, which cuts the drying time in half, lessening your hair’s exposure to heat.
  • Immediately replenish a sparing amount of moisture, especially to the ends, which helps to combat breakage.

For the last few weeks I have been using  NeXXus Youth Renewal Elixir to replenish moisture and strength to the ends of my hair. Note,  the the size of the bottle and the dropper ensures that it is used sparingly. I’ve noticed shine, less frizz, and my splits are at bay; this is probably a result of the many strengthening ingredients, such as Keratin, Argan Oil, Wheat Protein, and Omega 3. FREE SAMPLES HERE!

READ MORE: How To| 5 Anti-Aging Tips for Natural Hair Care

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NeXXus Youth Renewal combats 8 signs of aging hair. Our Vita-8 Complex helps improve color radiance, shine, strength, and volume, as well as reduce frizz.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Unilever via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Unilever Nexxus

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AmeeraNakisha August 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

I’ll try it out. Thanks for the link for free samples