So, I sat on my bed looking out the window; maybe I was tryna find inspiration from the trees – I don’t know (lol). But, nonetheless, I needed to figure out how I was gonna pull off stretching my hair and make it to the event on time. I couldn’t do the “normal” tension blow dry method, because I do that before I twist my hair and it was obviously too darn late. I didn’t want to take the twists down and stretch my roots with the blow dryer, because I wanted to keep the texture from my braid/twists.
So, I decided to blow dry and stretch my hair with the twists still in.
Here’s a pictorial of what I did:
I wasn’t sure if this was going to work, and I believe I spent way more time analyzing the process than I needed to. But, as you can see, comparing where my twist was in the first picture and the result in the fourth picture after the Twist Stretching, I was all set!
I noticed it didn’t take as much time for me to stretch my hair while in the twist as it does when I do it before twisting (which equaled less heat!). Also, the blow drying didn’t disturb the texture I was trying to keep, so I was all good. I think from now on I’m gonna twist, then stretch and not the reverse! That way, I save myself a smidgin of time, heat on my hair and money on my electric bill!