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    Posted: May 05 2015 at 9:59am
More hair stretching with a roller set on magnetic rollers.
Yes you can even stretch NATURAL 4c hair with a roller set!
 

So consider adding a roller set to your  regular wash day regimen for length retention.
Maintain with daily protective styles and oil.


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PS I suggest doing the above protective styles with NO GEL if at all possible. I would recommend using the Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste, Edge Control or Conditioner and Oil only if possible. If your hair is natural, you can do conditioner and oil when you stretch. Then maintain with coconut oil, other oils and edge control only. If you use gel, not only does the hair get hard, brittle and break when you try to comb it, but also it becomes difficult to do a new style  and oil the hair every day due to the hair being so cemented. That leads to matting with time and a vicious cycle of breakage, NO length retention. So try to keep the hair SOFT and Supple with oil and conditioner left in with edge control or the control paste which does not cause the hair to get hard and brittle. That way you can finger comb through the hair to re oil it and maintain it through out the week to care for your hair!
How to make a crown for a Goddess.
Here is another interesting video of how to do the Heidi braids

I do not do it this way. If I use Kanekalon for this style, I first BRAID IN hair in 2 pigtail braids similar to the first video above. Just lay the hair in with your hair and make a braid on each side braiding both hairs in together. Then I lift both braids up and around my head and pin them in place. This way, I can let them down and have two long pigtails as another style  if I tire of the Heidi/Goddess look.

Here is an alternate Halo Goddess Twist protective style

This one is on thick, natural hair that is stretched by a roller set and then twisted with no additions.


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Why STRETCHING your hair is so important

SO, Step 1
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After stretching the hair, she can begin to wear daily protective styles like 2 French braids with buns on the ends. Oil and re braid each day for a fresh protective braided style or bunned style. You do not need to wear the hair loose just because you stretched it. You can enjoy different pretty protective styles like these:
French Braid with Jumbo Braid hair added. Use Curls Control Paste or an Edge Control for added polish.




Upside down French braid bun


Goddess  Braid/ Heidi Braids

May use jumbo braid Kanekalon hair if needed for additional length.


Side French braid using kanekalon hair braided in.



Bun


Other Daily Protective Styles with jumbo braid hair:





I very much like how this lady uses conditioner instead of gel. This is what I personally do.

If you are type 4 I recommend Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste instead of gel. It is much better for the hair.
Oil the hair with coconut oil each night and do a new protective style daily or every other day at the most. A pack of jumbo braid hair for $2.00 may be used to enhance most of these daily protective styles.


These simple styles used daily on stretched hair can be your key to growing your hair long. You do not need to wear the hair loose in braid outs. Loose hairstyles are not the best way to retain length. These types of styles above  DAILY PROTECTIVE HAIRSTYLES are your best bet for length retention in a healthy hair regimen for hair growth. Do a different protective style each day until you wash and deep condition. Then repeat the cycle again until the next wash day.
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Gentler no gel buns 
An ideal protective style for  everyday! Bun option 2 above is the better one imo because the ends are treated more protectively.
Very beautiful style for adults for everyday protective wear!
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I am so glad to hear all is well Carrie.
  • I think she should have put the roller clamp on the end instead of doing a 2 strand twist on the ends
  • I think the design of the black part NEEDS clamps along the middle instead of leaving that big gap with no clamps
  • I think she definitely should have waited until it was dry to remove or the whole thing is a waste of time. Probably should have used a hooded dryer.
  • Would be good to further stretch the hair in some manner each night for maintenance. Perhaps a couple big braids, a few big bantu knots or a few ponytails with rollers each night for nightly maintenance.
Most importantly, I think they should go back into production and redesign the black mid section with clamps all along the length of them. They will not really stretch type 4 hair the best possible without clamps all along the entire length  of the strand.

I will be ordering in a few weeks. Hopefully they can produce the black mid section with clamps before I order.


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Mine is doing well. I've been using the Renpure conditioner for cowashing, the BB blow dry cream (I don't dry it on high)and keeping it cornrowed under my lace wig. I plan on retouching on Sunday, time permitting. If not, then Tuesday for sure - My hubby will be out of town and I'll have some time without interruptions. LOL.


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Carrie you are a sweetheart. You have nothing to be sorry for lady. Everything just doesn't work for everyone.  Maybe I will try it again when I  feel like putting heat in my hair. I am very grateful  to you for sharing it with me. 
How's your hair doing lately? Are you going to retouch?

PS This time to do a touchup on my BKT, I will probably do most of my passes with the iron along the roots where I have new growth and just a few passes of the iron along the length of the strand. I am thinking this because my ends are about as loose as I want them for now. If your ends are still not as loose as you want, do a full application over the whole length of the strand when  you touch up.


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I'm sorry this didn't work for you. I've only ever used it the way they suggest with the blow drying and flat ironing. I'm not a roller set girl.
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What is helping this product to be acceptable for me is putting grape seed oil on the hair and then putting the snap on cap jumbo magnetic rollers back over night.
The hair did shrink a little during the day but not as much as it would have. Also it was pretty uncombable due to the gel factor, but adding a layer of oil helped with that a lot. Also putting the roller back on made it all the better. I think today will be really better now that I've got the humidity blocker on with OIL to make my hair combable and not feel so glued together . Also again, resmoothing it each night on the roller helps. Granted I did NOT use heat. No flat iron. So I think this worked fairly well considering.


Re-wrapping or re rolling nightly along with addition of oils are imperative to use a product like this on natural hair.
Next up, I will try to get the same results with homemade flaxseed gel and oil alone and see if it works the same.

UPDATE: 
NO DICE! This may work for other people maybe with coarser hair but it is a definite no go for me. I just came in from outside in the yard and looked in the mirror. My hair reverted and is completely curled up. So it failed. Furthermore, the oil did not soften the gel enough so if I try to finger detangle the hair to put the rollers back on, I feel hairs tearing from the glue of the gel! The gel makes my hair uncombable without tearing because the glue is stronger than my strands. 
  • So 1) this does not block humidity for me . My hair completely curled up on its own just due to the morning dew in the air!And 
  • 2) the gel aspect would literally destroy my fine hair by causing it to tear off my head everytime I try to pass a comb through the glue of the gel. Oil did NOT soften the gel sufficiently for it to be soft. It was soft when I scrubbed it yesterday but as soon as it got moist again from the dew in the morning air, the gel reconstituted and re GLUED. In a few minutes when the glue air dried in my hair again it was a cemented mess....not combable without resulting in severe tearing off of good strands of hair on my head.

So all types of gels are hazardous on baby fine hair if you are going to try to comb it.  I will re order Liquid Keratin 60 day smooth and re do my BKT. The longer I hold off the more I am destroying my hair  by tearing it out.

I am cowashing this glue out of my hair now so I can pass a comb through it without ripping my hair off my head.  Conditioner and oil only for me for length retention. No gels, hairsprays, mouses or anything similar if I want hair on my head. Teri LaFlesh definitely knows what she's talking about.


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yes, I loved it. I tried it before my BKT though. The humidity part worked for me when I did a photo shoot down in New Orleans. My hair stayed straight.

Since the BKT, the only one I used is the blow dry cream. LOVE THAT
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