This post will discuss how to stretch hair with banding method. What is the banding method you ask? The banding method simply means to apply rubberbands (or bands for short) to the hair to stretch and elongate it for sleeker, straighter hair. This technique is excellent for natural hair and relaxed hair.
Banding has improved my air drying ability and I can now air dry with ease without bushy ends and dry hair. When I first started my healthy hair journey, my air drying efforts resulted in dryness and breakage. My ends were very coarse and bushy and lacked moisture. I was channeling Lion King every wash day! That is, until I came across the banding method.
The banding method is quick, simple and works every single time. As previously mentioned, it’s not a method just for naturals. My relaxed hair loves it. It leaves my hair moisturized and sleek. Having the hairs banded together allow them to soak up the moisture from the surrounding strands leaving it soft and moisturized.
— Drawback to Banding Method —
The one drawback to banding that I have experienced is drying time. I typically band the hair and leave it be for the rest of the night. By morning, the roots remain a tad bit damp. The plus side is the hair remains sleek and moisturized as it continues drying.
Note: When pressed for time, I will curly tee dry for about 15 minutes, apply my leave ins and then band from partially dry hair. This definitely speeds up drying time and results are just as great. Either method – banding from sopping wet or partially dry – leaves my hair awesomely moisturized.
— Benefits of Banding Method —
Sleek, smooth & tame hair.