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9 Creative Ways to Blowout or Straighten Your Natural Hair With No Heat

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One common challenge almost every naturalista has to grapple with is the tangles that come with natural hair. The tighter your curls, the more challenging the hair becomes. Using heat methods to straighten your natural hair to make it more manageable is not terrible in itself but if not done properly, your hair can be damaged and once your hair is damaged, you might as well take it to the chopping block and start over.

So if using heat is not the best option, what do you do to straighten your hair without heat? We have compiled 9 of some of the most creative methods you can try.

9 Heatless Blowout Stretch for Natural Hair

#1 African Threading

African threading is not a new concept. As a matter of fact it is quite common in different parts of Africa. It is used to style hair and can be used to straighten the kinkiest of natural hair curls. For a better stretch, section your hair into smaller partitions.

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#2 Hair Banding

Hair banding is very similar to threading, however, instead of using thread, you use rubber bands to band and stretch the hair.

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#3 Twist Outs

Doing a twist out in combination with a bun can give your tight curls a really good blown out stretch that will be manageable. 

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#4 Braid and Bun

Instead of doing a twist out, you can do a braid and bun and still achieve a similar stretch

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#5 Bantu Knot

Bantu knots are very stylish and can be used as a base for many different naturalista looks. They can also be used to give a blown out look.

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#6 Curlformers

Curlformers have been the rage for some time now.  They are easy to install and are a good way to achieve heatless curls and a blown out look. They dry quicker as compared to perm rods and flexi-rods. 

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#7 Roller Set

User Roller Sets is another way of straightening your hair. This method will also give you volume.

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#8 Hair Wrapping

Hair wrapping simply transfers wrapping methods used to preserve straightened hairstyles. This method is most effective on hair that has loser curls. It will be more challenging to work on Type 4c hair.

Dry Wrap – Suggested Products

Wet Wrap – Suggested Products

#9 Rubber Plates

Rubber plates are pretty new to the naturalista scene. So far reviews suggests they are effective although they might present a challenge if you need to sleep in them.

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