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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 or blowout your natural hair without heat? We have compiled 9 of some of the most creative methods you can use to straighten natural hair without heat.

9 Methods to Straighten Natural Hair Without Heat

#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.

Simple Hair Threading – Suggested Products

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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.

Hair Banding on Medium Hair – Suggested Products

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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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Twist and Pin – Suggested Products

#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.

Bantu Knot Blowout – Suggested Products

#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.

Curlformers Hair Straightening – Suggested Products

#7 Roller Set

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

Roller Set Blowout – Suggested Products

#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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15 surprisingly simple natural hair tutorials with stunning results

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It’s a new year and we know all naturalista need some fresh ideas to jazz up their hair style repertoire. We have compiled 15 surprisingly simple natural hair tutorials to help you try something new with your loverly hair this year.

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17 Lupita Nyong’o 2018 Hairstyles That Will Inspire Your Afronista Look

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When we think Afronista, Hollywood’s Lupita Nyong’o is a fitting poster child. The lovely actress has broken red carpet norms and brandished her Afronista badge of honor with her creative black hairstyles. It is very uncommon to see a black woman on the red carpet rocking an afro puff or embracing her natural hair so boldly but Lupita Nyong’o is no ordinary actress. 

From the very first moment when she wowed the world with her captivating style on the Academy Awards red carpet, we have remained fascinated with this beauty of Kenyan origin. So we thought it was only fitting that we draw inspiration from some of the creative and stunning hairstyles she has worn on and off the red carpet this 2018. She especially captivated us while doing her rounds for the mega box office hit Black Panther where she played a key role.

Here are 17 of our favorite hairstyles worn by the actress.

Look #1 – 71st Cannes Film Festival

71st Cannes Film Festival – Screening of the film Sorry Angel (Plaire, aimer et courir vite) in competition – Red Carpet Arrivals – Cannes, France, May 10, 2018 – Lupita Nyong’o arrives. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier
 

Look #2 –  The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala

 

Look #3 –  Oscars 2018

 

Look #4 –  Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon

Look #5 –  The National Board Of Review Annual Awards Gala

 

Look #6 –  The British Academy Awards

 

Look #7 –  CFDA Annual Fashion Awards

 

Look #8 –  European Premiere of ‘Black Panther’ 

 

Look #9 –  The Black Panther Fashion Week Celebration

Look #10 –  The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards

 

Look #11 –  Time’s Up Women’s March in Los Angeles

 

Lupita Nyong’o wearing a Times Up T-Shirt attends the 2018 Womens March in downtown Los Angeles, Ca.Picture by: London Entertainment /Splash


Look #12 –  Cinema Society Black Panther Screening

Look #13 –  The Black Panther Movie Hollywood Premiere

 

Look #14 –  Michaela Erlanger Book Launch

 

Look #15 –  The Breakthrough Prize Event at NASA Research Center

Look #16 –  Secret Chopart Party at the 71st Cannes Film Festival

Look #17 –  Black Panther Movie Press Junket

 

Which of these hairstyles will you most likely wear this season?

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10 Beautiful Hair Colors To Inspire Your Next Look

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A wise woman once said ‘hair colour is just an expression of something different that you want to have or something creative.’ and that is so true. It sometimes gets to the point where you want to be creative, take it up a notch, try something new, something different. You get scared because it is a new venture and you don’t know if you can pull it off. Well, this is the easiest way to know for sure. Check out these beautiful women of different skin tones and face shapes, who rock different hair colours. I’m sure you’ll find the right fit!

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