Hair stretching is a simple technique that adds length to natural hair through stretching, or non-chemical manipulation.
After shampooing, natural hair can experience varying amounts of shrinkage – a reduction of hair length – once dry. Because natural hair can have a variety of curl patterns, from coils, to spirals and curls, our hair, which may be very long when wet, can shrink as much as 75% when dry as our curls start to tighten.
Can you relate to any of the following while considering whether to go natural:
“Going natural takes much too long.”
“Natural hair is too hard to manage.”
“It’s much easier to have relaxed hair. I don’t have the time to style natural hair.”
“Won’t my hair break off more easily if it’s natural?”
Pamela and Dianne share their viewpoints on the deeper issues inherent with embracing the beauty that is specific to black women.
From the history of slavery and its effects on our perception of our natural hair and other afrocentric features, to modern day cultural influences, Pamela and Dianne cover each end of the spectrum as it relates to our natural beauty.