After our recent post on African threading, reader Barbara L decided to give it a try but added her own twist! Check it out:
I was immediately intrigued upon reading of this age old protective style technique and wanted to try it myself but with an American twist. I wanted to be as authentic as possible so I purchased thread at an African hair shop as opposed to using weave thread.
For my take on this technique, I also purchased a C‑curve weave needle.
A few observations
1. Dipping thread in oil before use keeps it supple.
2. Moisturize and seal hair before threading and after threading, on an as needed basis.
3. It can be worn up to three weeks at minimum.
4. Washing hair in thread is not recommended but a daily spritz is fine.
African hair threading is now a staple in my regimen on my quest to be a black girl with long hair.
Here is a video detailing how I did a fro-hawk using the African threading technique: