A safe, heat free way to lengthen or stretch natural hair for wear and styling. Via NaturallyCurly
African Threading Up Close
A Damn Salon stylist demonstrates the Nwele technique. Here, thread is wrapped around the base of a section of hair.
Thread is wrapped around the entire length of hair from root to tip using a special technique.
Mushiya holds up a finished Nwele next to the model’s loose hair
A side by side comparison, Nwele-stretched hair and shrunken coils on a model.
Elongated and smooth two-strand twists after removing the thread.
Mushiya of The Damn Salon explains the Nwele process to show attendees while rocking a Nwele/two-strand twist out of her own.
Before You Style…
Make sure to detangle hair well before wrapping the thread around each section. The Damn Salon offers a great detangling brush to complement the process and create perfectly smooth sections.