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Banding Hairstyle Tutorial

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Natural Hair Banding

This tutorial shows how to use the banding method as a hairstyle.

Supplies Needed:
Freshly Washed Wet Hair
Goody Ponytail Holders
Wide Tooth Comb
Moisturizer of your choice. I used Kera Care Products.

1. Start at the rear of her head. Make a straight part from below her ear across to the other ear.
2. Take the middle part of the bottom section and make 4 squares and banded each.
3. Make a straight part down the right side of her head.
4. Make a square section, put a band on it and let the ponytail hang.
5. Make another square behind it, added the ponytail from the previous square, and added the band.
6. Repeat steps 4-5 until you get to the rear of her head.
7. Start at step 3 for the next section and continue until you have finished her entire head.

You can be creative with the parts. You don’t have to do them straight back. Use your imagination and have fun with it!

More Banding…….


Banding Method {Stretch Natural Hair Without Heat}

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Banding Natural Hair

What is banding?

It’s a way to stretch the hair without using heat. (blow dryer, flat iron, pressing comb etc.)

What is needed?

Freshly washed, conditioned, and detangled hair.
Wide Tooth Comb
Goody Ponytail Holders
Leave In Conditioner (optional)

*Tips for banding*

You don’t have to make perfect parts unless you are doing this as a style.
The more sections you do, the less time it will take the hair to dry. Especially thick, course, hair.
The closer you put the bands to each other, the straighter the strands will be.
I put mine 1/2 inch to 1 inch apart.

I used All KeraCare products in this video. They are listed below. So far, I’ve found this set of products to work best when styling my daughters hair while it’s wet. A product Review is coming soon! KeraCare is my NEW favorite!

KeraCare 1st Later Sulfate Free Shampoo
KeraCare Leave In Conditioner
KeraCare Conditioning Creme Hairdress
KeraCare Overnight Moisturizing Treatment (on her ends at night)

More Info on banding below:

Banding, Does it really work?
Banding as a Hairstyle HERE.


Banding, Does it really work? 4

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For many years I was very hesitant about trying the banding method on my daughters hair. You may ask, Why wouldn’t you want to try something that may be better for your daughters hair then using heat?

For those of you who maybe asking, What is banding? It’s a way to stretch the hair without using heat. You put the hair in sections and put goody ponytail holders on each section from the base to the ends leaving an inch or so between each band. See Video Tutorial HERE.

I stayed away from banding all the way up til now!!! The reason is because her hair was so hard to manage while wet. I would detangle one section only to find that when I was done, her coils would curl right back up and be tangled again. And if it dried in that state, there was nothing I could do but wet it again and start all over….very frustrating to say the least.

When I would style her hair wet and put twist in, the style last a long time but when I unravel the twists, I still couldn’t comb it. I would have to wash her hair to style it again. Not to say that I wouldn’t wash her hair anyway, the point is ,when her hair is styled wet and dries, it’s impossible to comb it. During the drying process, her hair curls up causing it to be tangled.

The twist out below results are cute, but I can’t comb them!

┬áBecause of this, I didn’t even want to try banding.

Through out my journey of learning how to deal with my daughters long, thick, uncooperative hair (so I thought). I found what my long time hairstylist told me years ago to be true. Products make all of the difference in the world when dealing with hair.

I found the hardest part in this journey of natural hair is finding the products that WORK for my daughters hair. This has been THE PROBLEM and THE CHALLENGE. Not her hair, not the methods, but THE PRODUCTS.

I find that every time I use a New product, it will either help or hinder what I’m trying to do.

With all of that being said, KeraCare products makes styling my daughters hair while wet a breeze. That’s what I used to band her hair for the first time and I must say her hair remained soft and easy to deal with the next day.

On the other hand, when I did banding as a style, using KeraCare products, I still was not able to easily comb through her hair after removing the bands. Maybe it’s because I left them in too long (a week).

My take is banding works when you use the right products for your child’s hair AND find the happy median between her hair being wet, damp, or dry when styling.

For my daughter’s hair, it’s easier to style after banding when it’s damp and partly stretched than when it is completely dry. Her hair is much harder to deal with completely dry after banding. Her being tender headed may play a huge factor in this too because even the smallest amount of pulling hurts her.

Because I have only done this twice, I am going to try it a few more times to see if I get better results. Do you have any suggestions for me? What works for you?