Sunday, October 11, 2009
While I was on one of my new favorite hair blogs, Mane and Chic, there was something mentioned about banding. Interesting. What is banding? I followed the link that led me to a bunch of YouTube videos on banding. Banding is an alternative to blow drying your hair. The heat from the blow dryer can be very damaging to your hair. I am having flashbacks of going to a Dominican shop to have my hair blown out. It is a very painful process. The heat that comes from the blow dryer feels like it is coming from hell. I thought my scalp was going to melt. The heat is treterous. I like the end result of obtaining straight hair without perming, but the process that I go through is not worth having a straight hair style. I have a co-worker who braids and two strand twist her hair when it’s dry. It is so much longer and gets less shrinkage. I wanted to try to two strand twist my hair without blow drying, but I did not want to sit and blow dry my hair for a hour. This banding technique sounds like the answer to my problem. I may use this technique the next time I wash my hair.