African Threading with Extensions

As you may know, I am not a huge proponent of extensions as a permanent style option - here is why - but I do think they are great for short term styling (i.e when you want to change it up). I found this great video on African threading, but here is the twist, with extensions! It comes from the aficionado of African threading Nadine of Girls Love Your Curls on youtube. I might do this one, just purely out of curiosity!


  1. JC So happy to see you back!! Love your site and still find it a wealth of knowledge. I recently started doing African threading to stretch my hair. It is growing on me as the stretch is divine but my hair tangles like crazy from the compression. I have a question I am hoping you can answer. There is so much contradictory info out here and I love how you examine and present all sides from a neutral perspective. I keep hearing about how healthy hair is hydrated hair and that our hair loves and needs water (hydrphilic). On the other hand I have read that healthy virgin hair is naturally water-repelling (hydrophobic) and that once hair is damaged it then becomes water loving. Am I missing something? How can this be and if healthy hair is hydrophobic why does there seem to be such a push for hydrating our hair and "fixing it" when it repels water? Thanks and glad all is well!

    1. That is a really great question Diva! I am definitely going to answer that one quickly!

    2. Thank you so much! I am really looking forward to your findings. I also had another question: how does refining effect oils/butters and is one better than the other for hair? Do unrefined have more "good stuff"? For example does refined coconut oil contain less lauric acid? 18-mea (C20:0?) in peanut oil - would refining remove it and would our hair even benefit from it in an oil or only a specialized extraction? Like how some condish agents are derived from palm oil - would we get similar benefits just using the oil? Also, do certain refining methods do more harm (winterizing vs deodorizing vs neutralizing, etc)? I have heard it is supposed to make oils safer by removing molds/fungus/contaminants and to get rid of color and odor but it must also remove beneficial compounds? Just wondering if I should pay 2 to 3x's for unrefined, cold-pressed oils/butters or maybe just certain ones (like coconut) Sorry for the long rant and multiple sub-questions :)


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