I came up with this technique while trying to run out after blow drying my hair. I wanted to do something cute, but I didn’t want to sacrifice the stretching I had just done. I played with my hair for 10 minutes before deciding on this style. I was happy for the style (as my husband was rushing me out the door), but I was more impressed by the style’s ability to maintain my stretched hair. Actually, it stretched my hair a bit further than the blow out. The reason why it works isn’t a new discovery. Black women have been wearing plaits and twists to stretch hair for many generations. However, many of us restrict ourselves to wearing the plaits without additional styling. This style is simple, has super stretching power and is protective. You have nothing to lose, so try it!