I came across cross wrapping by reading some other relaxed hair blogs. One of those bloggers also had trouble with doing a traditional wrap so she started cross wrapping. This got my attention because I could relate. Another blogger noticed her hair thinning on the side she wrapped her hair when using a traditional wrap. This made her switch to cross wrapping.
What is cross wrapping?So what is cross wrapping you may ask. It's an alternative to the traditional way of wrapping your hair. Instead of wrapping all your hair across your head, the hair is parted down the middle and each half is wrapped around the back of the head in opposite directions. This allows your hair to lie in a more natural position.
What are the benefits of cross wrapping?The benefits of cross-wrapping include
- It's easier than regular wrapping
- It straightens out kinks, bends and dents that can sometimes result from up dos
- The hair isn't being pulled or manipulated against its growth pattern
- Less tension is placed on ends and edges
- A comb or brush isn't needed
- Hair doesn't end up looking really flat the next day
What are the disadvantages of cross wrapping?The key disadvantage of cross-wrapping is
- Repeatedly parting the hair in the middle can cause some tension and breakage in the area
How do I cross wrap my hair?Check out this infographic below to see a step-by-step tutorial on how I cross wrap my relaxed hair.
What's been your experience with cross wrapping?