Nap­tural85 shows us how to achieve wild, stretched curls with NO HEAT! How awe­some is that?? Check it out:

What do you think ladies? Would you rock this look?

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This girl’s hair is amaz­ing. I’m relaxed with no plans to go nat­u­ral but i’d do it in a heart beat if I thought my hair would look like hers


Napp­tural85 is tru­ly my hair guru! I love that she is so sim­plis­tic with her rou­tine but cre­ates the best styles and options for nat­u­ral hair. 

I have her length of hair and have a hard time com­ing up with some­thing new to do oth­er than twist, /raidouts and buns. This style is awe­some and this week­end I’m head­ed to Sally’s for curl­form­ers. Thanks for the inspi­ra­tion (again) Napp­tural85!


how does she come up with the­se style tech­niques? i’m so impressed by her :)


For some­one who big­chopped to prac­ti­cal­ly zero hair almost a mon­th ago, this may be stu­pid­ly ambi­tious… But I want my hair to do THAT!!! Soon, lol.

I agree la*belle, for many of us this type of hair is not attain­able. I for one, have 4b hair that is short and tends to be very dry. I had to trim quite a bit off my ends too and my hair has always had trou­ble get­ting length. Naptural85’s hair doesn’t even look that kinky at all when wet, so you know that it is much eas­ier to style than some­one with much kinkier hair, which helps explain why she was able to get such length. Some us can go our whole lives and won’t have hair like that… Read more »

Your hair may not look the same as her’s due to the tex­ture, but trust me the length is pos­si­ble with pro­tec­tive styling, gen­tle han­dling, patience, etc. my hair type is 4b, and i’ve gone from bare­ly col­lar­bone length my entire life, includ­ing when oth­ers took care if my hair, to near­ly waist length. It took about 2 years fol­low­ing the above prin­ci­ples, even though i have been nat­u­ral for 6 years. How­ev­er, If you do not believe, you will not try, and you will not have. It’s your choice.


Theres always one, isnt there?


In all fair­ness, Whit­ney has type 4 hair; the dif­fer­ence between you and her is that she has trained her hair by keep­ing it in a stretched state the major­i­ty of the time and she has an excel­lent reg­i­men.

I get being real­is­tic about hair growth and length reten­tion, but don’t down­play her hard­work because you still haven’t found what works for you. I’m sure 4 years ago if you would have asked her if she thought she would be where she is today she would have said no, but with hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, here she is.


Hey stephanieb, i hear you. Before i bc’d i imag­ined, for some strange rea­son, that my hair would look like Nap85’s hair. I cut my hair and dis­cov­ered super-fine corkscrews that threat­en to tan­gle when i look at them. But i liked Mahogany­curls’ video about accept­ing your hair type. I love being nat­u­ral, i just wish my hair were thick­er. We’ll just have to go ahead and make our own hair look gor­geous :)


Me too la*belle, I just wish that my hair was thick­er too, that’s my real prob­lem and length too :) but I know that every­one is dif­fer­ent and their hair grows at dif­fer­ent rates. My dad is Nige­ri­an, so I have his hair, ver­sus my mom’s, who has amaz­ing, thick hair that grows like weeds.


my dad is nige­ri­an too and like you i also have his fine, low den­si­ty hair unlike my moms lush hair. ugh. ive accept­ed it though and am keep­ing it mov­ing. glad to know that im not the only one out there.

I feel like say­ing it is “eas­ier to style” is not an accu­rate state­ment. She said that it took her 3 hours to install this style. I am not sure how that would be con­sid­ered easy? If you look at her jour­ney over the years her curls have pro­gres­sive­ly got­ten looser because they have got­ten longer and heav­ier. By her own admis­sion she has indi­cat­ed that her hair is very thick. Just because it is plen­ti­ful and not as tight­ly curled, but in my opin­ion still 4a, doesn’t mean it isn’t dif­fi­cult to man­age or style. Clear­ly, genet­ics play a… Read more »

yeah, you can long hair but it might not always flow and that’s fine. It doesn’t make any hair type less beau­ti­ful or desir­able. Just dif­fer­ent and unique.


Just GawJusss!!


Hell yeah I’d rock that style! I have final­ly learned to appre­ci­ate big hair. Dur­ing my per­med years, if it did­nt lay flat I felt unkempt and even when per­med if I encoun­tered humid­i­ty and my perm was­nt fresh, I’d swell up. I’d want to slap it back in a pony­tail to hide it. Now? love me some big hair! She looks great!

Mia Eubanks

Wow, thank you so much for the help!! Your hair is absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. Where do you find curl for­m­ers?


Sally’s and have them.

Jenni Lovette

Gor­geous curls! Thanks for shar­ing, this is a must try :)


How to get stretched curls with no heat but emp­ty pock­et, sor­ry nope. I need some­one to make a video on how to stretch hair with no heat and no cost­ly styling aids.


i actu­al­ly ordered the gener­ic ver­sions on ebay, for my niece, sis­ter and myself. they ran about $7 for each pack of 16. we all have a lot of hair and there was no way i could/would be will­ing to shell out Curl­former mon­ey for all my hair much less the family’s curls…

Just as I am

I’d been think­ing about search­ing for gener­ic Curl­form­ers!
What are they called? Are you sat­is­fied with the results?


She has a video on her chan­nel where she does heat­less curls using flexi rods. Those are typ­i­cal­ly a cou­ple dol­lars per pack of 4–6 rollers at the beau­ty sup­ply store. If you go to her chan­nel you will see it.

Ugonna Wosu

use straws. I’m seri­ous, you can curl your hair with drink­ing straws. I’ve seen it done with beau­ti­ful results.


She has the best per­son­al­i­ty. I could seri­ous­ly watch her talk about paint dry­ing and be enter­tained. I can’t wait until I have enough hair to try this style!

Renee Drummond

I love the fact that I can do that with­out heat. I love her hair! I can’t wait until my hair reach­es this length!


love the fact that you can get this look with­out heat…people love the blowdry­er and flatiron too much


I tru­ly enjoy her videos–she’s so per­son­able!


It came out soooo nice.


Ummm, I don’t know about sleep­ing with THAT MANY curl­form­ers. lol! How­ev­er, the end result is absolute­ly GORGEOUS! So yeah, it may be worth it. ;)


I’m ten­der-head­ed so I am going to go along with Caramel­curls. Plus, I’ve heard that curl­form­ers are very uncom­fort­able to sleep in based on the Ama­zon reviews. How­ev­er, to each their own, and Nap’s hair turned out beau­ti­ful.

Joan B. in S. C.

Con­sid­er­ing how many years I spent as a relaxed head and sleep­ing in plas­tic rollers, sleep­ing with all those curl­form­ers shouldn’t be a prob­lem.


So love­ly! Thanks Whit­ney!


Whitney’s hair is so awe­some! I can’t wait until I get to this length.