I’m just excited that I’m finally done with exams so you all should see me here more often as from now.
Remember I straightened my hair last week, the post contains how the whole process went, the maintenance, the styles, and other info. Feel free to read it here. After wearing it straight for a whole week and noticing the slow reversion to a blowout-ish look, I decide to try a bantu knot out with it.
What I Used:
Palmer’s Replenishing Hair Milk
Rat tail comb
I divided my hair into 4 sections. I applied a small amount of palmers hair milk and shea butter each section and brushed out with a brush. Then I created 4 twists in each section, smoothing out the ends of each with the rat tail comb and applied more shea butter before twisting the ends. and then finally I knotted. All in all, I twisted and knotted 16 medium-sized twists. I took me less than an hour to finish up.
The take down.
The next morning, I applied a light oil mix ( that same stretch mark oil mix) to my knots to take them down. I applied oil again to unravel the twists. I separated the twists into 2 or 3. Oiling the hair reduces frizz and gives the hair great shine. The most important part of the take down is separating the twists. Separating should be done only where the hair naturally wanted to separate. I didn’t pick or fluff the hair because the humidity here in Lagos is crazy and I knew my hair would become bigger later that day.
My result was soft fluffy and defined curls with movement. From day 1 and to day 3. The best part of the hairstyle is the amazing movement. I got a lot of stares and complements from left right and centre. The ‘how the she do it?” stares, The ”is this your hair?” questions, ‘Wows!” and ”It’s so nice!!!” but this Lagos humidity is really ruining it for me!!
I lose a lot of curl definition when I come back from school so I basically just apply shea butter to the ends only for definition and re-twist and knot. it takes me less than an hour to do this because I made medium-sized twist. I re-twisted on day 2 and 3 and wore puffs on day 4 and 5. For the day 3 hair, I sprayed water,sealed the ends with shea butter and reknotted smaller twists for better definition.
Here’s a collage of day 1, day 2 and day 3 hair respectively.
And more random pictures…
Until Next Time,