Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[Hairstyle] Bantu Knots | The #WashDayExperience


I have a confession: I can not remember if I moisturized and sealed daily last week. You see what had happened was----Well, I'm not gonna lie. I just dropped the ball. When I started to detangle on wash day, I kicked myself in the butt several times. My hair was dry and I had more breakage than I was comfortable with, so I knew that it was protein treatment time. 

  1. Pre-Shampoo- I gently detangled with my fingers and slathered on extra virgin coconut oil. 
  2. Moisturizing Shampoo- with diluted Matrix Biolage Hydratherapie Hydrating Shampoo applied with an applicator bottle.
  3. Protein Treatment- with Nexxus Emergencee; the world's easiest to apply protein treatment. I let it air dry for an hour or so while I did chores.
  4. Extreme deep condition- Next, I stood under the spray of my shower for about 5 minutes to rinse the Emergencee completely. I deep conditioned with Jessicurl Deep Treatment on the length of my hair. Then I massaged my stands with extra virgin coconut oil, covered with a plastic cap and sat under my hooded dryer for an hour and left it in overnight.
  5. Smoothing Treatment- with a large dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution.
  6. Air Dried- to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt.
  7. Leave ins- I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner, my kitchenista Tangerine Vanilla Whipped Hair Butter, and the "faux" banded my hair to stretch roots while it dried.

Results:
I've used Nexxus Emergencee for about 3 years and the results never cease to amaze me. My hair always feels stronger, smoother, and thicker afterwards. I feel like I judo chop breakage every time that I use it! Jessicurl Deep Treatment moisturized like no body's business and of course I set my hair in about 10 bantu knots to style. They weren't my best curls, I totally broke Bantu Knot rule #2 of not letting them dry completely, but they were still Facebook-worthy. 

How was your wash day?



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28 comments:

  1. I always love your bantu knot results. Lovely curls lovely smile!

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    1. Thanks Jeni! One day I'll have flexi rod results like yours!

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  2. I love you end results of your Bantu-knots very pretty!

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    1. You're too sweet Keoshia. Thanks so much!

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  3. I think Abi penned it best. You are THE Bantu-Queen! Nice results

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    1. LOL! Thank you Sammy! You guys are too much!

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  4. Love your bantu knot style, gorgeous! I skipped moisturising regularly this week too, washing my hair now and it's so dry! x

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    1. I usually don't need daily M&S but at least every other day or every 3 days. I really don't know what I was thinking!

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  5. I have never tried nexxus before. I would love to try it.

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    1. I've used Emergencee a gazillion times and loved it just a little more with every treatment.

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  6. Your hair looks lovely! I love the pic in general. You have great bantu knot outs.

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    1. Thanks chica! It was a selfie whilst we were taking our family pics last weekend.

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  7. I always envy your bantu knots!

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    1. And I always envy your Caruso sets!

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  8. Lol, they BKO is indeed facebook worthy! Your BKO is always on point! I've all but given up on curly dos

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    1. No no! *la la la la* Don't say that! Keep trying until you find a method that works for you!

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  9. Beautiful bantu knots as usual!

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    1. Thanks Britt! You know what? Do you think that you'd ever do a braid out or bantu knot set on your mini twists?

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  10. I love your bantu knots! Simply beautiful!

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    1. Gracias chica! What styles are you using to help you transition? I bit that braid outs look phenomenal on you!

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  11. You are the bantu knots boss!!!!!!

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    1. LOL! You're so silly Tomi! Thanks!

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  12. I looove your results! Beautiful curls, beautiful picture

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    1. You're too sweet. Thanks Sandra!

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  13. OMgoodness!!! I love this!! I will have to join in the next time I wash!!
    Love!!!! Love! Love!

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    1. Yay! I hope that you do! I heart the #washdayexperience!

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