Wednesday, August 13, 2014

[Hairstyle] Swooped Side Bun (Bantu Knot) | The #WashDayExperience


My flexi-rod set lasted all of 6 hours before I haphazardly pulled it up into a curly bun as I dashed into Spin class. A day later, my hair was dry as the desert and I immediately regretted not moisturizing. But it wasn't anything that a quick co-wash with Aussie 3 minute moist couldn't handle. I'm happy to report that my hair is still ridiculously moisturized and all is right with the world! LOL. This week, I decided to focus on strengthening my strands with a protein condition:


  1. Extreme Deep Condition- I gently detangled my hair then applied Matrix Ultra Hydrasource Conditioner to my unwashed roots and Joico K Pak on my ends. Then I massaged my strands with extra virgin coconut oil, covered with a plastic cap and left it in overnight.
  2. Tea Rinse- using 2 chamomile tea bags steeped in 2 cups of water + 2 tbsp of glycerin.
  3. Air Dry- with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil applied to wet hair then wrapped in a satin scarf.
  4. Leave ins- I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner to moisturize, my kitchenista Tangerine Vanilla Whipped Hair Butter to seal and then faux banded my hair.

The Results:
Very little shed hair? 30 minute detangling? Super moisturized hair? Check. Check. Double Check. I think that this has been my hair's best summer ever. Overnight deep conditioning with Matrix Hydrasource is definitely one of my better ideas. It's safe to say that my experiment with glycerin is actually working well. And I'm still ridiculously in love with Jessicurl Too Shea



Today I went with a simple side bun and swooped curly bang. Which made me realize how much I miss my big bantu knot curls! My hubby and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary this weekend, so its the perfect time to have fancy un-boring hair. Wish me luck!

How was your #WashDayExperience?

Besitos!
KLP



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28 comments:

  1. You always have the cutest accessories.

    Tiki | Grow It Girl

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    1. Thanks Tiki! But I wear this headband ALL. THE. TIME. Ha-ha! I'm convinced that it goes with everything.

      Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  2. Such a cute, summer-y style! Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Thanks Jen! I can't wait to let my hair down this weekend!

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  3. Happy Anniversary. Your hair turned out so cute.

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    1. Thanks chica! Why is it that some protective styles are cuter than wearing your hair out?!? LOL!

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  4. SO stunning. Happy Anniversary! x

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    1. You're incredibly sweet Lesley! Thanks!

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  5. Great bun girlll, and I love the cute accessories u always add :) Happy Anniversary aswell!!!

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    1. Thanks Abbii! But I have a secret...I kinda wear this headband A LOT. A WHOLE LOT. Ha-ha!

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  6. Love that bun & the hair candy that goes along with it

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    1. Thanks Jay! One day I'll have my hair all smooth and silky like yours!

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  7. Your hair accessories really jazz up your hair style. Need to add some to my arsenal.

    Happy Anniversary!

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    1. I need to update my stash of uber cute head bands too. This floral one is my go-to because I'm convinced that it matches EVERYTHING that I wear. LOL.

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  8. I always LOVE your accessories!! Happy Anniversary girly!!

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    1. Thanks chica! You always make me smile!

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  9. Sooooooooo, Joico K-Pak is a staple for me. Period. Girl all your new growth is crazzzzzy!

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    1. It's crazy that I've been using it for two years and have YET to write a review on it. Smh. I loves that stuff!

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  10. I'm so jealous that glycerin works for you! It always ends up overmoisturizing my hair :-/
    Your bun is cute per usual!

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    1. I can't say that glycerin is working wonders---but I can say that it ain't hurting nothing---yet!

      Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  11. Happy anniversary! Your hair looks a-mazing.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! You're a sweetie pie chica!

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  12. When you co-wash mid week do you go through the rest of your usual wash day steps to moisturize, dry and set your hair?

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    1. Yep! Cowash, air dry, detangle, and set (if desired). You can check out the dets here: My Regimen

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  13. Ooh I am actually researching on chamomile tea. I heard it can make your hair lighter. Heard people use it to get natural highlights, have u seen any changes colour wise?

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    1. I've heard that too! But I can't say if it is lightening my hair. Naturally, I have brown hair with auburn highlights. It's hard to see in the pictures above because of the lighting.

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