Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[Hairstyle] Bantu Knot Side Puff | The #WashDayExperience

All summer I've struggled to get a "wearable" bantu knot set. I have this three texture situation going on: natural roots, totally under-processed texlaxed mid-strand (thanks to the relaxer drama of my last touch up), and normal texlaxed ends. My bantu knot curls from roots to mid-strand look great---then those ends... *hangs head* Needless to say, I was determined to redeem my bantu knot curls this week. Here's how my #washdayexperience went:

  1. Pre-Poo- I finger detangled using extra virgin coconut oil.
  2. Shampoo- with Jessicurl Cleansing Cream.
  3. Extreme deep condition- 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.
  4. Tea Rinse- using 2 chamomile tea bags steeped in 2 cups of water + 2 tbsp of glycerin.
  5. Smoothing Treatment- with a large dollop of Matrix Biolage Detangling Solution.
  6. Air Dried- I applied a bit of Chi Silk Infusion to 80-85% wrapped in a cotton t-shirt.
  7. Leave ins- I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner to moisturize, my kitchenista Tangerine Vanilla Whipped Hair Butter to seal, and bantu knotted my hair in about 10 sections.
The Results:
Can I get a confetti filled balloon drop fireworks show for girls at Jessicurl? Yeah, I know that you're so over hearing me rave about these products but OMG that Deep Treatment feels my hair feeling so ridiculously silky soft moisturized. It probably should be a crime. The Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner is just marvelous. I don't even hate the scent anymore! 


My curls turned out pretty nicely this go around. To style, I pulled them over to the side and secured with a few pins. Nothing really fancy, but I felt kinda spicy! 

How was your #washdayexperience? Share the dets below!

Besitos!
KLP

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27 comments:

  1. Love the way that turned out! I had the same hatred going on for As I Am Twist Defining Creme! Compared to the Smoothing Gel it smells awful. But as I've used it more and more I've actually stopped noticing the smell!

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    1. My nose is SUPER particular---especially when it comes to products that I use on my hair or body. I think maybe I had a big batch or something the first time that I used the Too Shea Conditioner because now I can actually appreciate the scent. Do I wish it was lighter---brighter and fresher? Si, que claro pero for now---I'll live!

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  2. This selfie is priceless. I love the dress. And of course, the hair. You are definitely a pro at the bantu knots business.

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    1. The best part of this dress is it's functionality! It has pockets!!! I swoon and feel foot loose fancy free over a dress with pockets girl!

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  3. Lol that gasp picture is priceless. Your bantu knot looks great tho, I love the side puff too....kinda retrooo :D

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    1. This is what happens when I have too much fun snapping #washdayexperience pictures! LOL. Thanks for stopping by chica!

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  4. Your bantu knot outs are amazing! Love the selfie too. It's so adorable.

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    1. Thanks chica! I literally re-read my ABC's of Bantu Knots guide 15 times before starting my hair---just to make sure that I didn't miss anything! Sad when you have to re-read your own notes!

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  5. Curling wands have NOTHING on your bantu knots! Your curls are so defined!

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    1. You are tooo sweet! When I was in HS, I lived for curling wands. And my hair was fried for it! If only I had known about bantu knots back then!

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  6. Ok KLP I am officially handing you the "Queen of Bantu Knots" award!! You always get them right !!!

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    1. If you only knew about the sets that are AWFUL! LOL! You're soooo sweet Lydz!

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  7. Your curl definition is AMAZING. Definitely the BKO boss!

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    1. Aww thanks Tomi---you guys are making me blush!

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  8. Super cute! You need to come down here and do mine! I'm going to try again at some point but I'm just tired of waking up to crazy-looking hair afterwards!

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    1. Abso-friggin-lotuely!!!! When I do bantu knots on other people it looks better than when I so my own!

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  9. I have to look into those Jessicurl products, your hair came out great.

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    1. Jessicurl is pretty amazeballs. You can pretty much say adios to dry hair with those products!

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  10. I love the curlies you're rocking. You're selfie is perfection.

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    1. Awww thanks Diva! You're so sweet!

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  11. I never thought to add glycerin to my tea rinse. hmm I am still trying to perfect my bantu knots

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  12. You're my bantu knot shero, super cute curly 'do!

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  13. Very cute hair style and the curls are well defined ! great job :)

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  14. I love your side puff! Beaut <3 x

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