Wednesday, September 10, 2014

[Hairstyle] Curly High Bun (Bantu Knots) | The #WashDayExperience



Soooo, I thought that I could out run a storm. No seriously. Running is my preferred method of exercise, but it's the rainy season in my new part of the world and EVERY SINGLE TIME that I get outside to run---it rains. Because I'm a loser/glutton for punishment/crazy girl---I refuse to stop running. I'm gonna sweat anyway right?! And of course that means that I keep getting drenched. LOL. I'll never learn. Anywhos, I co-washed a few times since my last wash day with Good Hair Conditioner and it totally bought my hair back. I really like this conditioner because it's a 3-in-1: deep conditioner, co-washing conditioner, and leave-in conditioner. Jackpot!



This week's #washdayexperience theme is tried and true. Y'all know what that means---Nexxus, Matrix, Jessicurl, and bantu knots for me! Here's how my wash day went:




  1. Pre-shampoo- I lightly detangled and slathered my hair in extra virgin coconut oil.
  2. Shampoo- Next, I hopped into the shower for 5 minutes to rinse the oil completely. I combined about 1/2 oz of Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Shampoo with 4 oz of water in a narrow tip applicator bottle and applied to my roots only. I let the runoff cleanse my ends. 
  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 Matrix Biolage Hydrasource Conditioner on the length of my hair. Then I massaged my stands with extra virgin coconut oil, covered with a plastic cap and left it in overnight. 
  5. Leave ins- I used Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner to moisturize, extra virgin coconut oil to seal, then bantu knotted my hair in about 10 sections. 

The Results:
I noticed a little breakage last week and I realized that I hadn't done a hard protein treatment in weeks. Nexxus Emergencee (here's how I use it) always leaves my hair feeling strong and conditioning with Matrix Hydrasource gives me back my softness. Strong+Soft= Balanced hair!



Jessicurl Too Shea always always always ALWAYS makes detangling a breeze---even at 60+ weeks post relaxer. When I let down my bantu knots (Here's how I get these amazing curls)---OMGosh---the fluffy softness. This is EXACTLY how I felt! Ha-ha!


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How was your #washdayexperience?
Besitos!
KLP


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22 comments:

  1. Your hair looks gorgeous!
    And 60+ weeks post?!?! Girl, gon head and join the natural crew :)

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    1. Thanks Britt! LOL---I probably do. I thought to myself the other day---so at what point will I consider myself at the point of no return?

      *shrugs*

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  2. Your curls just have me all kinds of life! You ma'am, have superpowers. No, no don't deny it, because that bantu knot out is perfect! My BKO attempts want to be like you when they grow up.

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    1. Hahahahahah! You're sooo silly Jen! I haven't had a bantu knot out that was worthy of wearing down ALLL summer. I need to get my mojo back!

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  3. I absolutely love how defined your BKO come out. I haven't done one of these in such a long time. I think i need to give it another shot #inspired

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    1. You're so kind Tomi! Your bantu knots are always gorgeous! I can't wait for you to bring them back!

      I really don't know how I would be functioning @ 62 weeks post without Bantu knots honestly!

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  4. You are officially the Bantu Knot Queen!!!! I love how you switch it up.

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    1. Queen? Yeah right! I do bantu knots because I have NO IDEA how else to style this mop top of mine! LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by chica! You are soooo sweet!

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  5. KLP your curls are SO stunning, love them! x

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    1. Thanks so much Lesley! You're a sweet heart!

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  6. Your curls are popping, girl! I need to get me some Hydrasource conditioner. I got some samples that worked really well on my hair.

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    1. If you loved the Hydratherapie line then you'll just die over the Hydrasource line. As soon as I apply it to my hair---its like BUTTER. And...I totally buy that stuff by the gallon. It's that serious.

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  7. Your bantu knots put mine to shame! I can't get that much definition.....maybe I need to twist them in smaller sections. Do you always use Biolage Hydratherapie Balm? I just tried the Hydrasource conditioner and loved it, I may have to invest in more from that line!

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    1. At the moment, my two favorite deep conditioners are Matrix Hydrasource (note that Hydrasource is just a re-branding/slight ingredient change of Matrix hydratherapie IMO) and Jessicurl Deep Treatment. I don't use them every time that I wash my hair---but when I do---I feel like my strands are the most moisturized hair in the world. LOL

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  8. Your curls KLP! I waaaant. I haven't done a curly style in ages and this... well I'm salivating

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    1. I haven't done a straight and smooth style in ages---I have no clue what to do for next week's smooth challenge!

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  9. I LOVE YOUR CURLS!!!!!! That's all I have to say.

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    1. I literally laughed out loud Yemi! You're the best!

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    1. Thanks so much Abbii! Smooches chica!

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  11. So fluffy I could die! Ahhh yes!! Any post with a 'despicable me' quote is epicness guaranteed. KLP I love your step by step pic for nexus too!
    Summer just started in my part of the world and its sooo hot I can't deal... maybe these curls will help

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    1. LOL Kangopie you are sooooo silly! I love love love some Despicable Me!

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