MY FIRST BANTU KNOT OUT


Hey Ladies,

As much as I love being natural I am definitely what I like to term as a Lazy Natural. I mean I've been natural for two years and I'd say I've probably styled my hair about 5 times - if that! But one of the things I love about being on holiday is the freedom and time I have to do things I actually want to do. And one of those things is my hair. So I decided one rainy day that I would try a bantu knot out. Armed with freshly washed hair and an excellent two -part video tutorial by Yolanda Renee (part 1, part 2) I went in! I detangled each section with a wide tooth comb and used the Entwine Creme Gelee Syler and sealed with my Ajali Hair Oil Blend. I had about 17 bantu knots in total.



 Take down 2 days after...

Day Two Hair


I loved my hair (and makeup might I add) on the second day especially. I had stretched my hair overnight using the pineapple method so by the time I had fluffed out and picked at my roots it had much more volume which I loved. I also remembered to slick my edges with Olive Oil Edge Control so the look looked more polished. Having said that my hair did take TWO WHOLE DAYS to dry so I'm not sure how practical this is for every day. I might need to invest in a hooded dryer cause *ain't nobody got time for two day hair styles!* Oh and another thing, Yasmin told me that to get more defined curls I should try using a thicker gel like Eco styler and smoothing each section with a Denman brush before twisting. So I'll be trying that next time. All in all, I really loved this style and it was really easy to do. 

Have you tried this style? Any tips for your girl?



Day Two Hair Makeup Details
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser in Malaga
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark
Sleek Face Form Contouring and Blush Palette in Medium
Collection 2000 No Clumps Mascara
Mac Eyeliner in Engraved
Beauty Treats Eyeliner in Dark Brown (to fill in eyebrows)
MAC Russian Red Lipstick
Vaseline Paint the Town Red Lip Tint




12 comments:

  1. Your hair has a purple tint to it. Its lovely

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    1. I really don't it's just my camera lol

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  2. Tried it twice, didn't work, not trying again.

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  3. Lovely Bantu knot out set. Those curls are pretty tight.

    Hair update 15 months natural

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  4. I really like how lovely your hair always turns out.

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  5. I was shocked when you said you've only styled your natural hair like 5 time...how do you typically wear your hair? For me wash and gos are a no no cos I cant handle single strand knots and tangled hair...LOL! I love Yolanda Renee's channel..very informative. For my bantu knots, I start with a two strand twist and then bantu it. You end up with double definition and it lasts longer...Day 1 hair looks shrunken up but after that it is sooooo good.
    p.s. Where did you buy your Entwine products in Lagos? I've been meaning to try it out
    xx

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    1. Lol, I usually wear wigs. I've seen the two strand twist first method, I'll probably try that next time. I got my Entwine products in the States

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  6. Ur bantu knots look quite nice. I've pretty much given up on it. However, just tried curling my hair with perm rods and that came out awesome.

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    1. I need to try perm rods but they just look impossible to sleep with

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  7. You're SO pretty!
    I need to go see that Bantu knot tutorial because your curls came out pretty perfect!!

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