This is going to be a long post guys. And VERY image heavy.
First of all, I’d like to mark Friday 26th October as the day when I achieved Bantu knot-out perfection. How ecstatic was I?!?! So, after having gone through the steps in THIS post, I decided to do Bantu knots instead of twists, just to see how my hair would turn out the next day. So, with the help of my amazing sis Jackie, we sat down Thursday night to do the knots. We used
some VERY little castor oil and water to do them. Mostly water. First, we parted sections of my hair and then proceeded to twist the hair and did them into knots, and secured them with bobby pins. After that, before I went to bed I sprayed a little more water onto my hair (which was in knots) and then slept in a satin scarf.
This is how my hair looked on Friday evening before I left the house. (Took pics with both my phone and my camera, in case you notice that the quality of the pics is different).
Took daytime pics as well as night time (and indoor ones).
Is this perfection or isn’t it? LOVE! 🙂
Guys, I could sooo get used to this hair! It’s given me confidence in my kinks!
On Friday night, I decided to re-do bantu knots around my hairline, from my right ear along my hairline to my left ear. I did smaller knots so as to get better curls once I undid them. This is how the knots looked once I took them out on Saturday afternoon, including some look pics taken in 2 different locations.
On Saturday I decided to wear my African print skirt, and a blue top which I got for free in Malaysia. They have some ridiculous sales! Had bought 3 tops and got this lovely stretch electric blue top absolutely free! Did I mention that anything electric/cobalt blue? Ha ha :-). I’m addicted! Paired with some lovely antique-ish brass pearl studs and and owl pendant necklace, I can’t lie, I felt so pretty! And I had to wear a skirt, it probably was the hottest day this year!
In the pic above, the curls at the front look more defined, yes? Love how my hair turned out!
Thank you to Loretta, Tim and Jackie for taking my look and hair pictures :-).
So, last night I was too lazy to do anything to my hair, so I slept with my satin head scarf and woke up. When I had to leave the house I just slid in 2 hair clips on the sides on my hair for a quick ‘do: a sort-of fro-hawk.
My hair felt significantly dry today though, so I’ll definitely be giving it a wash and deep conditioning tomorrow. Notice how the curl pattern is a little looser. It’s because I finger-combed my hair.
All in all, I think I love the knot-outs on day 2. They most definitely looked the best and had better curl definition. What do y’all think??
I think we can say my weekend had embraced the African in me, what with Bantu knot-outs and African print skirts! LOL :-).
PS: I plan on trying out different deep conditioning treatments so that I can find one that suits my hair best, Will document that as well :-).
Have a good week people!