Monday, February 6, 2012

Healthy Hair Styling: Bantu Knot Out

Ok ladies..I'm Back!!

Sorry that I have been MIA for a little while. But to make it up to you Im back with a healthy stretched style that is to die for.... the BANTU KNOT OUT!! Again these stretched styles are key in maintaining the health and length of our hair as it reduces tangles, single strand knots and painful damaging detangling sessions. It is also low manipulation & low maintenance which = less breakage/less stress on our strands

This style is even easier than a braidout for me and the results are just as beautiful. So the process for doing this style is very similar to the braidout: Wash and deep condition hair, spritz with leave-in, seal with hair butter, evenly distribute gel/holding product to each section then twist around and around until it starts to knot at the bottom.. continue to wrap the hair around itself until you reach to ends.

This is what it should look like when you are done:

I did 8 large knots and went under the dryer. The most important step to the process is allowing the hair to DRY COMPLETELY before taking the knots down.

This is what it looks like after the knots are unrolled. I then separate each curl into two pieces being careful not to disturb the curls too much.

And here is the finished style!!

What do you guys think?

I also wanted to talk to you a bit about night routines that would allow you to wear your hair in a stretched style like this for a  longer time, sometimes even up to a week. The key to maintaining this style is low manipulation. When going to bed, loosely pin the ends up, against your head making sure that you do not stretch the curl. They put on your satin bonnet

ABSOLUTELY DO NOT get your hair WET when in the shower, this would wreck the style immediately.

When the style is losing its form you can do the bantu knots on dry hair and let it re-form overnight or you can wear some cute messy buns and updos

Hope you guys will try the bantu knot out and that it would become an easy go-to style that you can rock with confidence.

Feel free to hit me up with any questions.

God bless,