Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Blowout to Bantu Knot-out

Since I can't get a comb through my hair when it's dry, I figured that I could only style it when wet. But I just discovered the wonders of a good blowout, and a whole new world of possibilities has opened up for me! I've tried doing bantu knots once before on wet hair, but I underestimated how much time my hair needed to dry and it didn't turn out well. This beautiful bantu knot-out I've just done has convinced me that I should consider more dry styling in the future!

Yesterday I had a consultation with a lady who's going to put kinky twists in my hair before I go to Japan. In preparation, I'd blown my hair out and put it in a puff on Sunday evening. After I came back from the consultation yesterday, I was looking at my  hair and thought, I always wear my hair in a puff and I want need to try something different! How can I take advantage of this freshly-stretched hair of mine? Hmm...bantu knots! Let's try this again!

So I put 16 or 17 knots in my hair using Design Essentials Natural Curl Stretching Cream to soften and lengthen each small section, and then I sealed the ends with Eco Styler Krystal.  I left them in overnight (finished putting them in just after 8pm and took them out just after 1pm, so about 17 hours). And now I'm in love! I'm going to try to keep this up for as long as possible. This weekend I'll be going to see my family for the last time before I leave, and it'll be fun to see what they have to say!

*UPDATE (5/22): This hairdo got frizzy and only lasted two days due to humidity and sweat. Still, kudos to me for trying something new. At least I get to wear a nice bun for the next few days.


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