We have a hairstyle tale today oh. About me and Bantu knots. * We no dey ever agree.
* It means “we don’t agree”.
Yesterday, I decided to blow dry my hair, it was really shrunken and I’ve missed doing braid outs.
I grabbed random sections, applied Shea butter and blow dried the hell outta my hair. Then I put each section in a Bantu knot when I was done to keep my hair stretched because I was too lazy to do the braids for the Braid out.
Which reminded of this post I wrote that’s been chilling as a draft.
The one hairstyle where either
– At least one of the knots decide they wanna come loose & I’ll keep adjusting till I finally take all of them down and those particular ones won’t have any definition.
– I can’t get the fluffing part right.
– My hair starts reverting & looks shrunken & puffy.
– It turns into an afro in a few hours.
In this case, it was the fluffing part. I don’t know why I can’t get the fluffing part right but I know I still look fab.
I’m not loooking for perfect but remember this feeling
I believe I’ll get there with bantu knots one day. Everything is usually alright until I start fluffing.
I’ve gotten a lot of Bantu knots requests so in my post Q and A: answers to your questions & searches this month (February) , I added a picture of a bantu knot tutorial by @sassynae on instagram
When I first started this blog I said I wasn’t a hair guru so today I wanted to share an experience from a bantu knot attempt.
* This happened last year.
** Please forgive the quality of the pictures.
Here’s how it went down
My hair had been washed a few days earlier.
I took a random section of my hair, blow dried with Shea butter and a deman brush then put it into a bantu knot.
I did this all over my hair.
Three days later (because I was at home, lazy & wanted this to work), I took them down with olive oil.
I separated them with my fingers and fluffed.
It was soft and chunky. More like a twist out but I liked it. It gradually lost definition after a while.
That night, I tried to save it by pineappling and loosely twisting the hair.
Yeah, it didn’t work. By the time I had arranged the hair back down the next day, it was basically a fro…….alright it had a little definition. Very. Little. Definition.
I moved on.
But I will try again.
So there ends my tale of those fateful three days. I’d love to hear yours (doesn’t have to be bantu knots).
I hope I’m not discouraging you, do not be afraid to try new hairstyles. Yes some will work & won’t, it’s all about trial and error.
Also, sometimes your hair might surprise you. A great twist out may come out from the random twists you quickly put your hair in before sleeping etc.
Hope for the best but always have your emergency hair supplies on hand 🙂
What has been your experience with Bantu knots?