Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bantu Knot-Out Side Pin-up

Since I've been making an effort to wear my hair "stretched out" (so I can continue the search and destroy method of cutting off splits and single strand knots) I stumbled upon doing a bantu-knot out. Both SP and I have done them, and I forgot how much I love 'em.

I washed my hair Wednesday night, and let it dry in a bun. On Thursday night I set my bantu-knots with Jane Carter Wrap and Roll using a single-strand twist, and secured with bobby pins. Friday morning I unwrapped the knots with some Vatika Oil on my hands and they were shiny and defined, but still a little damp on one side. I think I was too "generous" with the wrap and roll and bantu-knots already take so long to dry. So because I didn't want my hair to frizz up mid-day and because I like side-updos, I used a bunch of bobby pins and pinned up my hair, from the back and towards the side.

I really liked the way it came out and I got a lot of compliments at work; best of all I have second day hair, can't beat that! I'll try to make a tutorial sometime during the week, because I am most likely going to be wearing them like this.


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