My Hair:: Flat Twist Bantu Knot Out












Hey kurlies. I had a FAB hair day when I tried this hairstyle out a couple weeks ago. I was inspired to do this style from one of Naptural85's videos (I can't find it! I would have shared the link to it.) and thought it was soooo cute. She did the vid a while ago and when I was deliberating what to do with my hair recently for my cousin's birthday dinner, this style came to mind. I'm glad I tried it. It came out great, I absolutely loved it.




 HOW I ACHIEVED THE LOOK



I did mine on old hair, meaning it wasn't freshly washed and had been stretched over time from me moisturizing and plaiting (4 big plaits) it every night before bed. I used the products pictured below to moisturize and set my hair. That gel is pretty good and is all natural. (Cincy naturals, I got it at E &D Beauty Supply Store on Kemper Rd by Tri-County Mall. I'm not usually keen on supporting Koreans in this way but the owners there are very nice (, they have some product knowledge) and give excellent customer service.)


Products Used: homemade hair mist (water, aloe vera gel and grapeseed oil), Dr Naturals Superior Locking Gel and Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Mask


I sectioned and put my hair into 6 large flat twists because I wanted bodacious waves and kurls. If you want a more defined wave and kurl pattern, you'd want to do more flat twists then. I sealed the very ends with a little Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Mask and created a bantu knot with each end and pinned into place at the scalp to secure. I tied a scarf around my head and let set for about 4 hours. I set my hair around noon that day and by 4:30p, I had taken them down and lightly fluffed and seperated minimally (because I wanted to keep as much definition as possible) until the desired look was achieved.

I will definitely do this again. Maybe for Thanksgiving dinner this week. Stay naturally fly.

Comments

MINASEK said…
YOU ARE SO CUTE. I JUST DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG AND I WILL VISIT YOU EVERY WEEK TO FIND SOMES USEFUL TIPS. I HOPE YOU WILL DO THE SAME WITH MINE.

www.minasek.blogspot.com
Giselle said…
it came out great!

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Savannah said…
This is one of my new staple hairstyles! I wore for my birthday and loved the curls and waves that I got. I also did it on stretched hair. I used my homemade moisture mix (water, silk amino powder, and aloe vera gel), jane carter nourish and shine, shea moisture shea butter conditioner (as a leave-in), and queen helene curl cream. I find that i can wear the resulting knot out for about 4 days before i need to moisturize and style again.

love it!!!

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