I finally got around to washing and de-tangling over the weekend. After a few weeks of finger de-tangling and slicking a little conditioner through . . . it was a beast. Instead of twisting I decided to dry my hair by banding. I threw a *GASP* cotton bandana on over that monstrosity and went on about my business for the rest of the weekend. Last night I had the brilliant idea to give bantu knots a try.
I just twisted these up with a little SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and slept on it for a night. These are by far the best looking Bantu knots I've ever managed.
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Et voila . . . .
We might have a contender for a wedding day hairstyle. If I had used a styler with a little more holding power and a little more shine . . . we might seriously be talking. We might even be making out.
My attempt at styling. And yes-that is the same busted paper flower I made in my first attempt at a paper flower bouquet.
Sidebar . . . I was still in my pajamas when these photos were taken. Some folks get rid of stained tank tops and t-shirts. Around here we just retire them to night time wear. Check out Kiki in the background in that same busted-ass dress. More on that later.
Anyway. I tried the double band look and I think it could definitely be adapted to the festivities. Imagine some pretty ribbon instead of a Goody band . . . you get the idea.
As a whole I kind of love this look. My hair has serious body and hang time in the back. Considering how it usually looks back there I'm considering this a win.
What do you think? It the Bantu knot out a do or a don't?
P.S. Headed out to class . . . tremendous fro after the first hour. I smoothed that back into a banging afro puff though so I'm still loving it.