Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lotta Body and Bantu Knots

Ok, this bantu knot out, I left hair out in the front because I wanted to straighten it with my CHI. I made more knots because I wanted tighter curls. I do like it, but the thing is I used my personal spritz (drinking water, ahevoo, and glycerin) and Lotta Body before making the knots. I also used my Mango Butter, but I don't remember if I used oil to seal or not, because my hair was kinda wet. I figured it would be completely dry by the time I woke up, but it was kinda damp. :( I was bummed, because I had to put it in a ponytail because only the ends were dry. But, the pony tail was sooo curly and cute! I kinda got a picture of it, but it's a little cut off. Overall, still a cute hairstyle, though I may not be using anything wet when doing my knots or braids, but I really want to know if Lotta Body holds them longer. I will say that my curls lasted for 2 days and then they only went away when I combed them out. So hmm... maybe I'm on to something here... ;)

Bantu Knot Out & New Growth

I really really liked this Bantu Knot Out! I used Mango Butter to moisturized and Ahevoo to seal and then I made 5 parts and made bantu knots. I went to sleep, then took them out in the morning. I got this idea from Traycee's Bantu Knot video. It really does make "less is more" ring true! I love the curls and I hardly did anything to them, besides very light finger combing. You can REALLy see my new growth in the pics, which is why I love bantu knot outs and braidouts because they kinda hide that lol! I will be relaxing most likely this Saturday, but the Mango Butter and the moisturizing and sealing have really helped me manage :)

Braid Out, Combed Out

Braid Out, Combed Out

I did this braid out over night with Mango Butter as my moisturizer and AHEVOO as my sealant. Then, I took it down and combed it out to give it that poofy effect. If I wouldn't have combed it out, it would have been much more curly, rather than poofy, lol. But I looved it. :) Hope you enjoy and sorry about the delay of posts!