Bantu Knot Out…Hmmm

As I’ve been growing my hair out for the past two months, yes, I like the big curly fro thing I have going on most of the time, but I get hella bored. Obvi I’m going to get bored, the whole reason for me to start this quest was to try something new! Anyway, I got the whole how-to on a Bantu Knot-Out from Curly Nicky and I decided to give it a try. Here’s what I did:

1. CO wash hair with Giovanni Smooth as Silk–love this conditioner: no cones and great slippage, dry hair with t-shirt.

2. Comb KC Knot Today through damp hair and separate into four sections, pin up sections.

3. Get twirling/twisting! I took small/medium sections of my hair and twirled them around my finger until it sort of went into the bun formation on it’s own, sealed ends with shea butter (100% pure) and tucked under. I also put a bit of KC Curling Custard on each section. This took about an hour.

4. Dried hair with a diffuser for about ten minutes. Put on my satin scarf, slept carefully. Sigh–not the best sleep!

5. In the morning, I started to take the knots out, but sigh, of course, with my crazy thick hair most of them weren’t dry. Back to diffusing for like, another 20 minutes. I finished taking them down (finally!!), smoothed out some ends with more shea, and added some BioSilk for shine. It ended up looking like this:

Knot OutKnots 2

How do I feel about it? Hmmm…that’s pretty much it. Like, I think they came out how they are supposed to, and I don’t think it was ugly…it just…wasn’t me. The best part was when I went to my mom’s and she looked at me funny and I’m like WTF why are you looking at me like that?? You don’t like my hair? And she was like, “Well, I mean, it looks alright…but…you look like you’re trying to be African or something?” Yea, thanks, Mom. Anyway, I don’t think I’ll be doing this one again…up next, a Twist Out!


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