Friday, April 20, 2012

The Process: Flat Ironed Hair and Bantu Knot-Out!

Hello folks! I'm a little late getting this post up, sorry! I flat-ironed my hair back in March and then proceeded to bantu knot it and then released the bantu knots the next day. Here are some photos:



I enloyed this style for about a week. I did large bantu knots each night using As I Am Doublebutter Cream. The only reason it only lasted a week is because I started missing my natural curls. LOL...I know I'm pitiful. Many have asked what was my process for getting my hair so straight and smooth. Here goes:

Before I washed my hair I pre-pood (pre treated my dirty, dry hair) with Nakia Amour Pre-Conditioning Hair Oil for about an hour (that stuff is the business! www.naturalkinkyandcurly.com ). I then proceeded to clarify/shampoo my hair with Carol's Daughter Chocolat shampoo. Afterwards, I applied Carols Daughter Chocolat Conditioner, detangled and twisted my hair in large sections. I applied a shower cap and left it on for 1-2 hrs. This smoothing conditioner has proteins in it that are helpful to your hair when you are about to use heat and straighten your hair. I rinsed it completely out with cold water and towel blotted my hair while it was still in the twisted sections. I then proceeded to add Carols Daughter Chocolat Blow Dry Cream to each section and blow dry. My hair dried quickly, got fairly straight and was velvety smooth! As I blowdried each section, I twisted it back up. I started to just stop right here and bantu knot, but I wanted to finally see my hair completely straight again. So I grabbed my maxiglide and added a touch of Carols Daughter Macadamia Heat Protecting Serum and began to flat iron each section. I used a heat level of 6 (It has 1-10 with 10 being the hottest setting).

After playing in my flat ironed hair for a while, I decided to bantu knot it. For a visual of this process, check out "Denimpixie" on youtube and search for "heatless curls tutorial". I used As I Am DoubleButter Cream to knot with. When I finished I applied my satin scarf and went to bed. In the morning I unraveled and got the look of the last pic above. I plan on bantu knotting again in the future just on blow dried hair...But anyway, this is all I did! I hope this is helpful. For any questions, just comment below.

Nakia Amour Pre-Conditioning Hair Oil: Purchase at Wholefoods in AR or go to her site:  www.naturalkinkyandcurly.com

Carols Daughter products: Sephora inside of JCP on Shackleford in AR or go to her website: www.carolsdaughter.com

Maxiglide: purchased on Amazon years ago: www.amazon.com

Peace & Blessings,
Fyecurls

8 comments:

  1. OMG! Your hair is drop dead gorgeous!
    I have hair envy! :)

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  2. The end results of your bantu knots look perfect. I wish I could get mines to look like this.

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  3. Beautiful!! I can't wait to try this!

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