Sunday, July 22, 2012

First Bantu Knot Out

First time I did Bantu Knots on my whole head.
Hello everyone!  So, I finally got around to doing Bantu knots for a knot out.  Saturday morning I shampooed and conditioned my hair with Mop Top products and then I used the leave it in conditioner from Mop Top for my wash n go.  In the evening after my hair had dried I sectioned my hair into four sections.  Then I broken down each section into three sections for the knots.  All I used was a little water and my Denman brush to detangle the ends.  I then two strand twisted each section and created a knot.  My hair isn't long enough to hold the knots in place, so I had to pin each knot.  I only did 12 knots on my whole head.  Mostly because I was trying to get my son to use the potty, brush his teeth, and get ready for bed.  This is me trying to be super mom! 

Bantu knot out.
I didn't try to make these knots look pretty.  All the parts I did with my fingers because I had no intention of wearing these knots in public.  If I hadn't of been interrupted so much, I would of gotten these knots installed in about 15 minutes.  With the interruptions it took me 30 minutes.  Not bad considering twisting my hair takes longer.

Now, let me tell you that sleeping on Bantu knots is not comfortable!  I slept as best as I could and when I woke up Sunday morning I started to take the knots out.  I started to pull the knots apart and I watched my hair get bigger and bigger.  The volume of this Bantu knot out is awesome!  I'm talking big hair, but most of the ends aren't frizzy.  I have these cute coils on the ends of my hair and this serious volume everywhere else.

I wore this look to church today.  It rained this morning and I knew it would be humid, so I rolled tucked my bangs and pinned them back with a flower.  I know y'all are shocked that I wore a flower!  Well my lady friends at church kinda gave me strange looks this morning.  One of them is a stylist and I know she was thinking "she needs to comb that hair!".  I told them that this was an intentional look and that I love it!  You know when your with people who don't like your look.  Y'all feeling me!  That fake smile and head nod they give you and then someone quickly changes the subject.  I knew they were all thinking I'm crazy to wear my hair (in public) like this, but I like this look!  I want to wear it to school/work!  The volume is unbelievable and I know that as my hair gets longer this look will evolve.  I'm loving my big hair and I'm comfortable with myself to rock a look that many people wouldn't be caught in public wearing.  This is me embracing my hair and running with a unique look that can only really happen with tightly curly hair.  This is a real journey moment for me.  A year and a half ago I would of been horrified to wear my hair like this in public.  This is me embracing beauty through different lens and not just accepting who I am, but really embracing that person.  The journey continues.  Until next time...
Blessings!

27 comments:

  1. Now this came out really cute! I love it!

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  2. Yes, I know "that look". It's their problem, not yours! lol Your hair came out pretty!

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    1. I figured everyone on this blog would get it. Thank you.

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  3. Hey super mom! I love the big hair....big hair is awesome! Whoever doesn't like it needs to have a seat --> __/ LOL :) And as you already know...all that really matters is that you like it :)

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    1. You absolutely right! The hubby liked it and I liked it, that's all that matters.

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  4. Girl, wow! I love this. Don't even think about or acknowledge that look. People will always look at you. For all you know, they may have been thinking how much THEY wish they could change things up and be as bold. LOL! (Probably not but you know, I can dream, can't I?)

    Just know your hair looks great.

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    1. Thank you for the wishful thinking, but I'm sure they were thinking I was looking a little crazy. You see in the past these same ladies would gush over styles they liked. Not this time.

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  5. I think you look absolutely radiant! You have to do what makes you happy and let the others take it or leave it. You certainly look confident and beautiful in these pictures so who cares what anyone else thinks.

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    1. Thank you! I've been rocking big hair for 3 days now.

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  6. LOVE LOVE THIS STYLE ON YOU. BUT BECAREFUL YOU WILL BE AGAIN MY NEXT COPYCAT VICTIM. LOL

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    1. Thank you dear and copy all you want.

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  7. I so love the full fro on you Jen!! You should do this style more often.Its really cute on you. Most especially with the flower.

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    1. Thank you! I like how the Bantu knot out made my hair full without having to pic it out.

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  8. I actually LOVE the messy look of the fro, and flower. It's very cute. One thing for sure is you can't please everyone. What matters is that you're comfortable with yourself and then everyone else will have no choice but to be comfortable with you too ;) keep rocking those curls ;)

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    1. Thank you! I like the fullness and complete wildness of my hair.

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  9. I love this look Jen. I really like that you added the flower. It makes it look very tropical. : )

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    1. Thank you! Flowers are my favorite hair accessory.

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  10. OMG!Super cute style Jen!Love, Love, Love it!

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  11. Omg, it turned out very pretty! And I love the flower accessory w/ this look!

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  12. Very pretty results Jen! Flowers are my favorite hair accessory as well!

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    1. Flowers are also my favorite accessory.

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  13. Lovely style! I tried a fast bantu knot and knot out this past week... not great! :-( but this has encouraged me to give it another try! You make all the styles look awesome because you're gorgeous!!!!!!! :-)

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