Have you ever found yourself wearing the same hairstyle over and over again? Well, last week, when I came to my senses, I realized I had wore a puff for one week straight.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against repeating a style. But, in my case, I rocked my tired puff from Sunday to Saturday out of pure laziness. A busy week & no energy equals seven days of headbands and a small afro on the top of my head.
When I finally found myself with a day of nothing to do I decided to give my puff a rest and try something new.
Believe it or not, after almost 2 1/2 years of being natural, I have never worn a bantu knot out. So, determined to have a fresh style I scooped up my Kynx products and got to work.
I cleansed my hair with Kynx I Am Natural Softening Cream Cleanser. As with my normal washes, I lathered my hair and rinsed only once. I was really impressed with this cleanser. It melted away 7 days of gel (yes, I use it I’m not ashamed) and dirt with ease and my hair felt soft after rinsing.
After cleansing I applied I Am Strong Silky Kinks Ultra Hydrating Conditioner. I let the conditioner sit on my hair for about 15 minutes; longer than the recommended 4-5 minutes.
The conditioner, along with the other products in the line, has a clean citrus scent. After rinsing my hair was soft shiny and slightly detangled.
Before I started on the bantu knots I applied I Am Fierce Refreshing Leave-in Moisturizer (gotta love the names of these products!) to help with further detangling my tresses.
I then allowed my hair to air dry for about 45 minutes. I wanted to cut down on the drying time of my bantu knots and stretch the hair a bit.
To begin the bantu knots I applied a generous amount of I Am Free Miracle Kink Cream to small sections of my hair. I then twisted the hair at the root and continued until the twisting formed into a small knot. I secured the ends of my hair by wrapping them under the knot.
I continued the process over my entire head; it took about 30 minutes to complete. After allowing my hair to dry over night and half of the following day, I took out each knot. My hair was surprisingly soft, shiny & bouncy.
My only concern was that my ends were a bit frizzy. But, for my first try I think the style came out pretty good.
The Kynx products, which contain Monoi de Tahiti, did a great job of cleansing, conditioning, and making my hair look and feel moisturized.
What do you think of my first attempt at a bantu knot out? Is it a go or a no?