Friday, November 2, 2012
#NaturalKids :: Picture Day and Failed Bantu Knots
Today is Picture day for Big Sis at her school. She informed me of this on Wednesday evening. At first, I was angry at whoever scheduled picture day on a Friday! The best day to have picture day is on a Monday ... in my opinion. Why? Well, because you have at most three days to prep for the best do.
Well, I digress.
Anyway, I decided to do bantu knots out. As you can tell from the post heading...it failed.
After she got back from school on Thursday, I detangled her hair with EVOO and V05 Milk Moisture Conditioner. She had a little breakage because last wash day, mommy dearest did not do a deep conditioning. NEVER EVER EVER EVER skip deep conditioning. Big Sis was not too happy about this, and I have assured her that Mommy has learnt from her mistake. My reason for skipping this crucial step was lack of time.
When detangling was done, I co-washed her hair with Tresemme Naturals Conditioner, and did a 2 hr intense deep conditioning with Eden BodyWork All Natural Deep Conditioner. Prior to rinsing out the deep conditioner, I let her hair cool down for 15 mins and slathered Tresemme Naturals on top of her hair before rinsing it off. Her hair was soooo fluffy and soft. I love it!!
To do the bantu knots, I applied the leave in conditioner, massaged her scalp with the oil mix, and to each section, I applied Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Eco Styler Gel Argan for hold. Due to time constraint, I dried the knots for about 15 mins with my hand dryer on Warm-Low setting. I applied Eco styler gel to her edges, and tied it down with a satin scarf. She went to bed without her bonnet so that the knotted area could dry. She always sleeps on a satined covered pillow.
This morning... the top of the knots was dry but the inner part was still damp.. Argghhhh!!
So, I converted the bantu knot out to a puff! Can't go wrong with a puff!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!