I turned natural a year ago, as I have mentioned before, I have a loathing for the plain and ordinary. The same applies to my hair, I have always and still hate, plain-jane hairstyles. Before I loved haircuts, an edgy to outright outrageous weave. See my Hair Story
The journey if you can call it that, has been quite interesting, my hair has grown immensely and I dare I say, It is even stress-free to take care of! It is me, just the way the creator made me, all chocolate and a black head full curly mane! :)
Here is a quick how-to
WHAT YOU NEED:
- A packet of rubber bands(retail at ksh 45 in Kenya)
- Hair shampoo (I use an olive oil based shampoo;ksh. 350)
- Hair conditioner(treatment)(I use Motions Protein Reconstructor ;ksh.350)
- Hair oil(I use indian hemp:Ksh 350 or coconut hair oil;Ksh 109)
- silk head scarf
- Leave hair to dry a bit, section the hair when It is damp as opposed to dripping wet( twisting the hair at this point, will not produce the desired results especially if you have an early morning, the hair won't dry well overnight.
- Apply preferred solid hair oil on finger tips, then apply it as you make two strand twists
- Ensure that it is not too tight as this may cause hair breakage, twist the hair from the root to the ends.
- Next, use small rubber bands to form little buns or knots these are known as the Bantu-knots
- And the final results, sectioned Bantu-knots, at this point, lightly oil your scalp then cover your hair with a satin scarf and go to bed. A minimum of 4 hours should do.
- On waking up, I undo each knot clockwise as I would undo a screw
- Once I have undone each knot, I separate each knot into twos or threes with my fingers as opposed to using a comb. This is so as to achieve a more curls
Below is a hangout I did on my Google+ about how I undo the knots
The result, leaving you looking and feeling confident!
I wash my hair 3 to four times a week. However this can prove tedious for some of you. The knot-outs last for a week sometimes just day especially for most people. In such a case, wet the hair (you can use a spray water bottle that retails for Ksh.50-100 in Nairobi) then apply the steps outlined above.
Do send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any more queries.
Or alternatively add me on G+ we can hangout (a live video chat) and clarify your queries.