Friday, December 9, 2011

Retro 40s Style

I achieved this style by doing a Bantu-knot out on damp hair. I washed my hair Friday night (today is Wednesday) and wore this style Saturday and Sunday, with many compliments. Monday and Tuesday I wore a low bun and re-twisted Tuesday night. So, here's how I did it. I spritzed larger sections of hair (about three finger widths)  with my concoction of water, conditioner (Tresemme Naturals) and olive oil. Then I took a dab of Royal Crown (my new friend with whom I have a love/hate relationship) and rubbed it into the section. Next, I twisted the section and made a Bantu-knot and repeated this all over my head, put on my bonnet and went to sleep. In the morning I released the knots, untwisted and stretched, smoothed and fussed until it was the way that I wanted.  I used only my hands to preserve the uniformity of the waves/curls. I then pinned the longer sections under because I wanted it to look like a shorter cut, and voila!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Royal Crown Bantu Knot-Out

Okay, okay, I know. Royal Crown is probably the last product anyone would think I'd put on my hair. You know, me claiming my greenness and all. Well, I bought some Royal Crown the other day because I wanted to switch it up a bit.  I put aside my green conscience and went to Walgreens and plopped down 2.59 on a jar of the stuff. It has three ingredients: petrolatum, olive oil and fragrance, which give it a score of 3 on the Environmental Working Group's Cosmetics Database (the worst products get a score of 10).  Well, hazards aside, this is a great styling product.  I will probably keep it through the winter because it keeps my hair super soft and holds in moisture.  It doesn't leave it feeling greasy and the smell is nice.  So, don't judge me! This isn't the greatest picture, but I think you can see how shiny it is.  I likes. Stay tuned for a vintage type look achieved with a bantu knot out and hair pins.