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Butter : : Adé Vegan Hair Essentials Vanilla Bean CocoShealoe Husky Hair Butter

Butter : : Adé Vegan Hair Essentials Vanilla Bean CocoShealoe Husky Hair Butter

Hello curlies! I have another review of a product from a new line I recently discovered when I won a giveaway on Instagram. It’s the Vanilla Bean CocoShealoe Husky Hair Butter by Adé Vegan Hair Essentials. Oh and in case you missed it, check out the Company Behind the Curl feature I did on Adé Vegan’s owner, Tonya! She is an AWESOME chick. A beautiful spirit! :o)

So the 2oz Vanilla Bean CocoShealoe Husky Butter is a goodie I got with my giveaway winnings. I am not sure how much the 2oz retails for because it is currently out of stock and will be back on July 4th but I want to say its around $10. It also comes in an 8oz size for $25 AND you can also get the plain Husky Hair butter (without the vanilla bean) in custom scents (Peppermint, Lavender, Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Rose Petal, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh)! I love being able to choose a scent :o)

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Product Description
A rich medley of nourishing butters and healing oils for thick, dry, or damaged strands. This cream works wonders to soften thick, tightly curly hair textures. Also works great as a moisturizing base for prepping twists, plaits, or puffs.

Ingredients
Shea Butter, soy butter, mango butter, cocoa butter, aloe butter, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, castor oil, oat oil, silk amino acids, vitamin E, whole vanilla bean, vanilla absolute, ylang ylang essential oil.  No chemical preservatives, No synthetic fragrance, No animal ingredients, No synthetic color, No mineral oil, No sulfates

****The ingredients I use are completely natural and free from any chemical preservatives therefore making it essential that the butter is stored correctly to get the longest life out of it. As you know, water is the breading ground for all bacteria so as long as you don’t let water from your hands dripping into the butter while you are doing your hair and you keep it stored in a cool dry place it should last between 6-9 months of purchase. Texture is that of a rich butter cream with easy spreadability on either wet or dry curls with no greasy buildup!

I want to draw your attention to how incredibly DELICIOUS this butter looks! OMG it reminds of cookie dough! It even has real specks of vanilla beans, just like the ice cream! Isn’t it sad that I often equate hair products to food haha a true #FatGirl LMAO!! Oh well, so yea, the butter smells really great as well, it has a light, natural vanilla scent, not like the overbearing, synthetic vanilla scent. It’s very tolerable and pleasant. The texture is just that way it looks–creamy, soft and very emollient. I would consider it more of a medium thickness butter, it is definitely thicker than AVHE’s Rosehip Strand Essence butter which is recommended for finer textures so I presume this butter is for thicker/courser textures (although both kinds worked well in my hair).

One thing about this butter that was very attractive is the selection of butters used. It contains good ole shea butter, cocoa butter (hence its name) and my beloved mango butter. Like the Rosehip Strand Essence butter, it also contains soy and aloe butter which I found to be really unique because I rarely ever see those butters used in products I’ve used. Check out that post for more info on the benefits of those butters. I also really love that the Husky Butter contains Silk Amino Acids because they “…penetrate the hair to strengthen, rebuild & nourish chemically damaged hair without weighing it down or causing buildup. These amino acids go deep down inside of the damaged hair cuticle to repair and protect it. They are hydroscopic, therefore having excellent moisture binding qualities. It adds softness, body and strength to the hair.” My hair feels very elastic when I use this and is very shiny so I imagine the silk aminos play a part in that, along with the aloe butter since aloe always makes my hair shiny :o)

One thing about the butter is it didn’t provide as much hold as I would like for it, especially since it was humid when I took the pics below but I do feel that this butter is extremely nourishing which by far exceeds whatever “visual” results I get by using it. I really enjoy using this when I am re-twisting my hair during the week and to seal in moisture. Check out the results below!

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The pics below are 2nd day hair, I did not re-twist, just wore my scarf at night. Remember, it was rather humid this week so my hair poofed up a bit more than I would have liked it to but whatever!ade_vegan_essentials_vanilla_bean_cocoshealoe_husky_hair_butter_lacocobella6 ade_vegan_essentials_vanilla_bean_cocoshealoe_husky_hair_butter_lacocobella8 ade_vegan_essentials_vanilla_bean_cocoshealoe_husky_hair_butter_lacocobella7

I got a couple more Adé Vegan Hair Essentials reviews coming up so stay tuned! :o)

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Cleanse : : Crazy Natural Inc. African Black Soap Shampoo

Cleanse : : Crazy Natural Inc. African Black Soap Shampoo

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Back with a review on a new shampoo that was sent to me by a small business based out of Texas called Crazy Natural Inc. I won’t go into too much detail about the *company* because I want to save that for an upcoming post hehe ((hint hint)) :o) So the shampoo… it is the African Black Soap Shampoo and it retails for $10.00 on the Crazy Natural online shop (not sure what the size is on the site but I received a small, maybe 4 oz bottle?? ).

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Product Description
Cleanse your hair with Crazy Natural’s sulfate free black soap shampoo. Great for removing buildup and detoxifying harmful chemicals and products during transitioning. Gentle enough to use on all hair types. Helps hair grow strong and replenishes scalp with nourishing oils.

Ingredients
Water, Raw black Soap, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil,
Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Glycine, Grapeseed Oil & Love

Now I know I have established myself as a die hard shampoo bar addict BUT I do have a soft spot for black soap because it is all natural and I can never go wrong with that (even though I’ve only used pure black soap a few times in my life lol) So I say that because this black soap shampoo is in the liquid form and is mixed with water and some wonderful oils to make a serious cleanser! African black soap is something that has been used for many, many years for all over the body, hair, and skin and it originated in…Africa duh!. It’s usually made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and kernel oil but there are also other variations (I am not sure what exactly is in this kind), but typically the “signature” ingredient of black soap is usually the plantains.

Oh and one thing, black soap is not the best smelling thing in the world lol but good thing it does not leave any scent in your hair. Also, when it’s in the solid form, its not the most appealing to the eye either lol, just wanted to put that out there in case someone judges what they use in their hair by the way it looks or smells :o)

Maaaaaany naturals swear by African black soap and its all they use in their regimen. You can find it in the solid bar form or in a liquid mixture like the Crazy Natural shampoo. When the soap is added to water mixture like this shampoo, the black soap settles as the bottom so you have to shake it well for each use.

Now the reason this shampoo is awesome is because it is not drying at all, is very gentle and It lathers very well. It makes my hair very soft and springy, even my boyfriend likes it and he never touches ANY of my hair products lol Since it also contains oils, you aren’t really “losing” the oils that other shampoos can cause. It also contains vitamins A and E which makes it nourishing as well.

Of course it cleans very well. The African Black Soap Shampoo is actually anti-fungal and anti-bacterial which means it helps alleviate scalp issues like dandruff, itchiness and any other irritation or issues you may have goin on up there! So in essence, when you get rid of scalp issues, you are promoting a healthy environment for hair to grow :o) I’ve also seen black soap recommended for those trying to transition from a relaxer or from products that are full of chemicals, silicones, parabens, etc. because it has a detoxifying effect and is gentle on your hair.

Overall I am very pleased with this shampoo and would certainly consider adding black soap to my hair regimen! Now if only Crazy Natural sold it in the bar form…. hehe :o)

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Butter : : The Natural Root Gourmet Shea Butter Lemongrass Rosemary Sage

Butter : : The Natural Root Gourmet Shea Butter Lemongrass Rosemary Sage

Hello!!

Coming to you with a new little gem I’ve discovered :o) I was sent some goodies by the owner of this up and coming brand, The Natural Root, LLC and I wanted to share with you! I LOVE supporting small businesses in the Natural Hair world because they are 99% of time created by fellow curly girls and typically stemmed from a need they saw in their own personal lives. I am especially touched by The Natural Root because of the owners went natural when she lost all of her hair due to chemotherapy for breast cancer, a true testimony on how the Lord can create a blessing out of ANY situation no matter how grim it may look. The other owner of TNR even wrote a book about natural hair after she first decided to go natural due to the condition of her relaxed hair. I love hearing everyone’s unique stories of how they “came to Natural”, so inspiring and uplifting! :o)

So the first product from TNR I want to share is the Gourmet Shea Butter in Lemongrass, Rosemary & Sage. I received the 2.5 oz size which retails for $3.00 on their site. They also sell it in an 8 oz size for $10 as well as other variations which include Tea Tree/Peppermint/Cinnamon (I would LOVE to try this one eventually!), Black Butter Cookie and Plain.

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Product Description
Our creamy Shea butter can be used on Hair and Skin. The all natural ingredients penetrate the skin to create the optima benefits. This awesome formula will aid in the treatment of various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Hand whipped raw Shea Butter. Creamy and easy to apply.

(LSR) LEMONGRASS/ROSMARY/SAGE Promotes blood circulation which will aid in the growth or your hair. Rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of hair. Hence it is an excellent tonic for balding. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps. Sage oil assists in improving acne, athlete’s foot and chapped skin, and relieving symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, it’s a natural gray reducer also. Also Available in: Tea Tree/Peppermint/Cinnamon, Black Butter and Plain

Ingredients
Raw Shea butter, Coconut Oil, Mango butter, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil

This butter is a so yummy! One of my newest fav thing is anything lemongrass (of course along with all things coconut and peppermint!), I also recently became obsessed with lemongrass tea too lol. THIS butter has the delicious aroma of lemongrass, it smells sooo good! It’s so unique because I seldom come across products with a high content, let alone the scent, of lemongrass! So definite points for the yummy scent :o) It also contains my beloved coconut oil so it helps strengthen my hair and penetrate the shaft. It also contains castor oil so this is great for your scalp as it also contains essential oils which help with growth stimulation (NOTE: the EO’s are not listed in the ingredients but it contains lemongrass, rosemary and sage EO’s)

The butter has a creamy, smooth whipped texture and is on the thicker side which I like. Looking at the butter literally makes me want to eat it lol I know that sounds weird but it just looks so daggone good lol almost like cookie dough (?? bad example maybe lol but I can only IMAGINE what their Black Butter kind smells like if it smells like cookies…..) What makes this butter even better, is that I am able to use it to seal my ends! I really love when I can use a product and not have to use another product to seal my ends, almost like it’s double duty :o) Don’t have keep reaching for different jars and getting oil/butter all over the containers lol (ya’ll know what I am talking about lol).

Of course I used this for my twist-out and loved the results! It gave me more of a fluffier twist out as it didn’t provide a tremendous amount of hold which is fine, I just re-twist my hair more often the week that I use it and make the twists tighter and smaller. It most definitely seals in moisture and makes my hair super soft, not to mention the yummy lemongrass scent lingers all week (nothing overbearing though!). Although its a thick butter, it does not weigh my hair hair and it not greasy at all! It truly does make me feel like I am applying something gourmet on my hair!

Check out the results below!

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Butter : : Mahogany Princess Hair Butter

Butter : : Mahogany Princess Hair Butter

Hello!

Remember Ashley, my Girl Behind the Curl from last week?! Well, if you read her feature, you would have seen that she not only has her own blog, Urbane Natural, but also her own hair product line called Mahogany Queen! She was kind enough to send me a sample of one of her products! it’s the Mahogany Princess Hair Butter and you can find it on her site for $12 for an 8 oz. jar. My sample was about 2 oz and came it a cute little glass jar. I also love her logo and her tagline, ‘You are a Queen, so be one” :o) Very inspiring and uplifting!

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Mahogany Princess Hair Butter was created for young girls with natural hair. As a believer in self love, it’s important for me to show women and young girls how to love and care for their natural tresses naturally. This butter is great for twists, sets, puffs and overall moisture and sheen. With its fruity fragrance, your princess will immediately fall in love with it.

Ingredients
Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado butter, Sunflower oil, Olive Oil

I love how this butter is simple and all natural. I can’t stress enough that the products that always and consistently give me the best results a.k.a. good hair days lol ALWAYS come from products with the purest and most natural ingredients…this definitely delivered! I was pleasantly surprised! This product reminded me a lot of my all-time fav butter, the Gud Stuff. They have similar ingredients too which made me happy and even have a similar consistency and color. It’s really smooth and buttery when you apply :o)

I used this for my twists AAAAAND I was able to seal my ends with it! That cut the time it took to do my hair down since I didn’t have to keep reaching for an additional jar. It made my ends and my hair buttery soft. I really loved the results! I didn’t have to reapply throughout the week, just spritzed and re-twisted at night twice that week. It gave me nice definition like a heavier butter would but it isn’t heavy when applied and kept the moisture sealed in my hair all week. The scent is light and pleasant. I am not 100% sure if it has fragrance added but I am pretty sure it does.

One thing in the ingredients that stood out the most to me was the sunflower oil. I have never used sunflower oil by itself and I don’t think any of the products I have contain it so I had to jump on Google lol I do remember awhile back my neighbor and fellow hair blogger, Fleurtzy of Texture Playground, mentioning that she bought some sunflower oil to detangle her hair and come to find out, it is very emollient which softens and lubricates the hair. It also is really good for sealing in moisture (no wonder I didn’t have to reapply and it sealed my ends!).

Check out the results! Here’s my hair the morning after I initially twisted. Went for a zig zag center part.

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***SIDEBAR— I did another henna treatment the night before I took these pics lol I know, I know, it didn’t take long for me to be hooked lmao! But I say that because I added turmeric (yup, the yellow spice in curry and mustard) to the henna because I researched that it makes the color more golden (you can see a golden tinge at my roots). Not sure if it really made much of a difference for me as far as my hair color goes. I was just experimenting :o) I love using turmeric on my face though! I’ve been using it to help fade acne scars and it has been working! But yea, check out the shine in my hair which I can definitely attribute to the henna!Mahogany_queen_princess_butter2 Mahogany_queen_princess_butter3Mahogany_queen_princess_butter4

Here’s my 2nd day hair. I didn’t re-twist, just slept with a scarf tied loosely around my hair. You can see the turmeric color well in my scalp. It will fade eventually, especially after my next wash. It’s not that bright in person, the flash is making to stand out like that in the pic :o) Regardless, the Princess butter kept my hair looking nice the entire week!Mahogany_queen_princess_butter5Mahogany_queen_princess_butter6 Mahogany_queen_princess_butter7

Ashley, you’ve got a nice product! Keep it up and we’ll be looking forward to seeing more from your up and coming business venture! :o)

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Butter :: Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter

Butter :: Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter

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Today’s post is another phenomenal product from one of newest favorite product lines, Bee Mine! I recently discovered this brand and fell in love as soon as I tried the Bee-U-Ti-Full Moisturizing Deep Conditioner. And now I would like to share my experience with the Bee Hold Curly Butter that I was sent along with my other Bee Mine goodies. It’s a shea and aloe based butter that gives incredible hold and shine!

The Bee Hold Curly butter (isn’t that a cute name!?) is sold on Bee Mine’s website in 3 different sizes which is cool, I like having options :o) So you can buy the small size if you’re afraid of commitment (even though it’s worth it!) or the large size if you’re a fan! The sizes are 2 oz for $4.50, 8 oz for $13.97 or 16oz $23.00. You can also buy the 8 oz size on CurlMart for $13.97. Oh and it also comes in different scents!! (you know I love that lol). I was given the Coconut Cream, which is de-licious, but it also comes in Island Mango and unscented for those with sensitive noseys.

One thing I really like/appreciate about Bee Mine’s packaging (besides the really cute artwork! hehe) is that the tubs come sealed with a thin, protective film so you don’t have to worry about anything leaking in transit. I thought that was a really nice idea as far as packaging goes. It’s the little things that make me happy lol :o)

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Product Description
This shea butter and aloe based curly butter is packed with rich moisturizing nutrients to give you long lasting moisture and promote growth. It has a soft touchable hold that will help to defrizz your frizzes and give great definition. This Curly Butter is wonderful for twists, finger curls, puffs/pony tails and especially for laying down unruly hair. Great for naturals, relaxed, texlaxed, everyone.

Ingredients
100% Shea Butter, 100% Aloe Vera Gel, Essential Oil Blend, Vegetable Glycerin, Rosemary Leaf and Chamomile Extract, Silk Powder, Paraben & Formaldehyde Free Preservative and Perfume.

It’s interesting that this is called a butter because it actually has the consistency of a pudding and applies wet. I guess when I think of butter, I think more of….well a butter! lol but shea butter is listed as the first ingredient so it technically is a butter! My FAV thing about the Bee Hold is that it contains a high content of aloa vera gel. I have found that my hair responds REALLY well to products that contain aloe vera. Aloe vera gives me INCREDIBLE hold and SHINE! Some of my newer readers may not have seen this, but if you haven’t, check out my post when I used just straight, pure aloe gel (the kind you can ingest). I LOVED how my hair looked…even though I learned I needed to mix it with some type of butter or oil so my hair wouldn’t feel so dry….either way, the point I’m trying to make is AV makes my hair super shiny and super defined! Aloe overall is really good for the hair as it’s a humectant AND it’s good for your scalp! It actually aids in promoting growth since it has astringent properties. I apply pure AV gel to my scalp during the hot summer months. I keep the AV gel in the refrigerator and it feels so soothing and cooling. Try it out if you have some in your fridge :o) So with that said, you can apply the Bee Hold butter to your scalp as well.

This product definitely lives up to its name! I used this for my usual twist-out and I had curl definition for days…literally! I was able to get really nice 2nd day and 3rd day hair with this stuff! My hair felt really soft and not dry at all (referring back to my AV gel experience I just mentioned). It didn’t leave a residue, my hair didn’t feel weighted down and it kept frizz at bay. It’s like my hair cuticle was really smoothed down. I can’t get over the shine!

I noticed the Bee Hold Butter contains silk powder and I don’t think I’ve ever used anything with silk powder so I was like hmmm let me do some Googling lol So silk powder is known to provide moisture balance, promote suppleness, shine and elasticity which all sounds great to me! I guess that, along with the AV, could be why my hair felt so soft and shiny! I love discovering different ingredients, I always stress to my readers, check the ingredients in products you KNOW work well in your hair and if you are trying to find new products, search for ones that contain the same ingredients. That way you will know what products will give you consistent results.

Here’s my fresh twists in the morning. Because this applies wet, make sure you allow yourself enough time for drying. I did this to ensure it was dry by the time I separated the twists. Check out the amazing shine! I was like daaaaaaaaang wear’s my sunglasses!? (I know, i’m such a cornball lol)

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Below is my hair freshly untwisted in the morning. ***Peep the 49ers jersey. This was Super Bowl Sunday and YEA YEA I don’t want to hear nothin bout the Ravens lol I still ride for the home team!!!! 49ers ALL DAY!!bee_mine_Bee_hold_curly_butter5 bee_mine_Bee_hold_curly_butter6 bee_mine_Bee_hold_curly_butter7

And the pics below are 2nd day hair (just put a scarf on at night, didn’t retwist). Still lots of shine and definition!bee_mine_Bee_hold_curly_butter8 bee_mine_Bee_hold_curly_butter9 bee_mine_Bee_hold_curly_butter10

I am very pleased with the Bee Hold butter! Bee Mine has definitely done it again! Wish I had discovered this brand sooner ;o)

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Butter :: Karen’s Body Beautiful Butter Love

Butter :: Karen’s Body Beautiful Butter Love

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This is my 2nd product experience from the Karen’s Body Beautiful line of products that are now going to be sold in Target stores this month (Yaayyyy!!). In case you missed it, check out my experience with my top fav leave-in conditioner of all time… the Sweet Ambrosia here!

Ok this is all about the wonderful Butter Love. It’s literally a simple, lovely mixture of some of the best butters for hair! It comes in a 6.7 oz tub for $18. And YES if you order from the KBB site, you can pick which scent you want! Mine below is the Pomegranate Guava so it’s got a juicy, fruity tropical thing going on. KBB scents are never overbearing but linger in your hair for a couple days which I love :o)

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Product Description
Made only from rich, thick butters and luxurious oils, Karen’s Butter Love conditions, softens and adds sheen to fragile, stressed hair. Great for thick hair. Use twice a week on hair and scalp or as needed.Works best on dry hair since wet hair generally doesn’t absorb butters and rich oils readily.

Ingredients
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao) , Mango Butter (Mangifera Indica) , Jojoba Butter (Simmondsia Chinensis), Aloe Butter, Essential and/or Fragrance Oils (Parfum), Grapefruit Seed Oil (Citrus Paradisi) & Vitamin E (Tocopherol). Glycerin Free, Paraben Free, Protein Free, Silicone Free, Sulfate Free

If you check out the ingredients, you’ll see it’s literally a love swirl of butters! Its super thick and solid in the tub. I have to literally dig my fingers in it to scoop up the butter which isn’t an issue for me. It may soften a bit in warmer temperatures or in the summer but as soon as you rub it in between your fingers/hands it softens and you can then apply it. It’s not greasy or oily, its truly a solid butter with more of a waxy feel (but not in a bad way!). You can even use this on your skin :o)

When I first bought this years ago, I didn’t really know exactly what to do with plain, pure butters because I hadn’t really gotten into the 100% natural way of maintaining my hair so it kind of sat under my sink for awhile lol BUT as soon as I discovered the power of sealing your hair….this is GOLD to me! So ever since I have been using this to seal my ends. THICK butters are the best thing for sealing your ends. I also like to use this on parts of my hair that lose moisture the most like around my edges and the nape of my neck. I could use this as my main product to do twist-outs but I like to reserve it for sealing since I do that frequently. This is also good for holding down your edges when you apply it and tie a scarf over to “set” them or I use it to smooth my hair when I do a puff. It definitely doesn’t hold like gel does but it works if you  “set” your hair with a scarf to hold them edges down lol.

Check out the pictures below of my hair styled with the Sweet Ambrosia and the ends sealed with the Butter Love. When your ends are sealed, your curls should clump and be defined and the Butter Love really does that. If you look at my posts for the Sweet Ambrosia, I used the Butter Love in those pics too so check those out too.

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If you’ve been looking for something to seal your ends with or just have a good, high-quality general use butter, this is good buy. The price point is a bit high but I’ve found the all the KBB products I’ve used last a really long time and plus with butters you don’t need to use a lot, especially when they are thick and dense like the Butter Love :o)

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Hair Style :: Dry Bantu Knot Out

Hair Style :: Dry Bantu Knot Out

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So the other day I posted my last experience blow-drying my hair and if you noticed at the very end of the post, I mentioned a YouTube video I remembered from awhile back. (here’s the link to the video if you missed it).

One of my fav natural hair bloggers, Elle of Quest for the Perfect Curl, made a video tutorial on how she did heatless curls by bantu knotting her hair on blow dried hair! Now, I often bantu knot my hair while it is wet and in two-strand twists (check out this post about that) but I have never done it on dry hair. So since I had just blow-dried my hair, I figured it would be a perfect opportunity to give it a shot….and I love, love, LOVED the results! Why had I NEVER done this before?!

So the process was super easy. I will do my best to briefly walk through what I did and note my observations but I highly recommend you watch Elle’s video for a live, step-by-step version on what she did. She’s always thorough with her videos/tutorials. Here it is below if you wanna watch it right now…

So I started out with clean hair, of course blow dried, and sectioned my hair, like I would for any regular twist-out. I never use a comb to section the parts, I just use my finger and do my best to make it straight lol. But one thing I would say is that for this particular style, using a comb and making the parts neater may make it look more polished. I say that because a regular twist-out can be a bit messier and camouflage the parts more whereas the bantu knot curls need to be a bit more uniform.

So as I made each section, I applied a SHEA-based product (Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding was the product of choice becase I tend to get great hold with it). I emphasize SHEA because you do not want to use a water-based product because  it will revert all the effort of blow drying!

I then twisted each section (not two-strand twist, just simply twist as if you were twirling your hair around your finger) and then wrap the section around itself and secure it by tucking the ends at the base of the knot. I also made sure I applied a sealant to the ends, just because it’s what I always do lol. The knot should stay on its own but if it keeps unraveling, you can secure it with a bobbi pin.

As you are wrapping the knot, you will notice that it gets tighter, which is good because your roots will be smooth but be careful not to make it too tight because you don’t want to pull your hair out due to the tension! Plus it makes it a bit uncomfortable to sleep on! Some people just let the knots set for few hours but I let mine set overnight. I just tied my scarf over the knots. It was a bit uncomfortable at times but nothing unbearable :o)

Here’s what the knots looked like the next morning.

It was so nice to see my roots all smooth and straight! lol

oh, yea my kitchen in the back…you like that huh lol

The next pic below is of the sections untwisted but not yet separated. You can see the curl pattern!

And here are the final results!

(here’s that weird flash hair color again lol my hair is not that color)

The next pics are of my hair at the end of the day. It has been ridiculously HUMID these past few weeks and I discovered that this hair style does not do well with high dew points. As much as I love this style, I think I will have to reserve it for the winter/fall (or if move back to Cali hehe). Check out how my hair got a bit poofier by the end of the day, specifically my roots. The ends stayed defined. I guess because my scalp sweats a lot and creates like a mini steam house on my head lol

The next pics are of 2nd day hair. I did not retwist or anything, I just tied my scarf over it at night. It wasn’t as pretty as the first day, the curls kinda fell.

By end of the 3rd day, my hair was a mess. I retwisted my hair one time over the course of the week and it didn’t look anywhere near as good/fresh as the first day. So this style is sort of a 1-2 day hair-euphoria lol but anything after that, you gotta start all over from the beginning…at least for me.

I will definitely have to try this style out again when the humidity goes away and see how long I can make this style last. I’ll also have to experiment with other products and see if I can get better hold. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!

— Have you tried this style? How were your results?!