Wash Day - Mrs. Bantu won't let me be great! Grrrrr!!!

Have you ever had a wash day that was so BOMB.COM that you just wanna twirl around the house, throw confetti and compel everyone you come in contact with to "play" in your hair?
No? Me either..lol

My wash day was a WINNER. I attribute this to a new technique (washing in small twist) I introduced and new products (Alikay Naturals).

Let me Explain:

PREPOO - Applied warmed Amla, Castor and Rosemary oils blend for about an hour

SHAMPOONexxus Humectress Moisture shampoo 

DEEP CONDITIONER - Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage DC. 

I then layered the DC with some Vatika coconut oil and left in overnight. In the morning I jumped in the shower and did a ...........

FINAL RINSE -  Apple Cider Vinegar

 T-shirt wrapped my hair for about an hour.  Let me tell you before I even got to applying leave-ins and detangle my hair it was already so smooth and soft and moisturized and fluffy. I could not tell by touching my hair that I'm 4 months post already :)

LEAVE-INS - Lotion - Alikay Naturals Lemon grass, Oil -Alikay Shea yogurt moisturizer and Cream- Silk dreams wheat germ conditioner

Now because my wash process went So, Tso, Sew well. I decided to be a little adventurous and step out of the bun zone. I decided on Bantu Knot outs. I just knew my knot outs were going to be my best set EVER! I mean just look at this:

Boy was my ego bruised when I took it down and it looked like this -
I was dressed and ready for work. Like how in the Hectagon did I get such drastically different results? My back half was so beautifully curled and spirally and the front half was just dead weight. At first I thought the front was still wet. But Nerp it was dried properly.

 I just knotted it back up and went to work like this
Yup I sure did. I had every intention of taking it down sometime during the work day but I got so many compliments drizzled in with some weird stares of course but I could care less. I am me! I am unique! I am Sammy! 

You would think by the time I went home that evening that all was well in the Bantu knot Out World again but still a big fat WHAMI !!!!! It wasn't until I went to bed that night that I remembered I started bantu-ing the back half with just the Lemongrass Leave-in and Shea moisture Yogurt  Moisturizer... NO WHEAT GERM BUTTER!!!!!!

The front halves was where I started the L.O.C method with wheat germ butter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I love this product so much that in my zest to achieve the most moisturized hair I can, I seemed to have forgotten this is actually a DC marketed for naturals but also can be used as a leave in. That totally explains why my front was so heavy and did not take the Bantus properly.  AT ALL! either that or I was too heavy handed with the application.

I got served but It's okay. You live and you learn. That's what Journeys are about anyways - Figuring out the What, When, where and Why's of products and techniques! 

Now I am not one to back down. I promised myself a Banging Bantu Knot out and I will have the most awesome-est BKO's at some point. Just not this week. I was over it. So  ended up with this

The Wash Day Experience
And sure enough it ended up in a bun later on. Le-sigh. I won the wash day battle but lost the styling War. 
Thanks for reading about my wash day adventures. 
see you in the next post

LOL - truly laughing Out loud this week

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  1. This post is a hoot and a half! LOL
    Seems like you're sitting pretty on the moisture front. I'll be watching to see how the bantu knots go without the butter.

  2. LOL! I did my last set the same way. I had two that didn't come out right, so I wrapped them back up and wore them until I washed my hair again. Sometimes is beez like that...

  3. Your hair looks amazing knotted up. My knots aren't that neat and pretty...if they were, I'd just leave them knotted up and be on my way.

  4. LOLOLOL! Girl---you ain't the only one with bantu knot problems! I swear that over the last 3-4 months, I haven't had a set that was worthy of walking out the house with....and up it went into a bun. At least my bun was fly! LOL

    Thanks for sharing your #washdayexperience doll!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  5. LOL you intro to this post had me cracking up! Those darn Bantu knots are so unpredictable.

  6. I feel the same way about bantu knots. Sometimes they're great and other times they are an absolute mess. lol. Nice save though!

  7. You look great with the knoted bantu...