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02 April 2014

Protective Style Tutorial! | Bantu Knot Updo

(Originally Written May 10, 2013)

Even loc wearers need to give their tresses a break from being manipulated and styled constantly.  During my years as a loose natural, I often wore styles that featured bantu knots and flat twists.  I decided to recreate a similar style on my locs.

I wore this style for an entire week, and even took my senior freestyle and cap and gown pictures with this look!  I loved it!  Each night, all I did was cover my hair with a satin bonnet.  In the mornings, I removed the bonnet, brushed up my edges with a soft boar bristle brush and went on my way.  Once again, I've been experimenting with extremely low maintenance styles to complement my busy schedule lately.

Later in the week, I decided to loosen the bantu knots and rocked a curly look with flat twists on the sides.  I covered my hair the exact same way with the loose curls and I used about 4 or 5 bobby pins to direct my curls where I wanted them to fall.  Otherwise, not much styling was necessary each day. =)  LOVED IT!

Protective styles or styles that require low manipulation are a must for loose and locked naturals. 

♦ Miss Cherie Marie ♦

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