Style Photo: Bantu Braid Out

How I acheived this look:

*Washed with "Creme of Nature Ultra Moisturizing Shampoo" this time. This is the first time I've tried this one. I actually purchased it by accident but it wasn't bad. Not quite as good as the "CON Detangling Conditioning Shampoo" (which is my usual)but to be fair I should probably reserve judgement until I've tried it more than once.

*DC'ed with "Organic Root Stimulator Replenishing Conditioner" for 30 minutes under my homeade heating cap.

*I applied "Cantu Shea Butter Leave In Conditioner" which I absolutely LOVE. If you haven't tried this you should definitely do so. It's very cost friendly and makes my hair sooo soft. I applied this in sections and twisted as I went along. I've found that this leave in works really well if you allow it to sit for a few minutes.

*Next (and this is really 2 steps) I applied a tiny bit of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to the section followed by my shea butter mix.

*Finally, the styling was simply braiding my hair in approximately 15 sections and bantu knotting them. I allowed this to dry overnight and when I took them down I was VERY gentle with unbraiding. I ever so slightly and gently pulled the braids apart and used a pick to lift my roots to cover up the parts. I really like how it turned out. It felt very dramatic and VA-VA-Voomish. Lol.

Oh I guess I'll post this pic of what it looked like after I unknotted and braided it but before I pulled it apart. Fair warning though: I look a bit rough. Dry lips and all. Lol Normally I put photos in successive order but I couldn't let that be the first photo ya'll see when you stop through. I might scare people away. Hahaha. Ok. Enough of all that. Enjoy, and if anybody tries this look I'd love to see pics and post them for others to see.

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