Most days I’m content wearing my hair in a shrunken afro, a puff, or even under a hat or a headscarf. But every once in a while, I want a defined curl that pops, shines, and glistens. My go to style for transforming dry shrunken kinky hair to a fierce and fluffy look is a flat twist and bantu knot out combo. Keep reading to find out how I achieved this look!
Creating Definition on Shrunken Hair
I started with dry and shrunken hair and applied a bit of water and a lot of Original Moxie’s Lux Locks all over my hair. I then created section, detangled, and applied a bit of Original Moxie’s Just Gel for hold before twisting. In the back of my hair – the brown portion – I did bantu knots, while I did flat twists on the remaining part of my hair. I used the same flat twist method I’ve used for years now, pulling my hair off my scalp.
The Next Day
After letting my hair set overnight, I used Original Moxie Hair Bling to take my flat twists and bantu knots down, separating each twist a few times without creating frizz. Once all the twists are taken down, I’m able to shake my head to create volume and cover parts, and use a pick to fluff up my hair.
Maintaining My Hairstyle
As you should be used to by now, I did absolutely nothing to maintain my hairdo. I did not retwist it, but let it get bigger and less defined as the days went on. I did, as always, sleep with a bonnet or a scarf to keep my hair moisturized, and occasionally sprayed it with Original Moxie’s Twist Mist. The look got me through another week without having to wash my hair, so I think it was a great success!
It’s very pretty. 🙂
This is such a cute style!! I just washed my hair today and really wanted to do flat twist, but the back of my hair is short (and a hassle to flat twist. Now, you inspired me to do bantu knots in the back. Let me get to twisting…
I like to combine Oyin Handmade’s Burnt Sugar Pomade with a gel (I use whatever I have on hand)… It’s a great way to redo my braid-outs without having to go through the process of a wash day again!
I’ve heard that stuff is life but haven’t gotten around to trying it myself
It really is! Crazy moisturizing, and smells heavenly.. You will want to spread it on toast and eat it! LOL
I just use a little bit of water and a moisturizer. I’m lazy lol #BLMGirls
If it works for you then girl you’re doing t right!
Glycerin is the second biggest ingredient in your leave in, would you expect this product selection to work in a humid climate? Florida is still is 85-90 deg days! Would the sealant or “bling” be good enough protection from reversion ? Or do you know a comparable leave in that doesn’t have humectants ?
Eden Bodyworks Coconut & Shea Souffle held a twistout in Nigeria so that’s always my anti-humidity recommendation! You could also use the same Original Moxie leave in and switch the Just Gel for the Original Moxie Hold Up, which has a much stronger hold (it’s what I used for my coils)
Mine never does that. I swear my hair just reverts back up to coils.. 🙁
Are you doing it on damp hair and allowing it to dry fully?