Now I’d label this a beginner’s style. Not based on complexity, but more about duration. That’s how I judge most of my styles now; “How long am I gonna pull through this?” It might sound a bit morbid, but I really think the biggest thing on a naturalist’s mind, when doing their own hair, is deciding to do the damn thing. Let me just say, decide from the start because once you begin, you won’t get the luxury to “call quits.”
This style has become my quick fix when, at last minute, I remember I have somewhere to go. Whether on just washed or dry hair, this style will have you modeling out while people dream about what their hair can do (P.S. All black folks hair can do it).
I call it the midweek waves, because that’s how soon you’ll be getting them (oh the corny); but fun and joke aside you are simply combining your two strain twists with bantu knots.
What You’ll Need
- Home-made spritz or Water
- “Dark and Lovely Au Naturale” Anti-Breakage Hair Butter or YOUR preferred hair butter
- “African Pride” African Pride Hair Scalp & Skin Oil or YOUR preferred essential oil
- “Handy-dandy” Big Tooth Comb
So first on the list are Two Strand Twists a.k.a “plait yu head”. I’d recommend making each twist medium to large. Not too small, that it looks like micro braids, but not too big that you miss out on curl definition. Breanna Rutter’s channel is “The Natural Hair Bible” for “How To Styles” on black hair.
Next up bantu knots. These are simple enough to achieve. You are literally taking those same twists and twining them into a knob on your head. You may even say you are wrapping it on itself.
In the past I’d normally use one of those small black elastics to hold it in place, but since this style is really for a next day (or later this evening) unravel, you really don’t need to be “thorough” about it. Just ensure that your knot holds in place by wrapping it tightly and cleanly at the base of your twist.
Now for the big step, GO TO BED or make some seasoned rice; I won’t judge how you make that free time. That’s pretty much it. Once you’ve figured out how to do those two styles individually, you’ve more than finished the step. Remember what I said earlier lovelies, your only concern would be how long it takes.