In this tutorial I show you how to get voluminous, fluffy spirals from a bantu knot-out using my friend Jenee’s low density, high porosity, 2C natural hair. I also discuss the new Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa shampoo and conditioner formulas and try them on Jenee’s hair.
If you are unsure of your hair type, you can learn about natural hair types at naturallycurly.com.
Hydratherma Naturals Protein Balance Leave-In Conditioner has a water-soluble silicone, emulsifying wax, which marries oils and water together, meaning, it will help the coconut, olive and jojoba oils in the product stay in the hair. When you’re ready to wash again, it will dissolve with water, making it easier to wash out and less likely to cause build-up. All of that to say, this leave-in will help hydrate the hair and protect it during styling. The 8oz. of this leave-in is available for $15.99 at healthyhairjourney.com.
Agadir Argan Oil Volumizing Styling Mousse is sulfate and alcohol free, and is safe for all hair types, including color-treated hair. What I love about this mousse is that it has 100% pure Argan oil, so it’s hydrating and gives a super sleek look without being sticky or causing build-up, it smells absolutely amazing, it works great on wet or dry hair, and it helps control frizz in humid conditions. This mousse is available through Agadir’s website, several online retailers such as drugstore.com and sleekhair.com, and in select retailers like CVS.
- Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Shampoo and Conditioner (available in stores only)
- Chi Deep Brilliance Reflect Oil
Total prep and style time for this was about one hour and thirty minutes.
Keep and care:
You can secure your hair on top of your head at night in a pineapple using a silk or satin scarf and fluff in the morning. Over the days, these will fall and give more of a beach wave look, unless you choose to re-knot sections to keep the definition.