Mom hair quickie: Bantu NOT!

Inspired by a hair vlog, I decided to try Bantu knots on old (coughs: dirty), stretched hair. Well my hair hates Bantu knots apparently, it looked like I had huge snakes swirling all around my head (note to self: excellent for a medusa inspired costume). I wanted to let my hair down for a couple of days, but alas it was back to the mom bun. However, from failure I found a style I like. The southern tease bun! With my hair stretched it was a bit looser and I could pin it back into a low bun that I placed on the right side if my head. It’s a sophisticated yet flirty look that takes 10 min the night before to install about 10 large Bantu knots and 10 min the next day to remove and bun.
Has anyone ever had success with Bantu knots?? What’s the trick, what could I have done wrong. I thought I’d get a big loose curly for and instead got medusa…

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Mom hair

As you can guess from the title, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy 2 weeks ago from today. All that talk about birth hair…. That was the last thing on my mind when I started contracting!! My twists did hold and it was a great style for the days that followed bc of my sheer exhaustion I didn’t have to style or touch my hair, just focus on the little life we brought into the world.

I’m loving motherhood and all the challenges and rewards it brings. I’m still adjusting to long nights and interrupted sleep, so blog posts will be a bit irregular for the moment.

On the hair front. I haven’t experienced the dreadful postpartum shedding (…yet, knocks on wood). I haven’t been doing twists or braids, but wash n gos, then simply stretching my hair by pulling in back or bunning it. Simplicity is key at this point! I did order curl formers, I think it will be a nice alternative to stretch my hair this winter. I’ll be doing a review on that sometime early next year.

Have you tried curl formers? For the mommies, what are your quick to-go-to styles?

Have a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones!!

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