Thursday, February 10, 2011

Todays Crazy Hair Day Style W/Valentine Flair... MUST SEE :)

WOW! Is all i have to say about this style! today was crazy hair day at Diva R's school and since Valentines day is right around the corner i decided to add a little valentine twist to the crazy and came up with this Bantu Knot Style with Hearts (pipe cleaners bent into hearts and the ends twisted so that it looks like a sucker).

I washed, conditioned and deep conditioned her hair. I used a wide toothed comb and combed it through detangling and reapplying more Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer to the ends so that they are visibly saturated in moisturizer (this helps her ends drink the moisturizer so that when i apply the rubber bands after i make the knots the ends will be bathing in moisturizer underneath and that also helps with eliminating damaged frayed ends).  I then sectioned her hair in different size square and triangular sections, applied a generous amount of Bee Mine Curly Butter to every section individually and single braided each section in 1 braid each and rubber banded them over night. Put on her silk sleep bonnet and off to bed she went :)

This morning i spritz the Bee Mine Juicy Daily Spritz and took down each section one by one and used a little more Curly Butter on each section and then i re-made each single braid and rubber banded them. Then i began twisting the braid around itself forming a little knot (Bantu Knots).

Now the tricky part, I took the thicker braided sections and wrapped each braid around the stem of each pipe cleaner heart and they stayed put.  The smaller sections are what were the harder ones, the hair didn't want to wrap into little knots they wanted to wrap into sausage link looking knots and they would fall over. So with a little tinkering i found a way of sticking the pipe cleaners in the center of her smaller knots and they stayed in place :)

It was a total success and it lasted all throughout school and is still going strong :)

This was a definite crowd pleaser, she has 16 students in her class total and no hair style even touched this one! People wanted to take pictures, her teachers just raved over this style and had all the other teachers come down and see it, parents were marveling and i was just shocked! :) I am definitely proud of this style and so was Diva R we haven't really done many style like this incorporating crafts and such but this was a hit and we gained new motivations from experimenting with the pipe cleaners...

It took an hour to do the whole style and that was 45 minutes longer than what i expected it to take.  Because the single braids wanted to keep unraveling after i rubber banded them into knots and some of the pipe cleaners didn't want to stay put wrapped in her braided knots.
Cheers to crazy hair day :) It was also silly sock day so we put two different girly Christmas socks on :)
I just love being involved and being a SAHM and soon to be Wife :)

The next hair style to look forward to is this awesome Veil style with heart beads and ringlet curls for our Wedding on Valentines Day :) I may even post a picture of mine who knows :)

Be Blessed in the Lord

Diva R's Mommy-Kim


Kandy said...


shaunagurl said...

LOVE IT!! very creative

LoveYourGirlsBiracialCurls said...

@Kandy- Thanks alot :) LOL i am a big kid at heart :)
@Shauna- Thank you for your kind words :)

Kimberly @ said...

What a fun, crazy hair look! Will have to keep the pipe cleaners in mind when/if my daughter ever has crazy hair day. =) Glad it was such a hit at school!

NitaLee said...

Oh I love this style it is so Crazy but still super cute. I want to try this so bad :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Kim, this is very creative! Love it!

jianette said...

My daughter saw this and said "mom, i NEED hearts for my hair" wacky hair day is friday, I might have to try this :)