Then part the hair, and apply a hold product. (I used It's Perfectly Natural's Basil Lemongrass Coil Glaze.) 3 strand twist the section you are working with down to the end.
To take it out, just untwirl the bantu knots and CAREFULLY untwist the twists. I don't separate the twists too much, because The Princess's hair frizzes easily. The less you manipulate this style, the better it will look. Here is the finished product:
Look at those curls!
Some things to keep in mind with this style:
- If it is raining or super humid, expect frizz. Just like any other 'down' style, this one is at the mercy of the elements.
- If you do this style on wet hair, give it sufficient time to dry. If the hair is even slightly wet when you remove the knots and twists, there will probably be frizz. And lots of poof by the end of the day.
- Part the hair diagonally to avoid the 'scalpy' look.
- Experiment with different products for hold. Some will add more shine, some will hold better than others.