Wash day - Top Knot Bun + Video

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wash day run-down:

1) Prepoo'd with Coconut oil under the steamer for 20 mins (no plastic cap)
2) Shampoo'd with Creme of Nature Sulfate Free Argan Oil Shampoo (lathered 2x)
3) Deep conditioned with Keracare Humecto mixed with 1tsp of JBCO, 1 tsp of EVOO, 1tsp of Avocado oil, 1tsp of Avocado oil. I went back under the steamer for 30 mins (no plastic cap).
4) T-shirt dried for 15-20mins
5) Applied Scurl No Drip Activator mixed with Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner.
6) I left my hair to air dry using the scarf method.
7) Moisturized with Scurl No Drip and sealed with Extra virgin olive oil in sections.

I used my trusty staple products this wash day and from start to finish my hair was in heaven! I think the addition of JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) in my deep conditioner really contributed to the added softness and volume in my hair. Adding JBCO to my DC is part of the extreme levelSince I'm stretching my relaxer, I didn't have to fight with my hair at ALL - my new growth specifically! My comb was free from broken hairs; however, my hair is shedding slightly since I'm in the Castor oil challenge. This is typical hair behaviour when I'm doing the challenge - I'm not concerned.

This top knot is one of my favourite go-to styles. It's so easy to do and takes no time at all to achieve. I love it because it helps to lock in moisture plus the two-strand twist adds a cool visual effect rather than the typical donut bun.

Check out the video below on how I achieved this style:

The Wash Day Experience

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  1. That top knot bun is perfection! I always have to two-strand twist my hair to make my buns look fuller.

  2. BEYOND cute! Can you do a review on that edge tamer from Eden? I've always wondered if it worked without leaving a residue or flaking.

    Thanks for joining the #washdayexperience chica!

    KLP @ SavingOurStrands

  3. Hi Sunshyne I love the bun, so unique and takes a simple bun to the next level!
    I also joined your castor oil challenge, I had been using castor oil for two months already and had excessive shedding, is that normal and how can it be managed? Although I did get thicker hair in those two months so I don't want to stop using castor oil, I just want to stop the shedding?

  4. What is it about castor oil that makes your hair shed? I love your top knot. The glasses are cute as well. I am in the market for a new pair. I love larger glasses.

  5. Excellent style. Buns are my go to style so this is lovely :)

  6. Sunshyne, you're so right. Since mixing the castor oil with my deep conditioner, my hair has been so soft. I am loving this challenge.

    ...oh and your top knot is perfect!