Top knot buns are
origami for black girls hands-down my favorite natural hair style. I’ve been off the creamy crack (chemical straighteners) and #teamnatural (chemical free) for ten years now. That’s not to say I didn’t get here without grave setbacks. Truth be told, I didn’t see any progress with my hair until year 5 when I discovered TKB and two-strand twists (love my protective styles). Now that I’ve reached my long/healthy hair goals I’m finally comfortable sharing what I know with you all.
Disclaimer: in no way can I promise you’ll achieve the exact same results. Due to variance, trial and error it’s always best to use your discretion on which tips to try as the expert on your own hair. If you’re curious about anything I’ve mentioned or natural hair care in general please let me know and I’ll happily discuss.
Have you had any major hair successes or setbacks? Share your #hairstory in the comments section below!
What you’ll need:
1. Ouchless hair binder
2. Water bottle
3. 3oz water
4. You favorite gel (optional)
5. Bobby pins
6. Your fingers or a soft bristle brush
7. Silk/Satin scarf
1. Starting on detangled hair, spritz water in bottle over edges to slightly dampen
2. Smooth dime-size amount of gel then handcrafted hair + body oil over edges
(brush hair upwards for extra smooth results)
3. Gather hair into high ponytail and grip at base
4. Use free hand to loop hair through ouchless hair binder until secure
5. Divide ponytail into two sections
6. Loosely wrap one section over front of ponytail base
7a. Going opposite direction loosely overlap other section of ponytail around base
7b. Alternate method: continue wrapping hair same direction around ponytail base
8. Tuck ends of hair into bun and secure with bobby pins
9. Tie silk or satin scarf over edges to set hair for 30mins
10. Release scarf and look fierce #snatched #slay #werk #flawless