When the 3rd challenge was announced I had never heard of the Kumba knot before and with a great amount of practice, I was finally able to perfect the Kumba knot out. I began to realize that the Kumba knot out really defines the curl pattern and minimizes frizz that I normally have with a twist out or a braid out.
The products I used for all the styles were the “Curly Twist out Hair Milk”, “Silky Shea Butter Hair Butter” and the “Herbal Styling Gel”. Instead of washing my hair, I sprayed my hair with a mixture of oil and water, and then detangled with the Curly Twist Out Hair Milk. One thing I loved about the Curly Twist Out Hair Milk was that it smoothly went through my hair and detangled it easily without much need of my tangle teezer. Finally I sealed with the Silky Shea Hair Butter and began putting my hair in the Kumba Knots. When undoing the Kumba Knots I decided to coat my fingers with the Herbal styling gel to help unwind the knots to prevent frizz and tangles.
For this challenge, I decided to showcase hairstyles that still allowed the Kumba Knot out curls to be visible since the definition I get from them is phenomenon. As I thought about different types of styles for advertisements, I thought of age groups and how each group would connect with a specific style.
For my first set of pictures I decided to leave my Kumba knots out and wear an elegant dress. My first theme was to reach out to women of the age range of 20s plus by showcasing the result of the Kumba Knot out. For me personally whenever I am going to an event, I try to spice up my hairstyle by switching it up with twists and hair accessories. But wearing a simple Kumba knot out illustrates the uniqueness of our natural curls and can be just as stunning as other hairstyles.
For my second set of pictures I decided to tap into the age range of the young adults and those adults who love to be creative and bold with their natural hairstyles. I also used the styling gel to smooth my sides to make the fro-hawk look sleeker. I thought that the Kumba knot out gave a great amount of definition as well as volume for a fro-hawk.
For the last style I wanted to do something simple but timeless like a puff. Any age group, hair texture, and hair length can work a puff. This style anyone can relate to and add a little bit of their personality into the style. Every hairpiece that you put in your hair presents a bit of you to the world. For my own personal taste, I love adding bows and flowers to spice up my own puff.
In the end learning the Kumba Knot out is truly a great style and I would use it again for summer to prevent frizz and to preserve my curls for more than one day.
- Detangle the hair using the “Curly Twist out Hair Milk” and then seal with the “Silky Shea Butter Hair Butter”.
- Next twirl the hair around your fingers and roll backwards
- Tuck the roll into itself and you are all done!
- Unroll with a little bit of Herbal Styling Gel