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Styling with Aveda Flaxseed Aloe

What to do? What to do? What to do? When you’re 40 weeks pregnant and 3 days? I suppose staaaaay busy, busy, busy!

Yo, my due date has come and gone. Now I’m hoping for a natural miracle. COME ON!!! I decided to entertain myself, by cleaning, laundry, exercising and playing with hair ideas.

In my last post I did a Bantu Knot out. Its was a very defined Bantu. This time I did a fairly loose one, with thicker sections and less knots. Also I want my style to last a week, if possible. So I used a firm holding gel by Aveda.


Aveda Flaxseed Aloe Gel

  • A strong hold gel that offers maximum control for sculpting and molding hair. Made with certified organic flax seed and aloe, it adds body and enhances shine.
    For medium to coarse hair types

Ingredients: Water, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Alcohol Denat., PVP/VA Copolymer, Polyquaternium-11, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Oryzanol, Tocopherol, Citrus Grandis Seed Extract, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-7, Glycerin, Fragrance, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Maltodextrin, Diazolidinyl Urea

  • I’ve used Aveda products in the past. The ingredients are not terrible. Their products do work some magic. I wasn’t disappointed in my Bantu knot out results.



I recently revisited a blogger site that helped me through the tough times of transitioning: Mop Top Maven. The link:

In her post her bantu is done on straight hair. I used no heat.

My Method:


  • Rosewater (mixed with jojoba oil, vitamin e, olive oil, and lavender oil)

Spray rosewater on each section you are about to twist. (I also use the rosewater as a facial toner)

  • A bit of shea butter (for softness)
  • Aveda Flaxseed Gel

Thats it!


I love this style. Its so easy. So fast to do. Keeps my ends super sleek. One BIG tip, is to keep those ends trimmed. The better trimmed, the better the style looks, and behaves.


Give it a try, and tell me what you think!  ðŸ™‚

Love, HKF



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