HOW TO DO BANTU KNOTS
I’m linking up with Dani from Ok, Dani to talk about all things hair! Recently I’ve been loving bantu knots. When I first started doing natural hairstyles, I used to bantu knot my hair every single night (I’m so glad I found out how to pineapple my hair). That got tiring after a while so I just stopped doing them and stuck to wash and go’s, and when I couldn’t do those I got braids. Now that I know how to preserve my hair for days at a time, I’m back to doing my bantu knots and I love em!
Here’s a quick tutorial on how I do my bantu knots:
Starting off with freshly washed, or co-washed, hair I section off my hair using about 3 or 4 clips. I usually prefer either bangs or a side part, so I make sure I part it where I want in the front and then put a clip on that section so I can get to it later. For the rest of my hair I just part it down the middle and work one side at a time. I take small to medium sections, spray the section with water, add about a dime sized amount of Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and about three dabs of Shea Moisture Curling Souffle (a little goes a long way with this product), and two strand twist them. Then I take the twists and wrap them around each other. Some ladies add a small rubber band or bobby pin to the ends of the twists after they wrap them just to make sure that the knots don’t come down. I’ve never done it though. I just make sure that I wrap the twists tight enough around themselves that they won’t come down. That’s it! It’s super easy and it doesn’t take long at all. This is how I look with the bantu knots in my hair:
My mom calls them little turds lol. When I take them down I put a little coconut oil on my hands. This step is optional. I do it just to add a little more shine and to cut down on the frizz. Who doesn’t want that?? After taking the bantu knots down and separating my hair these are my results:
Cute right?! I love it. It’s definitely a good winter style cause you’re not coming out of the house with wet hair. The only con about bantu knots is that they take a while to dry. Your hair isn’t getting that much air cause it’s all wrapped up. Some people do them while their hair is already dry but I have yet to try that. When I do I’ll let you guys know! Oh! Before I forget, I plan on doing a video tutorial showing how I do my bantu knots. It should be up next week. I’ll post it here when it’s live!
WOULD YOU TRY BANTU KNOTS? HAVE YOU TRIED THEM? WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE?