Bantu knots are a great, fun and easy way to achieve cute curls without using heat or curlformers. First I’ll provide you with some useful tips and things you should know, and then a couple of simple steps that will help you achieve the perfect bantu-knots on dry hair!
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Tips for bantu-knots:
▪ Start with detangled, well moisturized hair: You want your hair to be as smooth and manageable as possible when creating the knots – tangled, dry/rough hair will not achieve the look you desire.
▪ Use a moisturizing product with a light hold: If the product creates too much hold, the hair will not fall into a natural style. Try to use butters and pomades. MissJessie’s Pillow soft curls is an excellent product for bantu-knots
▪ Consider doing Bantu knots on dry hair. Doing Bantu knots on damp hair may cause hair to still be damp upon removal with low definition.
▪ Create sections according to the final look you want. Start with the final look in mind and create bantu-knots and part hair accordingly.
▪ Do not over twist your hair. Twisting the hair too tightly can stress your hair and cause breakage
▪ Be mindful when unscrewing knots. Do not pull the knot apart; instead unscrew your hair to keep the form of the curl. Be gentle and take your time! You can either use the pineapple method at night or re-create Bantu knots. I suggest re-creating for better definition. The pineapple method is great too if you want fluffy hair. Simple steps for perfect bantu-knots on dry hair:
Step 1: Section hair into squares or triangles using fingers or comb. The smaller the section, the curlier the hair will be.
Step 2: Apply curling cream, pomade, butter or whatever setting product you choose (Avoid being too generous with product, but make sure to apply on every inch of hair)
Step 3: Detangle hair (be gentle since hair is dry)
Step 4: Once, you have your hair sectioned off the way you want it, twirl the hair and then roll it around itself.