The Perfect Bantu Knots on Dry Hair

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!   Donedo Bantu Knot Out

(Donedo Rocking a Bantu Knot Out)


 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.   bantu knot out tutorial 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.


One Response to The Perfect Bantu Knots on Dry Hair

  • Is this page catered to 4c hair types? Im 3c and have trouble finding product to keep my hair moist. What is the solution for black/ puerto rican hair?

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