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.


Chelsea Satine

Hi guys, I’m Chelsea! I can be found sitting under a tree in Brooklyn, NY, reading a book, writing, shifting through a fashion magazine or blogging. During the academic year, I can be found at Binghamton University pursuing my career in social work and business and studying law, but even then, I’d probably still be blogging about natural hair. You can find me at

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  1. shellie says:

    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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