Bantu Knot-Outs are great for creating sultry, soft spirals. I like to use this style when I want my hair to appear shorter with big curls or for romantic occasions. As beautiful as it is, this style can be a challenging one for many naturals and your results will vary. I hope this information will help give you your best bantu knot results!
How I create this style:
Starting out by shampooing, conditioning, deep conditioning, and applying a leave-in using my Favorite Hair Products.
Styler = Whipped Shea Butter
Sealer = My Oil Mixture
Total Time: 2 hours
Step One: Section hair into 4 section, while also creating your front part (side or middle part).
Step Two: Starting with one of the sections, take a medium size section and create a 2-strant twist. If you are styling with a flat twist, that will work as well.
Step Three: Take the 2-strand twist and wrap it around itself, creating a “knot.” You can use a bobby pin to secure the knot but usually your hair will stay in place on its own.
Step Four: Repeat all over your head.
Step Five: Cover with a satin scarf and let it air dry. You may also sit under a hooded dryer or steamer since it can take bantu knots longer to dry since some of the hair is wrapped and tucked away from the air.
Step Six: Once completely dry, gently unravel your knot and separate the 2-strand twists. Be careful not to snag your hair as it may have loc’d at the ends.
Tips for your Bantu Knot-Out:
- Start out on damp but not soaking wet hair so it dries faster.
- Try not to make the knots too tight so you don’t put unnecessary stress on your scalp.
- Be aware that sleeping on bantu knots may be uncomfortable so try different positions until you are comfortable.