I’ve been meaning to try Bantu Knots for a long time. I just knew that if I did them, my hair would never dry. Recently, I saw a pic of my friend and her hair looked fabulous. I asked her what she did to her hair and she told me that she dries it some, then two strand twists it, then Bantu Knots it. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to do Bantu knots on dry hair, but I decided to try it last night.
I twisted my hair with some Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Curls – Creme Brule. I did a bunch of Bantu Knots. I wasn’t sure how big or small I should do them. I tend to do my twists smaller than most people because I feel like my hair gets too frizzy when I do bigger twists and have to separate them. I like good definition in my styles. In any case, I did my Bantu Knots slightly bigger than the sections I usually use. It was pretty quick and easy. I had to use a bobby pin to for about three of the twists because the ends just weren’t staying tucked in.
Here are the two strand twists in Bantu Knots…
This morning I unravelled and untwisted and this is what I got. Unfluffed.
…and the final outcome. Usually when you see me with a headband in the front, that means something went wrong with the part that falls in my face. LOL
I think it came out pretty good. I’m not sure what I expected, but I like that the ends are all curled. A lot of times, I end up with straight ends when I do a twistout.
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This turned out very cute and fluffy Rece. I’ve been afraid to try the Bantu knot-out for the same reason as you. But, maybe I’ll try the dry knots.
Yeah, definitely try the dry Bantu knots! I’m sure you’ll make something fabulous out of it that I’ll have to try! Lol. It didn’t really come out how I expected it to look, but I wasn’t sure what to expect anyway. *shrugs*