End of the Day Knot-Out Results

Bottom Line- I like the results- adding it to my arsenal of hair styles.

Pros:
  • It yields more of a consistent curl pattern from root to tip (compared to the TwistnCurl which yields waves and curls)
  • Relatively easy to sleep on
  • Quick styling time- hopefully I'll see this benefit after a few more times
  • I look slightly less crazy on styling night
  • Shiny, bouncy curls
Cons:
  • Time consuming to take down- you have to be super careful or you'll end up with frizz
  • Harder to fluff, which means less volume
  • Ends are not as smooth- this could be remedied with practice
  • The knots are painful- you want them tight, but not too tight. I had to take down the ones at my hair line and re-do.
  • Generally frizzier than my TnC. I'm not opposed to frizz, but frizz on day 1 means that more than likely, there will not be a day 3.

Curls this morning after taking out twists/knots


Hair at 4:30pm


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40 Weigh in!:
Maria said...

Whoa!!! are you kidding me? There are no cons, go delete that list LOL Wow Nikki your hair came out gaw-geous!!!!! I'm going to do this tonight.

theyounganddisenchanted said...

your hair looks absolutely stunning! i'm definitely going to try this when i take my braids out, although i'm not sure how it will look on my shorter (collar-bone length) hair. any one with shorter hair try this style??

Mimi said...

Ooooh weee! Beautiful!!! I can't wait to try this!

Brianna said...

It looks perfect!! Well done!

FlowerChild said...

I like this a lot. It's a good look on you.

hypnotic said...

i used to do this style in high school my issue was that it curled too much and resembled more of a tightly curled afro...wasn't a fan my mother, who is jamaican, used to do this to my hair when i transitioned from a perm.

DeeDee said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Those curls are luxurious.

jeniusj said...

It looks great!!! Yay! In terms of the cons, I definitely think you will see it get bigger with each progressive day, especially if you work out. I also want to say that I do not find it necessary to make the knot and/or twist too tight actually. I think the most important part is making sure that the curl pattern looks good for the majority of the length, and definitely the ends, but I try not to put too much stress on pulling at the scalp...and yes... frizz frizz frizz will definitely come!!! It looks great!

Emma said...

Your hair is so pretty. I hate you! :-) Just kidding. You are soooooo beautiful sister! Gosh I LOVE your hair!!!

I am feeling encouraged now. I am in the process of transitioning. My last perm was in June of 08. I haven't done the "Big Chop" yet because I love length in my hair and also because I think I need emotional support lol!!!

Anyway love the hair sister!!!

These Three Kings said...

[email protected]!! I agree!! FAB U LOUS!!!!
cant wait for my natural hair to grow out like yours..the LORD has blessed you sista!! good for you for taking such great care of it!!

Anonymous said...

Your hair is flyyyy! Most definitely add that to the arsenal.

Jai said...

Your hair looks great, you'll master it in no time.

prettysunshyne said...

I've waiting all day for this! LOL. It's cute. I agree, the knots ARE painful :o( That's probably why I only tried it once.

-Prettysunshyne

Tia said...

In my haste, I commented on the earlier pics lol. It looks great! Here's a tip, when unraveling put oil (ie. Jojoba, coconut, evoo...) on your fingertips, make sure you keep oiling as needed. You'll get virtually zero frizz. Also, if you decide to use coconut oil, it'll help keep the hair in check if your hair is prone to frizzing in humid weather.

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty. I'm gon have to try it out next. Do you go on FB much? I have a pic of my t-n-c up for when i went to Danielle's b-day party. It really turned out good. :-) And you fuss at leandra next time you guys talk. I been begging her to send in her hair story to you, her and Lu.

Anonymous said...

I think it looks beautiful! Of course the pictures don't tell the whole story, but it looks beautiful from what I can see! Try it a few more times to let it grow on you!

shelly said...

Nikki...I think I might like this over the TnC. Actually, in my eyes your hair can do no wrong.

xoxOlivia said...

you look so much younger than you are, beautiful skin. :)

i love the look, very gorgeous.

Nika said...

It came out beautiful. I did a bantu knot out one time but it still wasn't dry the next morning as guess because the hair is wrapped upon itself. Also, some were too tight. But yours came out beautiful.

LBell said...

Gorgeous as usual, Nikki...and I swear each time I see your hair I get closer and closer to trying out henna.

I did a TnC using large twists on Friday and since then have been putting those same large twists into Bantu knots at night. I find I like the effect much better with dry hair than with wet.

CurlyKye said...

I have to agree with everyone!!!!! But especially with shelly....CurlyNikki you have done it again girl! Fierce!

satin doll said...

yeah i'm def going to try it this week! it looks gorgeous!

malaika said...

I love it, your hair is so pretty.

malaika said...

I love your hair girl :)

svrbrownsuga said...

oooooooo I love the results! I was thinking of trying something new for my bff's bday party..hmmm we shall see :D

Tiana said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

D_luv said...

Nik, you brought the bantu back for me! I can't wait until I have enough hair to do this style again. I like it the best because of the uniformity of the spiral and the quick styling -- twisting can be so tedious! You go girl!

cherrylola said...

Nikki your hair is hypnotic!! So beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! I think I like the outcome of this a bit better than the twist and curl for some reason. Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

noooo i love thisssss! i looks a lot sleeker than the TnC. both are great styles on you.

Kcurly said...

I like it a lot!! I've been thinking about bantu knots a lot and was wondering if they'd be uncomfortable.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you braving new styles. Watch out world, Nikki's about to teach us all kinds of fun hair tricks now!!

I like bko's better than tnc's for consistent curls and nighttime comfort but air drying overnight doesn't get them fully dry, so frizz is a factor for me too.

Angel said...

Wow Nikki, your hair is gorgeous as always. The Bantu came out really nice and I am just floored at how beautiful your hair is.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nikki! Been following your blog for months now and I LOVE it!!! I am transitioning so your blog has been VERY helpful to me. Your hair is always gorgeous and I LOVE the bantu knot out on you! I was inspired to try it after I read over the weekend that you were going to try it! I am pleased with my results and can't wait until my hair is longer to get even better results! Thanks Nikki for all that you do!

Monzurat said...

Hey Nikki!
Love the Knot out, I've been doing it for a few weeks now but I have 4b hair so it comes out more like a curly fro, still love it though! Anyway, as far as your cons go, def. pick up Tia's advice and use some sort of product when taking it out. Also, have you ever done a three strand twist? It's a little confusing at first, but It can make such a big difference in your hair styles, you might even want to use it for your twist and curl once or twice. Anyway, the idea is the more separate sections your hair is in, the less manipulation you'd need to fluff it and less chance of messing up your curls.

Try it out, can't hurt, and def put a bit more holding product in your bantu knot out and all will be well!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCbC1UK77DU

KinkedUp said...

Love it!! Your hair is stunning!

Beverly said...

absolutely beautiful love it!

Lydia said...

The bantu knot-out looks great! I agree with another commenter that you should delete the "cons" list because your hair looks perfect! I think its better than the t-n-c method b/c it gives you a consistent curl pattern throughout your hair. You are one beautiful lady!

Shana said...

how many knots did u do??? mine always comes out good but the curls are always too small & i usually do like 12-15 knots

Shana said...

Matter of fact do u have a tut on ur bantu knot out method???

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