Bantu Knots create the most gorgeous spiral effect when you release them... it gives you results unlike any twist or braid out. It's the perfect style because everyone can try it-- transitioners looking to blend textures, divas with straight hair and naturals of most lengths.
Check out this video from NaturallyCurly community member Booker T’s Mama. She shows us how she does her bantu knot out.
Are you a knot-out queen?! If so, how do you achieve the perfect Bantu Knot-Out?!
-Do you create them on wet, damp or dry hair?
-Twirl and knot one strand, or do you create two strand twists?
-Bobby pins or tuck the ends?
-Air dry or bonnet dryer?
-Take down method?
-Wet in the past, but damp would work MUCH better! They'd actually have a chance to dry.
-Conditioner and an oil or butter to seal the ends. Remember to go light with products as this style has a tendency to take forever and a day to dry.
-I create two strand twists, and then knot.
-I tuck the ends, you'd be amazed at how well they hold!
-I air dry, but bonnet drying creates a smoother and longer lasting set in my opinion. Occasionally, if pressed for time, I'll bonnet dry for 30 minutes and allow it to air dry the rest of the way.
-I carefully unravel them one at a time. Take down the twist and massage the roots to cover up any patchiness. I then separate and gently finger comb through the roots to fluff.
-I sleep with my hair out on a satin pillow case.