I saw Curlee’s Bantu-Knot out results on NaturallyCurly.com a few weeks ago and just had to get an exclusive. I’m incredibly jealous- his hair is AMAZING!

Here’s what he had to say:

First, I separated my hair into the separate Bantu knots on dry hair so it would be easier to manage in the shower. I had maybe about 5 or 6, but that’s just a personal preference. I’m lazy and impatient when it comes to my hair, so any more than that would drive me crazy, lol. Then in the shower, I took down each section separately and detangled with Pantene moisture renewal and a wide tooth comb. Next, I added suave coconut conditioner on top of the Pantene, and set it back in the Bantu knots (mind you, I did not rinse out the sections). The final step is done after your shower duties are complete- with the Bantu knots still in place I rinse my hair, leaving what ever conditioner is left on the inside there.

When I did this it was at night, and I did not cover my hair, in hopes that it would dry over night. That was not the case, so I took the advice of Autumn from curlychronicles on youtube and took them down and let them dry that way for a bit. But of course my impatience with my hair got the best of me, and I used a blowdryer on them while they were hanging loose, and then I set them back up in the knots. The last step was taking them down and pulling them apart and fluffing. I didn’t really like the results the first day, it was a bit to feminine for me. But about two days later when it got fluffier and less defined, it looked better in my opinion. But if you’re looking for a loose curly fro pattern, this definitely works. I found it to be pretty time consuming personally, so I don’t think I would do it too often. The pictures were taken over the course of the first day.