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Bouncy Curls, Without Heat!- Natural Hair Styles

By January 27th, 202132 Comments


  • Davina916 says:

    I think I will. Thanks!

  • Jessica Coletrain says:

    Yes, I love that song! Even made the hubby watch lol

  • Shashou says:

    One thing I like about not using heat to create curls is that I feel my curls last longer. I often times will keep the knots or curlers in overnight. With them staying much longer than just 30 min to an hour under a dryer, the have better hold and last longer.

  • PennieNotPenny says:

    Wow. She twists fast lol

    A well-moisturized twist out does pretty well. I spray my hair with a water, aloe vera juice, and conditioner mixture, and get heavy on the shea butter. That's all :)

  • Naturallyme09 says:

    Wow, beautiful hair!. I think I will revisit bantu knot outs on dry stretched hair. Thanks!

  • SavanahRae says:

    Go for it. The curls are usually really nice.

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  • SavanahRae says:

    Her hair is gorgeous. I did bantu knot outs when I was transitioning but I have yet to do them on my fully natural hair.

  • SavanahRae says:

    Agreed! It is not easy to sleep on those.

  • Derika says:

    I have tried the Bantu knot out before. It was okay on my hair. I prefer twist outs. I like Alicia's Bantu knot out though! :-)

  • Derika says:

    She probably pineappled her curls. Just a guess.

  • Derika says:

    I love Alicia's hair and her beautiful spirit! I'm glad to see her on the site!

  • Dilane Mitchell says:

    I love my bantu knot-outs. My curls come out tighter and last longer than with twist outs but they take forever to dry!

  • Bianca Grogan says:

    I love this look. I am actually going to try this over the weekend. Wish me luck!

  • Megan M. says:

    I am in love with that song and her hair is gorgeous! Go Alicia sing it! I really suck at Bantu knots that I stopped doing them they come out a frizzy disaster after seeing this I might try again. Crossing my fingers hope it turns out great.

  • Bridget Daniels says:

    I watched this video on youtube and according to the description box, she used Cantu Shea Butter Leave In.

  • Sydney says:

    Sleeping in bantu knots is just not fun, but I honestly think Curlformers are worse. At least there is some flex in the knots being made of hair. The formers are like sleeping with a cactus on your head. What we do (lose sleep) for awesome hair. . .

  • Anonymous says:

    Great style I think the reason hers turned out so well, is one it was done on an old twist out, NOT freshly washed hair and the length she was gave it the bounce. OAN, her edges look like they are thinning,…

  • Marica says:

    Ms. Alicia your hair is beautiful girl! Can't wait to try this!!! I am 3 months out from my last relaxer, and this is the perfect transition style!

  • Kudos says:

    That is some SERIOUS bounce! Lovely!

  • kitka82 says:

    My bantu knot-outs turn out best on stretched old twisted out hair. I looove Lock & Twist gel for my twist-and-curls and flexirod sets. I can't wait to try it on a bantu knot out.

  • kitka82 says:

    Sleeping in rollers and bantu knots is a pain for me too. I once slept in 90-some tiny flexirods… I just pop a couple of ibuprofen and call it a night.

  • ALM says:

    Pretty!!! She can really sing (unless she was lip synching, LOL). I'm glad she added the tip about uncurling the strands with oil. My hair always does well until you get to the "take down" stage.

  • Angela B. says:

    Nice results! I always tension blowdry my hair until it's 80% dry before knotting. I use ORS Lock & Twist gel for hold and shine. I don't two-strand twist first, but will try that out. I'm inspired to bantu knot tonight!

  • LBell says:

    Co-sign…the only thing she's doing differently from me is that she's doing them on an old twistout with a little bit of product. So maybe I'll try that next time.

  • Davina916 says:

    I haven't tried bantu knots/outs, but I like the results.

  • Toni says:

    I love, love, love bantu knots. I rope twisted my hair Tuesday and styled them into bantu knots which I wore to work Wednesday. Today I took the knots loose and my twists are all cute and curly.

  • mothereartha says:

    Really pretty….but how did she sleep on those bad boys?
    i've come to the conclusion i have a sensitive scalp/head. bantu knots, all rollers except the sponge type, headbands, tight hats, pulling my hair in buns/puffs ALL cause me great discomfort….. :(
    i want to do a bun badly but the pain of just pulling this dense stuff up is not worth the pain….
    i like the idea of bantu knots on dry hair b/c my hair takes forever to dry…i think that was my issue with bantu knots…they didn't seem to ever dry.

  • Michelle L. says:

    Thanks for sharing! I'm going to try this on me and my daughter's hair. I'm just going to have to give it some extra time to dry and start early in the evening!

  • Gwenn4ya says:

    I've tried bantu knots twice and I guess I need additional time for my hair to dry or do them on dry hair because they take forever to dry for me. I think they look nice on other people, just not so much luck with them so far for me. Alicia hair looks great and she has alot of it!

  • PDF says:

    Wow, really nice!! What product did you use?

  • Miss Anne says:

    I love your hair Alicia!!! Bantu knot-outs are my go to transitioning style and yours look so shiny and bouncy indeed!!! Thank you for sharing! x

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