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.
But the question is always the same…do you get the perfect bantu knot out on wet or dry hair?
Bantu Knots on Dry Hair:
Here’s a video from Alyssa Forever on how she styles her bantu knot outs with dry hair. She washes her hair first and then detangles it. She then gets her hair dry by blow drying it (after putting on a heat protectant, of course). This is up to you, you can always choose to air dry your hair rather than blow dry. But she swears by dry bantu knots, and putting as little product as possible. For Alyssa, the key to perfect dry bantu knots is ensuring that each twist is perfect. No tangles, knots or snags. Brush each strand of hair before you twist to make sure it’s as smooth as possible.
Bantu Knots on Wet Hair:
Put to the Test
4CHairChick and Evelyn from the Internets took this matter into their own hands and decided to test both. Evelyn preferred doing bantu knots on dry hair, which resulted in more defined, frizz free coils. 4cHairChick agreed that wet bantu knots look too separated, and not fluffy enough to her liking. She preferred dry bantu knots as well. Overall, wet bantu knots were too unpredictable and took too long to dry. Watch the episode here:
What CN Says About Bantu Knots:
Are you a knot-out queen?! If so, how do you achieve the perfect Bantu Knot-Out?!