Bantu Knot Outs on My Fine, Blown-Out Natural Hair
After nearly 2 weeks of rocking turbans (they’re my new thing), I had to actually do my hurr. I have a Dr. Oz appearance later this week, so I needed to henna my sparklahs away and practice my bantu knot-outs… I get rusty with the execution sometimes lol! I thought I’d throw it back to the Fotki days with some bathroom shots! As you can see above, I don’t do straight parts… or any parts for that matter. I just grab, knot, and go! I usually end up with about 8-10 slightly damp knots that I sleep in (HELL!) and release in the morning.
And then add 1-2 pumps of Nairobi’s foam to each section prior to knotting. I don’t use any pins to secure, I just wrap the ends and make sure they are saturated with the foam for a less frizzy look.
I sleep on the finished knots under a scarf, and immediately in the morning, I release them in case there is any dampness that needs to dry-
Once all the roots are dry (they usually are and there’s no need to wait before this next step), I separate a little, fluff a lot, and pull my hair down into two low ponies to stretch the curls. I use small banana clips to prevent any dents in the curls or ruining them altogether. They provide tension at the roots without flattening the texture.
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Off to my day of Zoom calls. I love you!
What’s your bantu knot out regimen?!