I tried bantu knots, twist outs and it never comes out curly. What exactly am i doing wrong?
Bantu knot-outs can produce some of the most beautiful waves and curls. It can be a little tricky to find the styling method that works best for you, so you may have to experiment with a few methods before you find the perfect one.
Here are the methods that I use, that have given me the best results:
On Damp Hair:
-After washing my hair & conditioning my hair, I’ll twist it into 4 large twists and allow it to air dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
-Working with each section at a time, and while my hair is still damp, I apply a small amount of Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie, comb it through and use shea butter or whatever other sealant I choose for my ends. You can also use a small amount of hair gel for a little more hold.
- I use my fingers to part each section into 2 or 3 small sections. Using my fingers prevents having harsh parts when I take the knots down. I two-strand twist this smaller sections, bantu knot and secure with bobby pins.
-I leave them in over night. By the morning, they are completely dry. I unravel them and finger fluff.
On Dry Hair:
-After washing & conditioning my hair, I braid it into 4 large braids and allow it to air dry or bonnet dry if I’m running short on time.
-From here, I follow the exact same steps as the damp hair method.
I prefer the dry hair method, because my hair has more fluff to it. You might want to try both methods and see which one works best for you!
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