How To Get The Perfect Bantu Knot-Out: Viewer Question Answered!


Viewer Writes:

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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