Bantu knots are one of the natural hair protective styles. They how are like mini twisted buns. Bantu knots are from South Africa. These hairstyles are truly magnificent and beautiful. African women really do know how to style their natural hair. A twisted portion of braid or natural hair wrapped around itself to form a bun is what we called Bantu knot. Bantu knots can also be used to coil or curly of your natural hair. The partitioning of hair plays an important role when styling Bantu knots.
So let us look at how to style Bantu Knots. Always make sure your hair be it natural or not is washed and conditioned. Don’t forget to detangle your hair by using a detangler. Also for best results, make sure your hair is damp, not wet or dry. Create partitions by sectioning off the hair. Take the first section and apply the oil of your choice, cream, mousse or gel to it. Do not use any heavy cream, oil or butter to your hair as this might lead to hair breakage. Then, twist and tightly wrap the hair around itself to form a bun.
You can twist and wrap simultaneously; it depends on what you’re comfortable with. Keep coiling the hair around until you reach the end. Tuck the end off inside the bun and secure it in place with a pin. If your Bantu knots are tight, then your hair might stay in place without a pin. Wrap the Bantu knots in a silk or satin headscarf. Keep it till the next day, when you remove the Bantu knots, your hair will be in perfect curls. You can also carry the Bantu knots without removing the Bantu knots. This hairstyle is called the Bantu knot-out. Enjoy!!