Natural Hair Style: Bantu Knot Out

Bantu Knot Outs are one of those styles that always get a double-take. People are always amazed by the the unique coils produced.  However producing this style does have its challenges.  The knots can take forever to dry, they are uncomfortable to sleep in and will result in frizzy mess if they are not completely dry when taken down.  However I have acquired a few tips since my last go round to share with you.

5 Tips on Creating the Perfect Bantu Knot Out

  1. Start with dry stretched hair.  My stylist blowdried my hair it wasn’t bone-straight just enough to dry it and stretch.
  2. Use a styling cream that is butter based but moisturizing.  I used Bee Mine Curly Butter its first ingredient is shea butter, but it also includes aloe and vegetable glycerin which have moisturizing properties but don’t  make the hair wet.
  3. Make sure your hair dries completely do not rush.  I was under the dryer for 1.5 hours but there were still a few knots that were not dry.  So I left the salon with my bantu knots in tact and let them air dry the rest of the day.
  4. After taking each knot down, I separated each knot into about three coils carefully coiling them in the same direction using my finger.  This helps to minimize the frizz.
  5. Lastly I left it alone.  Too much manipulation can cause excessive frizz. I was able to get 5 day hair from this style by just sleeping on my satin pillowcase and leaving it alone.

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