How To: The Bantu Knot
This post is about how to style your natural hair. I usually wear my hair in weaves but I had decided to give the natural look a try for a couple days. I stopped relaxing my hair a little over a year ago. The bantu knot sounded like one of the easiest things to try so I gave it a go!
These are the steps I took.
Step 1: Wash and Condition your Hair
I use Tressemme, it makes my hair super soft and manageable.
Step 2: Blow-dry hair.
My hair is super thick and curly so I had to blow-dry it to get some length and challenge the shrinkage.
Step 3: Press Hair.
I still feel like I needed some more length so I pressed my hair out.
Step 5: Bantu Knot
Basically you twist your hair until it forms a knot. I used Olive Oil Lotion to moisturize my hair first.
They look like this. (My pics didn’t come out well =/)
Step 6: Time
I wrapped my head with a silk scarf and went to sleep. So they were in for about 10-15 hours.
Step 7: Taking out the knots.
I unravelled each knot and ran my fingers through and voila!
I’m pretty happy with the results. This is definitely a go-to look in between weaves! Have y’all ever tried the bantu knot?