Bantu Knots are the perfect way to get heatless curls with style, and they also double as the perfect protective style. But let's be honest, bantu knots take time to master and it could take you a few attempts before you get the perfect bantu knot-out. We've put together a step-by-step guide that will help you achieve the perfect bantu knot-out every time.
1. Start with freshly washed hair that is still damp. Part your hair into 8-12 even sections depending on how tight or loose you want the curl. The smaller the sections, the tighter the curls will be. The most important thing is to make sure each section is consistent.
2. Next apply your favorite curl cream to each section making sure to evenly coat your hair from root to tip. Make sure your hair is completely detangled before you begin the next step.
3. Twist the section like you're twisting a door knob. Circle the hair around to create a knot and secure the end with a bobby pin. Feel free to add in a light oil such as almond oil or grape seed oil to keep the ends of the hair smooth. Repeat until all sections are knotted.
4. You can choose to leave your hair like this for a few days, or unravel the knots for a curly style! Start by removing the bobby pin and then carefully unraveling the knot. Once all of the knots have been removed, use a pick comb to tease your roots. Be careful not to disturb the curl.