A Step-By-Step Guide To Achieve The Perfect Bantu Knot Out
Ever thought about doing a Bantu Knot out? Bantu knots are an easy way to achieve super sleek and defined curls in little time. We know that sounds simpler than you probably think achieving this style is in your mind, but follow this step by-by guide and we promise you’ll get gorgeous curls in the end.
1.Moisturize your hair with your favorite styling product. This could be a styling cream, butter, or oil. Make sure that your product is distributed properly from root to end while your hair is completely saturated.
2.Take a rattail comb and begin parting your hair in small rectangular sections. Be sure there isn’t too much hair in each section, as it will take for hair to set and curl. About 2 inches of hair is sufficient.
3.Starting from the ends, lightly detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb or a detangling brush such as a Denman.
4.Now, starting from root to end, twist your hair firmly but gently, by wrapping one strand of hair from the 2-inch section over the other. At the end of each twist, twirl your hair around your index finger to curl the ends.
5.Wrap the twist around itself into a semi-cone-shaped ball, starting at the base, wrapping the twisted hair underneath your fingers holding the twist. Secure the end to the crown of your head with a bobby pin
6.Continue steps 3-5 throughout your entire head.
7.After all of your hair is twisted, you can either keep the Bantu knots in overnight to set or sit underneath a hooded dryer for 15-25 minutes or until your hair is completely dry.
8.Before removing the Bantu knots, apply a light oil such as jojoba or coconut to your hands and separate gently the twists, being careful not to rake through the strands which will cause frizz and eliminate the curl. Simple unravel each knot and separate the twists.
Perform this style of Bantu knots on dry hair, as it’s much harder to grip and style wet hair and will take much longer to dry.
Do not use a hard gel or heavy product, especially those with petroleum, for a Bantu Knot out. These products will only weigh your hair down. You want this style to be light and have body.
If your hair is a bit dry, make sure to apply an adequate amount of product starting from the ends.
Use a styling pick or wide tooth comb to create volume. Remember to lift the roots only, not the curls.
Styling Product suggestions
Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
ApHogee Curlific! Curl Definer
Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue