Bantu knots are made by sectioning hair and twisting it into little knots. Watch the video above and use these simple methods to recreate the look at home. You may obtain varied appearances depending on your hair type—whether you have short or long hair—and how large you separate your strands.
Short hair can be tied in similar ways as longer hair, but will tend to come out of place more easily. If you want your bantu knots to stay put, try using hair elastics to secure them after they're done twisting.
If you want to keep your hair stylish while still being able to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach or spa, then bantu knots are perfect for your short hair. The looks can be enhanced by adding accessories such as headbands or flowers. Of course, you can also switch up the bantu knot style every few months by changing up your twistout or curl styles.
Bantu Knots are not only a popular protective style in the black community, but they are also an excellent technique to produce heat-free waves or tight curls on all hair types. The tighter the curl, the smaller the knot. Large knots will produce a sloppy wave. The knots can also be combined with another hairdo. For example, you could do half-up tails and then braid your hair when it's time for work or an event and leave out the other half for night time beauty sleep.
There are two ways to do Bantu knots: wet or dry. With wet Bantu knots, there is no need to use any products to keep the knot tight; instead, water is used to help shape the knot. To create a wet Bantu knot, pour some cold water into a bowl and soak a long-haired elastic band (about 2 inches wide) in it for 5 minutes. Remove the band from the water and squeeze the excess water out. Repeat this process until the band is almost dry. Next, take sections of hair and wrap one end of the band around it 11 times. Use your other hand to gently push down on the wrapped section of hair, creating a small ball. Repeat with the remaining sections of hair and band. Finally, pull the ends of the band through the first loop you made to complete the knot. You should now have a series of balls connected by strings. Gently tug on the strings to release the knot if it has become too tight.
Bantu Knots Look Great on Dry Hair
The following items are necessary for Bantu knot hair styling:
Half-Up, Half-Down Bantu Knots at Work When you think about it, bantu knots have a really elegant appearance, especially when the edges are polished. They are, in a way, a collection of little buns, and buns have long been a workplace staple. Even in today's modern world where most people don't roll around in bed every morning, many offices still have a hanging basket or two in their break rooms. These are usually left over from when they were used to hold food or flowers, but they make for great decorations too!
Bun heads are here to stay, which is why half-up, half-down Bantu knots are perfect for your desk or office chair. They look nice, they feel good, and they won't slide off easily while you're working.
There are several different ways to wear bantu knots. You can tie them as decorative headbands, use them to wrap gifts, hang them up as trophies, or wear them like hair pieces. There are even companies that will custom-make bantu knots with colors and designs that match your office or business outfit.
Half-up, half-down Bantu Knots are easy to do and take only a few minutes to complete. You should be able to finish a pair in no time at all!
Roll the coiled portions around each other and twist until you form a pyramid shape (larger at the bottom). Twisting your hair too tightly might result in breakage and damage. When eliminating bantu knots, use these hair care guidelines to achieve a beautiful curl set.
Overnight, use Bantu knots or flexi rods to create more defined curls in your afro! Both solutions are straightforward procedures that should take no more than 10 minutes. Wrap your hair in a silk scarf once the knots or rods are in place till the next morning. You can remove them then.