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Bantu Knots Video Tutorial
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What we will accomplish in this lesson:
This video lesson will show you how to create Bantu Knots. Bantu Knots are tons of small coiled buns that will create a head full of beautiful curls.
Like the BantuBun and Beach Bunny methods, you dont need any elastics or bobby pins. This style works on all hair types and lengths. Its especially great for short hair lengths.
This technique is perfect for:
No additional tools needed (other than those listed in the Air-Dry Prep)
1. Watch and complete the Air-Dry Prep, letting the hair airdry for 1-2 hours or just until it is 80% dry. Make sure to expose the center and middle sections so the hair dries evenly.
2. Take a small section and start twisting to the left.
3. Twist until you reach the end and start wrapping the hair to the right, wrapping the newly formed coil underneath the base.
4. Keep wrapping the coils, stacking them on top of each other.
5. Keep doing so until the ends are completely tucked in.
6. Use the same technique for each section.
7. Let dry and then unravel. Make sure the hair is completely dry before unraveling.
8. To style, leave the curls as is or separate with your fingers for a full, softer look.
I love this method because it works for long, medium and short hair styles and creates super soft, bouncy, long lasting curls without rollers, clips or a hood dryer.
They are great for all hair types. They work wonderfully on relaxed, natural and texlaxed heads!
It may take some time to perfect the buns but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to plop them in the hair in 15-20 minutes. PLUS, unlike the larger buns, they will dry overnight and will last all week.
Bantu knots are fantastic for stretching relaxers as the "twisting" effect will help straigthen and camoflouge newgrowth. The process also does not require you to comb the hair, which cuts down on manipulation. The twisting effect also straighten the hair, which allows it to dry super soft and shiny.
Make sure to twist the hair all the way to the ends or the ends will not stay in a tight coil. Also, make sure the hair is completely dry before unraveling or the curls will drop and frizz. This is why I suggest air drying for 1-2 hours loose so that the hair will dry in the center and middle sections. Small, even sections will also help the hair to dry evenly. In my opinion, the knots work best on hair that is 60-80% dry.
I do have to let you know that it is NOT the most comfortable night's sleep you will ever have ... so feel free to dry them during the day, if that helps!
Final Results - 100% Heat Free!
Assignment #3 - Try the Bantu Knots! What size knots work for you?