It’s been the longest time since I’ve done a bantu knot-out; mainly because of the idea of sleeping on bumps (trust me it’s not fun) but the results make it well worth it.
Here’s a step by step on how I did mine.
1: I sectioned my hair – the bigger/smaller your sections, the bigger/smaller your curls will be. So I made each of my sections a medium size. I then applied ‘Moischa’ by Adornment365. If you don’t have this, you can use any butter you have.
2: Here you want to twist the hair on itself. Some people do two strand twists and then bantu knot, but I find twisting the hair on itself gives a more defined curl.
3: Then form a bantu knot/china bump – making sure that as you’re wrapping the hair round, you wrap underneath each time. This will form a tower type knot. (Hope that makes some sense, harder to explain that it actually is, the picture may help you understand)
4: Once you’re done, put on your bonnet/satin scarf and head to bed.
The next morning, slowly unravel all the bantu knots. (You don’t want to separate as you’re going along, it’s best to do that at the end)
5: Now separate each section carefully so it doesn’t frizz out. I never needed to add any oil/product at this stage as the Moischa I used the night before was enough.
6: Then style as you please!
Hope this helps Ladies!
*The ‘Moischa’ was great as it added enough moisturise, shine and oils to my hair! Contact Adornment365 for info on this product.
*This style is a great option for the ladies with all hair types, natural, transitioning or relaxed. Check out Fiona of Love Your Tresses, and her bantu knot-out on relaxed hair.
My inspiration for trying out the bantu knot-out was from non other than Ambrosia!
Check out her video.