Bantu Knots Tutorial: How To Do Bantu Knots on Natural Hair
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How To Do Bantu Knots

Bantu Knots also known as Chiney Bumps. I’m not sure why they call it that but I grew up with that name. After a hair wash day when I was a child I use to hate getting Bantu Knots but now; I have learned how to embrace my natural hair and rock any hairstyle that I desire. I prefer to do Bantu knots on freshly washed hair as it gives my hair a more defined curl after I loose it out.

Bantu Knots

Bantu Knots

Follow these Steps to Create the Perfect Bantu Knots

Divide hair into manageable sections

For a tighter curl try to section hair in a box sized part as seen in the picture above

Moisturize

Moisture the hair as you divide in section. Feel free to spritz some water just to make the hair damp.

Apply a styler if desired

Here comes the hard part – Styling

  • Do a two strand twist to the divided section
  • place your finger on the starting of your twist touching the scalp
  • Hold the start of the twist and wrap the hair around the starting of the twist until you have no more hair holding on to.
  • Tuck whatever is left under your hair under the bump.

This step should help you with creating your bumps. The Bantu Knot can be worn as a style as it is or you could loose it to get a Bantu Knot Out hairstyle. This will give your hair super definition and curls.

How to take down Bantu Knots

This should not be hard. For me, I would just lightly pull the knots from the root but this can be damaging depending on how tight your Bantu Knots are. Follow these steps to Bantu Knots take down:

  • As usual, lightly add some oils to your fingertips before touching hair to prevent frizz
  • Loose each Bantu Knot separately; you wouldn’t want to make a mess of your take down
  • Gently unravel the 2 strand twist
  • Separate the hair section by section and fluff and cover the parts in the hair.
  • Use an afro pick to lift roots and make the divided sections less noticeable

If you try this Bantu Knots method, leave your comment down below.

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