Even though this blog isn’t just about my hair, I got a flood of questions on Instagram about my natural hair also. One of my favorite styles to do is a Bantu knot-take out, which is just basically putting your hair in Bantu knots, sleeping with them, then taking them out when you want to.
I don’t have any pictures of my hair in knots but there are plenty of videos on YouTube that give great information on how to do them. However, I can give you a breakdown of how I complete the style, how the results look, and next time I’ll create my own video.
Cleo’s Breakdown –
1. Wash my hair with Carol’s Daughter Monoi repairing shampoo. And air dry until the hair is still a little damp but not too wet. The curls always come out more defined for me if my hair is slightly damp.
2. Then I begin the knots. I apply about a dab of nature’s blessing hair grease to each knot.
*Make sure you do not use too much product, no matter what it is. If you use too much, the curls will not turn out properly.*
A lot of people use a comb to part the knots but I just use my fingers. I don’t like to have precise parts when I do them because I prefer my curls to be all over the place. The smaller the knot, the more defined the curl.
3. I wear them to sleep and take them out when I wake up in the morning. I use my fingers to undo the knots, then spread out the curls making my hair look full. I like my curls a little wild but they are easy to manipulate them however you want.
4. These are the results I get.
Sometimes I like to style the curls a little bit and create a Mohawk. All you need is some bobby pins to hold the curls back and a brush to push back the sides.