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My Natural Hair Journey: How to Do a Bantu Knot-Out

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So, last weekend I decided to style my hair after feeling like I was in a hair rut. After being fairly pleased with my twist-out, I opted to give a Bantu knot-out a try. Oh my gosh, I think I found my signature hairstyle. This style is perfect for someone that is transitioning or otherwise and is super easy to do.

Some people may attempt to do their Bantu knot-outs after washing their hair, but I actually did mine with my hair completely dry and the results were amazing to me. I seriously didn't think it would come out well and I just knew that my effort was going to be a waste. Boy, was I wrong! The results were more than I could have asked for. The only "dilemma" I had was trying to figure out how to fluff my hair up so that the parts that were made in my hair weren't visible, but I think I tackled that issue fairly well.

I took pictures of the process so that I could share with you all, and I will attempt to walk you through all the steps I took to achieve my desired style.

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jmichelle jmichelle 6 years
I really like your results. I've tried this once before on wet hair after washing it and it was still too frizzy to my liking (I have this one "evil" section of hair on my crown lol). I'll have to take your advice and try it on dry hair next time. Oh! And I LOVE Cantu leave-in conditioner.
Fiend Fiend 6 years
you know i tried it on semi dry hair and it came out alittle frizzy. Next time (once my roots have grown out abit) i will try applying leave-in conditioner first then wetting the hair like you suggest.
Ju-Lee-Zhang Ju-Lee-Zhang 6 years
I love it! Can't wait to see the tutorial on this.
GKitty GKitty 6 years
ps Use "ic " ice pomade on the "edges".
GKitty GKitty 6 years
psUse "ic " ice pomade on the "edges".
GKitty GKitty 6 years
Don't make all your knots in a row. place them in random spaces so your part won't show.
GKitty GKitty 6 years
I use "ic" Hair Polish Styling Gel for my knots. This product has aloe and is alcohal free. The shine is amazing when used wet or dry. This cost of "ic" hair products is not expensive (less than $8) and can be found a most beauty supply or drug stores. Part your hair in larger sections, and make the sections uneaven. Each layer will hide the next parted section.
Rigor-Mortis Rigor-Mortis 6 years
Lovely! Whoa, and you did it yourself?? Looks great =D
Rigor-Mortis Rigor-Mortis 6 years
Lovely! Whoa, and you did it yourself?? Looks great =D
isahrangme isahrangme 6 years
cute! i wonder what it'd look like on asian hair... maybe i'll try it, although i'm much too lazy haha
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
Wow, your hair looks great!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
Wow, your hair looks great!
tarynitup tarynitup 6 years
Your hair looks awesome!!! Why did you choose leave in conditioner instead of water?
sabs sabs 6 years
your curls look absolutely amazing! my hair is (obviously) a completely different texture, but it was one of my favorite things to do in college. it's such an easy way to do something new. Also, and maybe this was just early 20s me, but i liked wearing the knots as a hairdo too!
Fiend Fiend 6 years
so cute~ ^_^ i love it. Mine didnt come out good when i tried it but maybe i wasn't using the right product. I think i bought that Cantu Shea butter myself (have to check i'm such a product junkie) maybe i will try it with that product and see how it comes out.
Black-Butterfly Black-Butterfly 6 years
Your knots came out wonderful! Good job girlie. One day I am going to blow dry and try and bantu set and see how that turns out.
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