Bantu Knots, a rising trend followed by African descents, is the best way to sport your hair irrespective of the type. Curly or Natural, you must try this style to experience the elegance and awesomeness it brings to your outlook.
Bantu knots are not necessarily knots. It is a small bun created by coiling smaller sections of hair. Did you know that Bantu knot-outs are different from Bantu knots? For instance, you can uncoil the knot to sport this hairstyle.
Why do you need this style when you sport for the party? Because this haircut comes in handy for people with naturally straight hair. Curls are the biggest nightmares for people with straightened hair. These people can coil smaller sections of hair into knots and leave it for a while. They can uncoil it and separate the strands carefully for achieving beautiful curls.
How to Style Bantu knots For Your Hair?
These simplified steps will let you do Bantu-knots beautifully. If you are trying it for the first time, take help from your friend or family. Learn and practice it in your friend’s hair. Scroll the page down to know how to do Bantu-knots and Bantu knot-outs.
- Preparation: You must prepare your hair before trying to do any type of hairstyle. Try using a sulfate-free shampoo to avoid hardening of hair. By doing this hairstyle, you need to leave most of your scalp unexposed. So you must prepare your hair before trying to clean the scalp.
- Conditioning the hair: Use conditioner to remove the hardness while coiling the hair. A conditioner will prevent the breakage of hair.
- Detangling: You must detangle your hair before combing it. You must detangle the hair for doing the smooth Bantu-knots.
- Drying the hair: Instead of drying the hair completely, do Bantu-knots in partially dried hair. It is easy to do this style in damp hair.
- Sectioning the hair: Sectioning the hair depends on your hair size. If your hair is shorter, you can have smaller sectioning of half inches. You can section your longer hair into 3 or 4 inches. If you are trying to do Bantu knot-outs, then choose smaller or wider sections depending on the texture of the curls you desire.
- Apply cream: Cream or settling product will hold your knots in place. It will let your hair stick together to create beautiful knots.
- Create knots: Start with smaller sections from the forehead. Twist the hair strand and begin screwing it in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. After twisting the base, screw the remaining part of the hair around the base.
- Secure the knots: You can secure the knots by tucking the end in the coil. If the coil is loose, you can either use the pins or twist the strand tightly again.
- Repeat the procedure: Do Bantu-knots by following the above procedure in the other sections of the hair. If you wish to have Bantu knout-outs, then uncoil the strands.
35 Best Ways to Style Bantu knots For Your Hair
Without adding any hair extensions, you can do beautiful Bantu-knots. These stunning Bantu-knots can let you sport a stylish look every day. By turning the braids into knots, you add elegance to the stylish look.
The spiral Bantu-knots display the exposed scalp in a spiral pattern. If you wish to sport a different and distinctive outlook, then this hairstyle is perfect for you.
You won’t need hair extensions or long hair to sport this hairstyle. You must prepare your shorter hair perfectly to hold the knots securely in place. These cute little Bantu-knots are a perfect way to celebrate the girl in you.
Wearing a headband braid is difficult as it might damage the hair. The headband braid might give you pain if worn for a long time. The next time, you wish to wear a headband style, try wearing Bantu-knots on the forehead. It will give you the convenience of wearing a headband style without any discomfort.
Corn-row fashioned knots
The corn-row fashioned will let you sport the stunning look at a party or even at your work every day. You will have to braid the sections in cornrow fashion and twist the braid into knots at the top of the head.
The Bantu-knots with blonde tone hair color will improve your style and elegance at the party. If you are afraid of the breakage of the hair due to dye, then you can use hair extensions.
Isn’t it cool and interesting to create Mohawk braids with the knots? Section the hair from the forehead to the nape of the neck and braid it to create Mohawk style. You can twist these braids to create a beautiful hairstyle.
By coloring the Bantu-knots and part of the scalp in different vibrant colors, you get to highlight it beautifully. If you wish to sport your hairstyle like the woman in the picture, all you have to do is to dye your hair with two vibrant colors of your choice.
The mega Bantu-knots are for you if you have long hair. The easiest way to curl your long hair without applying heat is to twist it into a mega Bantu-knot. It will create long-lasting curly hair when you uncoil it.
Kid-friendly Bantu knots
Become a cool mom by doing this unusual style for your kids. There is no doubt about the admiration she is going to receive at school the next day.
This unique hairstyle lets you wear two different hairstyles with comfort and convenience. The half-up, half-down will let you highlight the facial features beautifully.
The Red Bantu-knots give vibrancy to your outlook. If you wish to highlight your energetic personality, then this is the perfect way to express it.
This hairstyle is the best way to add a vintage outlook to your bubbling personality. You will have to create deadlocks first and then twist them to form Bantu knots.
Bantu Knot allows you to combine, mix and sport different patterns easily. Scroll down to get inspired by this unique hairstyle. You will need a perfect hairdresser to create a replica of this beautiful hairstyle.
Single Bantu Knots
This hairstyle let you wear this beautiful curly hair without undergoing any discomfort or pain. You can add a single Bantu knot on top of the head, allowing the curly hair to flow freely in the back.
Front and Back
You get to distinguish your front and back head by wearing this hairstyle. You can section the front portion of the hair separately and twist it into tiny knots at different places. Similarly, do the same with the back portion of the head.
For natural curls, try this hairstyle from the picture. We would suggest you try this style before the day you want curls in your hair. Uncoil the knots carefully with your hands. Make sure not to use a comb to separate the strands.
Freestyle Bantu knots
Isn’t it beautiful to experiment with various combinations of hairstyles with knots? While you can wear the knots in the forehead, you can also braid smaller sections at the back of the head. You can add metal beads or ribbons to highlight the braids.
Round Bantu knots
This haircut creates perfect little knots all over your head. Try replacing this hairstyle in place of regular hair braids that you wear to work every day.
To become the coolest mom, you can learn to do this style on your daughter’s hair. With a ribbon to decorate the mini Bantu knot, your daughter will love this style.
This hairstyle is for you if you are someone who wishes to create a unique trend at the party. You can either use hair extension or dye the natural hair to create a cool hairstyle as in the picture.
These twisted knots require a highly trained professional for styling. You would need patience and effort to get it done. It also requires some maintenance after styling.
This haircut allows you to express the queen inside you elegantly. By braiding the smaller sections from the forehead in cornrow fashion, and twisting these braids into a Bantu-knot; you achieve the desired result.
Two braids on the front
A cute little addition of two mini braids in the front adds beauty to the otherwise stunning look. You can decorate the knots and mini braids with beads and ribbons.
Bantu knots expose most of the scalp. You can use it to your advantage by sectioning it to reveal a definite pattern on the scalp. It will let you capture more beautiful pictures from different angles.
Bantu knots Pattern with curls
This beautiful hairstyle lets you rock curls with minute knots on the forehead. You can twist the front portion of the head into knots that will reveal a pattern on the scalp.
Bantu knots by adding braids
This haircut creates patterns in the scalp that will give distinct look to your personality. These patterns created by mini braids will allow you to sport unique patterns.
To sport tight curls, you can do small Bantu-knots with smaller sections of hair. Uncoil the Bantu-knots in the sides to create Bantu-knot outs.
Black Panther-inspired hairstyle
This hairstyle, as the name suggests, is an inspiration from Black Panther. You get to create braids around the mini knots on top of the head. You can wish to choose the spots for the knots in the rest of the head.
Party Bantu Knots
The coolest way to rock at the party is to sport this Bantu knot. A few decorations here and there; and you are ready to go for a stunning look.
Side Bantu Knots
This haircut results from partitioning the hair sideways. You get to sport the hair free from knots, in any way you want. Cute little Bantu knots created on the sides will give you a refreshing outlook.
Combo Back on Natural Hair
To sport the hairstyle like this woman in the picture, all you need is an experienced hairdresser who would work in terms of your taste. You can choose the combo of patterns depending on your taste.
Partially Uncoiled Bantu Knots
This hairstyle lets you sport partial curls with mini knots. You should uncoil the knots partially to sport this beautiful outlook.
We are not speaking about the normal curly hair, but those beautiful natural tight locks. It has a beautiful touch, but you might find it difficult to sport a different hairstyle with this hair texture. Don’t worry; we have got your back. Try this hairstyle and share your experiences with us,
Bantu Knot-outs with Dreadlocks
The dreadlock hairstyle is fancier when uncoiled from Bantu knots. You get to achieve the tightly textured dreadlocks by uncoiling the knots.
Which One Should You Go For?
Before creating Bantu knots on the hair, moisturize the hair and keep it damp. While doing this style on the back of the head after finishing other sections, you might feel that the hair is dried up. In such cases, spray water and continue to twist the knots. Do not pull the knots while uncoiling. You can use a cap to wrap the knots before going to bed.
Avoid twisting the hair so tightly, to prevent hair damage and loss. Use water with shampoo to spray on the scalp to clean up the dirt and contamination. Have fun in experimenting with one or more of them. Share with us about your experiences in the comment section below.