Before I washed out my post new color blowout from a few weeks ago, I decided to record a tutorial for a bantu knot out on dry hair. I do bantu knots on dry hair ALL the time, and just recently realized that I haven’t made a tutorial on the look in roughly two years! People often complain that their bantu knots don’t come out well because they either don’t dry or become frizzy (similar to failed twist outs), but I always do mine on dry and stretched hair to avoid any drama. Although you can use lots of different products, for this look I used a mixture of products from CURLS and Original Moxie to extend the life of my blow out!
Bantu Knot Out Tutorial
- On dry hair, I sprayed water and added Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist N Shout Cream all over my hair
- I followed up with Curls Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Jelly for extra hold
- I made about 12 bantu knots around my head, and allowed to dry overnight
- The next morning, I used Curls CURL Control Paste to smooth and define my edges, then used Original Moxie Hair Bling on my hands to minimize frizz during the takedown
- I sprayed Original Moxie Twist Mist to soften up my hair
When doing bantu knots on dry hair, it’s important to use products that are both moisturizing and have good hold in order to get the moveable curls you desire. Since my knot out actually was a bit hard, I probably should have done without the Curls Jelly, but I was able to soften my hair up using the Twist Mist. The style lasted several days without retwisting, with help from my extra large Flor Bella Boutique bonnet. After the curls were no longer there, I put my hair in a puff to get a few extra days of wear from it!
I have several different brands to use but I try different products to achieve this look. This is new to me since a bantu knot out was a flop.