I love me some curls, and I know I am not alone. I finally mustered up the energy to style my hair; pregnancy is taking my body for a full spin, so I have been way too drained to think about my hair.
I managed to wash my hair, and made it air dry in a few large braids, but was lost as to what to do with it. Then God saved my poor hair by putting EugeniaSays’s Bantu Knot out video in my YouTube feeds. Can I say thrilled? Now, I had a hairstyle idea.
First, I must say, this girl is the business. Her videos are always very detailed and fun, and I just can’t get enough of her accent. A great personality always helps a tutorial video. She did this on dry hair, and personally I prefer styling on damp to dry hair, but you do not have to. If your hair gives you better results when you set on wet hair, then knock yourself out. Do what your hair likes.
To prep, Moisturize your hair, then either blow dry or air dry before installing the Bantu Knots.
What you need:
1. A rat tail comb* to divide the hair into sections. The size of your Bantu Knots determines how tight your curls will be. If you want loose wavy curls, then do bigger sections. If you want tight and defined curls, then do smaller sections.
2. Curl cream and/or gel to let your curls pop and stay defined for longer. Less is more, regardless of what styling product you choose. Just remember that water-based products will revert your hair, and affect the outcome of your Bantu Knot if you use too much products. However, ensure that all of your strands get some of the product.
3. Denman Brush* or Tangle Teaser to further detangle, and evenly distribute the styling product.
4. Satin Bonnet to protect your hair while your style sets.
Twist the section into a very tight coil then wrap it around itself, making sure that you are wrapping under the knot until you are done. This way, you won’t need the assistance of bobby pins*. Remember to not be too tight on the edges; we don’t want a good hair style to cause a bad hair situation with damaged edges. So be careful.
The next day, or after many hours have passed, you can unravel the Bantu Knots with oily fingers, and separate as much as you like. Shake and go!
Watch Eugenia of EugeniaSays as she show you how to achieve your best Bantu Knot out ever.