Doing Bantu knots on natural short hair is not impossible as a matter of fact it is quite easy to achieve and when your see the below video you will know exactly what I mean. Bantu knots are quite fashionable these days, fashion magazines are referring to them as mini buns which is cute and everything but we all know what the real deal is.
I am personally happy to see women of color rocking traditional styles and doing tutorials on how to do it on all lengths of hair.
For this video tutorial you will need the following:
Marley hair – Enough to cover your own head
A rat tail comb* to section your hair
Moisturizer and sealant
Start our on clean dry hair and add your favorite leave in cream or spray to keep your hair to keep your hair moisturized. Do not forget to seal your hair root to tip since you will be using hair extensions* and you need your real hair to remain healthy.
Divide your hair in about 15 sections, if you prefer less sections then by all means do that but the more knots the cuter the style.
To achieve the style you can use Marley hair and work section by section. Divide your short hair into three workable sections to begin a braid pattern with your hair and the Marley hair together. Braid to the length of your own short hair and twist the Marley hair along the length wrapping it around your own hair in order to make jumbo bantu knots.
Once all your knots are in place, you have to get those edges in order to finish the style to perfection! One of the things Cynthykay mentioned in the video that I had to agree with is that they style is very unique and when you go out you look very different from everyone else.
Watch the video below and try the style the next time you need something cute to rock: