Just like cornrows, Bantu knots are a cute, flirty style traditionally sported by African woman of certain cultural group and some women of African descent but these knots work well with just about all hair types.
Bantu knots are not actually knots, they are small, coiled buns secured against the side of the head. Regardless, if you uncoil your Bantu knots after you've sported them, you can create a second, curly hairstyle known as a Bantu knot-out.
Bantu knot-out is also another way to introduce curly hair after taken down. The Bantu knot out is a very popular option amongst natural hair.
It doesn’t matter if you have short hair or have opted for weave. Even though it’s a far cry from crochet braids. This DIY hairstyle will allow you to care for your hair while you maintain a great look.
How To Tie Bantu Knots
Step One: After washing or co-washing your hair, separate it into four parts using a t part. Oil and then gently comb through each section with your Denman brush. After combing each section through and tying it back up, part each section according to the amount of bantu knots you'd like in each one
Step Two: Using the "praying hands" technique, apply all of your products to each section one by one. After applying your products, comb through your smaller hair sections gently and thoroughly.
Step Three: Using your hair tie, tightly tie one of your smaller sections creating a ponytail. Then separate that ponytail into two once it's securely in the hair tie. Once you have your two pieces of hair in your hands, begin a two strand twist. (Some people create a braid for a different curl pattern. You can choose whatever you like best).
Step four: After twisting the two strands together, take the whole twist and twist it in a knot clockwise. To secure your knot, you can use a bobby pin or tuck it under the knot.