If you’ve been following my blog for some time now, you’ll notice that my hair looks damn near the same in almost every picture lol That’s because I wear a twist-out almost every day BUT on occasion, I like to add a little pizzazz in my life. I do this by…..wearing a bantu knot twist out!! YESS!!! Oh the excitement…
This style is a hybrid of a plain twist-out and a classic bantu knot—you just bantu knot the twists. It’s super easy and a cute way to change up a plain ole twist out. You twist and wrap each twist around itself and tuck in the ends at the base of the knot. The knot should stay by itself but if it keeps coming undone, you can use a bobbi pin to hold it in place. (<—-YouTube “Bantu knot toutorial” and you’ll find a bazillion videos on the technique).
This go round, I used the Shea Radiance Moisture Milk and Curl Defining Cream with my beloved Oyin Handmade Sugar Berries pomade on the ends.
This is what my knots looked like:
This is what my boyfriend says I look like. Nice.
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I made the sections way too small for my liking and I also twisted them a bit tighter than normal but it still came out cute. The bigger/looser knots = bigger and looser curls. Smaller sections/tigher knots will give you more of a Shirley Temple/flexi-rod type of curl.
Here’s the knots unraveled but still in the twists. You can see the curl pattern it forms:
Here’s the twists untwisted. This wasn’t my best attempt at this style since I got a lot of frizz. You have to allow enough time for the the knots to dry since the hair is compact and the inner parts of the twists can still be damp. If you are really pressed for time and you’re hair is too damp, you can unravel the knots and blow dry the twists for a lil while until they are dry enough to untwist.
Check out the end results below:
This is 2nd day hair. I did my “Lazy Girl Style Protector” method i.e. tie a scarf over it and call it a night lol: