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Living No Lye: A Natural Hair Journey - Dry Bantu Knot/Twist Out

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Dry Bantu Knot/Twist Out

By:  Brandi Cohen On:  January 14, 2011 3 Comments

I will be the first to say that I’m not very experimental with my hair. Alot of that comes from not knowing what styles to do, will I like it, will it take too long? I run into people all of the time that say “If I had your hair I would do all kinds of things”. Well, I decided to take action and start playing with my texture and length. And I’ll admit, it’s pretty fun!

I’ve always wanted big curls and waves. I thought the only way to achieve this was to do a roller set and lots of heat. I’ve tried roller setting my hair a couple of times and they were epic fails. But I’ve discovered the dry bantu knot/twist out technique, so I thought I’d give it a try. Needless to say…I love it! Here’s how I achieved the look:

Tools Needed: Spray bottle, Curl Creme, Brush

First I started with 4 day old hair. I realized that my hair likes to be styled with this technique on dry hair. I grabbed a section (part and section according to your desired curl size), sprayed a very, very small amount of water and applied a dime size of Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk. I then brush the hair out.

Next, I separate the hair into two strands and twist them together, twirl them around into a knot and tuck under.

Halfway.....

I did not use any pins and my knots stayed secure through the night. I wrapped my hair with a scarf.

All knotted up!

In the morning, I unraveled the knots and separted them to my desired fullness.

Fullness

I pulled back one side just to have cute little style. I also stretched a few spots with a blow dryer.

This style is definitely one I’m going to keep!! Why don’t you give it a try and let me know how it works out for you?

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  1. Stephanie-Renee

    Stephanie-Renee
    11:35 AM

    I love it! I am definitely going to try this one, thanks Brandi.

  2. NaturaLeah

    NaturaLeah
    12:25 PM

    Look at all those big curls. Gorgeous! I can’t wait until my hair is long enough to look like that. I did a bantu knot-out, though. And it turned out great. I’ll have to share pics later!

  3. WestIndianCoily

    WestIndianCoily
    3:23 PM

    Cute. Looks like a great casual style — especially when wearing a sundress.


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