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Bantu-Knot Out…The Remix


I tried it again. The Bantu Knots.

Somehow missed the first go round—> Go Here. I’ll wait.

I took some of your advice and went about it a little differently

  • I actually washed my hair first. Last time it was done on 3 week old dirt that was sprayed with water and product added
  • I blow dried the water off my hair first. My hair holds water so I just did it enough so that it was still damp
  • After blow drying it to a damp state I let it air dry for an hour

Looked like this:

Then, I added about 5 bantu knots to each side using a mixture of Beautiful Curls and Coconut oil, making sure to really seal the ends so they wouldn’t be frizzy

 I forgot to take a photo of them while they were in but after playing with them, this was my final outcome.

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I am pleased with the outcome. If I scarred you the first time, do you think you will try after all?!!

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Melisa
    July 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Gorgeous and yes, this has made me want to try!!

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    YUMMommy
    July 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Love it! Second time is the charm! It takes a little trial and error when dealing with hair styles and cooking I’ve learned.
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      Mimi
      July 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

      Well I still have a long way to go with the cooking. I keep it basic for minimal mishaps
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    Ticka
    July 12, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Success!!! Love it!!
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    Leshe
    July 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    You look beautiful! Even though, I did enjoy the previous try a little too much!

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    Alicia
    July 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I think it turned out great! Before my big chop I tried it once. I think it’s a nice change from a twist out.

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      Mimi
      July 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

      It is. You can really get stuck in the twist and braid out rut. Only thing was it only last a few days but it made for a nice top bun when it got old.
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    Shayla Barnes
    July 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

    oh I love it! This one turned out MUCH better than the first…my hair is still a fro but I will try my bantu knots this way…thanks!

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      Mimi
      July 17, 2012 at 9:55 am

      Yes…MUCH better. Only thing is you have to redo them at night.

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    Laila (@OnlyLaila)
    July 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Always cute! Makes me want to grow my hair out.

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    Rosesdaughter
    July 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful!!! Good job! But I did enjoy the photo from the last try!

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    Gerri
    July 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

    Very, very pretty, Mimi. I went relaxer-free almost a year ago, gradually getting rid of all the processed hair. I can’t wait to try styles like this.

    I will probably be hitting you up for natural hair tips because your hair type looks similar to mine. I washed mine for the first time on my own over the weekend, and let’s just say there were tears (and I’m not a cryer). My hair was unbelievably huge and tangled — I couldn’t even get a comb through it (and I’ve earned a whole new respect for my hair stylist). Turns out I used a transition-to-natural product that just wasn’t for my hair. After a repeat wash and using regular Pink Oil moisturizer (my go-to product for years), I was once again enthusiastic about my transition to natural.

    Anyhoo, please dish where you got those earrings. Thanks, and have a good weekend!
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      Mimi
      July 17, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Hey!! That is the thing. Finding products that work for you. When I transitioned I was using Frederic Fekkai now I can’t use it for some reason. Once you get your products your good and the truth is the high dollar ones work no better than the reasonably priced ones.

      I got my earrings from the clearance rack at Macys!!

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    OurLifeUnrehearsed
    July 13, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Simply gaaawwwwgeous!!! Happy you took the advice to try again with hair less wet. 🙂
    Have a fab weekend!
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    Krissy
    July 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Love it! You know this is my go to every day style. I’ve taught a few people how to achieve the look. I think you shoul do it often!
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    Juicy Carter
    July 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    CUTE!
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    Mrs. Pancakes
    July 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Very cute!! I don’t know if my hair is long enough but u would love to try:-)

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    brandi
    July 15, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Second Time’s the Charm! Your hair turned out really nice!
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      Mimi
      July 17, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Brandi!

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    Antonette
    July 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I may try it tonoght. If so. I’ll send a pic. I love urs Mimi!

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    Amanda
    July 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    It is so pretty Mimi….

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      Mimi
      July 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Practice makes perfect!

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    Quiana
    July 15, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    What a fun look! Love it!
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    Tia
    July 16, 2012 at 10:15 am

    It turned out super cute! Glad you gave it another try 🙂
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    TheProDiva
    July 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    This looks much better than the previous one. I am convinced that you have to have some moisture in your hair for this style to work. You look great!
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    ChicRoni
    July 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Two words…LOVE IT!
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    Quala
    July 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I love it!
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    kareem
    July 18, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Where can i get my daughters that curls of beautiful
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    Eboni
    August 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Yay!!! Seee, I told you it would work. You just had to work on the technique until you got it just right. I love it!
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    Shon
    September 9, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Hi, long time no chat!! I love your hair. I have the Beautiful Curls, but I stopped using it after I experienced flakes!! YIKES!

    What products are your faves?

    Thanks and have a great week!
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      Mimi
      September 10, 2012 at 8:32 am

      I haven’t used Beautiful Curls although I’ve heard mixed reviews about it. I have moved to using Miss Jessie’s that I received in a swag bag and some coconut oil. I have so many products that I am just over all of them, not to mention that my daughter has a completely different texture from me so finding something that works for her as well has been a job!

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    Breanne
    October 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Why didn’t you show a picture with the knots… I need that pic so I can copy and be fly like you!

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