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.


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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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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    1. 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!!

    1. 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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