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Bantu-kNOT

So I tried the hairstyle. The one from Pinterest. This one

 

My niece did them for me:

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Was the look on my face foreshadowing?!!

They look pretty right?

This is what I ended up with. NO WORDS

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37 Comments

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    Rosesdaughter
    June 28, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Lol! I’m sorry your facial expression is priceless!
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    Juicy Carter
    June 28, 2012 at 12:34 am

    LOL… your face is hilarious. I love Bantu Knot outs… This is my staple hair style, I don’t wear my hair any other way and they last me a week.

    1. I do mine on WET hair
    2. Not a lot of product because they will turn out greesy
    3. I two strand twist my whole head (helps them dry faster), then go back around and knot them
    4. I let them air dry for a day or two
    5. When I take them down I dont over separate because they will get frizzy

    and there you have it! lol. It took me a lot of trial and error but I finally have them down =)
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      Mimi
      June 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      Wet hair?!! Nope. I won’t be able to leave the house for a week with all of this hair I have. I think next time I may slightly blow dry it and add a little product. Do you two strand twist AND knot?

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    brandi
    June 28, 2012 at 6:51 am

    I agree with Juicy Carter, try it with wet hair. My cousin did my hair and it worked after letting it completely air dry.
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      Mimi
      June 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      I just have too much hair to attempt this wet. I would have to not have anything to do for days.

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    Looms, Lids, and Layers
    June 28, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Ha!! Your face is hilarious!!! Just try again!
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    Dani @ Ok, Dani
    June 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

    Try on damp hair with a good product, and if you do it on freshly straighened hair then don’t add product. Also make sure it dries 100% through or you’ll have a hot mess to deal with.
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    Ticka
    June 28, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I like bantu knots. Every time I do them, they look different on me… depending on where I part my hair, and if I do a wet or dry set. Personally, I don’t think they look bad!! I would have thrown a headband on, fluffed it up a bit more, and rocked it!
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    Aracely
    June 28, 2012 at 10:18 am

    LOL! Your facial expression is priceless!
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    Kita
    June 28, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Ommmm maybe if you …and take it to the left nah I just can’t but they were cute in the knots though

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      Mimi
      June 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

      BYE!!!

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      Stesha
      June 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm

      Kita has me cracking up… but I agree if you take them one inch to the left. A clip here. A clip there. You’ll be set… LOL!
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    Nellie
    June 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I LOL’ed when I saw it on instagram and now, i had to do it again. hysterical.
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    Gerri
    June 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Um, you can’t tell us not to laugh after giving that face! Hahahahaha!

    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. 🙂

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    Makiea
    June 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Your face? Hilarity! I do mine on dry hair. It always come out pretty and I actually have heat damage. I can’t do wet hair. It ends up looking like yours lol…try it with carols daughter loc butter

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    krissy
    June 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Mimi I think the trick is a light product and letting your hair dry completely. I’ve noticed if my hair is still damp they don’t turn out right. And you gave a lot more hair than I do so I know it takes longer for yours to dry. Maybe try blowdrying the knots before you sleep with them.
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    BernettaStyle
    June 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Mimi!! I am so sorry but this post is FUN-NAY!! And I have actually done them on both, wet and dry. I like the result of dry better. But you have to make sure your hair is comb though with a little leave in conditioner and some oil or cream. And I let it set overnight and Whalah!! Don’t give up. I tried it a few times before the world saw me in mine!!

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    EbonyCPrincess
    June 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    ROFLMBO! Your niece did a good job from the looks of the knots! They do take a bit of practice to get right, seems like you needed a holding butter for smoothing and to help encourage the curl. Your hair is nice and healthy nonetheless! #BLM Girls

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      Mimi
      June 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Note taken. I’m not going out like this! I have to try it again!

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    ChicRoni
    June 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’m sorry but I can’t help but laugh at your facial expression. But don’t feel bad…I have never had a sucessful bantu knot out either.
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    Karen
    June 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    The “after” is what my hair looks like every time I attempt to do my own…needless to say, I haven’t attempted it in a good while.
    Keep practicing! #BLMGirls

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    Iwannabefierce
    June 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Bantu Knots is one of those styles where they may or may not turn out they way you want. I noticed from my own trial and error that doing a set on dry hair makes for better results versus wet hair. Also created bigger pieces can give a more defined look. Keeping trying different things you may discover what works for you.

    -Shakiyla

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      Mimi
      July 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks for the tips. I think I am going to try with bigger sections since my hair is so long. I’ll definitely be trying it again!

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    Teems
    June 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Haha This has definitely happened to me. I have a bantu knot-out in my blogger and twitter aviators. It is one of my favorite techniques (when I let it dry and don’t use too much product). Love your facial expression too! Priceless.

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    Mrs. Pancakes
    June 28, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    that’s totally how my hair would turn out if i tried something like this…your facial expressions is definitely priceless!
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    YUMMommy
    June 28, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    LOL. The look on your face said it all. The key is really finding a good product. Keep at it though because practice makes perfect.
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    Cam - Bibs & Baubles
    June 29, 2012 at 2:11 am

    Guuurrrllll!!! I can’t, that face, can’t!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    TheProDiva
    June 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Your facial expression is EVERYTHING! LOL! I agree that you have to try it with wet hair and extra hold settion lotion or mousse. Also, try to make the knots smaller, and dry completely.
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    Prototype Mama
    June 29, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    that face says it all! Try again but like the others said– maybe add a little product and damp your hair 🙂

    Sorry hon.
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    Ashall
    June 29, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! I was just asking about you and Leshe told me your bantu knot story. Well, I have one of my own, shortly after removing my locs I did the bantu knots, I looked JUST LIKE……….Shelia E/Prince! LOL. My sisters CLOWNED me…..I’ve cut my hair now and I haven’t tried them again, but I agree with the other posters, practice will make perfect (or at least wear out the house-able!)

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      Mimi
      July 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      Heyyyy!! You cut your locks? Yeah, I am going to take some of the suggestions and try try try again! Thanks for stopping by

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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    June 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Oh…my…I am going to be honest, I LOL’d!
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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    June 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Oh…my…I admit it, I LOL’d!
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    KalleyC
    July 2, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Your face says it all. But I think the other posters are right, you gotta try it on wet hair. I do knot-outs on my dreads, and it has to be done wet.

    Sometimes the first try doesn’t always go the way we plan, trial and error.
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    Latorsha
    July 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Girl! I commend your efforts, but I did laugh. Glad to see it worked the second time around.
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