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My first ever Bantu Knot Out

Hi there,
   One of the most common ways to style natural Hair is the bantu knot and a resulting knot out. The Bantu knot is a hairstyle created when a small section of hair is twisted into a single strand and then twisted into a knot. Remember Jada Pinkett Smith's character Niobe in The Matrix Reloaded movie? Yep that's the bantu knot.

Just to jug your memory

The bantu knots are  done on damp hair and when they are dried the hair can be loosened to reveal curly hair.This resultant hairstyle is known as a bantu knot out.

So after watching a couple of You tube videos I tried it out for myself. Here's what I did:

I washed and conditioned my hair. Then I cut my hair into manageable sections

I moisturised each section with this


I sealed with olive oil

I put a little bit of gel

Then I twisted each section into a single strand and  rolled it  into a knot .I secured it with a hair band(didn't have any bobby pins) It doesn't look like any of the pictures I saw but its my first time so forgive me :-)

I went to bed and the next morning I took out the bantu knots and this is what I got after separating the "curls"

Hmmm not bad but not good either Lol! I guess next time I'll make them smaller and use another product I've been thinking about-Ecostyler gel.

Try out the bantu knot out and see if you can get great results .



  1. Am so trying this. Am not sure if my hair can do it cos its short

  2. U could make an attempt and if its too short try again later :-)

  3. I wil try it right away, I have eco styling gel, I don't have refined shea butter, I will use d natural one and see how it goes. I have been hiding my hair wit braids but I want to show off my hair this week

    1. Yaay! I hope it goes well. Its really easy to do and Ecostyler gel is absolutely great for this style. All the best :-)


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