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Published 04.25.2016 By

Bantu Knots

When: After every condition

Frequency: Discretionary

Products: L’ANZA Leave-In Conditioner or Jane Carter Solution Wrap And Roll Mousse, Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist (optional)

Tools: Tool Structure Tortoise Large Handle Comb, Denman Small Paddle Brush, Salon Care Colored 3 Inch Butterfly Clamps, Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins (optional), Sally Shear Mist Trigger Sprayer, slip™ for beauty sleep ‘Slipsilk™’ Pure Silk Pillowcase

Method:

  1. Squeeze your microfiber towel or old t-shirt to remove any excess water
  2. Remove your towel or t-shirt
  3. Apply your leave-in conditioner or setting lotion to the lengths of your hair, starting at the ears
  4. Comb your hair with your wide-toothed comb and/or paddle brush to detangle and distribute the product(s) through
  5. Smooth your hair from your hairline to the base of your head using your paddle brush
  6. Section your hair into two to four sections
  7. Twist hair until it starts to coil onto itself. Be careful not to pull or snag any hair in the process
  8. If necessary, secure with bobby pins or spin pins
  9. Continue the process until all of your sections are coiled into bantu knots
  10. Allow your hair to air dry for at least eight hours or sit under a hair dryer until your hair is completely dry
  11. Carefully unravel your knots
  12. Loosely style your hair with your fingers
  13. Finish with a few spritz of shine spray (optional)

Night:

  1. Put your hair in two to four bantu knots using the directions above
  2. Place your silk or satin scarf over your head or sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase

Morning:

  1. Carefully unravel your knots
  2. Restyle your hair using your fingers
  3. Finish with a few spritz of shine spray (optional)

Note: Your styling products should contain either no silicones or water-soluble silicones to prevent buildup and rinse out of your hair easily.

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