I am always experimenting with ways to create curls and volume without heat. And the bantu knot-out is a wonderful style for naturals, relaxed and transitioning hair beauties to create voluminous curls at any length. Here’s how I created my two-strand twisted, bantu knot-out!
I began with a co-wash using III Sisters of Nature Avocado Cleansing Co-Wash and deep conditioning with Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi deep conditioner, both received in my September curlBOX. I am not a routine co-washer, but I’m always willing to give good products a try! I really liked how the III Sisters and Eden Body Works conditioner installed lots of moisture and nutrients into my hair. Both products also have a wonderful smell.
I allowed my hair to air dry completely that night, then fluffed and styled my hair the next morning with a wide tooth comb and a little Organix Healing Dry Oil spray. I wore my fro without definition for the first time and loved it!
The following day, I decided I wanted to add some definition, so I installed two-strand twisted bantu knots using ORS Smooth-N-Hold Pudding. What I like most about this product is the flexible, moisturizing hold. It also “plays nicely” with other products, meaning there’s no sticky residue or film, and it is very affordable.
After twisting and knotting all eight sections, I bob pinned each knot to keep them in place. I made the sections larger so the waves and curls would have more volume.
I then wrapped my head in a silk scarf and slept overnight with the bantu-knots.
The next morning, I unwound each knot and pulled the twisted sections apart.
I used my fingers, then my wide tooth comb to fluff sections and finished my style with a little more of the Organix Healing Dry Oil spray. And that’s it! This was a simple, easy way to create a different curl texture without heat.