For those new to the concept of Bantu knots let me give you a tad bit of a history lesson. Bantu knots originated in Africa they were used to control the very curly hair of the Bantu tribes women. They were later used to loosen and "reform" overly curly hair. When the hair is stretched with heavy product to help weigh the hair down (or stretch it) a looser curl is achieved after Bantu knots have dried. You can now see women of all races wearing Bantu Knots as a style of there own and then letting them out to achieve a "no heat" curl.
We made this into a video for you. Hopefully this helps. I do mention in the video that I don't like the consistency of the curl. What I mean by that is that it is not the same size curl throughout the strand of hair. And it does more of a wave and twist while curling because of the twisting action. Its still not my favorite, but that doesn't mean it can't or won't be your favorite. I did love how long the curls help up and lasted.
So I kind of relaxed ours a little too far. They still look great and we had a lot of curl to work with, but I found working with that much curl to be a real challenge. I should probably do this again just to get experience working with that much beautiful curl. The last photo in this post was how we styled her hair after the Bantu Knots were let down. The curl lasted well into the day, and the night and I had to have her take a bath to get it back under control before school on Monday, so this is really one of the best longest lasting no heat curls I have found.
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