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What do you know about the bantu knot hairstyle? For one its a protective hairstyle that originated from Africa and was later termed an African american hairstyle because it resurfaced around the 90’s. Enough about history, the question on our minds is how can one create the Bantu knot hairstyle? That’s easy, if you just follow the steps below you would be rocking your Bantu knot hairstyle in no time.

What you would need:

  1. Rat-tail comb and Wide tooth comb.
  2. De-tangling serum.
  3. small elastic pony tail holders or hair pins.
  4. Curl cream.
  5. Shampoo and Conditioner.
  6. Hair ties or scarf.
  7. Eco styling gel.
  8. Almond and Aloe Vera oil.

Procedure: (If you are using your natural hair)


1. Wash your hair making sure your scalp is very clean, use shampoo and anti-frizz conditioner afterwards

2. De-tangle your hair using a brush or a comb, apply a detangler serum in the process. This process helps to make the knots shiny.

3. The best and general agreement is to partially dry your hair i.e leave your hair damp using a towel to touch the hair just a bit not enough to completely dry it out.

4.  Using a rat-tail comb separate it into sections an comb each section of your hair, after that apply the products in each section, one at a time and then gently comb through.

5. Tie each section with the bands and then separate the tied section into two then begin to twist (you can create a braid before twisting each section).

6. After twisting the two strands together, take the whole lot and twist in a clockwise knot secure this knot with a bobby pin or just tuck into the knot and secure with a smaller black band.

Repeat step 4 – 6 till you are done with all the sections, then apply the styling gel to give it a neat finish.

Here are gorgeous Bantu knot hairstyle that is sure to inspire yours:

Rough Knots


Braid knots


Egyptian Look

Blue Knot

Blue Knot

Blond Knots

Blond Knots

The Bantu knot hairstyle has certainly changed over time but would you still rock the contemporary Bantu knot hairstyle? do you have the confidence and what it take to style up this look? Leave your comments in the comment box below.

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