Bantu knots are a protective hairstyle. They look like twisted buns. Bantu knots come to us from South Africa. The hairstyles that come from it are really gorgeous. These African women really know how to style their hair! A twisted (or braided) part of hair wrapped around itself to form a bun is called a Bantu knot. Bantu knots are also used for wrapping or curling hair. Partitioning of the hair plays a fairly important role when styling Bantu knots.
Braids, Bantu knots, and triangle partings come together to create this stunning hairstyle. Divide your hair into triangular sections. Take small portions of hair and braid two points, then part this braid into two braids. Do this randomly on different parts of the hair. Twist the rest of the hair into Bantu knots and wrap the braids around them. Accessorize for effect!
This hairstyle is a gorgeous three-line Bantu faux bow mohawk with baby hair on the sides. The red color gives this hairstyle a fiery look. You can achieve this hairstyle using hair extensions. Wrap the extensions around your natural hair, twisting them as you go, and tie three columns (from the hairline to the nape of the neck) of Bantu knots.
Mix twists and braids to get this Bantu knot hairstyle. The braid goes from the top to the bottom of the knot and the color adds pizzazz to it. Part your hair into square sections with a rat tail comb. In a square section, braid the feed cornrows in such a way that all of the braids point toward the center of the square. Lightly braid your hair at the start. To tie the Bantu knot, twist and wrap your hair around itself. Towards the end, braid part of the hair in the Bantu knot.
These basic Bantu knot hairstyles look awesome. Take a small portion of hair and twist it. Repeat the same with three or four other small sections, then merge these twists to form a Bantu knot. Repeat the same with all of your hair to mimic this look.
Braided and accessorized Bantu knots are amazing! Part your hair into triangular sections and braid each section of hair. Wrap each braid in a Bantu knot. You can accessorize these Bantu knots with clip-on beads and jewelry trinkets.
This wheel of descending cornrows and braided Bantu knots looks so fierce! Part your hair into triangular sections and take some hair from the sides of each section. These side sections of hair will make up the ten braids (two each on the sides and six doing the wheel). Braid the rest of the pieces and tie Bantu knots, merging them with the six-wheel braids.
The Bantu knots right at the front are casual and relaxed. Part your front hair into three sections, making the middle section into a triangle. In the middle section only, twist the hair into a Bantu knot. On the sides, make smaller Bantu knots, it's up to you.
The little multicolored Bantu bows look super cool. The half updo is sure to be stunning! Make a separation in the middle. Near the parting, braid two angled Dutch braids that will end in twisted Bantu knots. With the remaining hair in the middle section, twist a few small Bantu knots to complete the look.
The large Bantu knots are magnificent. And we know how stunning Bantu braids and knots look. Let me tell you how this random combination of braids and twists come together to form this cool hairstyle. Make random partings all around your head while taking about an inch of hair on each side to make braids that will fall out. Twist the rest of your hair, leaving a few sections. Braid the rest. Wrap all the twisted and braided parts together to form mixed Bantu knots.
The little Bantu knots are amazing !! The braid only goes up halfway. Twist the remaining part of the braids, fusing three or four cornrows to form a Bantu knot at the top. Repeat the same for all the other sections of hair.
These Bantu side knots are epic! Make a triangular partition on one side of your head. Divide this part into three sub-triangles. Twist and wrap the hair in each section to form three Bantu knots on the side. Ruffle the rest of your hair and you are ready to take on the world.
The mini Bantu flat knots are simply beautiful. Part all of your hair into two sections in a longitudinal middle parting. Divide your hair in each of these sections into four parts. Twist each section in a Bantu knot.
The Bantu micro-knots all over the head is amazing. Section your hair into small diamond partitions, then twist and wrap each hair partition in small Bantu knots. You can also braid your hair in Bantu knots. Once you remove these knots, you will have perfect curls to display.
The twists and two big Bantu knots are amazing. Part your hair into alternating triangles. Twist all sections of hair individually while adding extensions. Dip the ends in hot water to seal them. Wrap the top half of the twists in two large Bantu knots.
Cornrows, halo, and Bantu braids are a brilliant combination. Cornrow your hair toward the center of your head. Once the cornrows are a few inches from the center, merge them two by two or three by three and braid them. Cut the braids so that the larger braid is left out while the rest are wrapped around three Bantu knots in the center. Now wrap the large braid around the three Bantu knots to form a halo.
Spiral braids ending in Bantu knots look amazing. Separate the small sections of hair in a spiral and pluck it. Wrap the cornrows around them to form Bantu knots.
Small and long Bantu knots in rectangular partitions are there to dazzle! This hairstyle is absolutely wonderful!
Stunning with this Bantu knot mohawk. To mimic this badass hairstyle, divide your hair into four parts. Twist and wrap each section in Bantu knots while adding extensions.
Braids left at the end to be twisted into Bantu knots look great. Part your hair into triangular partitions. Braid each section and wrap it around itself to make Bantu knots. Leave a hanging braid on each side to add to the style.
Take the front half of your hair and tie two Bantu knots. Next, braid two downward braids and twist the ends around the Bantu knots. Very chic, isn't it?
It is indeed impressive to see that the traditions of old Africa are still followed by the descendants. There were a lot of questions regarding the Bantu knots. So, I have answered them below to help you get some clarity.
How long do you keep the Bantu knots?
Bantu knots are ideally kept one day and one night.
What products to use for Bantu knots?
Use an edge control cream, gel, mousse, oil, or cream to help straighten your hair near the edges. Make sure you don't abuse these products; you don't want your hair to be slippery. Do not use heavy oils, pomades, or butter on your hair as they will weigh it down.
Can Bantu knots damage hair?
Twisting your hair too tight while wrapping a Bantu knot can lead to hair breakage.
Is it wrong to tie Bantu knots every day?
Tying Bantu knots daily can cause hair breakage.
Can I tie Bantu knots with natural hair?
Yes! Bantu knots are also made on natural or straight hair. Just make sure your hair is not dry, as this will make it frizzy rather than curly after removing the Bantu knots.
Can I still tie Bantu knots on hair that is not naturally curly?
Yes! Bantu knots are used to manipulate hair to be curly or wavy.
Do Bantu knots do a certain thing to your hair or is it just styling?
Bantu knots are not only great to look at but also a protective hairstyle. Bantu knots are also used to make hair curly or wavy.
What is Bantu hair?
Bantu hair or Bantu knots is how your hair appears after leaving a Bantu knot overnight.
Can I try Bantu Knots with wet hair?
Tying Bantu knots with wet hair can cause hair breakage. Make sure your hair is damp by tying a Bantu knot.
What about hair in transition?
If you want your hair to be curly, Bantu knots are great because they don't use heat to curl or wave the hair.
Is it safe to tie my hair with a rubber band when wrapping a Bantu knot?
Tying your hair with a rubber band can cause hair breakage. It is best to secure your hair in place with a pin.
You now know everything there is to know about Bantu knots. Whether you have straight hair, transitional hair, white hair, colored hair, long hair, or short hair, Bantu knots are a great hairstyle for sports. So what are you waiting for? Go swing those Bantu knots and dazzle!