How to Get Perfect Bantu Knot Out Results Natural Hair

I am personally exhausted with getting excited about styling my hair in bantu knots only to end up with a fail.

I know there are many curlfriends out there that can sympathize with me and there are tons of you who LOVE bantu knots!

For those of you who are in love with the Bantu Knot here’s a cute tutorial for you.

Products used to achieve this look:
Retro Hair Stimulating Shampoo (SULFATE FREE) – This is a professional product from my hairstylist, I recommend using what ever SULFATE FREE shampoo that works best for you!

Uniq One All In One Hair Treatment – This is also a professional product, but you can find it various places on the internet.

Thermafuse One Pass F450 Hot Iron Smoothing Creme – $17 on Amazon.com

Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Olive Oil Smooth-n-Hold Pudding – $6 at Wal-Mart

Bantu Knots

Perfect Bantu Knots


About Jenell B Stewart

Jenell Stewart MS, the founder and editor in chief of the award winning website KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com dedicates most of her free time educating and uplifting women with natural hair by way of her extremely popular website and YouTube channel. Jenell has been featured in Essence Magazine, Black Enterprise.com, and starred on the Dr.Oz television show as a Beauty Expert. In 2012 she was named one of Essences top Instagramers and that same year KinkyCurlyCoilyMe won an award for “Favorite Website” of the Natural Hair Community.
  • http://what-the-kink.blogspot.com/ Kayla V.

    Her shaved side is SO fresh! This is a great video for bantu knots.

  • Tonia682

    Me and bantus don’t go to the corner! Everytime my curls are wonky. I may try it one more time…..

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Same here girl

      • Tonia682

        Lol…I remember your YT video about your Bantu knot issues. Actually it made me feel better that I wasn’t the only one who had trouble with this style.

        • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

          you are definitely not the only one. Its like a conspiracy!

  • Dyticia Robinson

    This is a great tutorial but the style includes heat and I’m not ready to use heat on my natural hair just yet! Still a beautiful hairstyle though!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      I hear ya. Im afraid of heat too girl. :-)

  • Mone’t Rose

    i ind that this style is done best on flat ironed or blow dried straight hair. i dont want to do either one or have the patience lol

  • queenbee9

    her hair looked really gorgeous UNFORTUNATELY… lifted hair color, brushes and blow drying shows that healthy hair is definitely NOT a priority here–but for those who place style above health–these methods are options.

    • MoMo

      Where do you get the idea just because she blow dries and colors her hair that she does not care about her hair health? As long as you don’t blow dry your hair too often and the same with color you will be fine. I’ve done both since I’ve gone natural and have not have any damage and my hair is thriving. In fact, my hair is a lot easier to manage when it is blow dried than air dried. When it is air dry, I experience tight roots even with the banding method and other methods I have tried, but hey, two each’s own…

  • Letisia Figueroa

    I like this trying it out on my daughter

  • Kimmie

    @queenbee9 REALLY?! Either enjoy the tutorial…or remove yourself from this page Ms. Holier than Thou. To each his/her own. And i personally find it offensive that you subtly tried to shade this woman. Just because (it sounds like) you don’t color your tresses or utilize styling tools such as brushes or blow driers doesn’t give you the right to preach on this page. Your shade was came off as judgment and thats not cool. Uhhh!