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how to bantu knot your hair

Bantu knots (or Zulu knots) are actually great for any hair texture and can help smooth out and define curlier tresses. On the flip side it can add a bit more curl to those with straighter hair. Here’s eight easy steps on creating the perfect knot.

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  • Steps 1-3: Thoroughly wash, condition, and detangle hair.
  • Step 4: Part damp hair into sections, using a comb.
  • Step 5: Using gel, setting lotion, or pomade for control, “screw” hair into a taut rope.
  • Step 6: Coil the twisted length around itself and secure in place.
  • Step 7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 on each section until all of hair is knotted.
  • Step 8: For a knot-out, remove pins or elastics, un-tuck ends, and reverse the process.

If you still need a little help, watch this video from natural hair YouTube sensation, Taren Guy, on how create this truly versatile style.

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