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How long do your bantu knot out last?

scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
I bantu knotted my hair and I LOVE the results. Any suggestions on how to get it to last longer. I am getting about 2 days, if I'm lucky.

I know part of the issue is that the product i use makes my hair slightly damp, so it's still damp when I take them down. I'm going to dry them better, but any other suggestions?

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  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    I switched products. So far that seems to helping. The ors was causing tangles

    Sent from my SPH-D710 using CurlTalk App
  • scrillsscrills Posts: 6,700Registered Users
    Ok, for anyone interested, I am now getting 5+ days

    Day 1 - i don't separate the curls as much. So they are kinda tight that first day

    Around day 3, i start redoing random knots around my hair (the ones that have become really fuzzy0

    around day 5 - I add a headband


    I think I have my new winter style. Woohooo!!!!
  • SweetRellieSweetRellie Posts: 468Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Some people reknot at night to make the style last longer.
    Thick, highly porous but protein sensitive 4a hair
    Modified Curly Girl Method

    Current Staples
    Cowash/Rinse-Out: Not Your Mother’s Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Conditioner
    Shampoo: NYM Naturals Tahitian Gardenia Flower Shampoo
    DC: Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea & Cupuacu, Fruit Fusion, Superfruit Complex or Manuka Honey lines
    Leave-In: Maui Moisture's Curl Milk or Shea Butter Hair Mask
    Stylers/Creams: Maui Moisture's Curl Smoothie or Camille Rose Naturals’ Sweet Buttercream (kids line)
    Sealants: Maui Moisture's Coconut Milk Weightless Oil Mist
    Scalp Treatment: Alikay Naturals Hair & Scalp Balm; Essential 17 Growth Oil
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    So Beautiful! And wow 5 days! I have been wanting to try a BKO but I am lazy, your hair inspired me.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • lori.mattoxlori.mattox Posts: 210Registered Users
    I wish my bantu knot out curls looked like that! Those are gorgeous. I haven't had a successful knot out yet- when I go to blend my part lines all my definition has gone out of the window. I may have to try it now that I've been doing the curly girl method, since my wash and go's last longer too.
    3C/4A Fine texture, low porosity, low/medium density? Trying CG since Dec. 2013
    Shampoo: Curl's Creamy Curl Cleanser or clarifying shampoo when needed.
    Co-wash: Curl's coconut curlada
    Deep Condition: Experimenting in the kitchen
    oil: flaxseed and coconut for treatments
    Styler: Tresemme conditioner, alone or mixed together with aloe vera gel
    Sealer: aloe vera juice
  • Curly SaraCurly Sara Posts: 183Registered Users
    scrills wrote: »
    I bantu knotted my hair and I LOVE the results. Any suggestions on how to get it to last longer. I am getting about 2 days, if I'm lucky.

    I know part of the issue is that the product i use makes my hair slightly damp, so it's still damp when I take them down. I'm going to dry them better, but any other suggestions?

    1374867_10151953538501678_190180962_n.jpg

    Great results. Can you share the process from a to z with us? :)
    Hair type/properties:
    3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

    Curly hair routine/regime:
    Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
    -Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
    -Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
    -Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
  • JydalJydal Posts: 178Registered Users
    What product are you using to hold?

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