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Bantu knot outs

The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
What products does everyone use for these? I'm loving the style. But my hair gets frizzy within an hour. I'm currently using olive oil ors smooth n hold pudding layered over cantu Shea coconut curling cream. My other problem is that the back of my head doesn't curl well in Bantu knots. Maybe I'm just using the wrong product?
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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    It could be technique. The only method that has worked for me is the way mini Marley does it. However I find Bantu knots difficult to sleep in so I only did her method once. It was cute though.
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  • Stinalee1120Stinalee1120 Posts: 66Registered Users
    Maybe try flaxseed gel to hold the style. If the style won't curl in the back try making them smaller.
  • AlmaPetraAlmaPetra Posts: 97Registered Users
    I think that the trick would be to do them on wet hair and to not take them down until they are totally and fully dry.

    When I do them, I use the same leave in and sealants as for my wash and go, but for setting I use aloe vera gel which has a very soft hold.

    It is among my most favourited styles but the problem is that it takes about 24 hours to dry fully so I can only do it on weekends. It usually turns out fairly nice, but it could have been even nicer if I had denser hair :cry:

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    3c/4a, highly porous, fine hair.

    Co-wash: Herbal Essences Bee Strong conditioner
    Leave-in: Pantene Smooth and Silky Oil Replacement
    Sealers: mineral oil, grease, shea butter
    Styler: Ecostyler Olive Oil Gel

    SL - APL - BSL - MBL - WL - TBL