8 Tips On Bantu Knots For A Natural Hair Look!


  1. Spray bottle
  2. Wide Tooth Comb
  3. Leave-In Conditioner/ Oils
  4. Bobby Pins/ Hair Bows

Step 1: You will need to wet and detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb and some detangling spray. You wouldn’t want to use a rat-tail comb because it will pull you hair out!

Step 2: Once your hair is detangled, you will part you hair in about 4 sections. You can also just part the sections with your fingers as you go through the process of creating your look for the Bantu knots.

Step 3: As you are sectioning your individual pieces for the Bantu knots, you will need to use the spray bottle to spray you hair to make sure it is DAMP and not dry because your knots won’t turn out right if your hair is soaking wet. It will take forever to get your hair to dry if it is drenched in water.

Step 4: For each individual knot, you will create a twist. You will take the hairpiece and split it in two and make a twist. You will then roll the twist into a circular motion as if you were swirling ice cream into a bowl. After you have your formed individual piece of hair in the circle as if it were a cinnamon roll, you will tuck the ends under it and then add a bobby pin to hold it all together.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have a head full of “cinnamon rolls.” 

Step 6: After you finish making all of your Bantu knots, you will need to sit and dry your hair. I prefer sitting under a hair dryer for about 30-45 minutes. Some people that leave them in for 1-2 days to dry and you also have some people that use a blow dryer to dry their hair. I believe the fastest way is to get your hair to dry is to sit under a dryer. Make sure your hair is very dry before unraveling your knots because they will not come out right if otherwise.

Step 7: Once your hair is fully dry, you will need to take out each individual knot one-by-one. Apply the oil of your choice to your fingertips and rubs it on your hair so it will have a shine and also moisturize your hair.

Step 8: You may choose between using a pick, comb or fingers to separate your hair. I prefer using my fingers because I wouldn’t want to pick out all of the curls.

I hope that my 8 steps to creating this natural, cute, and sassy look of Bantu knots helped you create yours! This is a very simple and easy look to create without having to pay anyone to do your hair. I know the natural ladies love these natural styles so create yours today and wear it proud!