If you're looking for a cool protective hairstyle that keeps the ends of your hair from breaking, then you can opt for a Bantu knot. In the last article, I have shown you how to make a Bantu knot. Today, I'm going to tell you how you can care for the Bantu knot to make it last longer, and a few of the best Bantu knot hairstyles for 2023. Read on!
How to maintain Bantu knots?
Bantu knots are a protective hairstyle, so they're not bad for your hair. As long as you make sure the rubber band is not too tight and use a heat protectant before heating your hair, your natural hair will be protected. Many women are looking for hair care tips to create the best Bantu knot and keep the Bantu knots last longer. Spring is here, and if you want to try this funky look, we've got some hair care tips for you that will allow you to keep your Bantu knot look as long as possible.
1. Use the right hair products for Bantu knots
The best way to care for the Bantu knot is to use the appropriate product before installation. Firstly, you can use a little moisturizing hair oil. A few drops on your hair will help smooth your hair and lock in moisture. The second is to prepare some moisturizing leave-in conditioner and moisturizer, often apply to each of your small Bantu knots. By the way, argan oil and olive oil Nourishing gloss spray are also great options.
2. Protect your Bantu knot while you sleep
If you need a little help styling your hair, sleep with a shower cap on to allow the water to fully evaporate before twisting the knot in the morning. You can also sit under a covered dryer. Be sure to sleep on a satin pillowcase to protect your style.
3. Fluff up the roots
Use your fingers, bobby pins, or a wide-toothed comb to gently loosen your hair at the roots. This will add some hair volume while, at the same time, hiding any visible parts of your scalp.
Your Bantu knots will last you up to two weeks, and when you're ready to take them out, some people can also enjoy a crimped style called a knot, which is similar to the twist-out style. To do this, carefully loosen each knot and use your fingers to separate them so that the curls they form remain in place.
What are the best Bantu knots for 2023?
Bantu knots are versatile and can be worn with a variety of hair textures and lengths. The history of the Bantu knot dates back to the second millennium BC, or AD 1500 when the Bantu language family originated in southern West Africa and spread to central, eastern, and southern Africa during the Bantu migration. In this article, you've learned how to make your Bantu knot last longer, so let's take a look at the top 5 Bantu knot ideas for 2023!
1. Braided Bantu knots
If you have long hair, you can choose this braided Bantu knots style. Instead of twisting your hair into a bun, start by braiding your hair or adding some colorful extensions for a two-tone, multi-textured style that combines Bantu knots and twists. This combination of colors instantly adds a touch of dimension to your style.
2. Side Bantu knots
Do you not like a Bantu knot all over your head? Just slap a few on the sides of your hairstyle for an interesting look. This style gives the same impression as the side cut, but without that level of commitment. Use this style to create an asymmetrical style.
3. Small Bantu knots
The small Bantu knots hairstyle is a clean and refined style that will stand out in any crowd. Those with thinner hair may feel that this style is not for them.
4. Rope twist knots
Bantu knots can be made in a variety of ways and how you make them is really up to you. These rope twist knots have a mesmerizing quality that makes you feel like you can get lost in these coils!
5. Jumbo Bantu knots
If you have long or thick hair, you can create a giant Bantu knot. Large knots refer to the thickness of the knots, which are large and oversized. This look is less subtle than a small knot, requires attention, and is a striking hairstyle. Bantu knots are a great option to give hair a break from heat and chemical styling. It can be done with hair of all thicknesses and lengths.
The best thing about Bantu knots is that you basically get two styles, and when you untangle them, you're left with gorgeous curls. Bantu knots are one of the easiest protective hairstyles to make and to get the most out of them and prevent them from looking frizzy, it's important to make sure the hair is fully combed and well-moisturized before starting to make them.