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Random Hair

bantu knot out fro

This is a pic of Random hair submitted by one of our friends. She did a bantu knot out on stretched hair (via plaits) and left the knots in for a couple of days.

Her routine are as follows:
Pre-poo w/EVCO and Amla & Brahmi oil mix [more on these Ayurvedic oils in the future]
Rinse/wash with Dr. Bronner’s Almond Castile Soap
Co-wash w/Vo5 Moisture Milks
Plait damp hair using ApHogee Keratin and Green Tea Restructurizer
Take Down plaits and put in bantu knots using Aloe Vera gel/Shea butter/EVCO mix

When she took down the bantu knots and styled them she said her hair was was perfectly moisturized, oiled, and super soft!  Even though she didn’t deep condition. This definitely proves that you must give your hair what it needs when it asks for it.  A bit of protein in my hair goes a long way sometimes.

Have fun hair styling ladies and gents!!!

Bantu Knot Out – Stretched

Bantu Blowout Fro

Bantu Knot Out – Stretched


You can rock bantu knot outs a lot. This style is absolutely superb for as low manipulation / protective style. You might get bored with the cute little shrunken look (bantu knot out fro) especially if you have recently transition and your hair have grown out that much, you can therefore opt for a much larger, stretched bantu knot out. It is still pretty basic and simple.

A picture of how it would look  done on wet/damp hair. The tutorial is in  featured in previous post also. It’s a more tamed tightly curled look.

You can choose to go with a bigger, fuller thicker look or a smaller simpler look when you do this blowout bantu knot out. Its all about your preference.


The Process:

  1. Prepoo, Wash/Co-Wash, and/or DC as usual.
  2. Braid detangled hair into about 8 sections (more or less depending on how thick & coarse the hair is.
  3. Let the hair air dry (make sure it is at least 85% dry before blow drying)
  4. Apply a heat protectant, take down each section and blow dry lightly combing through from end to root. Do not straighten the hair with the blow dryer. Remember we want to keep the afro texture, just stretched out a bit.
  5. Apply a small amount of a leave in (optional).
  6. Part the hair with your fingers and Apply a very small amount of product for hold. I use Aloe Vera Gel mixed in with my shea moisture concoction.
  7. Begin to twist the hair and do the knots as usual.
  8. Allow the hair to fully set and dry.
  9. Take down, fluff and style!

Optional: Omit step #4 and let the plaits dry fully before putting in the knots.  Plaits will stretch the hair w/o applying heat.