If you have curly hair, you have probably done or heard about the bantu knots. These are a kind of mini buns made across the head to help in the texturing of the curls. But this technique turns out to be multifunctional and also serves as a super-cool hairstyle during the waiting time for the curls to set.
What are Bantu Knots?
Learn how to do the texturing that also serves as hairstyle on curly hair, going to sleep with a perfect head of curls and wake up with a nice curly hairstyle. When waking up the next morning, unroll each knot, give the curls a shake, and you are good to go!
Bantu knots were inherited from the Zulu tribes of Africa and have been worn by black women since the last century in order to define the curls and protect their hair. In the 90s, this hairstyle became a fashionable reference in urban fashion and celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Bjork and Mel B, from the Spice Girls group, paraded with their mini buns around. Rihanna also bet on the style in 2014.
Like our Sleep Styler Rollers, bantu knots guarantee super-defined curls without damaging the locks. With bantu knots, you can combine usefulness with beauty. After doing the step by step throughout the hair in order to define your curls, it is in this waiting period that the technique of texturizing turns into a hairstyle.
Make the mini buns the day before and while you are waiting, show the hairstyle at the dinner party or that special night with the loved one. The next day, lose your hair gently so as not to risk breaking the follicles and display defined curls. To give more volume to the style, you can fluffy and tone with a fork comb.
Step by step how to make the Bantu Knots
Wash your hair and with a fine comb, divide all hair into sections. You can make thick or wide curls, everything will depend on the size of the strands. The thick ones will give wide curls and the thin ones, smaller ones.
Begin with the first session, divide the strand in two and braid one part onto the other.
Then wrap the braid in a small bun next to the scalp and fasten with a small elastic or metal pin.
Repeat step 3 on all strands you have split.
The ideal time for curls to form is eight hours or more. However, as the waiting time is so long, you can do it before bed and take it out the next day in the morning.
After the standby period, release each mini roll carefully so as not to break the sensitive follicles and that’s it!
Sleep Styler? What it is?
For those people adept to hairstyle the natural way we also suggest another practice just as simple and effective. We want to introduce Sleep Styler. Much the same as the principle applied with bantu knots, Sleep Styler does all the work for you. Hands free, effortlessly and naturally.
Sleep Styler Rollers are based on the bobs principle, only that they are much more sophisticated, using cutting edge technology in the manufacture of soft foam rollers, covered with moisture absorbing fabric. They are applied over a damp hair and provide nicely defined curls after a period of time. The difference is, they are not a hair style in itself such as the bantu knots.
You can sleep with the soft rollers or you can do other chores around the house. They are supplied with their own straps and do not require metal pins or any other accessory. They are available in two sizes, large and small. You can apply the two sizes together or separate for a unique curling effect.
When applying Sleep Styler Roller we recommend not using dryer on your hair, no chemical and no hot irons. This is the beauty about Sleep Styler. Heatless curls. If you are part of the curly-haired girls team that is abandoning the hair straighteners to take on a more natural approach but does not know what to do, the bantu knot might be the ideal solution.
No matter which way you decide to go, a hairstyle in the natural way is just as close as your ability to spend few minutes before going to bed or during a TV show. Whichever form of styling you choose the results can be stunning. The important thing is the time left to attend to other matters in the morning, even sleeping over an extra hour. Wouldn’t that be nice?