I have previously posted a bantu knot out tutorial which included tips for getting consistent curls, but that tutorial really only applied to hair that is arm pit length or longer. When you have shorter hair, doing only six knots won’t give you curls or waves, instead you will probably end up with wonky looking pieces of hair because your hair isn’t long enough to wrap around so few knots. Not to worry, first of all, it will grow and you will be able to do those looser wave styles soon enough. Secondly, doing more knots will give you a head full of coily curls; So here is my bantu knot out tutorial for shorter hair specifically (Hey Robyn! The reader who inspired this post!)
To complete this style, I started with hair that had been airdried, moisturized and sealed. I used Jane Carter Wrap & Roll foam setting lotion for hold and shine – I really love the fact that this product does not dry my hair out and it feels soft and moisturized after using it, definitely a favorite.
Wrapped my hair overnight and took down the knots in the morning without adding any additional product. I liked the shorter look so before I left home I noticed the back had started to fall so I pinned it up into a faux bob type look which I loved! Check out the tutorial below.
All of the photos in this post were taken at the end of the day…when I first finished separating and fluffing, I couldn’t find my regular camera and instead instagrammed the finished results (@EbonyCPrincess). I’m trying to do better with not leaving those of you who do not have instagram out with the lack of photos! But as you can see at the end of the day the curls were still largely in tact with a few random straight pieces here and there that weren’t wrapped too tightly evidently.