20 Fabulous Ways to Style Bantu Knots

Popular protective styles for afro-textured hair are box braids, twists, weaves, sew-ins and the like. However, lately, more and more women want to show off their hair in fun protective hairstyles that are quick and easy to do. The answer? Find out below!

Bantu Knots

These are cute knots that are not demanding to the length of your natural hair, so you can do pretty well without any extensions. Here are 20 suggestions on how to customize this pretty protective style.

#1: Neat Bantu Updo

A simple and neat updo with tight knots done with love is something that flatters any girl. This ‘do is the perfect natural style to showcase your exemplary baby hair.

#2: Ornamental Bantu

If you think your bantu knots look too simple, add braided or twisted designs in between your knots to get a cool dimensional style. Let your imagination run wild with all the patterns you can create!

#3: Fit for Fitness

Unlike popular protective hairdos – long box braids, weaves, and crochet styles – the knots will not stop you from getting in an amazing work out. They stay right and tight through any sweaty routine.

#4: Goddess of Protection

Incorporating embellishments into any hairdo adds something special – your something special. Cowrie shells are known to represent opulence and affluence amongst other meanings. Plus, they are just cute and resemble the shape of your knots, so this could be a pretty nice idea to personalize your updo.

#5: Nubian Queen

Afro textured hair is truly unique and fascinating. Bantu knot will add a whole new level of mystique to your kinks. Add an eye-catching hair piece or a necklace that rests on your forehead, along the hairline, and is held by your side knots – what a clever and cute solution!

#6: Knotted Half Updo

A compromise when you are late for work? Whatever the reason behind styling your hair this way – go on with your bad self. Unleashing your inner Lioness can only lead to good things. Note that bantu knots look good with circular earrings.

Half Updo With Bantu Knots

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#7: Golden Triangles

One thing people are anxious about when coloring their hair is what it will look like when their natural hair begins to grow and the roots show. For those in that boat – have you seen this beauty? A word of caution, bleaching leads to dry hair. Be very gentle when manipulating colored tresses.

#8: Buttery Blonde Bantu

Bantu knots on natural hair are not the only way to rock the mini buns style. This piece of inspiration is for ladies with silky, relaxed hair. The process works the exact same way as it does on kinkier textured locks, and the look is just as fabulous.

#9: Night Out Style

Twisting and wrapping your curls in knots is a pretty universal styling solution. In this example the knots look edgy (along with the bold make up and piercings), while the same updo can suit a romantic girl in a floral dress.

#10: Braided Bantu Buns

Tired of fluffy curls? Tame them with braiding. Beginning your bantu bun with a braid is another way to get your personal touch on the popular hairstyle. Section out a chunky piece of hair and plait it from root to tips. Take that braid and create your textured knot!

#11: Balls of Fury

If you’re looking to make a protective style that will last much longer than a few days, try bantu knots! Moreover, they can be done with extensions, too. The pleasure in this is you can go crazy by experimenting with various colors!

#12: Locked up Knots

The Bantu buns are truly friendly to every hair texture. Furthermore, they take on a whole new glorious look on textured hair! So, if you, or your BFF have locks – get to knotting.

#13: Bantu Mixer

The range of hairstyles for short natural curls is not so wide. When your hair is not long enough even to make a decent afro puff, go for cute little knots. Add a twist along the hairline for some variety.

#14: Stylish and Classy

Bantu knots on natural hair are a great hairstyle when you are growing your curls. The transitioning hair that is neither short nor long enough can look awkward when undone, while being knotted, it make a classy hairstyle.

#15: Blue Bantu

The Bantu look typically gives off an exotic air – not punk, or edgy. Copy this look by adding colored hair extensions and creating the knot as usual. A pop of color instantly adds plus 100 style points to the updo.

#16: Curly Crown

Bantu knots can also be a part of a complex hairstyle and its adornment. These flat twists with a curly bun make a gorgeous style, but the knots which resemble rosebuds, are definitely the cherry on the cake.

#17: Natural Goddess

Your bantu knot out will last for days. When you notice the definition is weakening, don’t despair – now is the perfect time to create the afro of your dreams.

#18: Salt and Pepper Knot Out

Unlike the twist out, the knot out of a bantu twist has tips curled to perfection. For longer curls, part your hair off centre and enjoy a perfect voluminous style that boasts both a perfect shape and texture.

#19: Fluffy Roots and Defined Ends

The short natural hairstyle with defined ends looks neat and chic. Natural roots and tightly curled tips offer a classy ‘do with two textures. For such a short length, it’s definitely success.

#20: Pretty Black and Red Curls

Do you know how to do bantu knots on transitioning hair? It’s the exact same way as on natural hair, just be extra sensitive to the fact that treated tresses are weaker and prone to breakage. With that in mind, be gentle when wrapping and unraveling the twist.

Well, whether you resort to bantu knots only to achieve cute heatless curls or use them as 2-in-1 hairstyle, they are really beautiful, practical and undemanding. With these styles, we hope you give the bantu twist knots new life.