- Make sure your hair is dry and stretched. Relaxed hair will give you bouncy curls, but a well-detangled twist or braid works just as well.
- Never set the knots on wet or damp hair if you intend on undoing them in the morning. They won’t be dry, leaving you with big frizzy hair.
- Use non-water based products such as shea butter. The point is to boost moisture while setting the knots to ensure complete dryness the following day.
- Smooth the product evenly on the strands, especially on the ends so that they are well moisturised.
- Start twisting sections of hair at least an inch away from the roots. This will prevent excessive tension on the scalp, and not make it painful.
- Wrap the hair underneath to tuck away the ends and secure the bantu knot. If your hair is short, you may need to use a bobby pin to hold the knots in place.
- Wrapping this way reduces tension and makes it pain-free to sleep.
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