Bantu Knots/Zulu Knots, African American Hairdos, Day 3

I don't know if I'm sold on the look of this one, but the princess loved it!! We did this on Saturday morning and took them out before she went to bed. She ended up with beautiful curls for church on Sunday.
So anyway, these are really easy to do if you want to give it a try. Just section off some hair and start twisting...... When you get the piece twisted, start wrapping it around itself. When you get to the end, wrap an elastic around the whole thing to keep it in place. If you're working with African American hair, you may not even need an elastic. Just tuck the ends in on the bottom layer and it should stay all by itself! (At least that's what I've heard.)I'm thinking this would probably work a little better with shorter hair. These knots just seem huge to me, LOL. I've actually seen some babies wearing these type of knots and they look adorable!

As you can see, I TRIED to make a fancy design with the parts. Yikes! It's harder than it looks to make a design on someones head.


I took pictures of the curls when we took these out but I can't find them! I'm guessing they got deleted the the last time I cleaned out my folder. Dang it! They turned out really cute too.
Well, if you have a spunky little girl who wants to get noticed, this would be a good style for that. Otherwise, if you're staying home and looking for another way to curl hair without using heat, this works really well. (For all types of hair.)
Be sure to check back tomorrow for day 4! It's my favorite of the AA styles we have tried.
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7 comments:

  1. Im with the princess on this one, I love it! My youngest is here with me and she wants it done right now. Thank you, I cant wait for tomorrows hairstyle.

    Shaniquia

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  2. Thats cool, I like how you did the parts. This is the only way my daughter hair stays curled is if I do those otherwise the curls fall really fast. I need to try some of the curl stuff on her.

    Brianna
    www.girlscurls.blogspot.com

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  3. I just tried these today on my 2 year old mixed daughter. It took me close to an hour (probably because of my inexperience, I did a design with her parts, and she's only 2...so she doesn't sit still all that much!)

    It turned out really well (I'll send pictures). But this style only lasted about an hour on her before it started falling out when she was playing and laying on it...I don't think I'll do this again until she's older and doesn't need a nap.

    Can I make a request for some nap proof AA styles? The 2 I've tried did NOT make it through naps...which made me sad because I spent so much time doing them. Maybe it's because of her age? Should I not be trying all these elaborate styles on a 2 year old?

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  4. Stacy, I'll see what I can do about coming up with some nap proof styles. The french braids seem to last really well for us overnight. Honestly though, I didn't do much with my daughter's hair until she got a little older because she wouldn't sit still for long and her hair wasn't long or thick enough to do much with. I do have one style scheduled to post that's fairly simple and quick that may work for you though. I think I have it scheduled for Monday, so check back:)

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  5. Can you please do a video on this style.
    I know you have pics but I need a video.
    (Don't have lots of experience with hair.)
    Thanks

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  6. HEY! THIS IS AMAZING! HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THIS? MY DAUGHTER ABSOLUTELY LOVES THIS STYLE AND ASKS FOR IT EVERYDAY! SHE CALLS IT HER "SWIRLIES", SHE IS 2 AND IT WORKS GREAT ON HER, BECAUSE SHE IS PATIENT AND HER HAIR IS THICK AND LONG!! TAHNK YOU!

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  7. Looks so cool, I am totally asking my mom to do this on my hair, its long,thick, and blonde, so I think it will look super awesome.

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