THE BANTU KNOTS
The Bantu Knots
The hairstyle of the moment
Also called "kaka kabrit" in Guadeloupe or "kaka sheep" in Martinique, Bantu knots are a trend today. However, this hairstyle is much more than that, it has its roots in the Bantu people.
Bantu women wore this hairstyle on a daily basis and at traditional ceremonies.
From the word “bantu” referring to the peoples located in sub-Saharan Africa and from the anglicism “knot” meaning knots, bantu knots are braids rolled up on themselves in order to form cabbages. There is also another method which consists of twisting the wick and then rolling it up.
The advantages of bantu knots?
• protected ends, because it is a protective hairstyle that does not expose your ends.
• defined curls after undoing your bantu knots.
Indeed, you will get defined and hydrated curls for 2 or 3 days.
How to make this hairstyle?
1. Separate your hair into several sections.
2. It is important to moisturize your hair before styling, and to seal in the moisture with a butter, for example, and for better hold, such as: Obia Naturals Twist Whip Butter or Camille Rose's Almond Jai Twisting Butter
3. Twist the wick while rolling it on itself so as to form a cabbage. You can also braid or make a vanilla with your wick and then roll it up.
Today, this hairstyle has become popular and stars like Rihanna or Yara Shahidi adopt this sumptuous hairstyle on the covers of magazines or on the red carpets.
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