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Knot Common! How To: Bantu Knots

Lya Navarra

Author Lya Navarra


    Trendsetter Kelly Osbourne flaunted her new engagement ring on “The Talk,” but any right-minded hair junkie wasn'’t looking at the ring – those Bantu Knots stole the show! Bantu Knots can be done on any type of hair as a style or a set – the coarser the texture and the smaller the section, the tighter the curl.

    • Section hair into manageable sections around the entire head.
    • Apply a leave-in treatment like Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine to damp hair to make it more pliable and add control.
    • Use fingers or a Sam Villa Signature Series Styling Brush to smooth the section.
    • Apply Redken Real Control Crema Care Daily Nourishing Styling Treatment from roots to ends to help hold knots.
    • Roll/twist each section tightly and let it wind around itself to create a tight coiled bun/knot and tuck the ends up into the bun – coarser hair will tuck under easier, you can also use a pin to secure.

    If you desire more control, finish with Redken control addict 28 for a touchable hold.

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