For the past couple of weeks, I've been twisting my hair and then creating bantu knots with them. I wanted to tuck my damaged ends away, and thought this was a good way to keep them curled and tucked under. I was inspired by Yolanda Renee's youtube video.
I first did this on a 2 day old twistout. I added some moisturizer, and a little gel on my ends. I didn't like it the first time I did it. My ends seemed too frizzy and dry!
The next time I did it after I gave myself a little trim and deep conditioned with heat. Right after I deep conditioned, I just did twists. The next day, I twisted only a few sections of my hair and put them into bantu knots. I loved how those areas came out, so I tried with my whole head. I did about 12 twists/knots using Cantu Shea Butter Curling Cream and gel on my ends. I really liked it! My hair was moist, curly and full:
I like that it just looks like a head full of curls. When I do a simple twistout, I feel like some my ends are straight and my hair doesn't have much shape. I try to make the sides a little smaller and tighter so that the top and front look longer than they are. This style also keeps the frizz away! I re-twist/knot ever night and I feel like it gets better every day. I definitely like it better on dry hair. I'm still not sure how to do it right after I wash- maybe let it airdry first? Or stretch it a little with a blow dryer?