Bantu knots hairstyles for black women


Bantu knots hairstyles for black women 

What is Bantu Knots?

Bantu Knots is a traditional hairstyle of the Bantu people. It consists of sharing the hair in small portions, then twisting and winding the hair on themselves to obtain small knots. That is to say, it is tresses wound on themselves.
This technique works on frizzy or smooth textured hair, regardless of the length of that hair.

  • It makes it possible to obtain nice natural curls (Ref. Bantu Knot Out), without using heated objects.
  • It can be done with our natural hair or on braid additions.
  • It can be made on short or long hair.
  • It can be done with or without the gel.
  • But the disadvantage, the loops only last 2 to 3 days maximum.
  Different appellations
 Bantu Knots  Best known appellation
 Zulu Knots
 Matôbô  Cameroon
Ti-choux,  kaka cabris  The Antilles

 Origin & Inspiration
The origins of the Bantu Knot hairstyle come from the Bantu people. Bantu women wore this type of hairstyle for various occasions in everyday life or during traditional ceremonies.
 Bantu Knots Tutorial
Crédit photo : The
Bantu Knots Tutoriel


Many personalities, celebrities or mannequins wear it with pride and elegance the Bantu Knot hairstyle. We can cite :

  • Rihanna
  • Jada Pinkett Smith (Matrix)
  • Beverly Naya (The actress of Nollywood)
  • Da Brat
  • Missy Elliott
  • Diana King
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Gwen Stephani
  • Rita Ora

This hairstyle has become commonplace and has become trendy. No matter what color, black or white, the Bantu Knots hairstyle, of the Bantu people has conquered millions of hearts. I imagine the smile of the Bantu ancestors, if they knew that this magnificent hairstyle has gone through time.
Bantu Knots in pictures




Actress-Beverly-Naya-Nollywood-Bantu Knot

Beverly Naya – Actrice de Nollywood – Crédit photo




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