Do Bantu Knots Make Your Hair Grow

Bantu knots are popular as they can be done on short hair, much to the favour of the majority. But more important than the length factor is how the style stimulates your hair growth. Bantu knots have fewer post-styling complications than other braided styles.

Do Bantu knots stretch natural hair

Bantu knots are a breakthrough

Bantu knots saw their inception in the hands of Africans a century ago. The Zulu tribe from the South African region to be more specific. This hairstyle also suits the afro natural type of hair. 

The hair is thick in the abovementioned origin, and the strands curl up when they grow, thereby portraying them as short despite having the length. The rate of growth of this type of hair is usually half an inch on average.

Other braided hairstyles cause immense damage to the hair, and thereby degrade the growth process. Bantu knots are a breakthrough to this problem. The end of the hair strands is tucked in, keeping them away from external vulnerabilities that could hamper growth. 

Hair growing tips: Long and healthy black hair with Bantu knots

promote the growth of your hair

To promote the growth of your hair under Bantu knots, you should start using a sulfate-free shampoo and a mild conditioner. Doing so will keep your scalp clean and also not dissolve the natural oils of your skin.

The frequency of shampooing can vary, but condition your hair at least once a week. And every time you do, let that sit on your hair for at least half an hour. And try to massage your scalp every night before sleep with some warm oil. 

Try to apply avocado or argan oil as they are rich in vitamin E. Vitamin E plays a charismatic role in strengthening the root of your hair neutralizing risks of hair loss. Other than these interventions, you can take general measures like hydrating yourself, etc.

What do Bantu knots do to your hair?

bantu knots retain the moisture

Bantu knots are a stylish escape to the 4C type hair owners. You can give your hair a break without compromising on style. 

To be categorical about what exactly Bantu knots would do, well they will help you retain the moisture of your locks. The moisture retention will prevent hair fall and breakage by reducing the rough contact and stretch between them.

Bantu knots are said to have the perfect balance between protectiveness and minimalistic force on your scalp. This style does not call for the aggressive application of styling products and heat on your head. 

Having trouble with your Bantu knots?

use setting lotion for your bantu knots

Africans suffer from dry hair a lot more than others. To smoothly carry your Bantu knots you can apply the “The perfect hair’s grow on the go oil spray” on your hair. It is not heavy on chemicals at all and won’t have side effects on your hair. 

Or if you want a more long-term treatment, then take supplements to increase the nutrients like Hair Hero. It addresses most of your hair problems and reduces the hassle of applying different things for different problems.  

Or, you can use any other setting lotion, or product that suits you the best, depending on your personal choice and experience. 

Why are Bantu knots frizzy and how can you prevent it?

As mentioned earlier, curly Afro natural hair tends to dry up faster. But to ensure it doesn’t get the better of you, you need to be cautious from the very beginning. You should take up the style only when you feel your hair has the necessary level of moisture. 

prevent hair breakage and frizz during sleep

Do the styling on clean hair, otherwise, the dirt will stay in and cause frizz. Do not allow the style to overstay on your head. And while doing the knots, make sure you do smaller sections. The smaller the sections, the lesser the frizz will be. 

Despite taking all the precautions, if you still undergo the problem, resort to products like edge control hair products, there are quite a few organic options available. Also, the Drip by Juices and Botanics can be your best friend, it can instantly soften your hair texture after styling.  

And to prevent hair breakage and frizz during sleep, you can use silky or stained fabricated pillow covers, head covers etc.   


Should Bantu knots be tight?

Bantu knots should be tight, otherwise, the style may not meet its purpose of protecting the hair strands and may also frizz out

How long do Bantu knots last for?

Bantu knots last for five to seven days. Going over this limit can have adverse effects on your hair and scalp.


Bantu knots are great and you should definitely not shy away from them. Wear it with confidence and flaunt your aura. Just be easy on your hair, it needs care and attention. The better you take care of your hair, the better your Bantu knots will be.

By Cindy Mahlangu

Hey there! I'm Cindy Mahlangu, a pro hairstylist with a serious passion for natural hair care. My mission? To inspire and educate others on the beauty and benefits of protective hairstyles. Through my creative writing, aim to empower individuals to embrace their unique hair texture and confidently care for their locks. So, whether you're rocking locs, braids, or twists, join me on this hair journey and let's achieve healthy, fabulous tresses together!

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