Why Are My Bantu Knots Frizzy

One of the most common questions asked by women regarding Bantu knots is why are my Bantu Knots frizzy

Some common mistakes beginners usually make when creating Bantu Knots leave the hair frizzy and dry. For example, not letting their hair dry completely, making their mini buns too tight, not using the right hair care products, and so on.

But do you know that you can protect your Bantu Knots from frizziness by maintaining some easy tips? Read on to learn how to keep your Bantu Knots from frizziness and whether this hairstyle makes your hair curly.

Why Are My Bantu Knots Frizzy?

Why Are My Bantu Knots Frizzy

Bantu Knots are a frizz-free curl pattern type hairstyle. Hair shrinkage and frizziness are common issues for girls. Summer humidity especially makes hair more shrunken and puffy.

However, the presence of frizziness may vary depending on your hair texture. For example, if you have coiled or super curly hair, frizziness is an inevitable part of your hair.

Again, unlike transitional hair, the possibility of frizziness after wearing Bantu Knots is pretty rare for straight hair.

Here are some common mistakes that make your hair frizzy with Bantu Knots:

common mistakes
  • When you make large hair sections, your curl pattern gets longer through manipulation. And it’s challenging to control frizziness on long twists. 
  • If you use a blow dryer to dry your Bantu Knots, it can cause frizz. This will become even more noticeable when you take off your Bantu Knots.
  • You should keep your Bantu Knots for a week. Keeping them for more than a week will increase the possibility of hair tangle and frizziness. 
  • Not following proper installation methods and not using the right hair care products after getting Bantu Knots leads to hair frizziness.

How Do You Keep Bantu Knots From Frizzing? 

Keep Bantu Knots From Frizzing

Here are some effective ways to keep your Bantu Knots away from frizzing:

  • If you’re making long Bantu Knots, you must not twist wet hair as it can lead to frizz easily. In case you don’t have enough time to dry your hair completely, you can use edge-control gels to avoid frizziness.
  • Apply nourishing hair oil before twisting. You can also apply Juices & Botanics Juicy Curl Cream for soft hair and lock moisture in them.
  • Curl-defining mousses are an excellent solution for extra anti-frizz protection. In addition, it’ll add volume and moisture to your natural hair and make them look more polished and bold.
  • Avoid using shampoo with sulfate. Sulfate indeed helps to remove dirt and oil from your hair, but it can also strip away too much moisture and leaves your hair dry and frizzy.
  • Use leave-in conditioners to prevent your hair from drying, frizziness, and tame flyaway.
  • Make small sections on your head to create Bantu Knots. Remember, the more knots you make, the less likely your hair will get frizzy.
  • Always allow your hair to air dry since it won’t make your hair frizzy like blow dryers.
  • Wear a silk scarf before bed to prevent hair friction with the pillow cover.
  • Before you take your Bantu Knots off, apply a few drops of anti-humidity serum on your hands and fingertips to lightly lubricate. It’ll prevent friction between your hand and hair.
  • Be gentle while removing the knots and dealing with the curls.

Do Bantu Knots Curl Your Hair?

Bantu Knots Curl Your Hair

Bantu Knot is a great way to add heatless curls to your hair. Wearing Bantu Knots overnight can create defined curls if you have coiled or kinky hair. However, the same goes for women with straight hair to make hair curly with Bantu Knots. This method is familiar as the Bantu Knot Out.


You now know the answer to your question why are my Bantu Knots frizzy. Fortunately, it’s easy to keep your Bantu Knots from getting frizzy by following some of the simple steps mentioned above. However, the care and maintenance of your hair is the key to healthy and beautiful Bantu Knots.

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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