Users' questions

Why does my 4C hair keep knotting?

Why does my 4C hair keep knotting?

Knots and tangles occur when individual strands coil around each other. Type 4 hair is generally more prone to tangles because of the tight coils and curls. If left unattended knots and tangles may lead to excessive hair breakage. This is why detangling 4C hair is an important procedure in the hair care routine.

How long do Bantu knots last?

two weeks
Your Bantu knots can last you up to two weeks, and when you’re ready to take them out, some can also enjoy a curled style called a knot-out, which is similar to a twist-out.

Are Bantu knots bad for your hair?

Bantu knots are considered a protective style and are therefore not bad for your hair. That said, some care should be taken when twisting the hair, as twisting too tightly could result in damage. It is also essential to start with well-moisturized hair.

Where did the Bantu knot hairstyle come from?

The Zulu people of southern Africa originated Bantu knots, a hairstyle where the hair is sectioned off, twisted, and wrapped in a such a way that the hair stacks upon itself to form a spiraled knot. I like to start with cleansed and deep-conditioned hair for a well-nourished foundation.

How to properly detangle 4C hair without breaking it?

To properly detangle 4C hair you need to start with moisturized hair, then section the hair and apply a product that will give you slip to make detangling easier. Proceed to finger detangle followed by gently using a detangling brush to achieve best results.

Why do bantu knots take so long to dry?

And with bantu knots generally needing more time to dry because it’s harder for air to pass through them, waiting for them to fully dry was the one step I shouldn’t have skipped. Fortunately, however, after separating the curls, the back section blended into the more curly front section.

Why does my natural 4C hair shrink so much?

Depending on the hair type and hair porosity, curly hair can shrink up to 90% which has always been a nightmare for my girls who have not embraced shrinkage. Among the different hair types, 4C natural hair is the most tightly coiled.