Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series on The Bantu Knot hairstyles. This post showcases two music videos that include females wearing the "Bantu Knot" hairstyle and also showcases five tutorial videos of "Bantu Knot and/or "Bantu Knot Out" hairstyles.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-bantu-knots-hairstyle-throughout.html for Part I of this post. Part I presents information and comments about and videos of the traditional and contemporary female hairstyle that is now generally known in the United States as "Bantu Knots".
The content of this post is presented for cultural, informational, and aesthetic purposes.
DISCLAIMER: I'm not an expert on hair care or hair styling. The information contained in this post or these videos may not be recommended by reputable hair care managers or hair care stylists.
Thanks to all those who are featured in the videos in this posts. Thanks also to publishers of these videos on YouTube.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks also to those who are quoted in this post.
INFORMATION ABOUT "BANTU KNOTS" AND OTHER NAMES FOR THAT HAIR STYLE
"Bantu knots also known as Zulu knots are created when the hair is sectioned off and twisted into knots. The shapes of the sections depend on how the hair is parted, and can easily be made into diamond, triangle or square shapes, but the possibilities are endless. This hairstyle can be worn on any hair type and any hair length, although it is popular amongst people of African descent.”
DEFINITION FOR "BANTU KNOT OUT"
"Bantu Knot Out" is a term for the routine by which "Bantu Knots" are created in a person's (usually a female's) hair (usually at night before bedtime) and then taken out the next morning or subsequent days later, resulting in naturally curly hair. That hair is then styled and worn outside of the home.
DEATURED MUSIC VIDEOS
These videos are presented in chronological order with the oldest dated videos given first.
Example #1: 2Face - African Queen [Official Video]
Official2Face, Uploaded on Jun 13, 2011
Official2Face Video of award winning track from the album, "Face 2 Face". Song written and composed by Innocent Idibia. Produced by OJB Jezreel & Innocent Idibia. This song is a celebration of the endowment of the African woman .
One of the women in that video wears “Bantu Knots” throughout the video including 1:02; 1:19 [woman on the right]; 1:27 [woman on the left], 2:29 [with long straws in the knots].
Example #2: EMMY KOSGEI - Taunet Nelel
Kegnaste, Apr 23, 2011
Women wearing "Bantu Knots" hairstyles are found throughout this Kenyan Gospel video, including at 2:25.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2014/04/emmy-kosgei-taunet-nelel-kenyan-gospel.html for a blog post about this song.
FEATURED HAIR CARE TUTORIAL VIDEOS
These videos are presented in chronological order with the oldest dated videos given first. There are many tutorial videos of Bantu Knots online. My selection of these videos does not mean that I consider them to be better than other videos on this topic.
The comment sections of many of these videos provide information about the "Bantu Knot"/"Bantu Knot" hairstyles.
Example #1: Bantu Knot Out - What a Pleasant Surprise!
Nasim HassanUploaded on Jun 18, 2010
The video publisher is a Somali female. A few comments from this video's discussion thread are quoted in Part I of this post.
Example #2: TRANSITIONAL STYLE SET COMPLETED FULL HEAD OF BANTU KNOTS
ARLETTE PENDER, Uploaded on Feb 8, 2011
IN THIS VIDEO IS THE BANTU KNOT SET COMPLETED AND DONE NEATLY SO IF YOU OR YOUR CLIENT WANTS TO WEAR IT AS A 2-N-1 OPTION THIS CAN BE DONE...REMEMBER!!! TO ACHIEVE THIS STYLE OPTION THE HAIR MUST!!! BE COMPLETELY DRIED!!!
Example #3: I LOVE Bantu KNOTS!!!! ( 3 Styles)
MissCinnamonCake, Uploaded on Sep 4, 2011
Here is a tutorial of how I do my bantu knots and bantu knot outs. I love this style because its cute and it is a good protective style. Enjoy!!...
Example #4: Fluffy afro - Bantu knot out on Short Natural hair
Queen teshna Published on Mar 19, 2013
Example #5: BANTU KNOT-OUT ON SHORT THICK HAIR
liquidgoldeyes Published on Dec 16, 2013
The Bantu Knot-out is a fun flirty style for African descendants hair, though workable on other hair types. After being 13 months natural, I decided to give this style a try. I really liked it. Being in a country where blacks are rare, I was forced to be creative with my hair regimen. So far, so great...
In response to a commenter's question, this video publisher indicated that she lives in Azerbaijan.
This concludes Part II of this post.
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