Monday, August 23, 2010

Sister Twists with Bantu Knots On The Side

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Instructions:
  • As always, start with clean, well moisturized, properly detangled hair.
  • I banded A's hair the night before, so the next day it was slightly stretched out.
  • I began sectioning off the hair on the side so I could make the bantu knots. I tied off the left side of her hair to get it out of my way and started making the bantu knots. I tried parting medium sized triangles. To make the bantu knot I just took the small/medium section of hair and twisted the entire section around, as if I were making a finger coil, I then started twisting the hair all around near her scalp. As you twist, you want to twist the section of hair under the bantu knot. So when I finally got to the end of the bantu knot, I twisted that section under the entire bantu knot so it would stay in place. I hope that makes sense.
  • After I was done with the bantu knots, I began on her sister twists (or rope twists). I untied the left section of hair, and parted small/medium squares starting at the nape of her neck. At this point, you probably know how to do the sister twists but for those of you who do not, you simply section off some hair, split it into two sections, then you begin twisting one entire section clockwise, and the other section counter clockwise, you will then start twisting each section around one another while you continue to twist each section clockwise and the other counter clockwise.
  • I twisted the entire left section and she was all done!

Tools Used:
  • Metal rat tail comb
  • Modified Denman D3 Brush
  • Bee Mine Products (specifically Luscious Moisturizer & Curly Butter)
  • Ponytail holder to tie off left section

Total Styling Time: 2 hours

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22 comments:

  1. Great sister twists! That's a cute style.

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  2. Beautiful/Creative and Simple all in one. Great job.

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  3. Cute look. Never would have thought to put them together but it works.

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  4. Thank you so much for adding step by step instructions. I am sure that I speak for everyone when I say that we really appreciate your taking the time to not only share your styling photos, but to show us how to do each style. Thank you!

    ~ Karen

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  5. Adorable! :O) Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I was just thinking about doing the bantu knots myself. This style is really cute

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  7. Cute Like always. Nikki I tried the Ni Hao Kai-lan hair style, and Ray was lol at A's little brother in the background (on Youtube video) I'll post the pics at http://wildlittlerascals.blogspot.com/, thank you for the video too, when she asked me if I could fix her hair like Kai-Lan I was like yeah lets just watch this video really quick. Then at the end she's like "Adios"--Cute

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  8. not a fan of this one Nikki looks like you were unable to finish those sections and just knoted up the remainder.

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  9. Actually, Anonymous ( ;) ) If you read the instructions, then you will see I created the bantu knots first. This was a completely planned style. She loved it, and that's all that really matters. :P

    Thanks ladies!

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  10. i cannot for the life of me figure out how to do sisters twist correctly. HELP ME!!!!

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  11. Very innovative style. I can honestly say I have NEVER seen anyone with this style.. I love! Good job!

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  12. cute style. in that last photo, i think i'm looking at a little you.

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  13. Another fabulous "twist" on braids! Love it!
    -Deb for Ouidad

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  14. Cute change up of another style. Wow! Her hair has grown!

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  15. Nikki,
    Where did you get A's natural beauty shirt?

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  16. Loving the shirt. I saw what Anonymous had to say...forget the negative. Can't please everybody all the time. Will you be showing styling after you take them out? I bet that would be fly.

    Be Well

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  17. Can someone tell me the difference between sister twists and two-strand twists?

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  18. Thanks everyone.

    Loui what part do you need help on? You can email me and let me know if you'd like.

    LaToya sister twists (or rope twists) you are twisting each section clockwise and the other counter clockwise as you continue to twist them around one another, all the way down. There used to be this really great YT video, I think it was by a salon, but it has since been deleted.

    These are what A's regular two strand twists usually look like:

    http://beadsbraidsbeyond.blogspot.com/2010/07/natural-flower-girl-hair-style-two.html

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  19. I'm not really feeling the hairstyle of having them both connected, it looks ok. The little girl is adorable, but I like the twists better.

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  20. adorable! which product did you use on the twists themselves?

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