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Embellished Bantu knots

07 March 2018
Embellished Bantu knots
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Five ways to beautify your Bantu knots

If your social calendar is always jam-packed, you'll need a few different hairstyles to make an impression. One foolproof way to do this is by bringing a bling update to a timeless hairstyle. Say hello to embellished Zulu knots.

Oh, she’s a gold digger!

Turn a classic Bantu knot into a glamorous hairdo that’s sure to turn heads with gold braiding beads. Easy to do, and you’ll quite literally look like a million bucks! Once you’ve twisted and knotted your whole head, simply attach a few gold braiding beads to some of your Bantu knots, and before you know it, you’re ready to hit the streets in style.

Flower power

Upgrade your Bantu knots for your next event by adding a few flowers into the mix. Once your knots are done and perfected, use a few bobby pins to add the flowers where you see fit. The beauty of this style is that the accessories can easily be removed without messing up your ’do.

A colourful you

Adding a pop of colour to your already killer Bantu knots is a great way to glam up your hair, while keeping your traditional ’do. Gently wrap a selection of colourful elastic bands around the knots to achieve this fresh new look. Besides looking fab, they’ll keep your knots secured for longer too.

But first, a shell-fie

Cowrie shells are said to represent opulence and affluence around the world. And here we thought they were just a great hair accessory! These shells are a great way of personalising your up-do, and an even better way of securing your Bantu knot. Look for them in the form of an elastic band that you’ll simply need to place around the knot for a unique new look.

Feel like a princess!

Forehead crowns are another way to bring your Bantu knots to life. Gracefully adorning your head, this accessory gives you the African princess glow you’ve been looking for. Simply place over your head and drape over your knots until it’s sitting in the right place. A great Bantu knot embellishment, and even better outfit accessory!

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