Why are Bantu knots called Bantu knots? I should probably Google this instead of throwing the question out via a blog post, but maybe one of you knows the answer. I know West Indians call them Chiney knots? Did I spell that right? Is that a even a racially appropriate term? I come to you full of questions, yo.
Anyway, I recently realized that my locs were now long enough to tie into knots. Excitement galore! See, I joined a few, so my normal habit of occasionally twisting them and braiding them to hold the twist just wasn't working unless I used rubber bands, which I don't want to do. So being able to twist them and then tie them into a knot is a cause for celebration, it's more efficient, which means I can be more lazy. Awesome, in my book.
So I twisted the locs, tied them into knots, and there we go. I didn't really take pictures of the knot-out because, well, it didn't look great, haha. It was wonky locs sticking in all directions and I ended up just pulling them back as usual. But when my locs are much longer, I think the wonkiness of the curl will look good.