Bantu mistake. WTF?

Ok so I thought I would try doing bantu knots to get nicely defined curls without using a diffuser. This is what my hair usually looks like when I use a diffuser:


And this is what it looked like when I took out the bantu knots.



Frizzy, messy, and far less curly than usual. What on earth did I do wrong?
Fine, very porous 3a
Boycotting all brands owned by L'oreal

How did you do them? Wet or dry? What did you use when you did them? Gel? Styling cream? Walk us through the process.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
How did you do them? Wet or dry? What did you use when you did them? Gel? Styling cream? Walk us through the process.
Originally Posted by tinah
I did them in 2nd day hair, I had product in from the day before so I just wet my hair in the shower (no washing). Sectioned them off into about 8 knots, twisted each section up and secured with a hair elastic. I waited for them to try, took them out and had a big frizzy mess Maybe I twisted them wrong???
Fine, very porous 3a
Boycotting all brands owned by L'oreal

Not an expert at all here but my first thought is that you disrupted your curl pattern with the bantu knots. You temporarily busted up your lovely spirals
2B low porosity low elasticity fine texture
I'm not CG - tried it and failed for two years. My scalp hates it.
Maybe someone else will chime in but I think you're supposed to put something in your hair for hold when you do it. Either a styling cream or gel or both.
CG - 3/27/09
3b - dry - medium texture/medium porosity!
Co wash/rinseout/leave in: currently auditioning products
Styling: lube and BRHG
Hm, I normally use a leave-in when I do bantu knots so the curls come out more defined. I do a lot of knots, about 18-30. It is time consuming but if you have short hair you will need more knots to give the hair a chance to curl, but with long hair you can do less because the hair spirals around itself a lot of times. Did you use two-strand twists or just twist the sections by themselves? xo
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Alannah - I just twisted single sections, should I be doing two? I might try doing more next time.
Fine, very porous 3a
Boycotting all brands owned by L'oreal

I tried both ways and I prefer the two strand twists into bantu knots. They give more definition and curl I've seen it done with one strand but that's just my preference
xo
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