Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 1.6K If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share!Popularly known in America as Bantu Knots, popularly known in UK as China Bumps. However, contrary to what foreigners would believe and have previously read, it is not referred to as Bantu Knots in Africa. Infact across our continent the hair style which is so common in all countries hasn’t got a particular general name. Ie. in Nigeria one will simply ask for Puff Puff, in Ghana some locals know it as Ntokuntoku or generally one will refer to it as tying up their hair, either in their local or english dialect, and various other countries use their own terminology. Bantu Knots is hardly even used by the Bantu speaking people as the word knots would obviously not be a part of their dialect. However, the the sake of debate and with the globalization of the world, it seems Bantu knots is most likely the general term to now address this hairstyle. The truth is to get the history of ‘Bantu Knots’ would be like trying to discover the first time man shook hands. It is the far one of the most common hairstyles amongst our African women prior to weaves and permed hair. It was a way of preventing our hair from tangling by combing it out and tying it up. In fact what is called Bantu Knots was actually part of a wider family of hairstyles being tied to prevent tangling, which came in various styles which let to various artistic designs as seen below. More Articles You Would Love PICS: Miley Cyrus Goes African In Fashion By Thebe Magugu! So Why Can’t You? #fGTOPPERS: Here Are The Top 10 Astounding Looks Rocked By Ghanaian Celebrities Since Valentine’s Day! The hairstyle is not easily worn with non Afro hair as it doesn’t stand as firm, however there are threading ways around this. American designer Marc Jacobs models also rocked the runway with this hairstyle at his SS15 fashion show last year which made headlines with a few shoots to follow afterwards. For those who are not aware, the style was not created by Marc Jacobs. Despite the hair style being very simple to apply and the fact that it has been around, it seems to be heavily picked up amongst their natural hair movement across black women around the world and has recently been spotted in various selfies and instagram images. See some pictures below. Main Picture Source: Rihanna for iD Magazine Hair & Beauty Remember to Shop Your Print Look from Our Online Boutique at https://www.fashionghana.com/shop Hot Add to cart Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist African Print Two-Piece BikiniRated 4.67 out of 5 $50.00 Hot Add to cart Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Mud Cloth Trench Coat In Midi LengthRated 5.00 out of 5 $160.00 Hot Add to cart Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Dashiki / Angelina Print Crop Top & Shorts OutfitRated 4.00 out of 5 $75.00 Hot Add to cart Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Silk African Print Racer Cut Kaftan DressRated 5.00 out of 5 $80.00 Hot Add to cart Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Mud Cloth Caped Shoulder JacketRated 5.00 out of 5 $200.00 Hot Select options Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Outfit With Kente Stripe To The MiddleRated 3.00 out of 5 $90.00 Hot Select options Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Angelina Print / Dashiki Bomber Jacket $160.00 -33%Hot Select options Quick ViewAdd to Wishlist Multi-Tiered Ruffled Kente Sleeves Pencil Dress $120.00 $80.00 See More Here https://www.fashionghana.com/shop african fahsionafrican hairafrican hair stylesbantu knotsbeautyfashionhairhair stylesstylestrends Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail Nana Tamakloe Founder of FashionGHANA.com and Accra Fashion Week. I'm grateful you visited, I hope you share, subscribe and share your comments or opinions below. More For You The International BRICS+ Fashion Summit Is Here & Kicks Off In Moscow November... Another Black Model Maleesa Mooney Found Murdered Shortly After Nichole Coats Rogue Wave Is Set To Unveil Angolan Elegance & Style In Ghana At... Promising Fashion Student Mary Agona’s Nature-Inspired Collection Shook Up The Riohs Runway! See The Full List Of Accra Fashion Week 2023 Designers Celebrating Culture From... Africa’s Is Set To Take Over The Sportswear Industry: Kudos to Fashion Pioneer... VIDEO: 400 Stunning Models Cast For Accra Fashion Weeks 10th Edition; See Them... #OOTD: Barbados Fashion Brand Arisar Serves Us Macrame Cravings For Our Resort Fantasies “I’m Done Being Memed For Being In An Interracial Relationship” Bill Gates Daughter... #OOTD: Sika Osei Scoops The Outfit Of The Day In This Regal Stylish... Leave a Comment Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.