Bantu Knot Tutorial for Toddlers with EDEN Kids

by Christina Brown

bantu-knot-tutorial Hey guys! This mompreneur is on the go once again. This time I'm headed to the Mom 2.0 Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona and I am SO excited! I'll be spending tons of time with my travel buddy Trina of Baby Shopaholic who actually put me onto the conference. This will be my very first time in Arizona and my very first time at a mom blogging conference on behalf of BabyBrownSugar - woot! Anyway, I always gets lots of questions from you guys asking about Cadence's hair regimen so I figured I would put together a quick tutorial of one of my favorite styles I do for her. curly-hair-toddler-wet-hair I've already raved to you all about EDEN BodyWorks' newest collection EDEN Kids. I really love it and I actually used their products to put this bantu knot tutorial together.


If you're a working mom like myself (and one who travels often, sometimes without the kids) you might find this tutorial helpful. Bantu knots are a great protective style for the little ones. They're less painful and difficult to install than braids because they're simply twists wrapped around themselves. Check out the super quick 4-step tutorial below: shampoo-curly-hair-kids Step 1. Wash & shampoo hair using a gentle cleanser like EDEN Kids Coco Shea Berry Detangling Shampoo. This stuff is really moisturizing, uses natural ingredients and smells like candy. (Tip: Be careful with shampoo on toddlers and babies. I've gotten this question before and the collection is gentle, but NOT tear-free. I make sure not to get it in Cady's eyes and to rinse well in case it hits her face.) detnagle-hair-eden-kids Step 2. Detangle the hair using a detangler like EDEN Kids Coco Shea Berry Leave-In Detangler. baby-hair-products I couple a detangling product like this with use of a Denman brush OR this Olivia Garden DV-1 Wet Detangler. detangle-curls Make sure you use a tool that is soft on baby's hair. If you don't have one, use your fingers! apply-styler-to-curly-hair Step 3. Section & apply a styler like EDEN Kids Coco Shea Berry Curling Creme. You want something that has both conditioning properties and light hold. This one works really well and doesn't leave Cady's hair super crunchy. twist-natural-hair-kids Step 4. Twist and wrap. Create a two-strand twist by separating the sections into two and twisting from root to tip. Once the twist is complete, grab it at the base and wrap the twist around itself until it stays. bantu-knots-toddler-hair What I love about bantu knots is that they last for a day or two just as bantu knots but after that you can actually release them to reveal a really defined curl look. Great low-maintenance protective style when I go on weekend trips without Cadence.

What are some of your favorite protective styles for your kids? Let me know in the comments section.


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This post is sponsored by EDEN Bodyworks. As always, all opinions expressed above are my own and not those of the company.