Bantu-Knot Out Update. So, I said to heck with gel and changed the technique of how I twist the hair and my bantu's came back.
I used a random product I have left over from whenever....It kinda has the same consistency as conditioner. Used it on dry hair and mixed it with one of my homemade concoctions.
I think a big factor is also the way I twist my hair. Instead of taking two sections of hair and twisting them around each other, like a two-strand twist. I just take a section of hair and twist or twirl it around my index finger really tightly and then knot it, bantu-style.
I was heaven bent on getting it back. I don't quit so easy.