Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Single Strand Knots

If you're natural, I'm sure you have experienced a single strand knot. A single strand knot can be very irritating to the point where you have no choice but to cut it out.  The knotting can be harmless or harmful, depending on the situation. On my journey, the knots caused my hair to split and break off. It felt like I was cutting the area where the knot was every other day. I finally found a way to keep them at bay and hopefully these solutions can help you minimize the amount of knotting to your hair.  



Solutions:

Detangle the hair- It's so important to apply  a conditioner to the hair. I section the hair  into 4 to 6 sections and start with the back. I like to apply the leave in to the hair and  finger comb. I go through each section checking for knots.

 Keep hair stretched- This is great for minimizing single strand knots, so twisting  and protective styles should be your staple. A Shrunken head of hair is a breeding ground for single strand knots.

Don't sleep with loose hair - Okay, I am guilty of sleeping with loose hair, but sometimes I don't have the time to twist hair. When it's time to detangle, I definitely pay for it with pesky knots. :(

Hands off- We all love to touch our hair, but this will do more damage. Single strand knots are in the making when twirling the hair. 

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