Are you familiar with single strand knots? These are the tiny little knots or beads you might find near the ends of your hair. Sometimes called fairy knots because they’re so small, only a fairy could have tied them!
2. Seal ends with an oil or butter.This will tame the curliness of your ends, and keep your ends smooth and slippery, making them less likely to get caught in knots.
3. Stretch your ends using rollers or your preferred stretching method to prevent your ends from coiling into knots.
4. Protect hair in buns, braids, or twists that will hold your ends in place and keep them from getting tied up in knots.
5. You can catch knots before they tighten by detangling your hair more often. Detangle thoroughly but gently, with a wide tooth comb (other combs can tighten existing knots and make them harder to detangle.)
6. Braid or twist your hair up before bed, and avoid leaving your hair loose while you’re sleeping. Friction with your pillowcase and other hairs often leads to single strand knots.
7. Humidity and heat open the hair cuticle, making it more rough and prone to snagging. Wind also causes your hair strands to move around more freely, encouraging knots as well. Protect your hair in these conditions using scarves, hats, or protective styles.
8. Healthy hair is softer, more moisturized, less prone to tangles, and less prone to single strand knots! Keep your natural hair in its healthiest state by deep conditioning your hair regularly.