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sakiohma 04-06-2013 01:04 PM

Does anyone else keep getting large knots in their hair?
 
After taking my box braids down a while ago, I've noticed ever since then, I continue to get large tangled knots in my hair. They were so bad, I had to cut them out the first time thinking that would be the last I would see of them, but now I've noticed that they still keep popping up. They form around my ends and it feels like a large clumped together knot of hair. I can't keep cutting my ends or pretty soon I won't have any hair to cut TT____TT I think it has something to do with me not detangling properly.

Does anyone else get knots in their hair? How do you deal with it?

claudine19 04-06-2013 01:28 PM

I get big bad knots at the nape when I wear scarves (i.e., all winter long). The only things that work for me are either applying oil before trying to detangle, or soaking the area with conditioner before I shampoo.

I also hate the feeling of a comb getting stuck in a tangle. It pulls, it hurts, and it makes me very cranky.

My hair type is 2.

Hope that helps you.

BeckaMeadow 04-07-2013 01:32 AM

I tend to get knots underneath my hair and at the very top back layers. When if find i have a lot i apply a little oil to the curls that are knotted, lightly rub it in, and then lightly pull the curl apart to release the knots. the oil helps the knot the slide out and reduces friction to help keep it from breaking. try to brush your hair the least amount possible and stick to finger combing. keeping your hair moisturized, trimming out excessively dry and clearly damaged ends, and reducing damaging heat tools, hair colours, and hair brushes will help keep knots to a minimum.

7OH4_QC 05-12-2013 09:12 PM

Tangles at the ends could signify split ends, since taking your hair down have you had your hair trimmed (properly, outside of cutting isolated knots). I works also try a good DC and protein treatment.

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sakiohma 05-17-2013 10:11 AM

Thank you, ladies. Maybe they are damaged. I don't see any split ends though. Oil doesn't help. When I say these knots are large, I mean they are LARGE almost dreaded clumps of hair.

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Ms.Norree 07-13-2013 01:23 AM

Conditioning Braids
 
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Originally Posted by sakiohma (Post 2151282)
After taking my box braids down a while ago, I've noticed ever since then, I continue to get large tangled knots in my hair. They were so bad, I had to cut them out the first time thinking that would be the last I would see of them, but now I've noticed that they still keep popping up. They form around my ends and it feels like a large clumped together knot of hair. I can't keep cutting my ends or pretty soon I won't have any hair to cut TT____TT I think it has something to do with me not detangling properly.

Does anyone else get knots in their hair? How do you deal with it?

One important thing that many people forget is that your braids need to be taken care of almost as much as your natural hair. Washing/cowashing your braids in sections definitely helps to condition them and keep your scalp and hair clean and free from build-up. Whenever I took braids down, I would drench them in conditioner and water and it made them slip right off of my hair and I began to stop seeing knots and tangles at the ends of my hair. It will take a while but try sectioning your hair into small sections and apply additional conditioner to each section to detangle. Also, DO NOT rip or pull the tangles out. Clip them with shears or use a wide-tooth/shower comb. I learned the hard way that ripping out the knots only leads to further damage. HIH ;-)


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