I totally agree with Ericachristina and Jessiebanana, these "fairy knots" (should be called "demon knots!" ) need to be snipped off asap. When I was younger I had no idea what they were and I left them on. Well, after a few months most of my hair had them and it had turned into tangle city! I had to cut a lot of hair off at that point. Now, I do a "search and destroy" on these knots at least once a month. There's no way to ever "untie" them, so unfortunately cutting them off is the only method.
Originally Posted by Hootenanny
Yikes! That sounds awful! Had no idea they could cause that big of a mess.