Saturate the knot and surrounding hairs with conditioner and rub the knot between your fingers to help loosen it. This may seem tedious but if you are prone to many of those little boogers you will want to try this technique. Who wants to keep cutting your hair out? I sure don't.
Be gentle! This is your hair. This is why conditioner must be used to help loosen the knot and make the act of ripping the hair unnecessary.
Seal your ends with butter or oils and this may prevent some knots from even forming. Sealing is important anyway so this is a win/win and may possibly keep those pesky knots to a minimum.
Stay away from styles that cause you more knots. Some feel that would be wash and go's but as an avid wash and goer, I have learned several techniques that prevent the knots from even forming. I'll discuss these techniques in a latter post.
This post is short and sweet but to the point on what you need to do and steer clear of to decrease your chances of ripping your hair out. Saving those hairs help us with length retention so give these tips a try the next time a knot forms.
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by Psyche Southwell at Mode