Knotting is something we all deal with and it can be cause by a number of different reasons. Knots happen when two strands of hair wrap around each other and become tangled. Once a few strands have been clumped together, it’s easier for the knot to grow bigger and become even more difficult to remove.
Although minor knotting is normal, you may be more prone to knotting if you have:
- Heat damage, sun damage or chemical damage
- Curly hair
- Dry hair
- Long hair
- Hair that is manipulated often
You may feel the urge to reach for the closest brush or comb when dealing with knotting. But in order to protect your hair from breakage and prevent further damage, the knots need to be addressed more carefully. One of the best ways to deal with knots is using a detangling spray or product that works for your hair type. In order to prevent further knotting or damage, it’s important that you dampen the hair, generously apply the product and detangle in sections.
WHEN TO SEE A STYLIST
If knotting persists then there may be a deeper underlying issue with the condition of your hair. Consulting a stylist for treatment and advice is best way to approach any hair concerns. Stylists will be able to provide definitive answers and treat the issue using natural products and essential oils.
Knotting hair can be prevented by doing the following:
- Wear a silk bonnet
- Use silk or satin pillow cases
- Stop applying heat to hair
- Use conditioner after every wash
- Dry hair with a cotton shirt or microfiber towel
- Trim your hair regularly
GET IN TOUCH
Duafe Hair Salon
3129 north 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132