7 Ways To Avoid Single Strand Knots

Hey Maicurlies,

I wanted to share my latest article on Global Couture about 7 Ways to avoid Single Strand Knots”.

7 ways to avoid single strand knots

                              7 ways to avoid single strand knots

If you are anything like me (and most naturals I know) you have probably experienced, experiencing or potentially will experience the dreaded Single Strand  Knots (SSK’s).

By winnond - Ropes And Knots www.freedigitalphotos.net

By winnond – Ropes And Knots www.freedigitalphotos.net

If you are not plagued by SSK’s (lucky!) or are newly natural and not sure what I am talking about then let me explain: they are teeny tiny knots formed by our natural hair curling up on itself as it grows and which results in a knot! Sounds insane right? But it happens (believe you me!) The knots are also referred to as fairy knots – because they are so tiny that “fairies” must have made them.

In my article I explain the different ways in which they can be formed as well as some steps you can take to help keep the numbers down. Now, I am not saying theses are 7 ways to avoid SSK’s completely because in my experience it is close to impossible to get rid of them without cutting your hair off and chances are as you hair regrows they will return (dumdumdum) 😛 But there steps you can take to help keep them under control.

One things I will say is that as my hair has grown I have noticed more SSK’s and if I do a Wash-n-go I get more! If I don’t detangle my hair properly there they are, if I constantly wear my hair out….you guessed it…there they are!

Hopefully the article will help you get a better understanding about SSK’s, why they develop and how you can try tame them.

Do you have SSK’s? If so, what steps do you take to keep them under control? I would love to hear from you!




6 thoughts on “7 Ways To Avoid Single Strand Knots

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  2. Christina J

    Love the article! I’ve been having a little trouble of SSK due to postpartum shedding. It sucks, but I’m as gentle as I can be when finger detangling. I get most of the shed hairs out but I just don’t force the issue. My hair won’t be right until my baby turns 1 anyways lol but loved the article. I’ll keep those tips in mind!


    1. maicurls Post author

      Hi Christina,
      Thank you so much!
      Yup shed hair…(not my friend!) I’ve read that postpartum shedding really can push things to the extreme but I am sure when you look at your little one it makes things better 😀 Your hair will go back to normal in no time. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment 😀 Just started following your blog…I love reading about other people’s journeys, experiences, tips etc great job!



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