I learned that I could detangle the knots out by finger detangling and using a good amount of conditioner. This process may take a while depending on the size and tightness of the knot.
I usually remove the knots by dusting them (cutting) with scissors. Quick dusting (mini trims) is also very helpful when removing the knots. Depending on the number of knots that I have, I may dust once every 2 months.
Avoiding frequent wash n gos has also prevented my hair from having so many single strand knots. Also, applying extra moisturizer or conditioner to my ends allowed my hair to stay hydrated, making it much easier to remove the knots. You can also do the same thing if you like to use oil. In the past, I have rolled my ends on perm rods. This is known as stretching your ends.
Truthfully, no matter how hard I try to get rid of the knots, I always seem to find them. I came to the realization that this is something that comes with the territory of having natural hair and I am fine with it.
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