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My hair knots up at the end, HELP!!!

butterflyjubutterflyju Posts: 53Registered Users
I need help!I have 4b - 4c (if there is such a thing) kinky, thick type hair. My hair knots up at the end, like the individual strains of my hair has teeny tiny knots on the end of them :cussing:. How can I prevent this from happening and should I clip my hair more often because of it??
Hair: 4b/c
BC: sept '09
Last relaxer: Apr '09
Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
Co-wash: Suave coconut
DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both:sunny:)
Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on :thumbup:
(I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)

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  • jamaicantwisterjamaicantwister Posts: 39Registered Users
    I have seen my single strand knots reduce dramatically with hot oil treatments about every two weeks and not letting my hair just shrink down and dry i.e. twisting or braiding. I also put oil in my deep treatments as well. I don't clip any more often.
  • MixedUpCurlyChickMixedUpCurlyChick Posts: 2,568Registered Users
    I wouldn't recommend clipping the ends but I know a lot of ladies on here do it. I would suggest DTs once a week if need be and if its been more than 6 or 7 mths, I'd suggest a trim. I waited forever to get my hair trimmed but I'm so glad I did. It looks much better and she only took the ends off. No haircut was needed and much less tangle issues.
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  • butterflyjubutterflyju Posts: 53Registered Users
    I have seen my single strand knots reduce dramatically with hot oil treatments about every two weeks and not letting my hair just shrink down and dry i.e. twisting or braiding. I also put oil in my deep treatments as well. I don't clip any more often.

    thanks I will try a hot oil treatment. I dont know what to do about the twisting b/c this is how i usually keep my hair in twist!
    Hair: 4b/c
    BC: sept '09
    Last relaxer: Apr '09
    Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
    Co-wash: Suave coconut
    DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both:sunny:)
    Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
    Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on :thumbup:
    (I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)
  • butterflyjubutterflyju Posts: 53Registered Users
    MOISTURE was key for me!

    Also, when I fingerstyle my hair and leave it out with a wash and go, it tangles alot more compared to being twisted or in a ponytail, especially in the back of my head.

    Also, I totally think its about the CONDITIONER. A great conditioner with a wide tooth comb in 4 sections always prevents this for me.

    do you have any good suggestions for a good conditioner. I use phytojoba for deep conditioning and kinky curly not today weekly
    Hair: 4b/c
    BC: sept '09
    Last relaxer: Apr '09
    Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
    Co-wash: Suave coconut
    DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both:sunny:)
    Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
    Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on :thumbup:
    (I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)
  • butterflyjubutterflyju Posts: 53Registered Users
    I wouldn't recommend clipping the ends but I know a lot of ladies on here do it. I would suggest DTs once a week if need be and if its been more than 6 or 7 mths, I'd suggest a trim. I waited forever to get my hair trimmed but I'm so glad I did. It looks much better and she only took the ends off. No haircut was needed and much less tangle issues.

    thanks I wasnt looking forward to cutting my hair anyway. Its only been 2 and 1/2 months since my BC
    Hair: 4b/c
    BC: sept '09
    Last relaxer: Apr '09
    Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
    Co-wash: Suave coconut
    DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both:sunny:)
    Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
    Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on :thumbup:
    (I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)
  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    I don't think knots can be eliminated completely...only controlled. I don't get many knots, but I do get them occasionally, and I don't sweat it.

    Just continue to take good care of your hair, which includes keeping your ends moisturized.
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  • MissCartersCoilsMissCartersCoils Posts: 57Registered Users
    I have 4b/c hair as well and my hair does this same type of thing so in the early stages I cut them off... BIG MISTAKE I ended up losing most of my twa (i did it myself by the way) I was about the same amount of time n from my bc as u roughly 2mos. A short while after that they came back so I just co wash often with VO5 MM passion fruit smoothie and seal the ends of my twist/braids with olive oil or jamaican black castor oil. Then as the ladies b4 said DEEP CONDITION weekly. Plus it helps while u have the twist in 2 spritz it often with some type of oil as well....
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  • tehowardtehoward Posts: 17Registered Users
    What do you ladies use for your hot oil treatments? My hair knots up, too, and I'd like to tame the beast...
    Want to make your natural hair naturalicious?
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    the only time I get knots is if I dont moisturize the ends of my hair well and then it tangles upon itself, so I make sure I massage a slippery product onto the ends especially and then twirl to keep the ends smooth and curled up
  • alove15alove15 Posts: 27Registered Users
    The best way to prevent knotting is regular trimming and protective styles because they stretch out the hair and prevent constant detangling.
  • monica0901monica0901 Posts: 8Registered Users
    Talijah Waajid (the best) or jane carter

    Thanks for your suggestion, I m looking for a good brand conditioner too.:-o
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  • trueTtrueT Posts: 83Registered Users
    I had this problem myself when i first went natural the key for me is to keep my hair in protective styles. like twist,braids buns etc
    love my hair for what it is not what it should be
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  • kikisfkikisf Posts: 48Registered Users
    Sounds like your hair is like mine. Dense and tangly. I still have a lot of tangling problems but the ends seem to be OK if I put coconut oil on while they are still wet. Some shea butter is also good if you need something with more hold. curlynikki has great tips on her website.
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    Poo- Deva, Wen, Shea Moisture
    Co- Aubrey Organic, GPD DevaOne.
    Detangler- Aussie moist, Dove
    LI- SM Curling Milk, infusium
    KCCC KT on certain days
    Oil- Coconut, jojoba,
    Goal: Peace, healthy hair and to not spend alot of time and money on my hair.
  • Kinky RhonnieKinky Rhonnie Posts: 1,166Registered Users
    My single strands knots decreased dramatically since I've been using castor oil. I do click my ends every two to three months as well though.
  • mwedzimwedzi Posts: 86Registered Users
    Occasional heat stretching is helping me with single strand knots.
  • kikisfkikisf Posts: 48Registered Users
    mwedzi wrote: »
    Occasional heat stretching is helping me with single strand knots.

    mwedzi! I love your fotki. Your hair is GORGEOUS. It so wonderful to see real healthy long natural type 4. I think I have a similar texture to you. And judging from the photo of your cut hair you also share the same detangling issues.

    I have noticed that my hair was less tangley when it was flat ironed but I'm trying to stay off the heat.

    How do you do your heat stretching??
    4a/b/c
    Poo- Deva, Wen, Shea Moisture
    Co- Aubrey Organic, GPD DevaOne.
    Detangler- Aussie moist, Dove
    LI- SM Curling Milk, infusium
    KCCC KT on certain days
    Oil- Coconut, jojoba,
    Goal: Peace, healthy hair and to not spend alot of time and money on my hair.
  • Bookworm08Bookworm08 Posts: 42Registered Users
    I also have 4b hair that gets knots at the end. But Iv'e found that if I split my hair into sections and comb my leave in conditioner through my hair I have less knots when I do my hair once it has dried. Also, try combing your ends first before combing the rest of your hair.
  • gaylepgaylep Posts: 3Registered Users
    Hi just wondering if you wet your hair everyday?? you hair looks great!!
  • TrinigirlTrinigirl Posts: 159Registered Users
    Keeping my hair streched has helped alot. Instead of doing many tiny plaits or twists and only do about 4 or 5. With each section of hair I smooth and then braid.
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    Last relaxer 8/20/08 :afro:
    Mostly 4a , fine hair type, low porosity
    Using all natural products
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  • butterflyjubutterflyju Posts: 53Registered Users
    thanks ladies for all ur suggestions. Ive been DC every week and putting cocnout oil on my hair every other nite. I bearly have, if any knots in my hair!!!!:blob4:
    BTW... how do u guys get pics to show in ur text??
    Hair: 4b/c
    BC: sept '09
    Last relaxer: Apr '09
    Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
    Co-wash: Suave coconut
    DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both:sunny:)
    Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
    Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on :thumbup:
    (I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)
  • butterflyjubutterflyju Posts: 53Registered Users
    gaylep wrote: »
    Hi just wondering if you wet your hair everyday?? you hair looks great!!


    thanks, NO way do i wet my hair everyday, that would be a knotty mess!
    My hair was in comb twist( i think thats what they r called)
    Hair: 4b/c
    BC: sept '09
    Last relaxer: Apr '09
    Shampoo: 365 whole food brand
    Co-wash: Suave coconut
    DC: phytojoba or alter ego (I add a little EVOO and honey to both:sunny:)
    Twist outs: Miss jessies curly pudding
    Experimenting with: unrefined cocnut oil, infusium23 leave in, KCCC, and anything I can get my hands on :thumbup:
    (I plan on shortening this list as I find out what my hair likes!!!!)
  • anonymous_26815anonymous_26815 Posts: 65Registered Users
    qwe
  • BrosiaaaBrosiaaa Posts: 18Registered Users
    I agree, doing DT's will help out! I trimmed my own ends over the weekend and my hair looks a lot better. also it's a lot easier to detangle. So do some DT's if that doesn't do the trick you may be due for a trim
    I wouldn't recommend clipping the ends but I know a lot of ladies on here do it. I would suggest DTs once a week if need be and if its been more than 6 or 7 mths, I'd suggest a trim. I waited forever to get my hair trimmed but I'm so glad I did. It looks much better and she only took the ends off. No haircut was needed and much less tangle issues.
  • violetmauvevioletmauve Posts: 177Registered Users
    What works for me:

    Keeping hair stretched via braids/twist or braid/twist out which prevents maximum shrinkage.

    Sealing with a heavy product like castor oil and shea butter.

    Dusting ends when needed.
  • soursopsoursop Posts: 19Registered Users
    i completely agree with this and deep treatment. i notice less tangleing at least for me, after i've gottan a trim. if you trim every3 months. 0.5*3 = 1.5 inches and trim the .5 inch or less actually .
  • dearheart15dearheart15 Posts: 177Registered Users
    What exactly is dusting and how do you do it?
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  • violetmauvevioletmauve Posts: 177Registered Users
    What exactly is dusting and how do you do it?

    Dusting is mini trims. I usually cut no more than 1/2 inch. I dust the very ends of my twists whenever they start looking scraggly.