“The longer my hair gets, the more tangles and knots I get, the more trimming must be done. It’s a never ending cycle! How is my hair supposed to grow?! “
This is not me yet, however, I feel myself slowly approaching this state of mind! I recently posted a length check and my hair is really made some great strides. With that being said, we all know - more hair more problems. What to do? What to do? Am I sacrificing length to eliminate knots? How do I get rid of the knots and still have long hair? Can I do both? Here are my thoughts:
I did a semi self trim a few weeks ago and I can see a difference. It wasn’t thorough and I haven’t had a real trim since October so it is time to get one. Long on knots, short on time! I need at least 45 minutes to detangle my hair at its current length! What? 45 minutes? Where am I supposed to get those minutes from? Take it out of time with my son? Sleep less? Skip a meal? Bottom line is this - detangling is non negotiable so I must make the time to do it properly. This leads me to my post and latest poll (PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!) about proper detangling. Yesterday I deep conditioned and washed my hair. I was summonsed to lend a friendly ear to my girlfriend over dinner so I was in a dilemma! Either skip dinner or quickly detangle and style my hair. I only had 4 hours to cook dinner for my household, prepare my son for his nap, and do my hair. Not a lot of time! I used the wide tooth comb in the shower with loads of Trader Joe’s conditioner. I then detangled more thoroughly out of the shower with Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In-Detangler. The front was not as difficult but I’m dealing with some unruly strands in the back – particularly in the nape area. It’s as if I fell asleep with gum in my mouth and woke up the next day to find my hair wrapped in it. I must figure out where these extra tangles are coming from and more importantly, the best plan of attack. Here’s what advice NaturalHairGrows.com has to offer regarding tangles and knots!
I have been wearing my hair out (braid outs) alot because I’ve really been feelin’ the BIGNESS! However, I made a promise to do more protective styles and I know this will help with all of these tangles. Back to my bun tomorrow! I think my hair rubbing up against coats and scarves is also contributing to the knots.
How do you deal with those pesky tangles and knots?