How to Detangle Those Pesky Multiple-strand Knots
As a nappy, no matter how you wear your hair, tangles and knots are simply inevitably. And as you know, the detangling process itself can create knots that weren’t even there to begin with — so what’s a nappy to do?
Well personally, I’ve tried pulling individual strands out of the fuzz balls I get at the ends of my twists or knots tangles and snarls (of at least two strands or more) I find anywhere in my hair, doing my best to salvadge as many strands as possible. I’ve also tried moisturizer to soften them up and create maximum slippage (ha! is that a word?) thus making it easier to pull the knots apart and detangle my hair. But all of this is time consuming and can be very frustrating to say the least and on occasion, I’ve just gotten so fed up that I just gave up and cut the knot out.
But now I have a secret weapon…
Yep you got it. A safety pin. The last time I took my twists down the ends of several had turned really rebellious and tried to knot up unforgivingly. I tried to pick them apart by pulling the strands out of the fuzz ball one at a time but the knot kept getting tighter and tighter. Since the knot was so far up the hair shaft, if I had given in I would have ended up cutting off way to much length. That’s when I decided to try using a saftey pin. I inserted it into the middle of the knot to loosen it up. That did the trick. Using the tip of the pin, I was actually able to isolate each strand and pull it out. I was actually able to save all the hair this time, making me a very happy nappy.
Was this a fluke? Well each time I ran into a knot like this, I was quickly able to detangle it with my trust safety pin. So no, I definitely would say this an extremely effective little knot buster to keep handy whenever I need to detangle my hair. It sure beats everything else I’ve tried…so my little safety pin is an absolute keeper!