Problem #3:Single Stranded Knots (SSKs)
Single stranded knots are formed when a single strand of hair somehow manages to coil around itself towards the end of the hair to form knots. These knots are then more likely to form knots with neighboring hair, leading to breakage.
Solution: The main solution here is to trim those annoying ends off, Since SSKs mostly form at the ends of the hair, the best way to prevent them is to make sure that the ends of your hair are healthy. Another solution is to keep your hair in a protective style as often as possible, so that the ends of your hair won’t have the freedom to do whatever it wants. And lastly, I’ll advise that you wash your hair in sections, rather than washing it loose.
Problem #4: Tangles
Do you know what happens when you put more than one coil spring in a box without putting anything in-between them to keep them apart? They get jumbled together!
See, that’s exactly what happens when natural hair is left loose for long periods of time. When the hair is left loose, it will intertwine with each other to form tangles, which can lead to knots and eventually breakage.
Solution: Put your hair in a protective hairstyle, this way, each individual hair strand will be restricted from moving around and forming tangles all over the place.
Problem #5: Shed Hair
This actually isn’t a problem as it’s a natural process that happens during the 4 stages of hair growth. The only time when this would be a problem is when it’s excessive. For instance, if you notice that chunks of your hair is falling off than normal, then it would be in your best interest to go see your medical physician. Excessive hair shedding could be a sign of a medical symptom that might need an immediate attention.
I personally find shed hair to be a nuisance on wash days, because it gets all over my hands when I’m trying to apply products in my hair, and this can sometimes slow things down. Shed hair can also be a problem when the piece of shed hair get tangled with another strand of hair that is still in tact. Depending on how entangled the hair gets, you might need to trim off that tangled portion of hair.
Solution: None, except to pick up the hair that falls off and throw them in the garbage. You should however go see your doctor if you notice excessive shedding. Do you have other hair issues that’s not mentioned on here? How do you deal with them?
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