It's been 2 months & 11 days since I've been natural and ever since then I've been focused on eliminating single strand knots. I tried blow drying to stretch the hair but decided that depending on how often I'll be washing and the fact that I have heat damage, I might not want to rely on that. It did work somewhat but I needed another method which I found in aloe vera juice. I put some aloe vera juice in a 2oz spray bottle and proceeded to spritz my hair in small sections, work the juice in [which within seconds I could feel the single strand knots melting], add some moisturizer and more aloe vera juice, seal with oil and twist.
According to what I've read, the theory is that it balances the pH of the hair, laying the cuticles down. The sebum on the scalp is supposed to do this but the twists and turns in kinky hair prevent sebum from getting down the hair shaft. I will never go with out aloe vera juice. I wish I had done this before I permed again back in 2010 because these knots were really kicking my butt. I'm actually looking to make it at home, I went on a wild goose chase looking for the gallon I did find at Walmart. Whenever I can, I try to use aloe vera juice as a substitute or at least dilute it with water like putting it in my deep conditioner or replacing the water in my mud wash recipe with it, as I did also notice a reduction in my single strand knots with this.
Do you use Aloe Vera Juice?
What else do you use for your Single Strand Knots?