The amount of single strand knots I have is absurd. I need to trim my hair more regularly. In fact, I need to trim off a good amount, but I refuse. I think the fact that I bun it while it’s wet contributes to the ssk’s. Ugh!
This weekend I blow dried my hair after I washed it. I didn’t blow dry it straight, just enough to dry my hair because I had to leave the house soon. Leaving the house with wet hair in this weather is a formula for trouble. It’s much easier to work with my hair when it’s blow dried. In addition, I use less gel.
I’m not sure that this will become an every week routine, but hey… you never know.
This has been my go-to style. Not the best shot, but you get the idea. I’ve posted pics before of it done on wet hair.
That’s all she wrote.
11 thoughts on “The SSK Saga”
Is the other side twisted also?
Nope. A half moon part and a twist on one side. I’ve posted this style before, that’s why I didn’t post many pics.
I’ve been blow drying mine also. It’s alot easier to manage while it’s dry. Plus stretching it minimizes the amount of ssk’s you will get….plus trimming it helps.
Thanks sis! I meant to ask you if you blow dried yours.
The style is really cute though 🙂
I think you’re right about getting the SSKs because of wet setting. I never get SSK’s which is surprising because I let air dry 100% of the time. I also find that using Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine prevents them. I may be wrong and maybe’s it’s a combination of my leave in and oils but my last SSK was months ago and I got it when I conditioned with the JBCO protein conditioner without using the cool and seal technique that Shelli shared. When I use that technique when washing my hair is good. I also wash in 4 braids now, leaving me with virtually no tangles. Maybe you should try that if you’re not already doing it
I dunno… that washing in twists doesn’t really sit right with me. I think it’s because my hair isn’t that long yet. Perhaps I’ll try it then.
Very pretty, i would wear my hair like this everyday if i could do this style and it look this good!!!
I also agree with Michelle. I get a lot of SSK when wet setting. I find washing in twist prevents my SSK as well.
I’m going to stop bunning my hair wet. My hair is much softer now that I’ve blow dried it too. I like it.
Not washing in twists. In braids. Twists will unravel. Braids won’t. i’ve been doing it very successfully for a while now. Then I was looking at Chicoro’s fotki and noticed she also washes in braids.
It looks really soft and fluffy. I don’t get many SSKs either, though I do get some. I also do search and destroys when I do find one. If you let SSKs fester, they’ll cause more and, before you know it, you’ll have a head ridden with them.