What is it?:

Single Strand Knots are little knots at the end of your hair strand. This is most commonly noticed within the natural hair community. They are on top of my list of being the biggest headache for me since being natural. Why are they referred to as Fairy Knots? Well, because they are so small that only a fairy could have tied them. Totally makes sense.

Why are they such a pain?

These little suckers are so small that it is hard to get them untangled which can be quite frustrating, if you don’t have a ton of patience. I don't have that kind of time and patience is not a virtue with me. I tend to whip out some scissors (ugh, I admit sometimes they aren't hair scissors...which I do not advise) and chop them bad boys off. 

How To Prevent Them:

  1. Just cut them. If left unattended they can cause some pretty nasty damage to your hair.
  2. Unravel them. Now I will say right now this requires a big amount of patience. Feel free to do what you want.
  3. Stretch your hair out. Minimizing shrinkage will minimize the results for single strand knots. Braid, twist, or blow-dry and it should minimize those pesky fairy knots.
  4. Try to minimize wash and go's. With your hair growing and doing wash and go's fairy knots come out to play more often than not. 
  5. Moisturize as often as you can. Dry hair is the biggest reason these single strand knots aka fairy knots appear. Keep your hair moisturized as much as possible.
  6. Wear protective styles. The less your hair is exposed the less knots you get. Wear braids, buns, twist, etc.
  7. Protect your hair while sleeping. Twist your hair into sections and wear a satin bonnet/ scarf at night. You can also use a sating pillow case to create less friction.


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This is a very interesting product. I purchased it because I have fine low porosity hair and was hoping it’d make my hair stronger. I used it according to the instructions on the bottle (put it on for about 10 minutes under a plastic cap before applying my deep conditioner). Then I did my usual deep condition with my thermal hair care hot head cap. The first thing I noticed right after applying is my hair was kind of hard and stiff. Applying my deep conditioner on top wasn’t the same either; there wasn’t really the super creamy slip I always get with it. Anyway, after deep conditioning with this product underneath my deep conditioner and then rinsing my hair felt still strangely stiff and almost dehydrated. But I felt like I had thicker hair that week. I’m really interested in experimenting with it more bc more and thicker hair is what I want.

Hi Melissa, Thank you so much for the review. May I ask what deep conditioner did you use with it? The rinse builds in the hair to strengthen it over time. I do recommend using a moisturizing deep conditioner over it, if you had those results. If the one you used has protein that could be why you had those results. The rinse works great with our deep conditioners in our product line. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions.
Oily and greasy

Granted I think I used too much on my fine, low porosity curls, but this was just enormously oily in my hair. I’m going to give it another try using much less.

Hi Melissa! Thank you for taking the time to review the product. A little goes a long way for low porosity, fine hair whereas thicker textures can use a heavier hand. Try using about a dime size (or a little less)on each section if you section you hair when applying products. Please update us on how that works for you.

Bought this bundle of products a few months ago, figured now is a good time to review since I've used each a few times.

I have type 4 hair (I'd categorize it as mostly 4b and 4c) and high porosity. I've been natural for 3 years, and I've noticed over time that my hair just has a really hard time retaining moisture. These products did an awesome job moisturizing my hair. Woke up with perfect juicy curls from my twist out.

Shout out to the knot tonic That stuff alone works wonders, super soft and makes detangling a breeze. But really I think the combination is what makes everything work.

Love this product!!

The Knot Tonic is one of my favorite products. I love the way it gets the " knots out of my hair. It's AMAZING!!!

Loved it.

I went on vacation and used the growth shampoo, real nice, not heavy and not to light. Made my hair soft and very clean, love the smell also. Can’t wait to use again.