Preventing tangles - This helps an awful lot. It is a great idea not to comb your hair daily. Just lightly detangle with your fingers because this method is less damaging. The less you manipulate your hair, the better. If your hair is manipulated a lot, you run the risk of forming more split ends which can cause Single Strand Knots to develop faster. (See next tip.)
Another tip is to comb/ detangle the hair in sections (with a wide tooth comb) while saturated the Hydratherma Naturals Deep Conditioning Treatments. The Hydratherma Naturals Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment and the Moisture Boosting Deep Conditioning Treatment both have a lot of slip. This will detangle the hair and prevent knots from forming. Be sure to remove all shed hairs as well. While shampooing and deep conditioning, it is best to work in sections to prevent tangles and it is also best to shampoo the hair in the shower.
Maintain a nice moisture / protein balance – Doing this will keep your hair in an overall healthier state. Hair that is well moisturized and balanced will experience less knots. One way to do this is to balance the hair daily with a touch of moisture and protein.
Shampoo the scalp and manipulate the hair very little while washing - I always suggest that you apply a dime to a quarter sized amount of the Hydratherma Naturals Moisture Boosting Shampoo to the scalp and squeeze through to the hair ends. Shampooing the hair in sections will help with longer lengths. This will cleanse your scalp very well and prevent tangles. Pleaseeeeeee do not pile the hair on top of your hair and shampoo vigorously. That method will definitely cause tangles galore!
Protect your hair at night - Braiding or twisting the hair at night will help to prevent tangles which contributes to Single Strand Knots forming. Always sleep with silk scarf or bonnet. This will prevent friction and tangles. If your significant other really objects to this, use a silk or satin pillowcase. Sleeping with a cotton scarf or pillowcase will cause the hair to dry out. Cotton is very absorbent and will absorb moisture from the hair.