A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with an older lady. She was carefully reciting to me her list of ailments and when she got to a particularly serious one she said ‘don’t worry eh, it’s not a catching thing’. I assured her that I was not worried. And I wasn’t. I was concerned though that she used the phrase ‘catching thing’. But that’s another issue all together.
During my most recent wash routine as I was detangling and removing small knots and shed hair I found myself finding fluff and stuff neatly tucked and wrapped in the ends of some of my coils.
I was like “now this is a catching thing”. Literally.
In Quantum Leap type fashion I was transported to all the times I’ve discovered lint in my hair or removed it from the ends of a fellow curly. I find the frequency of discovery increases in the winter thanks to scarves, hats, sweaters, and wool.
Now, I’ve been rocking natural a few years but whenever I come across a ‘hair issue’ I wonder if I’m just doing something wrong or if it comes with the territory. So ladies, I’m putting this out there.