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.
I find lint and, sometimes, cat hair. Despite religiously vacuuming the couch and carpet. The most interesting thing was what my curly/afro wig caught: a bandaid. And, of course, my coworker discovered it. She's not Black and has straight blonde hair. Salty…
Satin pillow cases help a lot and I am looking for satin lined hats for my boys!
I've noticed a huge increase in lint since it's gotten colder, my scarves and hats are probably the culprits.
I've been experiencing this 'catching' lately and I don't know if it just started happening or if I just started noticing it… But i have been using a new twist cream (Keracare Natural Textures) so I'm thinking that might be the cause.
Seriously I have this problem too EVERYDAY at school someone tells me you have something in your hair. I respond with "There is always something in my hair" and we then we proceed to take it out, but jeepers how I despise that clingy white fluff!
Thank God for this article! I dont have this problem, but I cannot figure out how to prevent the lint in my daughter's hair (she is only 1). She has a lot of hair; if she wore a bra we could say its BSL lol. But seriously, no matter what products I use or how much I shampoo, I cannot stop it. Im so excited to see other curly girls methods to preventing the lint. We should start a movement, "PREVENT THE LINT" lol.