by Noni of Three Naturals

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.

Sound familiar? What do you do to avoid the ‘catching’?