So I was just thinking about how long its been since I’ve researched .ANYthing. I had to remind myself that it was just yesterday lol. Normally when I have these brief periods of free time in between school and unemployment, I’ll research .SOMEthing. Lately its been the art of maintaining dreadlocks. I am currently in my 4th year (that began Dec of 2011 or Jan of 2012.. idrk) Anyway, I’ve never had any major problems with lint in my locks until recently, more than likely due to a whole slew of linty factors. I guess just not having to worry about lint as an issue for so long I became a little careless. I kind of figured that I was dealing with lint not mold or dirt simply because my hair is getting longer and subject touch more things without me really noticing. Ugh, eventually I am going to post a picture of my locks and the way the looked at the beginning of this year and how they look now. ((“Fucking ridiculous.”))
Anyway, turned out to be lint like I suspected. NOW, at this time.. Im reading a forum like yeah duh! So tell me something I dont know, and I realized like EVERYONE participating in the forum said they have the issue the worse in the back, a place I don’t really have reason to examine. After reading those posts, however, I went straight for a mirror and low and behold found that all five of the locks on the very back row were full of lint.
I’ve read about several “simple solutions” of solving this problem however, I found tweezing, combing, and picking the lint to be detrimental to the dread so I tried a baking soda rinse that seemed to be common among the dreadhead community. I must say this worked REALLY well.. As far as a deep cleanse to remove anything BUT lint from my locks… Hmmm.. I thought that had vanished too, but when my hair dried completely I was able to see that there was still a sufficient amount of lint still there. SMH…
Other sites suggested masking the problem with dyes, tea rinses, and sharpies!! o_0 instead of solving it… I’m not 100% against covering up the lint but that will definitely be my last resort.
ANYONE WITH LOCKS EVER HAD A LINT PROBLEM BEFORE and successfully been able to solve it?? From my understanding its all the way common. Keep the ignorance at a distance, I wash my hair every two weeks minimum in the summer time and I know its not because of dirt and mold because there is no smell.
Umm.. lastly, I came across this one forum.. (via Google as usual) and this guy with really long locks highly recommended a special type of “dreadhead shampoo.” I’m definitely going to invest in some later on this week. According to him this product removed 99.9% of all the lint, even lint that had locked onto the dread and been there for a few years. Only thing is he was white and Im a little concerned that texture of the hair Matters a lot, when it comes to methods of cleansing and removing excess..
Again, Im looking for mostly dreadheads to respond to this. I feel like that high school student with the acne problem the day before picture day or some shit. I don’t feel dirty, but its still not a god feeling..
Idk. Questions for me are welcomed ??? DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY any advice accepted and considered.
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