User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  2
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    9
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    0

    Unhappy dealing with lint help! !

    I'm coming up on my one year mark so I decided to do an act rinse for many reasons. When I did it I was shocked to see all the build up in my hair and used a cleanser right afterwards. After the rinse I saw large amounts of lint trapped in a few locs, which made me freak out because I want sure why the acv rinse didn't work. I did another rinse and even did a apostate baking soda treatment and that didn't work. What should I do? I think my only choice is to dye it now.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    540
    Posts
    9,694
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    28

    Default Re: dealing with lint help! !

    Hello,
    The acv cleaned your hair which allowed you to see the lint. I recommend doing an acv rinse frequently. It is actually good for your hair, skin, and scalp. Can you get someone to pick the lint out of those locks? Are the locks in a spot where you could cut those few off and start over with just those few? Be sure to keep your hair covered when you lay down. I would also refrain from wearing fluffy clothing and using blankets that have a lot of lint.
    Locko

  3. Likes KnottyAuthor liked this post
  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In My Head
    Posts
    4,924
    Reviews
    Read 1 Reviews
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    29

    Default Re: dealing with lint help! !

    ACV ( I think you meant to say) is great for skin and hair (internally too). Baking soda will make it worse. Baking soda is great for loose naturals, because it rinses out. With locks, it can easily get trapped. Locks with lent, it can get trapped, sticking to the link and the shed hair in the lock, leading to more visiblity of 'white stuff.'

    Only solutions:
    Cover it up with a marker
    Pick it out
    Take down locks
    Implement preventative measures like Choco suggests ^^^^^

    I dont know anyone whose gotten rid of lent fully from rinsing-but I guess it is possible. If you find out how, please come back and let us all know! It would save alot of locked heads!
    STILL keeping it knotty 1 day at a time ... since '03
    locked since '06
    KnottyAuthor aka Cheleski

    The Knotty Truth Series: The OG natural hair care book series on natural hair,culture & science

  5. Likes Lockolatte liked this post
  6. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    9
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: dealing with lint help! !

    The lock with lint are in the front row and iv tried picking at it, but the lint of pretty stuck on there. I'll keep doing the rinses and may even try to marker trick. Thank you!

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    In My Head
    Posts
    4,924
    Reviews
    Read 1 Reviews
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    29

    Default Re: dealing with lint help! !

    Good luck, the marker trick may do it...just know down the road that there are ingredients in there that may weaken/dry out your hair eventually (just where it's applied).

    Unfortunately, most of us find the more we pick..the more the lock unravels . It can quickly become a part of the lock. Keep us posted!
    STILL keeping it knotty 1 day at a time ... since '03
    locked since '06
    KnottyAuthor aka Cheleski

    The Knotty Truth Series: The OG natural hair care book series on natural hair,culture & science

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Posts
    9
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rep Power
    0

    Default Re: dealing with lint help! !

    It's been a few washes since I first noticed the lint in my locs. I tried another acv rinse and have been covering my locs more often while im at home and whenever I lay down and I don't notice much lint even after a wash.
    “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.”


    ― Mary Anne Radmacher

Similar Threads

  1. Lint?
    By IndividualME in forum Help Me With My Locs!
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-28-2011, 09:51 PM
  2. Lint?
    By IndividualME in forum Locs Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-20-2011, 11:14 PM
  3. What to do about lint???
    By simply natural in forum Help Me With My Locs!
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 07-19-2010, 01:43 AM
  4. How Are You All Dealing With Embedded Lint?
    By natitwists in forum Locs Discussion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 03-31-2006, 09:05 AM
  5. Lint
    By tahitian3 in forum Help Me With My Locs!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-02-2004, 06:19 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •