I may or may not have an obsessive relationship with lint. Actually, “relationship” isn’t the word I want to use; rather, compulsion. You may have heard me mention in several of my videos that I am allergic to lint. It is true, I am allergic to lint. I do not want lint near my locs, on my locs, or around my locs whatsoever. And the moment I notice any lint, I freak out and have to remove it immediately. Sounds a little obsessive, right? But this has led me to try out and discover the best tools for lint removal.
A DETOX WILL NOT WORK ON LINT
Oftentimes, people with locs make the mistake of assuming that any area of discoloration on their locs is a result of product buildup. And yes, sometimes it is true, but a lot of times the buildup that you see in the length of your locs is actually lint. And unfortunately, lint is not easily removed with a detox soak.
THE SECRET TO AVOIDING LINT
I’ve mentioned time and time again that one of the best ways to avoid lint in your locs is prevention. Lint prevention can look like checking your locs every week, loc brushing, and of course, going on a lint hunt. A lint hunt is what I like to call what I do when I intentionally remove lint with a tool. I am hunting for the hidden lint in my locs to try and remove the lint before it can embed in my locs. And in my recent video,”The Best Lint for Locs“, I share a glimpse into my most recent lint hunt.
During this lint removal process, I’m using a tool that’s perfect for removing lint from locs— curved tweezers. This tool offers precision, which will help to ensure that you are removing the lint and not destroying your locs. So, if you’ve been using any other tool, like eyebrow tweezers, to remove lint or to try and pick lint out of your locs, I encourage you to stop immediately! Instead, grab the right tool to remove lint from your locs. You can watch how I remove lint from my locs using this tool in my recent video.
Let’s battle and remove lint together using the right tool!