So days later after my hair has dried I noticed that the lint has not exactly been removed. What has happened is that the lint traveled from the actual beginning of my lock (closest to the root) and traveled down to about the middle towards the tip of the lock. Another round of this "solution" should hopefully loosen the lint enough for it to travel to the end and actually off my locks. I will keep you posted.
Lately, I've been noticing more and more build up around the nape and front edges of my locks, can we say NOT THE BUSINESS!!! I have not been diligent in really trying to pick it out with tweezers because I find it ineffective. I just figure when I wash it will eventually come out. So after basically being quarantined for the last 72 hours I've had some time on my hand.
I know YouTube has been out there for quite some time, but I have just really gotten into watching videos, tutorials and actually trying the things I see. Well........let me say I just tried the BOMB loc build up removal. It was cheap, fast, and easy which is right up my alley. Anywho the ingredients are:
- Baking Soda (3/4 cup)
- ACV (1/4 cup)
- Lemon Juice (2 tsp)
- Sea Salt (1 tbsp)
- Tap Water - enough to fill your bathroom sink
To begin I started with dry hair and I used an additional 1/4 cup of dry baking soda and sprinkled that on the trouble areas first - the back of my neck, the right side, the left side, and the remainder just on the ends. After doing so I just dunked my locks into my sink and swished around a bit back and forth. I found the water a bit cold so I added some warmer water. I continued to swish around making sure my roots were actually in there I went so far to spin around in the sink so that I was staring at my ceiling. I was more concerned with back of course so I used a cup to pour the solution onto the back. When I was facing my sink I just used my hand. Now I was in this "solution" for probably less than 5 minutes. If you think about it its all drying products so I didn't want to overdue it.
Here is the color of my sink afterwards - with a disclaimer, I don't really use alot of oils in my hair or products!
|The sink afterwards|
I came out and immediately checked the back and seriously the lint is gone - I should have taken a before picture but you all know that lint starts build up and looks terrible!
|The back - with a T-shirt on my head to dry :-)|
|Better view of the back|
My hair doesn't feel dry it feels as normal as it did before. But after closer inspection I see a few particles in the front and sides, I just finished a retightening where I may have gone too tight so I'm going to check back in a few days and see if its just from that. Either way this removal tactic will be used in the future when I have any build up. I do already take a few precautions to avoid build up such as drying with an old t-shirt and not a towel I hope to avoid it all together. If I can't I will be revisiting this! Try it you will love it!!