we all know the statistics, 40% of all african americans get traction alopecia, 95% who call dreadlocks locs get traction alopecia
and we have all seen locticians flaunting it as a desirable look and using shame tactics if you do happen to still have hair on your head where it belongs
you can see clearly a progression here the clients are losing more and more hair and the scary part is the 1 bottom center has about 65-70% hair loss and is still severely tightened to cause even more hair loss
and they use this as an advertisement to get you to come in and get them tightened even more!
once the hair loss is that obvious how dare they recommend more tightening?
if you look closely at this picture you will see clips in each dread that leans that shes at a salon, having them tightened even more..with this much hair loss already
they then try to arrange them in a way to hide some of the worse balding but the tightness of the styles they use tripples the tension on the scalp making the balding progress much faster.
they try to sell this as a desirable look
they show off these severely tight styles at
"natural hair shows"
as if this is how hair naturally grows
the tighter they are
the more scalp that shows
the more praise they use
to make you think this is how things should be
but if you dare to have hair on your head..
where hair norrmaly grows
they call you nasty
(despite the fact that the salon patrons are usualy warned not to wash their hair except a few times a year)
there is an epidemic being caused by salons pushing this mentality
and far too many are buying into it
and some go so far theres no hope of recovery
theres only 1 solution
stop letting them define whats neat and tidy
instead define it yourself as simply clean
wash your dreads often and stop forcing them to be any tighter then they want to be on their own
you never see people who don't force their dreads to be tight going bald like this do you?
there's no shame in having hair
every epidemic in history has taken a group effort to overcome
so its up to you....all of you to put an end to this balding trend
and just say no
27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 10 feet long
also on the board of, and a student glider pilot with freedoms wings international
updated by @soaring-eagle: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM