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elvenni
@elvenni
02/25/17 01:08:17PM
15 posts

Scalp problems :/


General Questions

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

yea you have rather thin fine hair that's why the scalps so visible..thats fine theres definitely still hairs growing normally in the gaps

jojobas a good idea yea ..but you might want to look into your shampoo  as a possible cause..i'm not familiar with it  but if it contains sulphates like sls its likely the cause. they are skin irritants that are the primary ingredient in most shampoos including many that call themselves natural.

I know i had a lot of scalp issues till i switched to the dreadlockshampoo.com bars

switching to something that is truly natural and healthy (and made for dreads) might help a lot more then using jojoba

i'll also ad that with the weather changes (and lately the extremes in weather..thanks climate deniers) my scalps acted up a little between washes

Gosh thanks for clearing up my worries! 

My shampoo contains ammonium lauryl sulphate, that might be the cause then. I'll have to grab myself some shampoos from the site you linked!

elvenni
@elvenni
02/25/17 03:18:27AM
15 posts

Scalp problems :/


General Questions

Maybe my hair is thinning. This is quite scary.


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elvenni
@elvenni
02/25/17 02:57:43AM
15 posts

Scalp problems :/


General Questions

Here are more pictures. Sorry for the greasiness in the other one, I put jojoba oil on my scalp because I heard it could help with irritation.


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elvenni
@elvenni
02/25/17 02:40:14AM
15 posts

Scalp problems :/


General Questions

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

its hard to be4 certain since zooming in its kinda out of focus  but to me it looks like more a psoriasis  or subdhoric dermantitis issue

the scalps showing but theres still hair follicles there right, i mean the scalps not bald with no folicules  growing from it right/  even if they were excessively heavy  natural dreads shouldn't cause traction alopecia, unless you constantly have them pulled into a tight style, and leave it that way without relief for long periods

if you can, i'd have a dermatologist take a peek at that 

It's more like, all of the hair in the area is parted to the dreads so scalp is showing in between, since there is no loose hair or baby dreads to fill the gaps there. Same thing with non-dreaded hair, if you part it there'll be scalp showing between the parts (at least in my knowledge).

I don't know if there are follicles there since it's hard for me to see my own scalp :/ But I'll try to get a better picture today!

Thank you again for your help :)

elvenni
@elvenni
02/24/17 02:56:30PM
15 posts

Scalp problems :/


General Questions

Hi there!

I noticed recently that there's quite a bit of scalp showing on the top of my head between dreads and it's looking kinda angry, all red and stuff. I'm extremely paranoid of traction alopecia etc. I'd greatly appreciate any input. Tell me if this looks bad! Or if I'm just worried for no reason.

Also what could be causing my irritated/red/itchy/dandruff-y scalp? I use faith in nature's rooibos/pomegranate shampoo and wash my hair with it a couple times a week, other times with just water.


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elvenni
@elvenni
01/02/17 02:47:59PM
15 posts

Help!! Sand in scalp/dreads


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☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

sand falls out  when dry  so let the hair be dry and shake it out  scratch it out whatever .. i never once had to do a thing to get sand out except  wait for them to dry   and let the sand fall out on its own

ofcourse sand can range from  super fine to coarse ..so i suppose some sands  might just take a lil more time due to  the grain sizes

Thank you for the advice. I suppose I'll just have to wait it out.

Also, unrelated question but should I be moisturizing my dreads? They're over a year old now.

elvenni
@elvenni
01/01/17 06:43:48PM
15 posts

Help!! Sand in scalp/dreads


General Questions

acidburn:

Have u tried putting your head in either a bath or bucket and soak and scrub

Yup, and still every time I've scratched my head I find sand under my nails lol, thanks for the suggestion though!

elvenni
@elvenni
01/01/17 07:27:56AM
15 posts

Help!! Sand in scalp/dreads


General Questions

So I have just spent a week at Lanzarote, I swam in the ocean daily and my scalp is full of sand :( It looks gross, like dandruff, and I can't seem to get it all out just by washing. Would an acv/baking soda soak do the trick? What would be the best way to get it out?

elvenni
@elvenni
10/18/16 03:23:17AM
15 posts

Section size & making sections smaller?


General Questions

☮ soaring eagle ॐ:

i kinda understand.. if thy will end up resulting in  too big dreads (more then slightly too big) then yea u might have to

be careful how you do though

Alright, thanks for the advice once again!

elvenni
@elvenni
10/17/16 09:34:46AM
15 posts

Section size & making sections smaller?


General Questions

Hey! I have about 50 dreads currently, most sections are within the 1" x 1" size but some (about 4 of them) are bigger and have sections of hair joining with them from further away on my scalp than I'd want, I've probably let them congo accidentally. I really don't want to comb these beauties out so what I've been doing is ripping the sections that I don't want in the dreads from the root downwards and then cutting the sections off of the dread from where they won't budge anymore. Some of them however are locked in super tight at the root. Is it ok to just cut some of the section off? Resulting in like tiny little baby dreads about 4-5cm in length next to the dread?

Sorry for not being able to explain it better haha I hope you understand what I mean

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