Hello All; Glad I Found This Place
- About 8 months ago is when I noticed it becoming really apparent. For awhile I though it was just from the way they were separated.
My guess because of the maturity of your dreads is that it's been going on for years. So some of it may not grow back. Once it hits the point of no return it wont come back. BUT most of it should grow back just fine! So just be patient, cause it will take some time.
How often are you wearing a tam?
- Just stared wearing one again.
Tam's are good for keeping the weight of the dreads from putting pressure on your scalp, but they can also be counter productive in that they could potentially rub against the affect area. So just be cautious that it's not rubbing the problem and you should be fine with that.
Are your dreads heavy and do you notice them pulling at your scalp from the weight?
- I only notice the weight once they're wet; the heaviness is going down as more wax comes out.
That's great news! Once the wax is out they shouldn't put anymore pressure on the scalp.
Since you've stopped twisting completely, have you noticed the hair toward the base of your dreads get a little loser by your scalp?
- Yep the bases are much looser
This is also good news! I was worried they might still be tight. You definitely want them to be loser so they aren't causing any tension.
Are you pulling them back tightly?
- The most I'll do is put them back loosely with a headband
Should be okay as long and they aren't tightly bound, and you don't put the headband on your hairline or affected area.
Have you used any essential oils before?
- nope, but going to take a look at that book Valerie posted.
That would be a great book to check out. The only reason I asked is because I know sometimes people are affected by scents, allergies to them and what not. Just ease into them and use one at a time at first so you can see how you react with it. If you use several at a time at first and have reaction, then you wont know which one you are allergic to. Or which one is causing a major migraine, etc. There are a few that give me terrible migraines and it took me forever to figure it out.
Don't think a scalp sucker is in the cards, but I do take cayenne as a supplement.
As far as the cayenne as a supplement, I'm not sure if that will necessarily bring blood flow to your scalp like it does when applied to the skin. But if you do decided to put it on your head, just be very careful (as I'm sure you know)
updated by @stephani: 07/23/15 02:45:35AM