Help! My 7 year old dreads are falling off the roots!
Help! Save My Dreads
i expected much worse
ok heres what caused this and how to fix it
1 all the bleaching and dying caused chemical damage weakening the hair...that's only a tiny fragmant of the issue and not the major 1
2 that was not a "phenomenal loctician" in fact shes the reason your in such bad shape...no locticians are phenomenal (well 1% are ethical and would refuse to do what yours did)
1st the tight twisting caused traction alopecia
2nd the styles tripled the threat
3rd..sewing the styles in? does that seem like a sensible thing to do when the tight twisting and the tight styles cause traction alopecia?
your not too terribly bad off...yes the dreads are weak, and will break easily, but the scalp issues the biggest problem
so STOP GOING TO LOCTICIANS STOP TWISTINGF AND STOP STYLING
massage the scalp deeply daily while keeping all tension off the roots, no wearing anything at night, no braiding, no styling and no tightening the roots
in a year when they are fully recovered, you can style for events...but only for events, do not leave them in tight styles longer then a couple days..then take it out and release the tension
moisturizing shouldn't be needed often if you wash a minimum of weekly, more often is better
i will see if our best expert on traction alopecia has more input