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☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/12/17 09:20:54AM
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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

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/12/17 09:07:37AM
27,886 posts

Possible soap/dandruff buildup?


Dread Maintenance

looks interesting

but with vicki's did you switch from liquid to bar

the liquid makes it dread fast but has sea salt which can dry the scalp

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/10/17 06:42:44PM
27,886 posts

Possible soap/dandruff buildup?


Dread Maintenance

use the dreadlockshampoo.com teatree rosemary )or patchouli if its psoriasis not dandruff) and cold not hot water

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/07/17 12:36:53PM
27,886 posts

Possible soap/dandruff buildup?


Dread Maintenance

the charcoal deep clean can be usded all the time but does tend to dry the hair

i would skip the many puddin 1st off try that our that does not appear to have troublesomme ingredients but you do add it after every wash..

the shampoo looks ok unless its superfatted i would try 1 of vickis other bars  just to rule that out

the puddin i would suspect the most

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/07/17 12:25:06PM
27,886 posts

how skinny is to skinny?


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the more often you wash the faster they dread in general, so dont wait any longer then a week..but use a shampoo for dreads (not the mango lime crap)

dreads thicken as they mature  so the thickness is just fine..leave em be

mine are natural but had 1 dread 1 mm by 2 mm and that ws 3 even thinner dreads combined yet dreaded fine and grew to over 4 feet long

even just 10-20 hairs could form a m,icro dread

if they are too thin they can combine when mature but till then trying to make them thicker might backfire and result in huge dreads

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/03/17 12:48:17AM
27,886 posts

New crochet dreads help


Dreading Methods

why didnt you just wash them

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
@☮ soaring eagle ॐ
08/02/17 01:08:59AM
27,886 posts

crochet dreads need help.


Dreading Methods

its up to you whether to start over or continue. but clearly never use the hook again!

once and done yes its a mistake but not fatal one. it will take tiime to recover  but will still be ok

natural is best but does take care to prevent or accept huge dreads. choosing another option to have some controls fine but its still best to then leave them alone from then on. that way your not adding to the harm and they can remain as healthy as can be

dont beat yourself up for starting a less then optimal way. just treat them better from here on out

if dreading is spiritual or meaningful to you though you might want to start over naturally for that reason

fwiw, my 1st set had huge fat crazy dreads too. i separated this set early on alot more and glad i did

18 years in i stopped though almost entirely now only separate the already big ones, letting the rest congo andget fatter

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