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locticians using traction alopecia as an advertisment

☮ soaring eagle ॐ
7 years ago
29,528 posts

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

30 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 - soaring for people with disabilities

updated by @soaring-eagle: 02/05/15 10:12:49AM
Lexie Beach
7 years ago
11 posts

That's disgusting!! How can anyone be made to think that looks good? o.O

Lauryn Dowding
7 years ago
48 posts
At least we have a great family here that try and deter people away from it. We can only do so much! You'd think it'd be obvious though to the victims when they look at themselves in the morning. Peace to them is all I can say!
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