Baldness in time?
Dreads Hair and Scalp Health
Hey guys. So, I just came across a strange thread and I wondered what you all think of this. Take a look: http://www.baldingblog.com/2006/04/05/dreadlocks-causing-hair-loss-in-woman/
I know that none of us can really determine why these people are going through such an unfortunate problem because not everyone really specifically states what methods they use (except for the woman who twists hers). I guess my inquires are could this be due to over maitenance?
Also, I am aware that locks are heavier than un knotted hair, but, could the straining on the scalp be a result from using wax which may have made the locks heavier? And finally, would unwaxed locks, being lighter in general, defer this problem from even occuring?
I know for some it could be an array of things: genetics, conditions, etc, I just want to hear everyone's thoughts because I am curious now. Another thought that just now occured is, perhaps there are certain ways or styles that could possibly cause these problems like maybe, pulling hair up too tight, or rubber bands?
SE, I know you've had your locs for 20 years and you're ok. So maybe it's just the way these people maintained their locks? I would also like to hear from older dreadies and their experiences as well to see if they have any probs with this or SE, do you know anyone? Thanks in advance guys.
updated by @dreaded-delusion: 02/14/15 07:27:21AM