theres a members timelines section of the forums you can keep updated as they progress theres also a salon/loctician recovery section if you find you have issues caused by them (i think you lucked out and shouldn't have any)
salons and locticians are the worse mistakes you can make! that's why that poor womans bald and the salons making her balder!
heres a tip..your hair will dread itself by doing nothing but washing it! the more you wash and keep it free of gunks oils gels and dirt the faster it will dread (yea some salons say don't wash it the entire 1st year then only wash when you make an appointment!)
considering they were started in a salon they look to be fine (from the profile pic anyway)
so now you are in good hands ..your own
wash your hair with a good all natural dread friendly shampoo weekly or more often and separate as needed that's all ot takes
your hair will do the rest..free of charge (that poor woman must have spent around 40,000 dollars at salons to get that bad, but many spend 20,000 before realizing they are causing them to go bald)
really glad you joined
ps if you use the comment back button i'll be notified i just happened to see your comment cause i checked after your like)
Thank you for sharing this.. I started my locs at a salon. She supposed to be a good loctician, but my hair is so soft and it's gonna take some time I know. I went back to get it re twist and she did not wash my hair. I do not know anything about the process, that's why I joined this group wanting the right information. My habit is playing too much with my hair. In the past I've had plenty of styles and weaves. Now that I'm in my 40's I've had enough of it all. I want to let my hair do it's own thing. Thanks for the tip!
ps check the locking gel many contain waxes! wax is a scam and dread killer if theres wax in the gel (mango lime stuff is horrible!) you may need wax b gone to remove it
but if you retwist every 3 weeks you probably going to have traction alopecia in 3 months! you should never retwist, but having said that twice a year if not tight is certainly safe enough for holidays and events
retwisting often and tight kills the bloodflow to the scalp the folicules between dreads die and you get thinning every 3 months you can get away with it for a couple years before having issues
but retwisting is never recommended at all
and the same goes for gels
please read up on both on the site and i am happy to answer all your questions
just to make this perfectly clear this is the result of retwisting
and if you notice even with this severe of damage they are still being retwisted in the picture!