yea im glad and you have no idea how bad it can be
ofcourse you might know they used to use wax, wich caused almost 1/2 to have to be cut, well in uk a salon used liquid latex instead caujse they said wax was bad and too hard to get out of dreads, the rubber was impossible, and the worse part was it was black latex on blond hair!
it ruined all her clothes and furniture and had to shave her head
but you are probably familiar with stuff like this?
that tightness can lead to this
notice in the photo the salons still twistting!
now these were never twisted once notice how healthy and how hair coveres the whole scalp like it should
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see the clear diference when they are healthy
search the site for traction alopecia you'll see its very common in those who went to salons
stop going to the salon vinager actualy disolves the hair!
salons are the worse thing you can do to locks
i would recommend in addition to the shampoo bars order 1 extra and request it be substituted with a 'detox bar' its not listed on the site
it is slightly drying but you needit to get all the horific buildup out of your hair, adding gels and gunks and not washing yoi9uyr hair will be all stuck together in gel, unable to actuakly m=lock but will apear locked just by being caked with lots of heavy buuildup
once the buildups removed the hairs free to move it will loosen soften thicken and then actualy be able to lock
it must be clean and free of residues and gunks to lock
gels are a scam (almost all) if its holding the hair in twists its preventing it from ceasing to9 be twists and vbecoming locks, to do that the twists have to loosen up, even fall apart and then tangle and tighten on their own, not by force
twisting that exposes the scalp puts too much tenssion on the scalp and kills the blood flow to the roots which die
then you have traction alopecia and the lock rioots thin wghhile the bald gaps widen
welcome but DON'T USE ANY GELS AND DON'T RETWIST i'm vegatarian 38 years with hypothyroidism but have thick long 10 foot long dreads the thinning was caused by going to a salonand retwisting retwisting causes traction alopecia balding caused by forced tightening
salons slow the locjking on purpose to keep you going back'
yiu say the salon was washing them i bet that was the only time they got washed/ instead use a good dread shampoo www.dreadlockshampoo.com bein g best (bars only for african hair0 then thats it wash at least once to 3 times a week and separate as need nothhing eklse at all
you shouldnt nbeeed gels or anything but if you do just jojoba oil or something like that NO GELS
and no twisting