Have Dreadlocks and Suffering from Hair Loss or Thinning?

Have dreadlocks and suffering from dreadlocks or hair thinning?

How To Stop Hair Loss if You Have Dreadlocks

You love your dreadlocks and have had them for years but you have begun to notice a gradual thinning, which over time, has begun to turn into serious hair loss and it's starting to freak you out. You don't know what to do and you don't understand why this is happening. If this is the case, then you are in the right place - help is at hand. When your dreads begin to recede, become thin and shed in large volumes, it is possible that you could be suffering from hair loss conditions such as Traction Alopecia or Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia which can be triggered by wearing dreadlocks. But please don't despair, help is just a few sentences away. Keep reading to discover how you can stop the hair loss and thinning and regain the healthy dreadlocks that you love. 

1) Avoid Frequent Re-twisting

The allure of a fresh look achieved by a re-twist is all too tempting, but if done too frequently and too tightly it can cause hair breakage and thinning at the root, triggering hair loss conditions such as Traction Alopecia click here to find out more or Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia, click here to find out more about this Alopecia.

2) Get Treatment to Stop Hair Loss or Thinning 

If you have dreadlocks and are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning and want your healthy head of hair back, then you will most likely need to undergo treatment to prevent further hair loss and stimulate hair regrowth.  ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion is a three month treatment pack that works in tandem with the science of your hair’s growth cycle. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion revitalises hair follicles and increases the rate at which blood flows around the scalp and passes nutrients and oxygen to the hair bulb (Microcirculation), which restores hair growth and stops excessive hair loss. The patented formula, which contains Si Matrix PF, contains all the nutrients which your hair needs to grow, making hair thicker and stronger. Don't just take our word for it, click here to check out the before and after pictures and testimonials from our satisfied clients.

3) Be Gentle When You Wash Your Dreadlocks

Your hair is dead matter, like a tree, so one way to hydrate your hair is to wash it. Because dreadlocks are delicate, washing them might undo the structure, especially if they are new. When you do wash your hair try to avoid rubbing your scalp and gently massage the shampoo around your scalp with your fingertips; stroke the shampoo/conditioner into your hair with the palm of your hands, to avoid undoing the dreads. Pat hair dry with a towel (avoids heat damage caused by using hair dryers). For the best way to to wash your long dreadlocks to avoid mould, bad smells and hair loss, click here

 4) Avoid Dreadlocks that Are Too Long

As dreadlocks become longer in length, there is an increased possibility that hair loss will occur due to the weight of the dreads. Dreadlocks can trigger hair loss because hair that would usually shed as a result of the hair growth cycle, remains twisted in the dreads, causing excessive weight on the roots. Find out more about the hair growth cycle by clicking here. If you start to notice thinning or hair loss as your dreads become longer, then it is possible that you are suffering from Traction Alopecia, whereby the weight of the dread causes the hair follicle to separate from the hair bulb. If you think you are suffering from hair loss / Traction Alopecia to avoid further or sustained hair loss, seek treatment as soon as possible. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion has a proven track record of restoring hair growth and preventing further hair loss for afro hair types, click here to find out how it works.

5) Try Not to Style Your Dreadlocks Tightly

Dreadlocking defies the natural curl/kink of afro hair so pulling your dreads through various styling techniques exasperates hair loss. Repetitive and sustained pulling of your hair causes tension around your hair follicles which can cause hair loss and inflammation. ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion will purify your scalp and restore hair growth by revitalising your hair follicles.

6) Protect Your Dreads Whilst You Sleep

Gently wrapping your hair in a silk head scarf can prevent hair breakage caused by pillow friction as you sleep, which can cause your edges to fall out / recede.

7) Find a Good Loctician

A good loctician is an important factor in avoiding hair loss whilst ‘dread’, this is because there are 5 techniques that can be used to create and maintain your dreadlocks. The technique employed depends on the texture of your hair, your hair length, the type of dreads you want and the lifestyle you lead. The loctician you choose should be aware of the various dreadlock techniques as well as being knowledgeable about how to care for your dreadlocks to maintain healthy ‘dreads’, preventing hair loss / breakage

A Note Of Caution

If your hair loss condition is quite severe, you might want to consider growing the dreadlocks out and wearing your hair in a natural style to avoid further or permanent hair loss and scalp damage and seek treatment like ProTress to restore hair growth and prevent further hair loss. Click here to find out how to make the transition to natural hair, avoiding further hair breakage. Below are just a few of the before and after pictures from satisfied ProTress customers.

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16 comments

  • I want to thank you for your great product! I ordered it several months ago and have been using it for about 6 weeks and noticed a difference already. I can’t wait to get to the end of the treatment to see full results. Wish I started sooner.

    Britney
  • Dear Theresa,
    Thank you for submitting an inquiry to the ProTress Hair Care website. We are sorry you are suffering the trauma of hair loss. We understand that this is a very stressful and upsetting experience and applaud your courage for taking the steps to find out the cause of the hair loss and how it might be treated. 
    We recommend that you substantially reduce the length of your dreadlocks to prevent further aggravation/strain/pulling to the scalp and hair bulb which could have possibly triggered hair loss conditions such as;
    1) Traction alopecia https://www.protresshaircare.co.uk/blogs/news/thinning-afro-hair-lines-the-causes-and-cures or;2) Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia – read here to find out more  https://www.protresshaircare.co.uk/blogs/news/central-centrifugal-cicatricial-alopecia
    We recommend that you seek treatment such as ProTress as soon as possible to prevent the possibility of permanent hair loss and restore hair regrowth, whilst making hair thicker and stronger.
    If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@protresshaircare.co.uk

    ProTress Hair Care
  • My dreadlocks are 3 years old within last six months my hair is beginning to hang by a thread of hair and breaking off like 6-8 inches a single dread Help

    Theresa Smith
  • Thirsty locs are breaking

    Silvia
  • Dear Daniel,
    Thank you for submitting the following inquiry to the ProTress Hair Care website. The symptoms of hair loss you describe are similar to hair loss conditions such as Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia or Traction Alopecia. These conditions can be triggered by wearing locs. Both conditions would require treatment, to reestablish hair growth. Please read more about these conditions here:
    Central Centrifugal Cicatricial Alopecia
    https://www.protresshaircare.co.uk/blogs/news/central-centrifugal-cicatricial-alopecia-treatment
    Traction Alopecia
    https://www.protresshaircare.co.uk/blogs/news/what-is-traction-alopecia-and-can-it-be-treated
    ProTress Essential Scalp Therapy Energising Shampoo and Lotion could help to reactivate the hair follicles and stimulate hair growth.
    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    ProTress Hair Care

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