Can dreadlocks help thinning hair?
If your hair is thinning, it’s recommended to figure out the reason first before going ahead with getting dreadlocks. If it’s because of age or something else that is inevitable, you can actually use dreads to compensate for the thinning areas. Like I said, in some instances, proper sectioning will hide thinning hair.
Can dreads damage your scalp?
Twisting and styling your dreads can protect new hair growth and prevent breakage caused by daily styling and manipulation, but it won’t make your hair grow faster. In fact twisting and styling your hair too often can cause breakage and scalp damage leading to thinner hair and at worst hair loss and alopecia.
What to do with thinning locs?
Combining– Combing locs is probably the most common remedy for thinning locs. Combining locs is usually done at the root by twisting, latching, braiding or sewing 2 neighboring locs together. You can leave the two ends loose or twist them together to make them one thicker loc.
Do dreads get moldy?
Well, this is similar for dreadlocks. Your hair will start to develop mildew, also known in the community as dread-rot if they stay wet too long. This is why we recommend washing your dreadlocks early in the morning and sit under the sun for a little while (don’t forget your sun’s protection fro your skin).
How long can dreads last?
Thick dreads will change little after the first year but thinner dreads will continue to tighten a bit for up to two years!