Over the last 2 years, we have had the pleasure of having over 400 clients all over the UK.
One thing that we as team have observed is that quite a few of our customers, suffered from mild – severe strains of Alopecia. Traction alopecia being the most popular type
Signs of Traction Alopecia
- redness of the scalp.
- soreness or stinging of your scalp.
- folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles)
- pus-filled blisters on your scalp.
Causes of Traction Alopecia
Traction alopecia is a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by pulling force being applied to the hair. This commonly results from the sufferer frequently wearing their hair in a particularly tight ponytail, pigtails, or braids.
We would like to raise awareness about Alopecia and preventive treatments and products we as a team have personally used and seen real progress from.
- Our first bit of advice would be to see a GP at first signs of any type of hair loss. Hair loss isn’t always down to what you’re doing to your hair, it could be your body telling you something is wrong.
- Avoid strenuous hairstyles around the balding area, i.e single plaits, twist or locs avoid anything which hangs off your hair follicles.
- Try Crochet braiding – (mild/ traction alopecia only) – one of the least strenuous braiding styles, not only do you get to cover your hair but you’re also able to use any treatment products intermittently whilst having your style of choice installed. Crochet braiding allows you to reach your scalp and affected areas, as some of the products are greasy it doesn’t affect the hair you’ve installed as they are synthetic compared to the greasy clumped look you would get if you had a weave.
- Try purchasing a wig – Wigs are the safest options to use during the period of treatments for your hair and the least strenuous.
We have also introduced the net method to cover large spaces of balding so that you can achieve a full look of hair whilst treating the affected areas.
Our CEO gives a brief recollection of her own personal battle with “no edges and tight braids”
- Traction Alopecia aka Losing those edges
I grew up in an era where the tighter the braids the better because “it’ll last longer” my mum would echo down my ear whilst i whimpered in the salon chair.
If only i knew at the time the damage the excessive tension was going to have on my hair line a few years later. My edges = non existent, I endured severe migraines, the white pus filled spots in the front of the cornrows or braids because it was wayyyy too tight and then finally the balding (If you have signs of this after braiding, please take them out)
At 15 I took control of my own hair in the search for a hairdresser who actually knew what she was talking about. I found a hair dresser, with years of experience and a true passion to educate women on how to look after their hair.
She taught me that tight hair doesn’t mean it’ll last longer. I can recollect the first time she looked at my hair …. “hunny i don’t think these edges are ever coming back”. “I serve a living God” was my reflex reaction lol so I researched thoroughly i tried and tested products and methods from literally all over the world and within 3 years of being consistent my hairdresser was then saying “this is the thickest and longest your hair has ever been”
Patience & Consistency
Patience and consistency are definitely needed in this process, it took i total 3 an a half years for me to have no balding and my hair follicles to be restored to full health.
I went natural to avoid chemical burns to my scalp because deep down i knew that tingles i felt from relaxer were probably not helping the growth i was trying to promote in my edges.
Long story short, I went natural used over 100 different things till i found my own formula, which i also used for my gappy eyebrows (from over plucking in college lol) and it worked.
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