3 Ways to Repair Thinning Dreadlocks

 

If you have dreadlocks, then you have probably experienced the torturous moments of seeing a few locks that were starting to thin. Just like all other styles, excessive styling can out a strain on your strands and result in thinning. It occurs in two places; either towards the root of your lock or towards the end of your dreadlocks and could result in breakage if not repaired. Take a look a some dread saving tips.

 

1. Knot Method: This method is suggested for locks thinning towards the end of the hair.

Make a knot with your dread and tighten it around the thinning section. Palm roll the knot to help smooth it out. Repeat palm roll daily until the surface of the section is smooth.

 

2 Afro Hair Method: This method is for locks thinning towards the middle of hair.

Purchase kinky textures afro hair, With a small portion, two strand it around the thinning section to strengthen lock. Palm roll section to smooth out two strand surface. Repeat palm roll daily until smooth.

 

Sewing Method: This method can be used for thinning anywhere along the lock. Preferably for those thinning towards the root, though.

 

Two strand thinning lock with a lock next to it. Choose a thread close to the color of your hair and thread it through a needle and make a knot. Starting at the root, thread the needle through both strands of locks. Thread locks to the end and start making your way back up to the root, sewing the strands together in between stitches you’ve made before. Once at the root, make a knot with the thread avoiding knotting in the same spot as when you started. Cut the thread and palm roll threaded lock. Repeat palm roll everyday until surface is smooth.

 

 

Whichever method you choose will successfully repair a thinning lock. Just make sure you see the thinning before it is completely too late.

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Some mothers look at stretch marks as scars, battle wounds, reminders NOT to get pregnant again, etc. I heard them all. Me personally, I don’t care what people call them. I just want mine GONE!!! Here are a few remedies on how to get rid of stretch marks.

1.) Use a moisturizer. Your skin is less likely to stretch and create stretch marks if it is hydrated. Try some over the counter lotions at your local department store. Make sure it specializes in skin moisture such as Aveeno, Olay and Cetaphil.

2.) Mederma stretch mark therapy: It delivers “visible to the naked eye” results in as little as 12 weeks. It is a cream formula that combines

  • Cepalin,® a proprietary botanical extract
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Centella asiatica plant extract

3.) Shea butter and cocoa butter: Massaging either of the two a few times a day will hydrate your skin and fade away stretch marks.

4.) Aloe Vera: It can be applied to the skin daily to help hydrate, heal and soothe the skin and diminish stretch marks.

5.) Sugar: Make your own exfoliating scrub by using natural sugar with a few drops of oil and lemon juice. Rub the mixture on the stretch mark area before showering each day and watch the stretch marks disappear.