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I receive quite a few repetitive questions on the Ask Abi page and it’s becoming a bit of a challenge to respond due to so many other activities I have going on now. Henceforth, I will be answering the questions on the website and providing a link to the answer in the questions archive on the Ask Abi page. That way, ladies can search if I’ve already answered their questions before sending them to me. Win-win for both of us. :). Today’s question is from E.A who has hair loss issues going on.
I love your blog and I appreciate your efforts towards helping others improve the health of their hair. I have traction Alopecia and as a result of constant research, I have stopped doing braids and weaves and all those things that could put tension on my edges and I also massage with almond oil infused with rosemary essential oil (castor oil is too thick and breaks them right off) but still, the growth is oh so slow and it’s rather frustrating. I would really appreciate it if you could give me any tips on this. Also, I’m considering using wigs as a protective style while growing my hair out because my styling options are really limited and my hair is still on the short side so I don’t feel comfortable wearing twists out lol plus, dem edges :(. I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks a lot. – E.A.
Thanks for your email and thanks for visiting the website. Massaging with almond oil with rosemary essential oil is good but when it comes to traction alopecia, this isn’t the best oil to use and won’t accelerate the growth as much as it should. Below are articles on the website that I recommend for this problem:
- Regrow Bald Spots with Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I know you don’t like castor oil but to make it more manageable, dilute it with almond oil or grapeseed oil. Alternatively, check out below two links as well.
- Grow Your Hair Long with Emu Oil.
- Reverse Hair Thinning with Burdock Root Oil.
These three oils are targeted specifically for help with recovery from hair loss. Please follow the instructions consistently to see best results. I also recommend my ebook – Grow Hair Healthy & Long with Natural Oils.
Wigs are a great way to protective style while recovering from hair loss. However, don’t use the combs on the wigs. You will have to take those out and pin the wig to your head instead. Also, make sure you braid in a beehive under the wig. Corn rows will make the traction alopecia worse. Hope this helps and good luck! Let me know how you get on.
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Traction alopecia is caused by an unnatural pulling force applied to the hairline repeatedly. The loss is gradual and occurs over a period of time. It can effect women of all races and ages. The good news about it is once you stop whatever activity that’s causing it, expect your hair to start growing back. Continuing with the practices even after you notice the gradual hair loss will lead to more serious issues that could be irreversible in the long run i.e. you won’t be able to grow hair in the spots anymore without some sort of surgical intervention.
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