"Hi B!!! I love both of your blogs and I really hope you can help me with this. I have had locks for thirteen months now. Almost as long as you have had yours. I have terrible thinning around my hair-line and even some of the locks in the middle of my head are thinning. Why is this? I don't ever remember having this problem when I had regular natural hair. Not even when I had a perm. Please help. I have sisterlocks. Thanks!
Hi lovely! I can understand your frustration at thinning locs at the tender age of 13 months. I've heard of mature loc'ers having this problem, but it seems like our babies are too young for that. Or so I've always assumed. One of the reasons why I will opt for bigger locs the next go round is because they don't seem to thin out as easy. I have married (combined) over 10 locs because I found some of them to be entirely too thin. I don't want them popping off in the coming years. Locs will get heavy over time and thinner locs may not be able to hold their weight (no pun intended). I think your best bet is to consult with your Sisterlock specialist or other Sisterlock'ers because I think they can give you better answers.
In the meantime, remember to be gentle to your locs. Don't put them in tight ponytails. Don't pull on them. Don't rub on them as much as you want to. With your permission, I am going to post this on LocRocker and see if some of the other ladies have any suggestions that can help you and other folx who may be going through the same thing.
Also, here's a video where my locspiration, big sis and editor of On the Road to Queendom talks about thinning.
Dewdrop also recently did a video about combining her Sisterlocks and taking the traditional locs route. I'm not saying you should do the same but I think her video is very helpful.
Okay, y'all....what do you think? What should she do?