StrawberriCurls Mail: “I Suffer From Traction Alopecia”

Hello Elizabeth,

I read your story about how you nursed your mother’s edges back to AMAZING health on the BGLH website, and I wanted to tell you that I am sooo inspired by this story and commitment. In addition, this brings me to my second point: I was wondering if you cared to share what EXACTLY you did to do this (i.e. what products, what you did on full treatment days, I recommend to visit this useful link for healthy information). Unfortunately, I too suffer from traction alopecia and have very thinned and even balding spots, and am at a loss of what to do. I have visited dermatologists, but I would rather try a natural solution than use some of the treatments that they are offering (steroid shots, etc.). Lastly, I know this is a lot, but I would greatly appreciate it and am looking forward to checking out the rest of your blog!

God bless,

Hey and thanks for the email! If you check the original post, regrow edges in 5 months, I posted her regimen. It went something like this

“So the plan in short was JBCO (Jamaican black castor oil) every night and moisturize and seal the rest of her hair while it was in the tracks. Well when we took it down, we did a full day of hair treatments. Shampoo, protein treatment, deep condition, moisturize and seal and style.”

That’s basically it hun! The biggest part in all of this is to massage the scalp with it every night. It really makes a big difference!

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  1. Tiffany Gunn says:

    I have heard alot about JBCO. I need to try this on my grandmothers hair since she has lost her edges as well.

  2. I already use castor oil on my scalp…I am going to use it more frequently and start massaging and see if my hair improves.

  3. How often did you shampoo your mom’s hair? When you say ‘seal’her hair, do you mean that you wrapped it in a silk scarf or do you mean you put moisturizer on it? I have locs, so my edges are thinning. Therefore, I have stop loc-ing my hair and let it loc organically.

    1. Elizabeth says:

      I only advise her to shampoo once a month until moisture has fully been restored to her hair.

  4. What kind of moisturizer did you use? and if she did what did she wrap her hair in at night with?

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