I am white female in my early 30’s. I had dreadlocks for 10 years and cut them off because of the same problem, the twisting and weight was too mich and caused permanent damaged.
I loved my hair it grew down my calves and to cut it was a hard decision. I cut them 7 years ago and the problem has not gotten better. Now i have thin hair and very little my hair line is higher and higher every year…it could maybe just make 1 lock. I lost hope. Traction alopecia seems not to have any cure coming up soon since they scalp hets scarred and the follicules are lost. I don’t know what to do, I wear wigs now without it I look 20 years older because of my hair loss. I loved my dreads and I hate to say they destroyed my hair.
Hair transplants are another alternative that you might look into. It requires a visit to a hair transplant doctor like me to determine if you are a candidate for this type of procedure.