Anonymous asked: I want to grow my hair baq to its natural state idk wea to start i have had a perm mayb a month ago. My hair is very thin on dha sides to the point it looks bald ;( will it grow baq once i go natural? I wash my hair every two wk wid aphogee of herbal essence shampoo is that good? I wear alot of weave sew in and glue but my sides neva seem to grow liKe dha rest of my hair :( HELP ME PLEEEEEEASE i really want something curly and pretty ! P.s you were tweetin me on twitter.
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I’m sorry to hear about the thinning of your edges. I’ve only worn added hair once and it was sewn in, so I’m not too familiar with glue-in weaves….but I’ve only heard negative things about them. Depending on what damage has been done it could be something as small as breakage due to stress (the mechanical stress of the added pieces or braiding for the weaves), all the way to the worst case scenario, permanent follicle damage. You’d have to see a dermatologist in order to make that determination. But if it is thinning that is not permanent, then I’d suggest doing the following during your natural hair journey:
- Cut back on styles that cause stress to your hairline - this may include styles that include braining that section, styles that tug on that section, styles that do anything other than let your hair breathe
- Get a good trim - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, every hair journey should start with a good trim. This one may be Esp. important if you’re experiencing thinning due to breakage
- Give yourself routine scalp massages - focusing on that area
- Reduce mechanical damage - be careful when you detangle
- Use castor oil - many ppl find that this helps thicken the hair
Now, regarding washing your hair every two weeks, I can’t exactly say. You ultimately just need to wash your hair when it needs it. So this will depend on your lifestyle. Do you workout often? Do you sweat from your scalp? Do you use products that build up? Etc., etc. Pretty much just listen to your hair (really scalp) and use shampoo when you need it.
Starting a natural hair journey can definitely be arduous, but highly rewarding. Good luck!