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Seriously Bad Hair


hi girls

i have a problem that has affected me all my life. i have seriously thin hair. since am black i cant perm it or put any form of relaxer on it because its too fine. the last time i tried my hair fell off. now i put weaves 24/7 i get tired of them but i feel like i have no other alternative since not only do i have thin hair,i have a receding hairline( which is hereditary) and a big forehead. this is seriously cutting into my esteem as i don't want to date AT ALL!! plus guys say they don't like it when girls have weaves on....whats this girl to do??
Mar 02, 2010 @ 02:33 am

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consult your stylist?

Although this is not my specialty, do you have a stylist that you visit regularly? Can he/she recommend any oils/creams to put on your hair to strengthen it or help it thicken up?

Are you interested in a more natural style? One of my friends always brags about her natural hair...she has never put a weave in it! I was shocked....maybe I will ask her and get back to you-she will most likely have a ton of ideas!!!
Mar 02, 2010 @ 08:30 pm
Kate Comeau

What about the food you are eating?

Your diet can play a role in the strength, shine and texture of your hair.

If you are eating too little overall it can seriously impact your hair.

Do you eat foods that are rich in healthy fats like salmon, walnuts, avocado and olive oil at least once per day?

Mar 11, 2010 @ 09:56 am

Great suggestions!

Good to know, Kate! For those of you who don't know, Kate Comeau is a nutritionist who has been writing for us in the wellness and restaurant sections. She sure knows her stuff :)
Mar 11, 2010 @ 11:42 am

Diet and supplements

I agree that diet can play a major role in the way our hair appears and grows. You might want to visit a nutritionist or family doctor to review your eating habits and see whether you should also take any supplements. My doctor once suggested I take a supplement called Nutricap (sold at most drugstores or health food stores). These capsules are made specifically for healthy hair and nail growth and I saw a great difference in the strength and texture of my hair. It was no longer thinning out and actually felt thicker and looked shinier.

The type of shampoo and conditioner you use can also strip your hair and make it fall out easily. I've noticed this every time I've used certain products and have since banned them from my routine.

In addition, stress can also play another factor in the way our bodies react, and our hair and skin can show this all too well. If there are issues or situations causing you to feel anxious (i.e., other than your hair), you may want to deal with this ASAP.

Unfortunately, we can't do much when it comes to heredity and in some cases, all we can do is accept and hope that others appreciate us for who we are. If a weave ends up being your only solution, then see your hairdresser and maybe find a way to enhance your look and remember... Mr. Right should be able to see past the imperfections ;)
I hope this helps and good luck!
Mar 11, 2010 @ 09:09 pm

Thanx Ladies

hey girls....thank u 4 all the great advice. i think i shall take kate's suggestions and incorporate some of the things she mentioned into my diet. the thing is i got my dads very fine hair. hence the hereditary factor. on the brighter side...my stylist actually cut my hair this weekend. i was extremely nervous when she was doing it but the end result was great. my hair actually looked fuller as short as it it.. i cant remember the last time i actually combed through my own hair. for the last few days i have had the simple pleasure of having wind blowing thruough my hair and actually messing it up. i can honestly say my stylist boosted my confidence...kudos to her!!!!!!!
Mar 17, 2010 @ 02:50 am

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