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jwebbe0 04-29-2011 09:30 AM

that section in the middle...
 
So I'm new hair so HI!!!!

I have an issue that i need a little bit of help with. Frankly i have no clue what my hair type is and from what I've been reading around, apparently it's more trouble than it's worth so i wont type my hair but i can describe it for you. In general i have s curls all around my head with two patches of coils by my ears and all of these hairs tend to be maybe medium coarse. and the crown area is a very loose silky/fine textured wave with maybe (sometimes) a curl at the end if i scrunch.

Now the problem area is the the middle of my head (which i have a weird shaped head that is flat in the middle). I don't know what it is I'm starting to think maybe scab hair, but that hair is extremely wire-y, prone to breakage, thick (the individual strands are thick), dense, frizz prone, and if i plaster it with gel it is more coily towards the the root and wavy towards the end. However this hair does not want to clump, it's like the strands are moving in different directions or something.

I haven't used heat since I've been natural so it's not heat damage. One more thing about that area of my head as well is there is a sizable scar there from and accident years back idk if that could contribute. But are there any suggestions for dealing with this section, I'm really not concerned with the fact that it's different from the rest of my hair, because my hair is pretty strange anyway but i like that. My biggest concern is the breakage. It breaks a lot! And that bothers me, I'm growing my hair out and it's about apl now, and i don't want this to hinder me. any suggestions please?:wav:

ajna 04-30-2011 10:02 PM

The hair in the crown of my hair is the most fragile and the part most likely to break.
In the past I treated it like the rest of my hair and I think either it did not get enough product or products that did not work for that area. For example most of my hair hates castor oil and shea butter but the center of my hair loves the stuff. When I detangle I can use a denman beush all over and have very little shedding enen though I am a bit rough for the center of my hair I need to finger detangle then I use a wide tooth comb.

I have also found that parting my hair ear to ear or horizontal instead of front to back when conditioning helps me ensure I have applied sufficient amounts. I also make sure I use a tea rinse and really focus on that area like twice a month. When it is dry I need to add a moisturizer it that area daily or at least every other day. Last is when I bun I usually keep it braided because the curl pattern is so tight and keeping it stretched seems to work better for me.

It is weird to have products only for the crown of my hair but since I have been doing these things my hair shed far less and it seems to be catching up with the rest of my hair.

HTH


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