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Old 07-01-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
 
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Default Hair thinning or is this normal?

I have uneven hair growth along both sides of my head above my ears. If I were to pin my ear back, it wouldn't hit the hair on the sides. I have been transitioning for about 3.5 months now, and I wear my hair in a set of loose cornrows, but today I noticed that the ones along the edges are uneven (left is closer to my ear than the right), and my edge hairs are very thin. Too thin, IMO.

When I relaxed my hair, I had some small burns along my hairline and my hairline receded a bit from years of relaxing and braiding, but since transitioning, the edge hair in FRONT has fully recovered, the tiny wisps that gave me a receding look are now sizable curls. But what's going on w/ the sides of my head? Is it normal to be able to place ~ 3 fingers between the back of your ear and the start of your hair? Also, what can I do to protect the sides? Will this area grow back, or is it just a unique pattern? It feels like there is no hair there at all - and if it is natural, why is it uneven?
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
 
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IMO YES, on the 3 fingers thing. Well at least for me anyway. I actually thought i had a balding problem last year when i looked at my hair in the back by the back of my ears, but it's like that on both sides. It's ALMOST 3 fingers. But yeah, if i tuck my fingers right into the spot behind my ears I can count nearly three finger spaces until my hairline starts.
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:S It's a relief to know that someone else notices this. The thing that gets me is that that area is rather tender, and that the two sides are not even.
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:15 PM   #4
 
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Do you sleep on that side of your head? If not, it's probably normal.
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