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Old 12-16-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
 
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Default Advice: Using a weave to cover edges?

Advice would be appreciated from any who have been in the same boat and tried something similar...

My edges have been noticeably thinning over the past 2 or 3 years, and then a couple of months ago I experienced some major breakage due to, I believe, a silk bonnet that was too tight, which I foolishly wore for a couple weeks. I now have less than a half inch of hair at my hairline. It almost looks like I'm wearing a 1 inch wide headband, if that makes any sense, and, it's even worse at the temples. =( The rest of my hair is 8 inches long or so, but with shrinkage, it's about half that.

I have had it with how my hairline looks and how it makes me feel. I haven't had good luck with wigs, and really, I just don't want to wear them. I don't want to braid it up either. I love my hair, I just hate my hairline. I consulted with my hairdresser about whether she could put in just 3 tracks and weave in some matching human kinky curly hair right behind the thinning hair, which I could then use to cover my hairline while I give my hairline a few months of oil and TLC to get it to recover.

Has anyone done anything like this? Any thoughts or advice?

Thanks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
 
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I feel that I can relate do to the following:
It was born with very thin edges and it is a trait for the women in my family to have little to no edges.
I am 18 years of age and it is extremely noticeable.
I am constantly asked if i used a weave with too much glue, or if i was balding, or if my sew in was too tight:-/
When the truth of the matter is i have never worn weave of any kind had a sew in etc.
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I have never thought of using a weave to cover them and I am still trying to accept it for what it is. It rarely ever wear my hair back and up for this reason but i have noticed a tremendous amount of new growth from this product
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Olive oil, jojoba oil, coconut, ergocalciferol (vitamin D), choline inositol, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium.
The only warning I have about this product is the smell.. Its not terrible but it is strong if you use too much the directions say only a few drops.

I know how self aware it can make you feel and paranoid that everyone is staring. I wish you the best and hopefully the product will be helpful to you as well.
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
 
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my hairline is the same way (thin). the hair is the same length as the rest of my hair however, it's even more baby fine which causes it to look incredibly thin. i don't wear wigs or other tension causing things either. my hairline is just 'like' this. i have fine strands anyway all over but my hairline looks just like always@night's.

no amount of product can change this (at least not for me). i've tried everything and this is just how my hair grows from my head. i just have to ensure i don't put any extra pressure on my already precious edges from styles etc.

eta: my natural hair color looks to be the same as always@night's too
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
 
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My mom has almost no hairline i believe because of wearing wigs for decades. I wear them but I changed my habits as soon as I saw a problem developing and no problem since them. First no wig cap. I tie my hair down with a satin scarf. Second, I don't use the adjustable clasp in the back of wig which would create more tension. 3. I use a light oil usually Doo Grow on my hairline. 4. I don't wear the wig every day or at home. have never had a problem with my unpinned wig coming off or shifting even on windy days.

I don't know anything about weave but I would worry about extra tension and the whole Naomi look.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:33 PM   #5
 
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my hairline is the same way (thin). the hair is the same length as the rest of my hair however, it's even more baby fine which causes it to look incredibly thin. i don't wear wigs or other tension causing things either. my hairline is just 'like' this. i have fine strands anyway all over but my hairline looks just like always@night's.

no amount of product can change this (at least not for me). i've tried everything and this is just how my hair grows from my head. i just have to ensure i don't put any extra pressure on my already precious edges from styles etc.

eta: my natural hair color looks to be the same as always@night's too
I would say the same about products not working for my edges:-/ but since using this product I have had tiny baby curls popping up all around my hair line and edges and no other product up to date has done that.
But i believe since i was born like this, i just don't have many hair follicles there.
Also that is my natural hair color i have not dyed it I describe it as a dark brown that looks black when light isn't directly hitting it.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
 
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I wouldnt add weave in, they would need to use glue to keep it on and it make the issue worse.

Maybe try adding a little growth oil into nightly scalp massages, and a well balance diet, with extra tlc in that area.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #7
 
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I wouldnt add weave in, they would need to use glue to keep it on and it make the issue worse.

Maybe try adding a little growth oil into nightly scalp massages, and a well balance diet, with extra tlc in that area.
This, tracks whether braided or glued are only going to cause further tension and breakage..
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
 
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I have always had thinner edges too, I've been using castor oil on my edges every night and it has really helped! Also, a little trick that I do if I decide to wear a style that exposes my edges, I use one of those hair mascara wands to cover grey hair, and use that to make it look like my edges are a little thicker. I don't do this often, but it def works!
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