hairline!! edges!! help!!

I have been transitioning since the end of April!! The "older" hair looks like S's and the new growth looks like loose Z's so I don't mind wearing my hair down since they seem to mesh nicely (for now), and my hair seems to get stronger as it grows (quite a few people told me it would fall out).

However I have one issue. I'm doing EVERYTHING I can to resist the urge to relax the craziness happening with the hairline!! The rest of my hair is growing in quickly & nicely but the edges are a frizzy mess!! I wear a headband to cover it up but I'm so sick of wearing headbands daily. I have tried smoothing with coconut oil & Fantasia gel but it looks odd...especially since my hair looks like 3B yet the hairline is a 4B.

Anyone else experience this? I am so frustrated with it. HELP!

Thanks for reading...
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I have been transitioning since the end of April!! The "older" hair looks like S's and the new growth looks like loose Z's so I don't mind wearing my hair down since they seem to mesh nicely (for now), and my hair seems to get stronger as it grows (quite a few people told me it would fall out).

However I have one issue. I'm doing EVERYTHING I can to resist the urge to relax the craziness happening with the hairline!! The rest of my hair is growing in quickly & nicely but the edges are a frizzy mess!! I wear a headband to cover it up but I'm so sick of wearing headbands daily. I have tried smoothing with coconut oil & Fantasia gel but it looks odd...especially since my hair looks like 3B yet the hairline is a 4B.

Anyone else experience this? I am so frustrated with it. HELP!

Thanks for reading...
Originally Posted by SandraDgroovy
Have you tried smoothing out with gel?
Yes, it didn't do much to smooth it out.
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Why not try some pomade (sp?) I know Cantu has a great product to make your hair look like you did that on purpose... or let the activator gel do it's thing.

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Can you wear a headband while hair is drying? That way the hairline/edges dry more relaxed? I hope you can understand what I am trying to say
Put a headband on and let hair air dry.
How long is your hair in the front? Do you have a picture? That can give us more ideas.
I have been transitioning since the end of April!! The "older" hair looks like S's and the new growth looks like loose Z's so I don't mind wearing my hair down since they seem to mesh nicely (for now), and my hair seems to get stronger as it grows (quite a few people told me it would fall out).

However I have one issue. I'm doing EVERYTHING I can to resist the urge to relax the craziness happening with the hairline!! The rest of my hair is growing in quickly & nicely but the edges are a frizzy mess!! I wear a headband to cover it up but I'm so sick of wearing headbands daily. I have tried smoothing with coconut oil & Fantasia gel but it looks odd...especially since my hair looks like 3B yet the hairline is a 4B.

Anyone else experience this? I am so frustrated with it. HELP!

Thanks for reading...
Originally Posted by SandraDgroovy


guess what?
mines the same way
*sighz

but its only on my left side of my head
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Try putting a little conditioner under the gel, that softens my hair up the best. When it comes to my hair, product buildup also causes my hair to act funny. You can try dampening your edges with a conditioner&water mix, add some gel, then tying a scarf for about 10minutes. Your edges may just be a totally different texture. Mine are, so i have to treat them differently.
I am feeling you on this one! I have been trying to figure out what to do. I'm at a loss and am tired of headbands myself. Especially since I live in a midwest city that only has ONE of each store (except for Walmart, Walgreens & Kmart) and the selection of headbands is a little boring. (Does anyone know of a website where I can find pretty, comfortable,affordable and mature headbands and headscarves...I like headbands that have the scarf ends on them too).

CurlyNikki states on her website that she has tried using shea butter as a pomade so I have ordered some of the Afrikan Republic shea butter that she recommended.

Just my 2 cents

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Last edited by curlykye; 12-17-2008 at 07:15 PM. Reason: Sleepy and can't spell
I'm transitioning again right now too.
But, when I was completely natural (yes, I relapsed), I used Wet-N-Wavy Activator Gel for my edges. It smooth them down perfectly. I found it to be a little heavier than Fantasia, and it dried to a shine.
I didn't use it all over, just on my unruly edges.
It does have cones.
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I had the same issue with my hair line while transitioning and still have that issue now (been natural for a year and a half). Honestly, I don't know if my method will work for you since I just used a thick fabric headband when I was transitioning ( I didn't even want to deal with my edges), but here is what I do now that I am completely natural:

1. Conditioner (real, not a leave-in), apply it to damp hair. I have a bottle of Suave tropical coconut specifically for this purpose, it instantly smooths out the hair. Pat, then smooth onto edges. It's cone free so it won't build up and dry your hair out.

2. Gel or wax, smooth it over your edges. I use Kiss My Face gel from Whole Foods, which is cone free as well and protein free (I think). It is a creamy gel, so it smooths rather than squeeks on your hair. The hold is great as well. If you want super hold and can handle proteins, Giovanni L.A. naturals is great (cone free also) and gives the hair shine. I also use the Giovanni Wicked Wax sometimes to smooth down my hair when it is damp/dry since it doesn't work on wet hair. I use after the conditioner has dried a bit so I usually do this a day or two after I do the gel method, if I have a few minutes to spare in the morning, or on the weekends. The wax keeps my edges down until I wash it out so I tend to use it a couple days before shampooing.

3. Next, I use my 'Scunci smooth and shine brush'. Without these other steps, this brush alone can smooth out my edges, but I use the other products to give a polished look: http://www.walgreens.com/store/produ...&id=prod378517

The one I have is more rectangular ( not the round brush) so it's easier to use on my edges. I use the back of the bristles to slide against my edges and the tips lightly touch my hair, but don't rake through. I do this to avoid hairline breakage since the brush can cause that if you rake it (bristle's down) over your hair.

4. I tie my edges down with a satin (faux satin you can get a Sally's, drugstore etc.) scarf for like 5 minutes and voila, they are smooth all day long. You can leave the scarf on for longer or do this at night and sleep with the scarf. Your edges will be nice and smooth in the morning. hth.
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Thanks everyone for the wonderful suggestions. I will post a pic soon!
Sandra, RN & fitness competitor.

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