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    Hi Ladies! My hair is bald on the sides and always have been for as long as I can remember well actually when my mother started putting my relaxers in my head at the age of 12. I am now 27 and my left side is not bad but my right side is very obvious. I am transitioning right now and about to get 2 strand twist in about 2 weeks. My question is for those that may have this problem what styles do you wear? I love the pony tail puffs and stuff and when I am 100% natural those are the kind of styles I want to wear but obviously I can't with these noticeable bald spots. I have an appointment with the dermatologist in 3 weeks and we shall see what he says about the spots hopefully they are not too far gone.

    TIA

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    Hi,
    I had the same prob, x-cept my b-spots came in when I was about 7. I have a TWA right now, so I either wear wigs when I'm out, and go free when I'm in the house, or I just use a light, natural based gel to shape and lay down my sides. But, since I stopped perming, my hair seems to be BABYPRINCESS47 back faster than it has all these years... the warm aloe oil treatments 1-3 times a week is probably why. HTH.

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    Thanks for responding! I will have to invest in some wigs and some natural based gel as well.

    moonflower- how do you do the warm aloe oil treatments if you don't mind me asking?

    Thanks again!

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    I am bald on the sides or have very thin hair, u can use ...dont laugh... black eye shadow on the thinning parts..right now I have braids so some parts look clean cause there is hardly and hair on the temple area. I use a black mouse sometimes. and I use to use eyeliner to color in..

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    Thanks nomoreburns....I never thought to use black eye shadow...good idea!

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    I've also suffer from no hair on the sides. Been that way since I was 9. Scarves and headband are my best friends. I wore braids and wigs until my hair grew out. Now that my hair is long enough for a ponytail, i part down the middle and cover the sides with the hair from the top (if that makes sense)

    BB

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    well, i will leave that area alone as much as possible. I wouldn't do braids (that only pulls it ). I wouldn't always wear my hair pushed back either. wigs are cool but you do need to let your scalp breath. how long is your hair now??

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    Hello, new here (actually just 1st time posting).

    I had hair loss on the sides and in the back of my head I believe due to relaxers. I just don't believe that my stylist was neutralizing the perm on the nape of my neck as thoroughly as it should have been. Eventhough she's a great stylist, I would often find myself asking her to re-rinse the back of my head. I believe my last chemical fire 2of62ontheway was in Jan/Feb of this year. Since then I have been wearing braids and weave. My hair on the sides has really grown back. My back area is trying.

    I went to my doctor about 2 1/2 months back and she called it temporary Alopecia and gave me a prescription for a viral medication (sorry can't remember the name). I took it for about a month and the stubble on my neck started to respond. I now have since changed my diet and use "Maxi Hair" which is a hair vitamin. It works really well. I can now grip all of my hair in the back myself for braid extensions. (BTW, Maxi Hair is made by Country Life and you can get it at your health food store.)

    Does anyone know of a website where I can view more natural styles? I really like the thick twistouts (if that's what they are called). One of the editors at Essence mag has them and they are really pretty.

    Thanks,

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    I think twists do a great job of camouflaging that area. I used to be way more paranoid but now i'm just like f%ck it. I wear whatever style I feel like. I even do puffs. I have enough hair to sorta cover that area but you can still tell it's way thinner than the rest of my hair. I just got so tired of feeling limited. Alof of times we are so much harder on ouselves than other people are. Good luck with things . -- Tryce

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    I've also suffer from no hair on the sides. Been...

    I've had problems with my edges from getting tight braids in which pulled my edges out. They started BABYPRINCESS47 back but are still thin. Until I met a very young lady who does hair and she told me to use "Come Back Hair" (a white jar with red letters on it). She said that it worked for her so I tried it. Truth be told, my edges started coming back. They are not completely back yet but I will keep you posted on the progress.

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    windowswooden678- Where did you purchase the "come back" hair from? I will have to give it a try.

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    Hi Ladies! My hair is bald on the sides and...

    As a teen I did a patch test with a home chemical fire 2of62ontheway kit and left it on waay to long. As a result I had a bald spot on the side of my head for years. It finally went away when I started taking megga vitamins for a while. Vitamin B, L-Cystine, and biotin are just a few that are considered helpful. Lot of green stuff is helpful too, like alfapha tablets. As well as topical herbs.

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    GO HERE FOR HELP OBTAINING A BEAUTIFUL kimgustafson HEAD OF HAIR!!!

    http://www.hairlossnomore.com/?hop=1alluneed

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    I cornrow "my hair" a lot. I have seen some improvement in my hair line.

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    i had braids that were way to tight and i know thats bad but i payed a lot of money for them so there was no way in he** my mom was gone let me take them out. now my edges are thining. will olive oil help

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    I also wanted to add that you should try not to pull your hair straight up and back when you are ready for your puffs. This will expose your problem area. Try doing a swoop instead. This will not cause any tensionon your hairline. Try to stay away from braids as they pull on the delicate temples so bad for the first 2 or 3 days.

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    Since I've gone natural I've noticed that my sides are BABYPRINCESS47 in. My sides being thin are hereditary but I know that going natural and wearing my satin headwrap and also moisturizing and oiling that problem area at night before bed is helping considerably. All those years of braiding and relaxing did not help my hair at all. My hair at one point had broken off so bad on the sides that I had to wear my hair swooped to one side with gel, and my gosh if that gel wore off my bald spots were exposed and my hairdresser would always say before a touch up "Your hair is breaking bad!" I'd think to myself "DUH!" :Angry_boese008:

    And my hair type which is naturally coiled and curly needs to be left alone. That means no combs, no brushes, no alcohol laden products, no going to bed without head wrapped, no massive gels to the sides. My hair needs moisture and to be left alone to do it's own thing.

    Another good thing is water, I'm not drinking enough but that's pretty much what goes in my body these days. I also take a multivitamin and biotin daily. This I hope will do the trick. But currently I'm seeing my natural hairline for the first time in awhile and I like what I see. I hope my post helped you a little bit.

    Huggles

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    nice hair MsRacy_redC

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    Man,

    I never have been NOT natural, so I can't attribute my thinning, sides (from I was a little girl) to re-lax-ers. I mean, when I got a TWA and never ever brushed it the sides grew in, but lately since my hair has grown back, I want to brush it to put it in one, I guess I should go to the dermatologist to find out why it is so sensitive.

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    Gorgeous picture! Thanks for the tip

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    what worked for me is to just leave them alone until they grow in. I know it is hard when you want to style your hair in styles that may agitate the problem. If you have to style, then I agree with Tryce that twists (not too tightly pulled) are a good styling option.

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    On the right side of my head my hair is very thin. I want to say that it is not BABYPRINCESS47...but since hair always grows...well it's pretty obvious what is happening. The crazy part about it is that when I had a r..elaxer, the hair in that spot would thin but always grow back like clock work. Since I've been natural, the spot hasn't filled in at all. <_<

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    I am interested in the warm aloe oil treatments. Is anything added or its it just straight aloe oil?

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    This is my first post here on naturality. My sides have been bald/thin since I was 13 and it has affected every aspect of my life. But, I'm starting to feel the same way f%ck it. I have been wearing a hat for over a year now and my head it HOTTTTT! It's time for a change.

    Thanks for you inspiration!... nekjcks255

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    I have a similar issue with my edges becoming bald due to ...tight micros, relaxers and just plain ole, neglect. I'm transitioning as well, so I wear lots of cute little wigs and hats. Every morning and every night I rub Dr. Miracle's temple and nape balm into my edges along with olive oil for my scalp...so far...it seems to coming along ok. It's still going to take alittle time though.

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    moonflower- how do you do the warm aloe oil treatments...

    I would like to see your pic's but they seem to be all locked.

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    I too was just gonna suggest DR. MIRACLES I have had amazing experieances with that product. I would deffently recommend to at least try this line of products. Especially the nape and balm for the edges.

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    I used to be way more paranoid but now i'm just like f%ck it. I wear whatever style I feel like. Alof of times we are so much harder on ouselves than other people are.
    Agree 200% with you.
    I have very short and thin hair on my sides too, due to traction alopecia, and I don't mind.
    Most of the time people don't really notice it, or even if they notice, they don't mind, because you are not your hair.

    But, to answer your question, if you have a twa, you can attenuate it by :
    --> coloring your hair to intensify its natural color, and it will color your sides too.
    --> you can wear twists or do the shake and go, these "uncoordinated" hairstyles attenuate the bald sides

    I am currently wearing cornrows, I know it intensifies your bald sides, but I don't mind, because it is beautiful with nice earings and make up.

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    How do you do this style???

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    What suggestion would you have for someone like me who was born like that and was told there is no way hair will grow there. Hair transplants were suggested, I do not have the money for that so I use (sorry Molly) wigs to work, and scarves on weekends. I wear my hair normal at home. Lucky me, none of my kids have my hairline.

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    TIAQuote:On the right side of my head my hair is...

    [b]Peace and Blessings!

    I have the same problem with my edges. I find that Organic Root Stimulator Temple Balm is very good with this problem. The key is that you must continuously use it in order to see significant results. Also diet and your stress level plays a role in how well your hair grows back.

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