Nape Nonsense (Part 1)

1.06.2017

Hi Hair Friends! In the last few posts, I let you guys in on a hair dilemma I am having. The dilemma is that I am experiencing some thinning in the back of my head on the hairline.  I was not alarmed at first until I noticed a thinned area in the middle of my hair. The photo where my hair was on the triangle was taken in August 2016 and the photo where my hair is on the square was taken 12/11/16 and there is visible thinning at the nape and in the middle of my hair. I am currently not taking any medication but I am experiencing stress on the job as well as graduate school which can contribute to hair loss. Also, poor maintenance and upkeep can also promote hair loss. I am no stranger to thinning edges. It is quite hard to keep up a healthy hair regimen when I'm so busy at times (it's hard to keep up with my hair period lol).



For the entire month of December, I sprung into action by taking multi-vitamins daily, incorporating scalp massages, deep conditioning, and a few other things. To my surprise, at the end of the month, my hair had grown 1/2 an inch and my hair looked so much healthier. Also, I got a trim that sort of hid the the thinning in the middle of my hair but it is still somewhat of an issue. This is how my hair looked with a fresh trim and freshly flat-ironed hair. This photo was taken 12/23/16.


This photo below was from my length check taken 1/1/17. (Check out the length check post here!) My hair was weighed down with Shea Moisture Argan Oil but my ends look healthier. and my strands are shiner.  However, my middle area is still a bit see through.  


Things that has helped so far:
  1. Getting rid of coconut oil (Coconut oil is starting to dry my hair out for some odd reason I have made the switch to using only argan oil )
  2. Taking a multivitamin daily (I take One-A-Day Adult VitaCraves Healthy Metabolism Support and the awesomeness surrounding this multivitamin is that it contains 100% Biotin, which is great for hair growth. I purchase it from Walmart)
  3. Low-manipulation and tension free hairstyles (I keep my hair out of the way 90% of the time and try to wear loose ponytails)
  4. Deep conditioning (I deep condition for every Wash Day)


Things that I need to work on:
  1. Being nice to my edges (I brush my edges with my tangle teezer almost everyday and when I hear strands popping, I feel bad about it lol)
  2. Using my satin pillowcase and silk scarf (I make a lot of these for myself with my sewing machine but sometimes I get lazy and forget to tie up my hair or sleep on my pillowcase)
  3. Scalp Massages (I only do scalp massages with my tangle teezer and scalp invigorator on Wash Day or when I think about it from time to time. I'm not sure if this will make a major difference but I know scalp massages stimulate follicles for growth.)
  4. Taking better care of my curly hair (Moisturizing and sealing at night)
  5. Patience


Here is an up to date photo of my nape area. If you look at my nape HERE you will see a little growth. I will be posting periodically on my nape nonsense progress. Stay tuned.


If you have any suggestions or remedies for thinning edges/nape, please let me know in the comments below.

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