Hoping someone can help me figure out what to do with this hair on my head or can relate. My hair is very, very thin and really fine. It used to grow long very quickly but it was so thin that I would just have to cut it to shoulder length. I started wearing weaves several years ago which better suit my face because I have chubby cheeks so I need something with volume to balance it out.
I just can't get my hair to grow and thicken out. I lost my edges due to improper weave installation and then I was trying all these remedies to make them grow back - including groganics, castor oil, peppermint oil, every product in the bss that promises to grow back edges...nothing worked and actually made the problem worse because it would cause the hair to get hard and kinky and then snap off. I realized that it was the wrapping that was breaking off the edges so I stopped wrapping and started just making a part in the leave out and using a silk scarf to tie the leave out down at night. The edges grew back when I stopped using ANY product on it, just a little bit of coconut oil.
Here are my issues/questions
-My hair is adverse to every product that other people's hair seems to love - protein conditioner, castor oil, etc. all make my hair fragile and BREAK. Any recommendations for products? I think I need a good moisturizer
-I was using a textlax - just for me texure softener which I think contributed to the dryness and breaking. Anyone experienced this? I switched back to mild relaxer which seems to be much better for my hair. I think the texlax was terrible for my hair
-I moisturize the leave out regularly it is still always breaking. Any tips for keeping the leave out healthy? Baring in mind my hair's sensitivity to most protein treatments
-I would love to have a style that allows the luxury of flowing hair like a weave but doesn't damage my hair - I don't like closures. I think u-part wigs may be the answer to my prayers. Any feedback on those?
-I would also consider a braided style, I do like micros but with my weak edges I don't think I can take the risk. I have a corporate job so I need an elegant, long lasting braided style that is protective...any recommendations? Goddess braids maybe?
Thanks...any tips for this hair appreciated!