| LadyLovely wrote:|
But wouldn't that happen if someone were wearing them often?
Umm I am not following your text .. if you wear them at all - you are gonna have problems. Go down to the hair growth section and read all those sad stories. :(
Yes, everyone's hair thins somewhat with age ... but (shakes head) that is not the same thing as what happens to your head after 15 - 20+ years of weaves, perms, braids etc. No, that would be different.
I think it's such a shortsighted goal really .. I don't have ONE 50 - 60 year old friend without permanent major hair problems .. UNLESS they always wore their hair either pressed (using a hot comb) or in some sort of natural style like a TWA, regular afro, two strand twists, pulled up afro puffs etc.
Their hair got a little thinner as they aged and it got gray but because it's natural they can use a mild Henna etc and color out the gray. So yes, they still have a full head of hair (no lost edges either).
But the ones that went with the weaves,falls, braids etc. - they are SOL at this age. :( No kidding. It's about longivity.
Again, don't take my word for it - ask any dermatologist about Black people's hair problems. He will shake his head and say ... 'just find a natural style you like and do the work to keep it well groomed or else in X years .. you are going to have problems'.
Hey, do you watch that TV show 'GRIMM'? I just saw an episode online from a couple of weeks ago. They introduced a new love interest for Hank (thank God!). I don't know her name but 'black don't crack' so she looks pretty young but I remember her in a TV series maybe 15 - 20 years ago (longer?)
Anyway, a beautiful girl. Well, she wears her hair in a short bob now and I can see they style it to hide her edges on one side and it's fairly thin.
Okay, she still looks quite beautiful BUT back in the day .. she wore a long weave. She looked great then as she does now ... but her head took a beating I think ... and that is why she's wearing a short bob and no weave because you hardly evvvver see a Black woman wearing a short bob like that on a TV show .. they are usually in weaves.
Another one is Tia or Tamera (can't tell them apart):) But I noticed her hair on The Real show and the day she wore her own hair ... it was soooo much thinner than iT was back in the Sister Sister day when she wore her natural curls. Really a shame - and she's like in her mid 30's. Again, everyone's hair takes it different - but clearly her head has taken a beating.
I know a LOT of women in real life like this though.
Anyway... this IS the weave section so people can do what they want. :) So feel free to ignore this post!!!!
I was just talking to that ONE OP talking about putting her healthy hair up under a weave for the fun of it.
My advice ... count your blessings babygirl and steer clear of them.