The edges 'progressively' disappear over many years.
I am not gonna tell
you what you want to hear like the others though. So do not wear the unit behind
your hairline … this will damage your natural hair (perm or mot) over time.
First it's just the first few millimeters and then the
damage goes back and back .. progressively.
If she monkeys/manipulates the edges with perm,
keeping it pulled back because she has to make that long braid around the
perimeter (as shown) our otherwise keep the hair pulled back in a
ponytail/topknot ... all this stress damages the roots of the hair making each
hair shaft narrower and narrower so that it can't grow very long and the growth
that does exist is pretty fragile so if she flat irons or monkey with it ...
she will start losing hair.
I don't know how old
you are but I am 58 years old and I've seen it all.
When I was little, all there was were hot combs so my
mother pressed our hair. They when I was about 9 or 10 suddenly my mother came
home with this new product that could straighten our hair. It was called ‘Curl Free’
and though it was designed to straighten White people’s 3c hair .. it did do a
little something for our hair. J
Suddenly wham … the PERM for Black hair came on the
market and rest is history. When I was about 30 more or less the WEAVE came on
the market and the rest is history with that.
Of course, in came the Black Power movement so by age
16 I went to the barber shop and had it all cut off and wore a tiny afro til I
was about 46 years old.
So yeah .. I have watched a lot of my friends and sister
and alllll the zillions of problems over the years. They were always stealing
from Peter to pay Paul in terms of juggling different techniques on their hair.
Again SOME people have naturally stronger hair than
other people and so if they take care it .. it will keep .. But how do you know
if you have that kind of hair? Eventually
it will succumb to PROBLEMs by the time you hit 40 or so.
Everyone is different
but all of my non-natural gf that wore perms and/or weaves their entire lives …
now have major hair problem now that they are in their 50’s and 60’s.
Of course, none
of them wanted to relinquish the perm/weave and would spend thousands of
dollars in upkeep and conditioners .. but the THICKEST AFROS I saw when I was
young are now thin, short., permed heads now (fighting off the gray with
chemicals) so they are messed up for good. So all that .. was very
short-sighted. But they wanted to look like everyone else.
If your hair is
natural and long.. I say – STAY AWAY from perms and weaves – but yes you can
Press your hair. The problem is when you use the weave to put in hair and have
the ‘leave out’ day after day .. that puts stress on your edges and it puts stress on your hair where the
weave or lace hits it. It’s rub, rub , rub ally day. So I would say stay away
from this ‘leave out’ procedure
Either wear a
full lace wig which COVERS your hairline completely (no glue on your hairline –just
put glue on your skin) and play with the wigs. Or wear your hair natural and be
done with it.
One or the other
IS sustainable and your hair as it is will last you the rest of your life.
Try the BRAID OUT
You just need the Products to moisturize your hair. Yes, it takes time .. but the
results are worth it if you can be MY AGE and still have a head full of your
own hair – not hemming and hawing trying to hide a bald spot every few months,
avoid the rain and the ocean, put in a new weave to fill in the thinning areas
etc. Like I said – I have been watching my friends deal with this for years and
This is my advice. But you don’t have to take my word.
Contact any dematologists worth his salt or even read online info and educate yourself
before you do what everyone else is doing because eventually (if you are
lucky!) you will age and all that stuff you do to your hair ... will add up on you.
Don’t you want to look GREAT when you are older?