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    Default Re: OMG, my edges - getting older and, wow, life is stressful

    That sounds interesting. I'm wondering if the fuzz turned into actual hair at some point.

    For me, I'm trying to kick the growth can a bit further down the road. I'm happy I rediscovered it. I've been digging a bit, and they ran ad campaigns in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. That makes sense considering my mom's age. Whatever the reason, it's turned me back on to it because it helps with other things too like digestion, bones, muscles, and detoxification. I'm officially in the land of perimenopause now, so I'm sure my hair will take a hit from that too. My bones definitely will, so it's time to bring in backup.

    Anything that can help me get though this is appreciated.
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    Default Re: OMG, my edges - getting older and, wow, life is stressful

    I'm not sure the fuzz actually turned into hair. I saw the couple regularly for about year and did not see hair...just fuzz. But the husband was happy with it, lol. I have since lost contact with them.

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    Default Re: OMG, my edges - getting older and, wow, life is stressful

    6 months on my hairline is filling in.

    My regimen:
    emu oil
    Jamaican black castor oil
    Alter ego cren
    Aphogee every 6 or so weeks
    biotin gummies and vitamins

    I usually mix the emu and black castor oil together and apply to my edges before bed, in the morning, and after I wash/condition my hair. I use Alter Ego Cren after I wash/condition before I twist my hair.

    It seems to be working. Slowly, but it's working. Oh, yeah, and I try to drink a cup of goat milk daily. Read a blog post about it helping someone's hair grow. Not sure if that's right, but it tastes better than cow milk, so I'm in.
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    Default Re: OMG, my edges - getting older and, wow, life is stressful

    The struggle continues--- I love JBCO and still use my lavender oil and jojoba. I think the best thing we mature ladies can do with our hairlines is to protect them at all costs. No rubbing, no pressure, no brushing or overmanipulation. I have also found my hair grows in waves of thick then then. I had a thyroid problem which caused some major thinning around my hairline but since that's been treated, it is filling in again. I must say though, I'm not adverse to putting on a wig with a satin band a few times a year and wearing for about 2 weeks to completely hide from the UVs and rest my hair completely. It works for me.
    "The truth is, your natural hair, in all its texture, is the hair that is ideal for YOU. As long as you are constantly striving to get what someone else has naturally, you will not be able to recognize the beauty in what you already have."
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    Default Re: OMG, my edges - getting older and, wow, life is stressful

    Quote Originally Posted by deecoily View Post
    The struggle continues--- I love JBCO and still use my lavender oil and jojoba. I think the best thing we mature ladies can do with our hairlines is to protect them at all costs. No rubbing, no pressure, no brushing or overmanipulation. I have also found my hair grows in waves of thick then then. I had a thyroid problem which caused some major thinning around my hairline but since that's been treated, it is filling in again. I must say though, I'm not adverse to putting on a wig with a satin band a few times a year and wearing for about 2 weeks to completely hide from the UVs and rest my hair completely. It works for me.
    Yep. the struggle IS real.

    I saw an old pic of me in my late teens, and I had edges. I was in the bad habit of wearing non-satin headbands for a long time. I'm certain that didn't help.

    I also rediscovered gelatin and collagen supplements and do that consistently. I had to prep for a colonoscopy recently and all the research around that led me to info on the value of gelatin supplements. I then remembered my mom would mix a pack of Knox gelatin into her orange juice regularly. I'm already aging really well, so this will only help me stay on track with that. I've been doing it for a few weeks now and can see the difference in how quickly my nails are growing, which I never cared about. I'm sure it's also having an effect on my hair. That just takes longer, but my sides are filling in nicely. It's the area of my edges halfway up to the top of my head that are just struggling. They're slowly filling in, so they're recovering from years of neglect.

    This really is just a big kick in the butt to get it together. I'm firmly in middle age now, so I need to take care of myself and stay on top of my health issues. If I don't, it's going to show. The stress of surgery was maybe a Godsend.
    "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." - Chinese Proverb

    "Fall seven times a day, stand up eight." - Japanese Proverb

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