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Old August 19th, 2003, 03:27 AM   #1
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Help I can see my scalp!

Just dropping off to sleep last night and DH quietly asks "are you going to grow out your bangs, as I think you look better with them"

So today looking close in mirror I realise that where my bangs originate from (about 2" back from hairline) I can see my scalp very, very clearly :shock: Am I going thin on top

I had not noticed it too much before because where I have been growing out my bangs I had not really had any parting and my hair was flicked back of my forehead.

Any ideas why my hair is so thin at this point. Any thoughts on whether wearing bangs for many years may have created a thinner point as the rest of my hair is fine and I cannot see such a lot of scalp anywhere else.

Now I'm not sure what to do, grow them, cut them.
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Old August 19th, 2003, 06:27 AM   #2
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Hi Marion,

Okay, first off, don't panic

It could just be the normal part in your hair, I don't know, it's hard to say without a picture.

If you can take a picture of what you're talking about, do that and we can all take a look.

If you don't have a camera, then maybe someone close to you can offer an opinion.

From what you describe, it sounds like the normal part in your hair.

I hope that's all it is, but if you have a pic, we'll be glad to help.

Hugs and try not to worry.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 02:39 AM   #3
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Scalp problem

Hi Anne

Thanks for your reply. Maybe you are right and it might be that I am getting obsessed with my hair since I've started taking care of it :shock:

Haven't got an up to date picture but tried to add a pic taken on holiday. Can't get it to work, maybe drunken pictures aren't allowed

Adding pics is all new to me and I will just have to keep trying

Thanks anyway.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 03:16 AM   #4
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Marion,

I have worries like that too, my fringe is almost to my shoulders now so thats not my issue. but since my hair has passed 32" it really likes falling in a middle parting, which I keep worrying is getting wider!! But I tried a part to the side for comparison and to tell the truth it really does not look different. I think that the way the hair falls flatter (pulling it aside more) on the top of the head gives the impression that more scalp shows. Whereas on the side it has more movement and therefore sits closer together ... does that make any sense??? Keep an eye but I doubt you really have to fret too much, any real doubts in the future and go and see a doctor.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 03:29 AM   #5
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Thanks Anne & Siobhan

This is rather an awful picture of me taken quite a few months ago. Sorry but don't have anything newer

I was on holiday and rather intoxicated at the time but the whole point on showing it is to explain that the thin part is just above where my bangs originate from. I think perhaps I am getting worried over nothing but I had never noticed it before but looking back at this photo I can see that my scalp was quite visible even then. Do I make sense



Blanked out section is my DH head (I'm not really lopsided) Oh and my hair is a bit longer now.

Must get the hang of the digital camera and take some newer photos.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 09:52 AM   #6
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Hi Marion,

I see what you're talking about, but you have such light, fine hair (it is fine isn't it? very pretty too) and my impression is that it's just where you're hair parts naturally.

I wear my hair parted in the middle most days and I can see my scalp at my part also.

An up close picture would be easier to tell, but from your first pic, I'd say it doesn't look like anything to worry about.

LOL, looks like you were having fun
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Old August 20th, 2003, 10:58 AM   #7
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Looks normal to me... I don't think your hair is thinning drastically.
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Old August 20th, 2003, 12:08 PM   #8
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You look like you are having waaaaay too much fun D

OK - I've been obsessing about thinning for some time now to so I've been peeking at people's parts and such. I've seen many like your's, I'd say it's right smack in the middle as far as less scalp and more scalp.

My own same area used to be so thick that I could barely find a part even holding the hair apart and now I'm about where you are. The first few years it kinda freaked me out but it not getting worse at all so I've decided to keep an eye on it but as long as it doesn't get much worse I'm still verry happy.

I do use minoxidil once a day - just for insurance D and I got good results with it i.e., loss is stable and I did get some regrowth...g
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Old August 20th, 2003, 11:27 PM   #9
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Thanks

Many thanks for all your replies.

Now I have noticed this I will keep an eye on it just to make sure that it gets no worse. I now take Ultra Hair Plus on a daily basis and find that I have very little daily hair loss so I will wait and see if I get any regrowth.

All the years I just let my hair "get on with it" and now that I am taking care of it I get a panic attack in case I'm going bald

Thanks again for your reassurance.
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Old August 21st, 2003, 05:48 AM   #10
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i think it's just one of those normal parts, like Anne said.

if you look at my photo below, you can see one on the back of my head. there is hair there, it's just the way my hair falls.
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Old August 21st, 2003, 06:04 AM   #11
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I agree with Karen.

I remember my old hairdresser saying something about hair naturally grows less thick at the top of the head than at the sides and the back. I guess it's different for everyone, though, and if you notice thinning then that's an indication that things are changing. But it doesn't have to be that way.
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Old August 21st, 2003, 06:06 AM   #12
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Oh, I also think she said that the scalp was more 'tight' at the top of the head, thus making less blood flow that way. She recommended scalp massages, she said they would make the hair grow in thicker. (She was a long hair specialist, by the way ) I don't know if it helps, but it never hurts to try.
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