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Guest Kaili

Clip in bangs with thining hairline

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Guest shadowghost21

Okay so I a 24 my hair has been growing since Christmas and I have bad luck in the hair line department. I started thinning about 4-5 years ago. The rest of my hair looks great and my clip in bangs look great. But the clips form a triangle and the one at the 'tip' clips into thick hair on my head, the other 2 at the 'base' of said triangle would clip into hair if I had it there on my receded hair line. I have the classic male M hair line and I'm looking for some tips to keep my clip in bangs from moving around too much.

I would feel much more confident with my own hair if I could make sure that the clip in won't fall out when it's windy. Can I use adhesive? If so do you have any tips or brands I should try?

For reference the clip in bangs I got online from amazon and can also be bought at Ulta, they have a picture of Jessica Simpson on the front. Color matches perfect just the clips to clip to enough of my hair to feel as secure as I would like.

Looking to start wearing the fulltime starting Monday for my first day at my new job, I'll be Kaili in boy mode as my new employer doesn't know about my transgender nature yet. They also haven't seen me in a few weeks so It's a good chance to make the jump.

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Guest -Naomi-

Curious question as I have heard a number of things in regards to hair thinning and the reasons. Are you currently on T-Blockers? I believe that one of the causes hair loss in men is known as DHT, but depending on one's regimen DHT should be blocked out from causing issues after being on a regimen long enough. In most cases I have heard it causing possible hair growth to come back in areas that have thinned out. I'm no doctor though just my 2 cents on web info.

As for adhesive I wouldn't recommend anything that could damage your hair, my friend used adhesive in her extentions and had hell getting them out. If their clip ins what I have done to keep them in for 10+ hrs is tease the hair a bit where I am going to clip them in then lock the clip as close to the scalp as I can and brush the extentions in with some of my natural hair gently using a boar bristle brush. Using a little hair spray works wonders too, just try not to get to much hair spray on the extentions. Hope that helps.

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Guest angels wings

I don't have advice on the clips I had a look at amazon thy look pretty gd but I also had a look at ur gallery ur hair looks fine all u need is a little more length that's it. U don't need clip bangs . Here we call them fringes bangs sounds really funny ;)

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VickySGV

I have the same set of bangs, but not quite the same hair loss pattern. I don't think that using an adhesive would be a good idea, but you can take some of the fiber on the edges of it and comb it in good with your own hair and use hair gel or spray to hold it. Twirl the edges into your hair a bit too. If you are skillful with a needle and invisible thread, the two side clips can be moved toward the center where you have hair. The clips are sewn onto the edge and come off with a razor if you are skillful.

Still one other idea would be to comb some of your top hair over to the sides across the open area, and get someone to show you how to make a tiny braid with the side hair, and clip onto that.

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Guest Elizabeth K

I don't use them, but someone near to me does. The clips on her bangs piece are sewn in. The lady at the shop added two additional. I think you could add or move them to accommodate your needs? I doubt any adhesive would work because it could migrate into the exposed hair.

With my full wig (I haven't used it since I grew out my hair) I would use tons of regular bobby pins.

I hope this helps.

Lizzy

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Guest shadowghost21

Well I am on T-blockers and was hoping I would see some thing in the way of regrowth after 6 weeks but not yet, maybe in a few more months. I wouldn't being using the adhesive on my hair, since my scalp is exposed in the areas where the base clips are it would be like adhesive on my forehead. I'll try some suggestions, I am running what us software engineers would call a pilot this weekend with the fringes to see how they will work for me long term. Thanks for all the responses :) I'll see what I can do with moving some hair around.

I should post up a current photo of me with no hair helpers so you can get an idea of the thinness I have on the front. It's probably 33% the density of my other hair and very fine and light in color which may account for why it looks so thin. I have a very think dark brown head of hair, but my male pattern baldness really gave me a right hook!

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Guest LizMarie

Add Minoxidil to your daily hair care regimen. T-blockers will halt the testosterone, which is what gets converted into DHT. However Propecia (finasteride), which also blocks DHT, also helps grow hair directly. I use both.

Most people use the Minoxidil foam because it's easier to apply. I'm cheap so I use the liquid, which I can get a 6 month supply from Amazon for $28 (last time I bought). Propecia (finasteride) is a prescription drug, however, and would require a visit to your doctor and a prescription to fill. Also, Propecia is expensive. The best price I've personally found in my area is $69 per month, as it's not covered by health insurance, being a purely "cosmetic" issue. What's amusing is that this is pure price gouging by the pharmaceutical companies as generic finasteride (same dose) costs about $15 per month but you can't request generics when you get the prescription for hair growth purposes. You can only get the generic for prostate treatment purposes.

Minoxidil plus the T-Blockers have a good chance to slowly help you fill in those thin spots. Me? I'm starting from a nearly bald crown and after 1.5 months of Propecia and 2.5 months of Minoxidil, I am starting to see regrowth in areas that were completely bald previously. Everyone is different, of course, so your mileage may vary. But if I were you, I'd definitely add Minoxidil to my hair care regimen. It's cheap and it could help.

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Guest shadowghost21

I heard some murmers that HRT within the first 10 years of hairloss would halt then regrow those areas. I started losing my hair within the last 5 years so I was holding out for some HRT magic :) I'll have a look into the minoxidil.

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I heard some murmers that HRT within the first 10 years of hairloss would halt then regrow those areas. I started losing my hair within the last 5 years so I was holding out for some HRT magic :) I'll have a look into the minoxidil.

Uh oh... I was hoping for the magic too.

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VickySGV

I am close to my 3 year hormone BD, and finally, a thin spot on the back of my head is growing out. Based on the length of what my hairdresser says, it got a start about 6 months ago since it is now two and a half inches long. Your hair runs in a four step growth cycle that lasts about a year or year and a half, or for lucky people longer. If the follicals are in a cyclic dormant stage, the HRT will fertilize it for when its growth stage begins, and that will be your new lawn, er hair. At three years, and my known growth cycle, my hair is all female by now, which means for me, baby fine and only midway between my collar bone and my boob. I still like wearing wigs for special occasions, but I can go swimming again with my own mop.

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Guest Melissa~

I hope I have HRT Magic! I have been using minoxidil for months, it is producing a small amount of growth, My hair dresser commented on the new growth and said "Don't stop what ever you are doing." Regardless, my hairdresser doesn't know I'm TS, she just knows I'm growing my hair out for now. I'm using the rogaine branded foam stuff from Target, For the front treatment area I am working on a three month supply lasts me five months. It specifically says don't use it there of course, but it is working a little, and that's better than losing hair while waiting for HRT.

In the grand scheme of things I'll likely have hair transplants as the lowest priority level of FFS in five or ten years. When wearing my hair up my male hairline is prominent, when styled any way angled for the ears or lower my hair hides my male hairline.

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