Hair Recovery Series Part 1 - FUE Hair Transplants for Natural Hair

As part of our hair loss series in 2015, we discussed common forms of hair loss especially among African American women. These types of hair loss included CCCA Alopecia (a scalp scarring type of hair loss), Traction Alopecia (a type of hair loss due to strain from braids, etc), and Female Pattern Baldness (a type of hair loss caused by hormones). We also shared a personal CCCA Alopecia hair loss and recovery journey story.

We are starting a new series in 2016 to focus on hair recovery options and hair growth practices; in short solutions. Today, Vlogger Jasmine Rose shares her story of Follicular unit extraction (FUE) with a dermatologist.

Disclaimer: Love Natural Sunshine does not in any way or form endorse Jasmine Rose or her dermatologist Dr. Osei Tutu and/or hair restoration surgery. This is not a paid advertisement.

via Hair and Health, as seen on BGLH

Losing Her Edges to Overdone Loc Retwisting

The loss of Jasmine’s edges was gradual, and she attributes it to overdone retwisting.  She began her loc journey in 2007 and twisted frequently (and tightly) to maintain a manicured appearance.  It was in 2010 that Jasmine noticed “a drastic change in her hairline area” and learned that she had traction alopecia. She stopped retwisting as frequently and consulted with two dermatologists (both white and male) who gave her regular cortisone shots to no avail and did not seem to understand her hair and insecurity.

She then tried numerous natural remedies, including emu oil and castor oil, to regrow her edges, but nothing worked.  Jasmine eventually resigned herself to concealing her hairline with black eye makeup while feeling like an ‘imposter’ YouTube hair guru.  Essentially, she went into hiding while in front of the camera.

Finding a Solution in a Dermatologist 

In 2013, Jasmine decided to find a dermatologist who looked like her — black and female — in hopes of finding one that truly cared to understand her problem; this was when she found real help.  After another round of unsuccessful cortisone shots, her new doctor performed a hair restoration procedure or Follicular unit extraction (FUE) to bring back her edges earlier this year.

Jasmine could have kept this entire experience to herself, but she chose to be transparent to her viewers. Since revealing her story, some women have voiced, not only their support, but how much she has helped them.

Watch Jasmine with her dermatologist talk about her FUE hair transplants.

What solutions have you found for your alopecia hair loss? Share in the comments below.

More from the Hair Loss Series:

CCCA Alopecia - Hair Loss Series Part 1
Traction Alopecia - Hair Loss Series Part 2
Female Pattern Baldness (Alopecia) – Hair Loss Series 3
Guest Blogger: My Journey With CCCA Alopecia And My Recovery (Part 1)
Guest Blogger: My Journey With CCCA Alopecia And My Recovery (Part 2)

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