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Tape Extensions Are Good As They Say?

Discussion in 'Women's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by cariocabr, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. cariocabr

    cariocabr Member

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    I´ve been facing hair loss for 3 years. I have Androgenetic Alopecia (under control) and diffuse alopecia, which is responsable for this hair loss, decreasing the volume. I´ve been using clobetasol solution for 1,5 months, but no results until know. Since that time, i haven´t color my hair or used any other chemistry.

    I've done lots of treatments, I've spent money with a lot of specialists and nothing makes my hair go back to the volume before. I know it sounds crazy, but I'm tempted to use the tape extensions, they say it's approved by a dermatologist and causes less damage. Has anyone ever used it? Did you feel worse in the hair fall?

    I have researched a good professional and intend to do maintenance with him, i wont do it by myself. I have reached a point where I can no longer have high self-esteem and be holpefull. I am convinced that my hair wont recover it, its devastating.
     
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    Had to chime in here..I cringe when I think of extensions, either tape, micro link or clips. I've used them for years and it's only made my thin hair worse.

    I've had a lot of success with the stretchable, no-clip toppers that are sold on thinhairthick.com. I saw it reviewed on YouTube and I wanted it. Really comfortable and just what my baby fine hair needs. My order took 6 weeks to make but I'm happy w it. My hair loss is on the top and sides of my heads so tapes couldn't give me the look I wanted.
     
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    I found myself constantly thinking about how my hair was being damaged w tapes and micro links. I started obsessing over it. I gave up after I lost a patch of hair. I'm pretty athletic so I was devastated when I thought my "last option" wasn't going to work. In one of my late night, internet searches I found my answer w a comfortable topper that I can wear even while I'm at the gym. I just wanted to look normal and not freak out over damaging what little hair I had left. I think if I were in my 20s still the regular extensions would be ok?..But I'm well beyond that.
     
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    Magpie, your review made me very optimistic about the tape solution :)!!!! I am tired to think about my hair loss and i wanna feel pretty again. In my case i have alopecia areata incognita, besides Androgenetic alopecia, which means very thin hair, no volume.

    I heard there is a single sided tape for thin hair that causes less damage, because it puts less weight. Do you use that? Or do you use the double one?
    I am interesting about your way to put it, i could give it a try, do you have any video or tutorial?

    Even though iam thinking about doing it through a profesional, i am considering doing it by myself, because is so expensive. One hairdresser charged me $1.100,00 to put 2 wraps in back (service + hair), and i have to do maitenance every month ($100), she said the high cost is due to the quality of the hair (thin as mine, no chemical). I checked others, but there is no big difference on the price.
     
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    Edan, I dont have hairloss on the top, but diffuse hair loss. Actually on the top is under control, cause i am taking dutasteride. Have you ever try this medication? Its specific for AAG and it was a miracle for me....i dont have any side effects. the only problem is that I also have alopecia areata incognita, so i dont recover the volume because my hair falls before it grows enough....so the lack of volume is on the lenght, not on the top. Check with your doctor if dutasterida is good for you, it makes your hair grows thicker on the top, i just have positive reviews about it.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! No, I haven't heard of that medication. I will definitely check it out though. I'm all ears to know what is working for people. I have diffuse hair loss that is spread evenly. I just hate how I can't get crown volume because it's so fine. It really ages me. The no clip topper gives me volume that I could never recreate w products. Having said that, I'd love it if the medication works the way it has for you.
     
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    The comercial name of this med is Avodart. But i take it from another laboratorie, its cheaper. It worth it for sure. In months you will see improvement, but a doctor need to follow you when u are having this treatment, make some blood tests just for regular check. Its like finasteride, but stronger. Some people are afraid to take it, but i have been taking for 1 year and i have never had any abnormal blood test. the doctor who prescribed me is an hair especialist, very well-known in my country. I still take it, the only problem is that i also have a chronicle shedding due to alopecia areata incognita,so my volume in general havent improved... but if it wasnt for this medication, i would be bald on the top for sure due to this hair loss.
     
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    Hello there,

    I am interested in tryion git since I gained a lot of weight under spironolactone. YThe thing was working for my hair but I also swollen like a balloon. The thing is, derms here are very reluctant in prescribing stuff, so... is it really necessary to do blood check? Wjhat do I risk in talking it 0.5mg/day? Is there any risk for a potential (not in the coming years) pregnancy ? Thank you to answer me. I am loosing ground pretty quick and all Alopecia Areata make me fat!
     
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    Derms in my country are reluctant too, but most of them dont even know about this medicine, they just repeat what they heard sometime. I went to a specialist in scalp disorders and he knows what kind of treatment my hair needs. But I do regular blood check, usually if you take avodart or finasteride is advisable check it out. And you cant think about getting preagnant. BTW this med stays in your blood for 6 months, so if u wanna get pregnant, you have to stop gradually and only after this period you can think about it. This med only works for androgenetic alopecia, not alopecia areata.

    I recommend you to see a doctor, never take medicine without the prescription. Maybe you could find a good doctor in those Med Schools, usually they are more up-to-date to the new off-label treatments.
     
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    Thank you for your tips!!! I saw the videos and its really amazing. I live in south america, i think the shipping would be very expensive, besides i am not the most talented person to make my own, I am so clumnsy...hahaha

    Your wefts are the small one or the larger one (like this http://www.imgrum.org/media/873962872731452837_1196325624 )?. Because the salons that I went just want to apply the large one, saying its causes less damage, so I am in a doubt which one is better for my hair.
     
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    Hi Magpie
    I feel your pain. I feel everyone's pain here. Mine is do to female genetic alopecia. StRted with an awful decision on my part, An Endoscopic Brow Lift. What a mistake. Fine until a dread shed uncovered my age. I have done everything and saw all kinds of specialists. My son is getting married and I'm stressing. I don't want to wear a topper yet, but am thinking about extensions. My worst areas are temples and sides. You said you use small ones in temples. I have a bob with bangs but it always exposes temples. Can you explain how you hid them. You must have more temple hair. Can you tell me how you hide them. I'm getting desperate for answers
    Thanks,
    Scared
     
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    sorry to hear this, Every women want to be beautiful every day, but sometimes the result is not always desirable, dear may you could try lace front wig to aviod such problem. There are many benefits of wearing human hair lace wigs. Besides its natural look and smooth feel of the product, it can be restyled, permed and colored. Another benefit is their durability. They are handmade human hair creations and can last up to one year or more. They will easily retain the amount of hair on the wig as well as their shape and color. You could try one.
     

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