Oh you are certainly right Brenna, Arabs have several different hair textures and colors.
I didn't even mean kinky so much as the kind of hair that is a bit wooly and wirey whether it is curly or straight. Having spent a little time in the Gulf, I tend to associate that texture with Arabs, even though it's something you only see about half of the time. I have some Egyptian and Saudi ancestry way back and I suspect that is where it comes from in my case.
Hmm...I would not say that there is an "Arab nose" at all. Interesting how we all see and classify race and ethnicity in different ways.
I am mostly Hispanic, but blond with very light skin and it kind of throws people for a loop when they realize that I don't fit neatly into the little mental categories that they have created...so I know what you mean.
not all arabs have kinky hair, some arabs have super straight hair and EVERYTHING in between. some arabs are full blooded and half and half like me and are still whiter than me, and some look african but are Arab. so . . . . there is no particular LOOK of an arab, except for maybe the nose. almost all arabs have long noses with nostrils that are not exposed.
like I said - its my pet peeve.
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Hair growth, thickness and texture are VERY much influenced by hormones. The change in hormones during pregnancy can make straight hair curly--it can be that dramatic. The fact that your hair changed during/after a pregnancy makes me think that it might be a good idea to have a doctor (preferably an endocrinologist, but a GYN or very good GP could handle this too) check your hormone levels.
I have adult HGH deficiency due to a pituitary injury (brain trauma/surgery) and when I was at my sickest and untreated, my hair went nearly straight. As soon as I got treatment and started getting healthy, my hair began to kink up again. It is very, VERY curly again now, as it has been most of my life.
My hair is closer to an African/Arab texture than it sounds like yours is (I am mostly Hispanic) and quite dry and I do have a problem growing it out. The only things that I have found helpful are Biotin (minimally) and BioSil, which seems to work very well. Just keeping it as moisturized as possible is the best bet. I don't tend to use drugstore hair products, but one that I do think is very good is Pantene's Beautiful Lengths--I like their conditioner and moisturizing masques.
What has worked for me has been to massage my hair and scalp with olive oil or coconut oil and letting it soak at least an hour up to overnight 2-3X a week. I also watch my diet make sure I am getting all the vitamins and minerals I can and take a multivitamin. Take showers with lukewarm water.
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I have thin hair. I do a weekly deep conditioner that I leave in for at least 24 hours. Sally beauty supply has some for like $2.00. I also take Biotin. That has helped with my nails and hair. a hairdresser told me about it and i notice a difference.
There can be several reasons for this. I'm assuming that you've talked to a dr about it? There could be medical reasons that you aren't absorbing the vitamins you need for your hair. It also could be stress! Or your diet. I know when people try to loose weight, they restrict the fats that they are eating. Your hair, skin & nails, as well as organs, need fat! As well as, protein. I also take an Evening Primrose Oil suppliment, which helps. Those are some internal cures you might try. As far as external, peppermint stimulates your scalp & the hair roots. You can add a few drops of peppermint oil to your conditioner or shampoo, or buy a shampoo with peppermint oil in it, I haven't found many that do. I make a deep conditioner of coconut oil, olive oil & grapeseed oil, with a little honey & couple drops of peppermint oil. I put this in a small sample size, clean shampoo bottle & heat it up by putting it in a cup of hot water. Apply it to your hair & leave on for at least 30 minutes, then wash your hair. I've also heard that massaging the oils in to your scalp helps, but I haven't tried that.
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okay, ever since i've had kids my hair has been getting thinner and it won't grow like it should. granted i still need to get to have my hair trimmed and all.
I DO NOT have kinky hair. my hair is greasy. the top of it is straight adn then it falls into waves and curls.
any ideas on growing my hair long? I need help soooooo bad please. all the tips i find are mostly for african american women, and kudos to you, but they aren't the only ones whos hair has stop growing like .. . . moi.
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