I’m an African American female and want to know which is better for my hair, pressing with a hot comb or using a non lye relaxer (like Precise). Also, I have hair loss and hair is very thin. I had a hair restoration in June 2005 by Bosley. Can you please recommend things I can do to improve my hair? Do you consider yourself an expert in dealing with African American hair?
I believe that I was the first person to place follicular units into an African American and started the trend that allowed for the use of small grafts in African hair types. As you may know, hair transplantation is a ‘peg in a hole’ surgery, but African hair is curly (like a cork screw) and therefore placing it into a round hole can be a difficult challenge to the inexperienced hair transplant surgeon. I guess that would make me an expert for transplants into African American hair types.
With regard to your other question, I am not an expert in the best ways to ‘relax’ hair, but I see problems with those individuals who have this done improperly. I am an expert in the complications of such treatments. I would have to examine you to make any recommendations.