Okay, we've all seen those naturals with extraordinarily thick hair: when they twist their hair it looks like its braided but yours can never achieve the same look - it's all "gappy".
I have news for you, some people with very thick hair have a rare condition called pili multigemini. This happens when a single hair follicle has multiple hairs growing out of it. Although it is a genetic disorder it's an awesome one to have if it's only on your head. Unfortunately, for some pili multigemini occurs in other regions e.g. on the face, back or even knuckles. Estimates suggest that around 200,000 people in the United States have the condition.
I'm not saying that everyone you see with thick hair has it (I have no idea who in the natural world has it or not) but I am saying that extremely thick hair is not the average. You cannot aspire towards it because everyone has their own genetically predetermined hair density.
I recall someone on the Facebook page stating that Oprah's hair stylist says she has about 3 hairs growing out of every hair follicle on her head resulting in very thick hair. I don't know if this is actually true but how awesome.
It's true that many people view pili multigemini as a problem because they have it in inconvenient places; I hope scientists find a solution to their problem.
On the other hand, I also hope scientists can CREATE pili multigemini scientifically for those of us that want it on our heads because I want thick hair like naptural85 and CharJay! lol, the grass is always greener on the other side.
I won't be ungrateful though, I am happy with my hair's thickness.
29/11/2013 09:49:42 am
Your hair is beautiful. Thanks always for the helpful tips. I am struggeling with breakage from fairly thick to thin hair. I believe its a result of either over processing or incomplete chemical removal of wave nouvou. So my hair is fairly thin now. I am allowing natural new growth and will try to not use chemical, but the new growth is thick (4c) type hair. Wish me luck.
8/1/2014 11:49:26 pm
great tips, very helpful all of that, i was suffering from thin hair but not anymore, i don't have a secret ways its just determinition and beleive that i am going to get a thicker hair, so i shared some of my experiences in : http://how-to-get-thicker-hair.blogspot.com
17/1/2014 04:52:11 am
I happen to have this syndrome... besides it represents a benefit on the head... it gives you a headache... having it on the others parts of your body... like your privates parts, bikini, Armpit... you aire prone ti rashes, bumps, etc. Because of this I submited myself to laser, so I could forget about all te hair problem... Regards.
2/9/2014 11:22:32 am
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