The first time I appreciated the importance of my hairline was when I lost a significant part of it on the right side of my head 😛 . I had done faux locs for the first time in my life (about 6 years ago). They were the “in”thing and I just had to rock them. And so I sat for one hour as four people pulled my head in all directions as they tightly fixed the locs. Days later, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t smile… and I cried… The pain… Whaaaat? I was in massive pain. Then the pain subsided and 6 weeks later, as I undid the locs, my hair fell off on the fore right side of my head. My hair line was destroyed. Yikes.