I live in the Maryland area and from 1 African American female to another I FEEL YOUR PAIN! My condition (scarring alopecia) also comes form braiding, perming...etc etc.
I've done a few hair restoration consults and got really bad vibes during the office visits...never went back.
I found a guy that documented his FUE transplant with videos..etc. Here's his website http://hairinsider.blogspot.com
The Doctor that performed the procedure has been featured on news programs, talk shows etc and posts videos as evidence. Here's his website
ps...I doubt I'll get the strip method. Having a scar across the back of my head....just doesn't seem sexy!