It’s no secret that women have to take extra special care of their hair—especially those edges! Caring for your edges is almost like a first commandment for women.
Here are 5 tips to protect and grow back your edges:
Know what type of hair loss you’re dealing with
Although traction alopecia is the most common type of hair loss to affect the edges, it is not the only scalp condition to do so. If you are unsure, see a doctor or professional.
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Scalp massages & Oil treatment
Scalp massages stimulate the skin and encourage the blood vessels to increase blood flow and boost circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. This increased circulation brings more nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles and may aid in hair growth. Using oils rich in fatty acids to massage your scalp (affected area of hair loss) can genuinely stimulate regrowth within the scalp and create a foundation for healthy scalp and hair.
Moisturize your hair
Hydrating your body AND your edges is a major key in regrowth and maintaining health. Spritzing your edges with water and adding oil afterward is a great way to make sure it remains most hydrated and doesn’t become brittle.
When our hair is dry, it becomes brittle and more prone to breakage. Moisturizing, as usual, will be the key to maintaining healthy edges and promoting growth.
Avoid Excessive Brushing
Brushing your edges is one of the biggest culprits when it comes to thinning edges. Over-manipulation of any form is troubling for the hair. Brushing the same section over and over trying to lay those edges might have positive short term effects. Hair is LAID. But over time, you will begin to notice that area will be showing more and more scalp. The reason for this is because constant tugging and stress placed on your edges, which are the most fragile, sensitive area of our hair, will put a strain on them and cause them to thin.
Try edges friendly natural hairstyles
Stop wearing tight and/or protective styles, the tighter the style, the more tension you are applying to your scalp and those fragile edges cannot tolerate it.
There are a plethora of natural hairstyles for thin edges that you can choose from. Twist and braid outs do not require that your hair is pulled to the max.
Smooth Edged Bun, photo from bglh-marketplace.com