Your edges are the most fragile hairs on your head. It does not take much effort to break them or to pull them out. This means they need extra care, especially when you manipulate (ie. wash, detangle, moisturize, and style) your hair.
If you have fallen victim to thin edges, do not fear. It's not too late! Here are proven steps to grow and maintain thriving edges.
Limit extensions or hairstyles that pull or put tension on your edges.
Even ponytails and twists can damage your edges if you make them too tight. If you do install extensions, ensure to ask your stylist to leave out your edges.
Be cautious when wearing headbands and hats.
Use headbands with a silk lining or use a thin satin scarf in between your hat and your hair. Satin or silk will protect your fragile edges from catching or breaking on hats.
Wrap your hair at night with a silk scarf or bonnet.
Any other fabric, especially cotton pillowcases will absorb oils and moisture from your hair causing it to become dry and brittle. Friction with the pillowcase can snag and break your edges. Tie the scarf on your forehead instead of directly on your edges, to avoid friction.
Massage edges with natural oils to add moisture and stimulate growth.
The oils themselves stimulate growth and protect and strengthen your hair, and massaging your scalp also stimulates blood circulation and promotes growth. We recommend the Super Gro Hairdress to promote growth and a healthy scalp!
Don’t touch your edges!
Your edges are fragile. Many do not realize how many people lose their edges by unconsciously tugging at them. Leave them alone!
Deep condition regularly to strengthen your hair.
We recommend Diva by Cindy Stimulating Conditioner best results, which only contain natural ingredients that nourish, moisturize, and strengthen your hair.
Whenever you moisturize your hair, give some TLC to your edges.
Dry hair increases risk of breakage. Your edges are particularly vulnerable. Give them special attention and care, and always seal in moisture to prevent them drying out and breaking.
Add vitamins and nutrients to your diet.
Your hair and your edges need them to grow and maintain strength.
Avoid using heat.
Heat is the primary cause of damage to your precious hair. If your edges are thinning, avoid using heat altogether. If your edges are healthy, reduce heat temperature and use it less often.
No hair grows overnight. Hair growth takes time. But if you follow these steps, you'll see results.