Whether your hair is natural or relaxed, making sure it’s healthy is what’s important. We’ve all seen women with missing edges, thinning edges, or receding edges, dry hair, or completely damaged tresses — all of which remind us we need to be a bit more diligent in our own hair care routines.
Healthy hair is achievable with proper maintenance and by using products that work for your texture and needs. Excessive heat is never good and neither is over manipulation. If you’re hair is in a state of shock, don’t fret! There are ways to transform dry hair that is prone to breakage and protect and regrow thinning edges.
Chill on the weaves
Weaves can be your best friend or your worst enemy if you don’t learn to take breaks. A sew-in is a beautiful style, but rocking sew-ins all year round can strain your hairline causing missing edges. Ask your stylist about different techniques that can be done to save your hairline. For example, tiny cornrows may not be best if your hair is already thin, or maybe a net should be used instead of sewing directly into your braids.
And the braids…
Sometimes people look to braids as a protective style, but if the braider catches the hair around your crown too tight, the rest of your hair will be luscious, but your edges won’t. Make sure your stylist doesn’t braid the hair around your hairline too tiny, and if you see your edges starting to suffer already, try Dr. Miracle’s Temple and Nape Growth balm to help thicken and protect your edges.
Let your hair be free
Some women find using relaxers makes their hair thinner, so going natural is an option. Other women have issues with pulling their hair back too much, causing thinning edges as well. Changing up hair styles that don’t pull on your hairline (no more ponytails or buns) are better styling choices.
Try Jamaican Castor Oil
The testimonials on Jamaican Castor Oil are, in a word, inspiring. The product is a natural hair growth remedy and users have been known to see amazing re-growth results within months.
Don’t mask the real problem
Hiding behind bangs won’t make your hairline any better. Bangs are a great camouflaging hairstyle, but if you are using it as a crutch instead of addressing the underlying problem, you are only hurting yourself. Keeping your edges moisturized and stress-free is what helps to promote growth, leading to healthy edges.