When it comes to hair, one thing a lot of ladies are concerned about is their edges. For those who have really thin hairlines, it can be a source of frustration especially if you desire healthy beautiful hair. Now the real question, is there anything you can actually do to regrow your edges even if you’ve struggled with it all your life? Truth is, there is !
But before we discuss the tips to help you regrow your edges, it’s important to know the different causes of thinning edges . First is genetics. For most people who suffer from thinned out edges, it’s a genetic thing. It most likely runs in the family. For some, it could be an indicator of a more serious underlying health issue such as lupus, alopecia or thyroid disorder. Also, it may be as a result of aging, postpartum hair loss if you just had a baby or a scalp infection. However, a good number of people experience hair loss because of the increased levels of stress on their hairline from wearing too tight braids or weaves.
Now that you probably have an idea of why your edges are thinning , we’ll proceed to talk about the 7 things you can do to remedy it.
- The first thing you need to do is to immediately stop doing anything that may add tension to your hair. This includes styles such as tight ponytails or braids. Avoid anything that adds extra stress to your hairline as this is what causes the hair around the edges to break off.
- Give your hair a break! You need to ease up on the weaves and wigs. Take time out to rock your natural hair and let your hair breathe every once in a while. Your hair would definitely thank you for it.
- Be sure to moisturize your edges at least 3-4 times per week. Preferably, use the “LOC method” (Liquid.Oil.Cream). Mist your edges with water, apply a bit of Jamaican black castor oil (coconut, rosemary, peppermint or olive oil may also be used) and then finish with Shea butter mix to seal. You can also make it into flat twists and use a satin scarf to keep it protected at bedtime.
- Stimulate your scalp by oiling and massaging daily as this increases blood circulation which helps to heal your hair follicles and generally increase rate of hair growth.
- If your hair loss is due to a scalp infection, you might want to invest in a good antimicrobial/antifungal product to treat the infection, open your pores and rejuvenate your hair follicles.
- You should also consider modifying your diet because lack of certain vitamins such as zinc, vitamin D, B-Complex vitamins, or iron may be responsible for thinning. Examine your diet first before deciding whether or not you need a supplement.
- Lastly, minimize the exposure of your hair to heat. Reduce the use of blow dryers and flat irons on your hair as heat can be very damaging to the hair when used too often.
In as much as all these have been said, what’s most important is to be patient and consistent. Hair doesn’t grow overnight. You just have to stay committed.
So, have you ever had trouble with your hairline? What are some of the things you did to regrow your edges? Did it work for you? Please do share with us!