When you have damaged, thinning, balding edges it’s absolutely the worst! This section of your hair can’t be missed and there is little you can do to hide it. So it’s best that you catch things in time before it gets out of hand.
If you have noticed that your edges are starting to thin out here are some tips for getting things back on track:
1. Avoid really tight braids that pull your edges
When worn too frequently braids are known to thin out edges and in the worst case scenario, they can cause traction alopecia.
Braids do have the advantage of protecting your hair from over manipulation, but when it comes to your edges sometimes, the tension is just too much.
If you’ve just taken out a set of braid extension, give your hair plenty of breathing time. Also, make sure you ask your stylist to go easy on your edges so that they are not pulled too tightly. If your edges are looking really bad you may want to lay off period.
2. Tight ponytails, puffs, pineapples, and buns can cause edges to thin as well.
Sometimes when we wear our ponytails, buns, puffs and so, we like them to be sleek and a tighter ponytail definitely achieves this.
However, wearing a slicked back and tight ponytail too frequently can damage your edges. Damage can be mitigated by switching up your style and not consistently pulling your hair back in this position.
3. Avoid picking, twirling, or manipulating this area
If you have a habit of twirling or manipulating this area, stop it! The thinning of your edges is a sign that your hair is being over manipulated and too much tension is being applied. Constantly touching this area will cause even more damage. Instead, try massaging or gently rubbing oils in that area to stimulate hair growth.
4. Smooth product on rather than using a brush
It is okay to use a brush every once in a while for smoothing but avoid making it a daily habit. Brushes can rip and tear at the hair and if you use it, too often overtime you will notice your hair will become thinner. Instead, choose products that you can smooth on with your hands and will lay your edges down nicely.
5. Let your hair breathe more by implementing more low manipulation styles
Give your hair a new style and some healthy variation by doing more low manipulation styles like braids, twists y updos.
Castor oil can help re-grow thinning edges, but you must be patient and follow religiously these tips.
Have you ever had this issue? If so, how did you get your edges to grow back?
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