Your edges, those soft hairs growing around your hairline are more fragile than the rest of the hairs on your head. They require extra care to ensure they stay healthy and thrive. If you experience thinning edges, or your edges are literally snatched, this is nothing to be ashamed of. Anyone can experience this, whether they have relaxed or natural hair. To grow back your edges, there are helpful tips and natural hair growth products you will need to follow through with religiously.
Causes of Thinning Edges
1. Wearing tight protective styles
This is when your protective style isn't so protective after all. Wearing a protective style like box braids, weaves, or ponytails that are too tight can cause tension and damage your edges. If your braids are made too tight or your ponytail or bun are pulled tightly, they put too much pressure on your edges and severely damage them. Wearing your wigs too often without letting your scalp breathe can cause thinning edges too.
2. Sleeping with a cotton pillowcase
Your hair usually tends to grow at night, so if you have been sleeping with a cotton pillowcase or going to bed without a satin bonnet or silk scarf, chances are that your edges are in bad shape. The friction from the pillowcase can snag your edges out or break them.
3. Take a break from your styling products
The styling products you apply to your hair can also cause thinning or bald edges. Some gels and edge control products you use to slick down your edges can severely damage them. This is because of the sulfates and drying agents contained in these products. You should ensure minimal use of these products to save your edges. We offer a growth promoting Edge Control Here, for if you absolutely are in a bind.
How To Grow Your Edges
You can follow these simple tips to help grow back your edges:
1. Moisturize your edges
Dry hair leads to breakage and damage, so if your edges are breaking off it only means they are dry. To get your edges to grow and flourish, you need to moisturize them often. It will prevent them from drying out and breaking off. You can moisturize your edges with any natural oil of your choice and also apply oil to your edges before laying them.
2. Massage your edges
Massaging your thinning edges with natural oils will help to keep it moisturized, repair the hair follicles, and encourage hair growth. All you need to do is get your favorite oil and massage it into your edges for about 15 minutes, three times a week. If done consistently, you will begin to see improvements soon. Also, it helps to massage your scalp often in order to stimulate blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles and to promote hair growth.
3. Deep condition regularly
Deep conditioning regularly gives both your edges and your hair every bit of that extra moisture it needs to grow. It helps to strengthen your edges with the rest of your hair as it grows. When deciding on which deep conditioner to use, go for ones which contain natural ingredients that strengthen, nourish, and moisturize your hair.
4. Use natural hair growth products
Another way you can grow your edges is to opt for natural hair growth products. For effective results when using these products, it is recommended that you apply a few drops to your scalp and massage with a scalp massage brush twice a day.