A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Traction Alopecia and the damages it can cause to our children's hairline. Today, I want to give you some tips on how you can care for their edges.
Avoid doing styles that can cause the hair along the edges to be pulled so tightly. If while you are braiding your child's hair, you see bumps appearing on the scalp, this means the braid is too tight.
Castor Oil has been known to help thicken hair. Due to the thickness of this oil, I always first wet my fingers and then put a few drops on my fingers and gently massage it onto my daughters' edges. You can also dilute with a little Extra Virgin Olive oil. Use this at least 3 times a week to see results.
Doing regular scalp massage can help stimulate bloodstream to bring nutrients to hair follicles.
This tip might not be obvious, but when hair is continually styled in a particular way, especially in the parts area, it can cause the surrounding area to thin. Try changing the direction of your child's parts.
Avoid applying heat on the hair at your edges. This can dry the hair and cause breakage.