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Wednesday, 27 January 2016
How to grow your thinning edges
STOP doing these:
1. Wearing tight scarf, satin caps with non-satin border
If your scarf, satin bonnet or cap is too tight or is not satin around the edge, you are doing more harm than good.
2. Wearing tight Protective styles
E.g tight Ghana weaving or braids. The tighter the style, the more tension you are applying to your hair and those fragile edges cannot tolerate it. You know your hair cannot bun but you want to force it (that's tension)
START doing these
1. Using healthy natural hair products. Your edges need to breathe, it needs air! So stay away from products that have ingredients that might be of no benefit to your hair away. E.g petrolatum nd sulphate. They may cause more damage to the fragile area you are trying to regrow hair.
2. Sleeping on satin pillowcase instead of cotton pillowcase because the friction betwen cotton can lead to breakage
3. Massage your edges with Castor oil and hair growth oils like rosemary, sesame, amla, hemp seed and lavender oils.
4. Re-evaluate your diet. Sometimes you just have to treat it from the inside out. So try eating more veggies, fruits and lots of water. Exercise too is important
If after all said and done, you don't see changes, guess it's more than thinning edges, it could be alopecia. So you might just have to see a tricologist.
Enjoy the rest of the week