Your edges are the most fragile, finest hair on your head. You know that part of your hair that looks like a baby’s hair, that’s your edges.
Ultimately, the state and health of your edges and hairline are determined by the overall care you give them, including how often you manipulate them and what products you use.
LOSS OF Edges and Receding Hairlines
It’s important to understand what is causing you to lose your edges if you want to regrow your hairline. As it turns out, there are many factors that can contribute to this, and the good news is that most of them are preventable. Let me point you to a few.
Breakage: Tight hairstyle is one of the major causes of thin edges. This is because tight hairstyles pull the fragile strands along your edges and hairline. Tension from too-tight hairstyles can cause delicate baby hairs to break off or fall out. Wigs and weaves that are glued to your edges, tight braids, and high ponytails, will eventually lead to loss of edges.
Hair Relaxers and other Chemicals: Damage from chemical treatments like relaxers, permanent hair dyes, etc, is also another cause of receding Hairlines and lost edges.
Brushes and styling tools: If you’re used to laying your edges with harsh, alcohol-based gels that dry hair out, this could also be contributing to the damage and breaks. In addition to the gel itself, hard plastic bristles can pull your edges as well.
Stress and Medical Conditions: Stress causes a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. Stress can disrupt your natural hair cycle and cause hair to stop growing temporarily. It’s possible for it to affect your edges too.
Your hair resumes its normal cycle when the stress stops. Vitamin deficiencies or hormonal changes can also contribute to the loss of hair around the hairline. Other conditions like pregnancy and postpartum are also contributing factors to the loss of edges and hairline.
TIPS FOR RegrowING Your Edges and Receding Hairlines
1. Avoid Over-Manipulative protective styles: Protective styles are a game changer to achieving long, healthy hair, but tension from too-tight protective styles can cause breakage and hair loss. Avoid braided protective styles that feel too tight and heavy.
2. Use the Right Product & Brush: Using the right styling products and brush will save your edges from damage. Your edges are finer and more fragile than the rest of your hair, so you’ll need a brush with extra soft bristles to style them. A soft bristle toothbrush works great to lay edges without causing more breakage!
3. Apply Caution with Wigs and Glues: Believe it or not, even wigs can cause thinning edges. A wig that’s too tight can pull on your hairline, leading to breakage and hair loss. If you do wear a wig, always use a proper glue remover before removing your wig. also, always massage your edges with Mara Cruiz Hair growth oil after uninstalling a wig.
4. Minimize the Use of Heat: Constant use of heat on your edges is another surefire way to experience loss of edges and receding hairline. To help your edges grow back, avoid using heat tools as much as possible. When you do use heat tools, always use a heat protectant and use the heat tool on the lowest temperature setting possible.
5. Moisturize Your Edges: Dry hair is more brittle and prone to breakage. Make sure to keep your edges moisturized daily. Use a leave-in conditioner to moisturize and seal with hair oil to lock in the moisture after washing your hair.
6. Scalp Massages: It’s no longer news that scalp massages have been scientifically proven to stimulate hair growth. It’s true! Massaging your scalp and edges using hair growth oil for 30 minutes every day will increase hair growth because of increased blood flow. And more blood flow means more oxygen! Use Mara Cruiz Hair growth oil to massage your edges as the oil helps to stimulate hair growth.
7. Use Natural Haircare Products: Ditch harmful products and replace them with natural organic hair care products. This will help revive your dying edges and hairline. One of the best things you can do for your edges is to use organic, whole, natural ingredients. Mara Cruiz organics has the best natural haircare products to help you grow healthier, longer, and fuller hair including your edges.
8. Wear Satin Bonnet: If you’re not wrapping your hair at night, you’re exposing your hair and edges to extreme moisture loss which means dry rough hair, and eventually hair breakage. To grow your edges, protect your hair by wrapping your hair with a silk or satin scarf or bonnet.
Points to Note:
- Your edges need to be treated with TLC. Yes, sleek edges may be a look, but the products and tools used matter a lot.
- To grow thicker edges and a head full of hair, treat your edges with the love they deserve. Take a break from these habits, use Mara Cruiz Organics products, and show your edges some love.
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