Every lady desires to have hair edges that they can lay whenever they get their hair made. The sad part, however, is that our hair edges are prone to breakage easily. So, it becomes challenging to maintain them.
Here’s the thing about hair edges. They are pretty much fragile and become brittle easily, which is why they are more prone to breakage than the entire hair.
So, perhaps we need to start by finding out why you are experiencing hair breakage, in the first place. After which, we can talk about how to grow those cute hair edges of yours. Otherwise, you’d keep making the same mistakes all over. So, the struggle to grow your hair edges will always be a thing for you.
Here we go. 3 reasons you keeping losing your hair edges.
1. Tight hairstyles
Again, the strands around your hair edges are fragile. So, making tight hairstyles such as tight and heavy braids, weaves glued around the hair edges, etc. can pull those strands out easily. Over time, excessive pulling will not only result in breakage but also damage the hair follicles.
To avoid hair thinning out or breakage, avoid styles that can harm your hair edges.
2. Dry scalp and friction
Dry scalps will result in brittle hair, which can increase friction when you brush your hair. The implication of this is hair breakage.
Also, using a dry towel or applying heat to edges now and then will also result in breakage, especially because your scalp is dry.
3. Hair relaxer
Relaxers can be helpful for hair growth. They make the hair porous so that it can absorb moisture easily from conditions and moisturizers. However, on the flip side of the coin, excess hair relaxer can thin out your hair edges quickly, resulting in hair loss. So, as much as possible, it’d help to limit your use of relaxers. Here’s a piece of advice, you could relax your hair 2-3 times a year, but not more than that.
Now that you are aware of some of the reasons why you’re losing your hair edges now and then, I guess it’ll be easy to stop it.
So, let’s talk about how you can regrow your lost hair edges.
1. Moisturize your hair edges often
The first thing you should do to grow your hair edges is to moisturize as often as possible.
The truth is that it is easy to moisturize your hair and forget about the edges. Moisturizing your edges will help prevent dryness to avoid breakage.
2. Massage your scalp with oils
Not only do your need to pay attention to your hair to grow your edges, but also to your scalp. So, massage your scalp with oils. massage your scalp will help improve blood circulation, which in turn, promotes hair growth. However, be as gentle as possible when massaging to avoid pulling out. Remember the strands of hair on your edges are fragile.
Using oil to massage your scalp helps retain moisture. That way, your scalp won’t get dry nor prone to hair breakage.
3. Use natural hair products
As much as possible, use natural products for your hair. Synthetic products contain chemicals like sulfate, formaldehyde, etc., which can cause dryness of the hair. So, opt for natural products instead.
4. Wear a satin headscarf or bonnet when going to bed
A good way to avoid dryness of hair, and minimize friction especially when you’re sleeping is to get your hair covered. Wear a satin headscarf or bonnet preferably to help retain moisture. Cotton-made bonnets or scarf are likely to sap moisture from the hair.
Note that it is important to be consistent in practising this routine if you genuinely want to grow your hair edges.