As a black girl our I understand that our edges are the weakest link. They go through the most torture. From pressing them out, laying them down, pulling them super tight for high buns and pony tails, to intricately placing them to look like baby hair. Our edges are unfortunately victims of constant abuse. It’s time we took better care of our hair line! More and more studies are suggesting that caffeine is a great fix for this stopping thinning hair right in its tracks!
1. Larger Parts
With braids, twists, and faux locs being the major hair trend right now, its important to remember to take care of those edges. Try to steer clear of skinny parts at the hair line. Making larger parts at the hair line will put less stress on your already stressed out edges. Also try and refrain from over styling your already styled hair. Too much manipulation of braids and twists can put a lot of stress on those edges as well!
2. Low Maintenance Styles
When protective styling your natural hair try to remember less is more. Do a style that doesn’t require constant daily detangling and manipulation. Do something that isn’t going to make you brush down your edges for 20 min. like you do in order to get the highest tightest bun or pony. Try a halo braid they are pretty and very low maintenance.
Be sure when you are moisturizing your hair that you are paying special close attention to your edges. Many people swear by Jamaican castor oil and Dr. Miracles Temple and Nape balm. Either way make sure you aren’t forgetting to take extra effort at moistening these strands up!
4. Loosen Up
With the knot bun being in full effect trend mode its hard not to want to pull your hair up into a cute face revealing look. Only probably is that these type of styles require you pull your hair so tight. Your edges are screaming and cursing at you the entire time because they are holding on for dear life! This may sound funny, but its the truth. Limit your tight styling options and stick to the more relaxed hair styles. If you must wear you hair like this be very mindful of how tight you are pulling. Opt for a looser look if possible.
5. Wear a Scarf
As much as you may want to go to sleep with beautiful hair and wake up with beautiful hair and not wear a scarf, this isn’t the route to take. Wearing a satin scarf at night not only protects and prolongs your hair style, it protects your hair from damage. Sheets and pillow cases are often made up of cotton blends that soak all of your hairs moisture right up out of it. These leaves your hair weak and vulnerable to breakage, as well as leaves your hair looking a mess the next morning.
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