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4 Ways to Keep Your Edges Healthy

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09 . 29 . 19
Kadia Blagrove

Kadia Blagrove

I’m a writer for all things lifestyle and culture. My stories are dedicated to women, laced with diversity, and are chock full of self-love. You can spot some of my work on The Huffington Post, Complex.com, xoJane, and others. I like good wine, good food, and Beyonce. Check out my hair stories for all your natural hair tips, tricks, and needs!
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The only thing that should snatch your edges is the power of Beyonce. Don’t allow breakage, dryness, and protective styling to snatch your hairline. Our edges are the most sensitive part of our hair and needs extra special care. That means minding the way we braid, pull, and overall style our hair to make sure we aren’t applying too much tension to our edges. And  it’s not just styling that can affect the health of our edges; we have to make sure we are deeply conditioning our hair on a consistent basis. Repairing damaged hairlines can be a long road, but once you overcome hair loss you must focus on keeping your mane healthy. Read on to learn how to keep your baby hairs slick, sleek, and fresh.

Don’t Pull Too Tight

Sometimes braids, ponytails, and cornrows can stress our edges, leading to breakage and hair loss. To prevent this from happening, be gentle with your hairstyles. If you’re at the salon for braids or twists, advise your stylist to leave your edges out of the style. You can always slick them down with edge control.

Extra TLC

Pamper your edges with some tender loving care. You can prevent thinning and promote growth by stimulating your roots with nourishing oils like castor, coconut, peppermint, or olive. Daily massages of helpful emollients will keep your scalp hydrated and healthy. Also, beware of brushing or combing too often. It’s better to detangle and style your edges with your fingers.

 

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Opt for Different Kinds of Extensions

If your hair loss is due to wearing weaves, opt for another kind of hair extension. Wigs may be the safest choice when it comes to protecting the entire head. Another good solution is crochet braids that leave your edges out.

Use Beneficial Edge Control

We love sleek baby hairs, but not every edge control is good for your strands. Be sure to use products that offer healthy benefits, so that you can style with purpose! Look for edge control and gels that contain natural ingredients like aloe vera, flaxseeds, and carrier oils.

REMEMBER: Thinning edges can also be a result from health issues, in that case it’s best to seek a specialist to assess your specific hair needs.


Do you have a favorite way to keep your edges healthy? Let us know in the comments below!

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