Protect your edges or else they’ll leave!
The hair along the edges of your scalp is very delicate and prone to thinning. The part that makes it even worse is that it is very, very hard to cover up. It is not like when you cut a severe bang that you absolutely can not wear, so you just pin it back until it grows out. There is no pinning back your thinning edges; you just have to leave them exposed while they grow back. The key to avoiding this is to be proactive. Protect your edges as if the rest of your natural hair depended on it. It may be difficult to imagine that the beauty of the rest of your hair could be clouded by extremely thin edges, but it can happen. Here are a few tips on keeping your edges in tact:
1. Moisturize them at least weekly with castor oil. This oil is known for its growth promoting qualities (and can also kick-start labor if you’re pregnant!). It will keep the skin underneath the hair and the actual hair moisturized. It also has antiseptic qualities which is great for your hairline where dirt and gunk can build up.
2. Wear satin under your winter hats, especially the hats made of cotton.
3. Limit the amount of pulled back styles you wear to lessen the chance of excess tugging.
If you notice that your edges are thinning, follow the same tips and drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated from the inside out. Make sure you are cleaning your hair line well as dirt and sweat can get trapped along the hair line.
How do you keep your edges healthy and full?