We sisters with natural hair often have difficulties with our edges. This refers mostly to the temples and nape and it can lead to serious frustration, especially if the rest of your hair seems to be healthy and strong. Never fear, because there is hope, even if the troubles with your edges come from years of relaxers or weaves. Check out these tips to regrow your edges.
First, don’t include these fine hairs into your styles, whether they are protective styles or not. Of course, if you’re a wash and go type of gal, you can feel free then incorporate these hairs but otherwise, including these hairs will lead to snagging and further breakage. Don’t stress your edges! The sleek ponytail look is going to have to wait a while.
Next, keep these areas moisturized at all times. Consider using the LOC method, which stands for Liquid, Oil and Cream. Some naturals have had luck doing LCO. Use castor oil as your oil, since it is known to help grow hair.
Speaking of castor oil, you can also try massaging it into your problem areas. Alternate with castor oil and a high quality protein conditioner, many naturals have had really good luck with that.
Protect your hair while you sleep by wearing a satin scarf or by using a satin pillowcase. This is a must for us all, stressed edges or no! Satin is smooth, which will lead to less breakage. It will also keep your hair moisturized, as cotton has a way of wicking moisture away.
Lastly, don’t use a brush on your edges. This will cause lots of stress on your tresses, no matter what kind of brush you use. If you love to brush your hair, keep it going if you see that it’s working for you, just keep away from your edges.
Be consistent with these methods and you should hopefully see improvement with regrowing your edges within a few months. Act quickly, as soon as you see that there is a problem. Letting this issue go on can lead to traction alopecia and once your hair follicles have been severely damaged, they are very difficult to repair.