Edges are soo iffy!!! One wrong move and they're the first to go! There have been several occasions where mine were practically non existent. Especially after having children. Today I discuss some of the causes of thinning hairlines, as well as some things that may be helpful correcting the issue.
My edges have been through it! For real!
Be careful when doing protective styles. Braids, wigs, weaves, extensions, tight pony tails, etc. can all cause hair loss around the edges if done incorrectly, or if you have a sensitive scalp to begin with.
Hats, scarfs, pillowcases, bandanas etc. Especially those made with cotton can damage the hairline. Try to use things that are silky/satin :) You can also try wearing a satin scarf under hats or lining the inside of your hats with silk or satin to avoid friction.
Be careful when using brushes and combs on your hair line. They don't have to be perfectly slick and smooth all the time lol! I like to use a baby brush and soft tooth brush when I want them a little smoother.
Lack of Moisture
Don't forget to pay close attention to your edges while moisturizing. Even after you wash your face, be sure to re moisturize or wear a scarf while washing up to protect your hair. Oils are great for sealing in moisture so look into things like castor, rosemary, tea tree, peppermint, coconut, jojoba, olive, avocado etc. Choose your favorites along with a little scalp massage!
Heat, color, relaxers, bleaching etc. can cause hairline damage.
If you are using processes like these, make sure you are doing them properly to avoid losing hair.
Health, Diet, and Exercise
Eating right and exercise can help provide hair with the proper nutrients which are essential for healthy hair.
Genetics and Scalp Conditions
Things like Alopecia, Psoriasis, Pattern Baldness, Ringworm, can cause hairloss. It's best to see a doctor for treatment.
Here's what I like to do sometimes to avoid tension and stress on my nape and hairline when wearing puffs.
Crystal aka Kriss
Hey! I'm Crystal, an energetic married mother of two who is on a journey to become the woman God has meant for me to be. I'm sharing my journey in hopes to inspire others to be comfortable with who they are. Here you will find lots of things ranging from natural hair care, beauty, marriage fun, spirituality, and more!
Remember to be who you are and not the person others think you should be!
Last Relaxer Date:
February 3, 2012
Big Chop Date:
August 5th 2012