5 Natural Ways To Restore Thinning Edges
Having thinning edges of hair is one of the various problems many black women face when it comes to their hair, both with natural curls and straightened hair. The edges are the most delicate hair because each strand of hair growing in that area is sensitive due to being closest to the scalp.
Most women are unsure of what exactly caused their edges to thin out so drastically, oftentimes repeating the same mistakes and typically wind up making the problem worse.
Thinning edges can be caused by any of these situations:
1. Tight and protective styles can place a lot of tension on the edges of hair, oftentimes causing them to be forcefully pulled out inadvertently, creating an empty spot. This is theoretically done with the intent of making a hairstyle last longer, but generally, in the long run, there are more downsides than upsides; black women should avoid tight hairstyles due to their natural curls if they wish to keep their edges thick and appealing.
2. The use of products with an alcohol base and heating intended to sleek the edges or straighten the hair can cause damage. Particularly when used on dry hair. This method causes more damage than good, especially on naturally curly hair.
3. Wearing tight hairnets or specialized caps meant to keep hair neat and help a hairstyle last longer generally does more damage than benefits. The rope that makes up the material is typically used in making nets and usually gets tangled up with the hair, especially curly hair since such hair is prone to breakage since it tends to snag, tangle and break off. This damage is hard to notice at first but builds up over time.
4. Health conditions, stress and sometimes even straight from psychological and emotional trauma can cause hair to fall out, particularly around the edges.
Naturally, thin edges can detract from a woman’s appearance, so here are 5 ways to restore those edges.
1. Massage with onion juice: onion is extremely good at restoring thinning edges and assisting in hair growth. The first step is to blend the onion in a blender, squeeze out the juice and apply it to thinning sides or bald spots, then leave it in for around ten minutes, after which it should be rinsed out. After that, one should apply a moisturizing cream to their hair to prevent drying out. Keep doing this consistently three times a week for two to three months.
2. Massage with juice made of ginger: ginger is extremely good at stimulating hair growth. One should use this handy plant by slicing it into small shapes, blending it in a blender and then massaging it into bald or thinning areas, after which it should be left in there for twenty minutes or so and then rinsed out; as with onion, applying a moisturizing cream to prevent drying out is essential.
3. Treat with hot oil: start by creating a mixture of castor oil, avocado, jojoba or any base oil you prefer, then combining it with tea tree oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil or any other essential oil that is stimulating and put them into an applicator bottle, the combination of which should be put into a microwave for 20 seconds, then dampen your hair with water and massage the hot oil onto thinning areas.
4. Lay off of getting your hair styled in a way that calls for the usage of bonding glues or similar products if you are trying to grow your hair’s edges back to full health.
5. Don’t get tight and protective styles such as braids, twists or similar styles that will put excessive tension on your hair. Tell your hair stylist to leave some space between your edges and the starting point of the style. This will definitely help out.
One of the biggest ways to ensure that hair grows back is to stop performing bad practices that led to the problem in the first place and add healthy hair habits to your beauty regimen. Relax more, give your hair breaks from protective styles, drink extra water and keep your hair moisturized as often as possible.
Hopefully, this will help my sisters out there, and remind them that to get improvements, they have to be consistent and extremely cautious