Snatched edges and balding baby hairs got you down? Let me help you, friend.
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Looking at your hairline may be one of the most upsetting parts of your beauty routine, especially if you are suffering from hair loss. And, I know that you’re probably sick hearing women talk about slicking down their edges and designing their baby hairs because, well, you don’t have any.
Now, as much as this hurts, we need to talk about the factors that will impact how and, most importantly, IF you:
- Get your edges back AND
- How you can take care of the hair you still have
- How you can prevent further hair loss at the hairline
You’ll want to take note of this, and if you have questions, please ask them. I’ll be sure to get back to you.
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Ready to get your edges back? Let’s GO!
If you’re here because this is your last resort to get your edges back, then you’re most likely an expert on traction alopecia. Unfamiliar with this hair loss phenomenon that impacts women and men that color treat and wear protective styles in their hair? That’s okay. Dr. Sanusi Umar defines it as, “a form of alopecia, or gradual hair loss, caused primarily by a pulling force that is applied to natural hair.”
There’s no way you’ll believe me when I say that you can grow your edges back without visual proof. I understand 100%. That’s why I want to encourage you to watch this video by Rochelle aka DiscoCurls who swears by the Dermaroller and scalp massages to revitalize and stimulate active, healthy hair follicles to let those edges come back to your hairline. Check it out!
Take care of the hair you still have by supercharging your regimen with hair skin and nails vitamins
There’s a lot of hype and skepticism surrounding hair skin and nails vitamins, for various reasons. However, I am living proof that they work wonders for those that take them for nutritional (and vanity) purposes. Initially, I was one of the skeptics, but after taking them after every lunchtime meal, I’ve experienced stronger hair strands and nails. As for my skin, I’ll leave it to Fenty to give me that all day glow!
My favorites, because they worked for me (aka did not make gain water weight or cause my skin to breakout), are:
- Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins
- The Mane Choice Manetabolism Plus Vitamins
- Nature’s Bounty Extra Strength Hair, Skin & Nails with Biotin
Healthy edges start from within, so I highly recommend introducing hair skin and nails vitamins into your daily curly hair regimen. It’s vital to your hairline’s longevity!
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Your natural hair can’t handle a whole lot of manipulation At all. Period. So, if you still have edges and baby hair, give them a break from protective styles, edge gels, and pore-clogging products. And if you don’t have any edges and see that your hairline is receding, please keep reading.
Prevent further hair loss at the hairline with DHT blockers (#nonspon #truth)
There is no surefire way to immediately grow your edges back. I know that you know this. However, did you know that you absolutely can prevent your edges from thinning and falling out with DHT blockers?
Mmmhmmm, that’s right! You can PREVENT your edges from falling out with a DHT blocker. As noted in Evelyn Ngugi’s article Repairing Thin Edges, “DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, is a hormone produced by all human beings. When DHT binds to the hair follicle, hair thins and falls out. Since your goal is to reduce the likelihood of thinning edges and hair, you absolutely need DHT blocking treatments like Groganics Hair Growth Treatment to help to increase blood flow to your scalp, prevent breakage, and maintain follicle health.”
Read more: Repairing Thin Edges
You’ll thank yourself for the rest of your natural hair life for getting this treatment, my friend. I use it every time I get my box braids installed because I am NOT HERE FOR LOST EDGES. In fact, I attribute the growth and maintenance of my edges to the Groganics Hair Growth Treatment. Every chance I get, I tell people about it because it has changed the game for my hairline.
Still feeling like you need more information about growing your edges? That’s okay! This is not a one-time, miracle cure issue we’re talking about, but a lifelong growth journey that pretty much every curly-haired person is on. So, read and bookmark these resources that will help you navigate the waters of hair growth, loss, and science:
- Hair Loss and The Curly Woman
- If You Want Your Edges Back, Stop Doing This
- How to Avoid Going to a Specialist for Your Scalp Condition
- The 3 Common Types of Scarring Alopecia, and How to Treat Them