Edges are those soft, wispy hairs that grow along the hairline and frame your face. They are the most fragile hairs and can easily be pulled out or broken. This is why they need extra care when washing and even styling the rest of your hair. If you recently lost your edges, you probably already know this too well. The good news is that it is never too late to salvage them! In this blog, we share 6 easy steps that will help you grow back your edges, and even maintain them in a thriving state!
How to grow back and maintain thriving edges
- Minimal use of high maintenance styles
Limit the installation of styles that pull your edges. Sometimes, tyles such as ponytails and twist can cause damage to your edges especially if tied too tight. If you use extensions, instruct your stylist to leave your edges out.
- Headbands and hats
While these can be used to enhance your looks, non-silky headbands can easily cause friction along your hairline, which in turn breaks your fragile edges. It is advisable to line your hat or headband with a silk or satin scarf to protect your edges.
- Massaging edges with natural oils
To keep your edges moisturized and stimulate their growth, regularly massage your edges with essential oils. Not only will the oils stimulate growth, but the massaging will activate blood circulation and promote the growth of your edges.
How to Grow Back and Maintain Your Edges
- Regular deep conditioning
Deep conditioning both your edges and the rest of your hair will nourish, moisturize and strengthen your hair.
- Stay away from heat styling!
Your edges being as fragile as they are, the possibility of frying them as you style the rest of your hair using heat styling tools is very high. Keenly inspect your edges and if you notice any thinning, it’s best if you stay away from heat for a while, at least until your edges are back.
Just as it takes time to damage your edges, it also takes time to grow them back. If the tips shared above are consistently applied, you will start seeing some results within a few weeks.
None of these tips working? Then it’s high time you consulted your doctor. Sometimes thinning and breaking edges could be due to health issues. If you think this is the case, we advise that you consult your doctor as soon as you can!