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Hairline Blues: 5 Tips To Get Your Edges Back

Take a break from the weaves and plaiting

BY Amma Mensah

Jun 01, 2021, 01:00 PM

Hairline, edges, whatever you chose to call it is something that most women in Nairobi battle with. Braids, weaves and other hair styling only exuberates the issue as the thin hair at the front of the scalp is often pulled and stressed.

However, contrary to popular belief, all is not lost. There are a few things that you can do at home to revive your hairline. 

When styling your hair, try to steer clear of your hairline 

Do not do any hairstyles that cause tension on the hairline. Redness or tiny bumps around the hairline (where your hair is growing out of your scalp) and headaches are signs that your hairstyle is too tight or if you feel any discomfort while getting your hair done. The first thing to do is change this, if you keep putting extensions on a receding hairline, it is only going to make it worse and it can never grow fully. Avoid braids, weaves, tight buns, and tight ponytails.

Wash your hair at least every week 

Use a moisturizing shampoo and a good deep conditioner to help recover your healthy hair and scalp every two weeks and use a co-wash weekly. The following products are particularly great at stimulating growth along the hairline: 

Dr Miracle's Temple and Nape Gro Balm

MPL Black Castor Oil

Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream 

Always handle your hairline gently

Stop brushing your hair hard. Instead, use your fingers or a soft toothbrush to smoothen your hair. 

Wear a satin scarf 

Prevent the little hairs from rubbing on things by protecting them with a satin scarf when going to bed. Avoid cotton scarves as they have a way of making your hairline worse. 

Stay Natural 

Give your natural hair a break as much as you possibly can in between braiding and weaves. Giving your hair time to breathe and intensely treat (with deep conditioners etc.) will ensure that it grows healthier.

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