How To Treat Thin Edges From Constant Braid Wearing

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Summer is coming to a close,and many women are starting to come out of their braids. Braids are a nice,cool,and convenient style for summer. If you’ve been wearing them from late April to late August though,you are bound to have thinning. Wearing them for three weeks at a time,taking them out,and shampooing. Only to get them put back in within a few days is not a long enough break.


Thin edges are a common and embarrassing issue. This problem can be caused by tight hairstyles,weaves,or braids. It can also be genetics. Sometimes the hair will grow back. Sometimes it won’t. If you have had smooth bald areas around your hairline for years,the hair bulb is probably destroyed. Therefore no matter what you use to regrow hair,it ain’t coming back. Speak with a dermatologist and a hair transplant surgeon for your options on how to get your hairline to fill back out.

For those of you who have experienced only temporary thinning ,there is hope! Here are three products to try:

Use Jamaican black castor oil daily on thinning edges. Jamaican black castor oil will also strengthen your hair. 
 Gently massage the product on the thinning areas. This product is a good choice and you can find it everywhere.
Dr. Miracle’s Temple and Nape Growth Balm will help stimulate blood flow, which promotes hair growth. This product can be applied to the temples and nape.

Smooth Around The Edges

As black women we have so many challenges when it comes to our hair. One of the leading challenges are thinning edges.

There are so many products out now that promise to thicken edges. Some people will notice a big difference & some may not. The hairline is a very fragile area. From the way you wear your hair to chemical processing. Scarves can compromise the hairline as well. If you’re experiencing breakage here’s some tips that may help:

Use pomades & waxes as opposed to gels. I think they hold a lot better & they do not flake or get hard. Waxes & pomades may come in a small jar or in a stick (sorta like deodorant).
Moisturize and condition ! Massage A, D & E oil around the hairline .
Loosen up on tight styles! Tight styling that places stress on the hairline such as ponytails, topknots and braids can lead to traction alopecia.
If you perm/relax your hair,use a weaker strength. Very few people actually need a super perm. Also, apply relaxer to your edges LAST so you won’t over process them.