No Edges? Here’s some advice.
Nobody likes the look of receding edges, but do you know how to alleviate the problem without causing more harm to your scalp and hair? Even if genetics are to blame for your thin edges, there are certain steps you can take to strengthen and protect your hair which has been harmed by way of tension, anxiety, and negligence.
7 Steps to Preserving Your Hair
Stop the manipulation: tight hairstyles such as ponytails, buns, braids, and sew-ins create tension in your scalp and can cause your hair to fall out. Loose or mini twists are a viable alternative.
Avoid the grease: products like Dax pomade and wax only serve to cover up your pores, keeping them from breathing. This cuts down on their chances of regenerating and growing. You should switch out mineral oil, Vaseline, and petroleum jelly for vegetable oils which are known to stimulate hair regrowth. Apply vegetable oils to the hairline each day when diluted a lighter oil.
Use a satin scarf & pillowcase: many are unaware that cotton pillowcases can absorb moisture in your hair, drying it out over time. Satin and silk, on the other hand, do not, which can prevent your hair from drying and becoming brittle. Try sleeping on a silk pillowcase and wear a satin or silk head scarf or bonnet with a smooth, elastic-free hem. Elastic hems can start to pull your hair and thus weaken it.
Forget the heat: high temperatures cause proteins such as keratin, that which makes up the bulk of your hair, to degrade. Hair keratin starts to melt around 451 degrees Fahrenheit, which is higher than most blow dryers, flat irons, and other heat tools operate but is enough to cause serious damage to hair which has been processed as with hair coloring treatments. Try instead using a microfiber towel to dry your hair if you’d rather not let your hair air-dry.
Say no to setting gels, sprays, and alcohols: hard setting gels, while benign on most healthy edges, can exacerbate thinning edges, making the hair brittle and dry. Try alternatives such as soft hold and alcohol-free varieties such as Flaxseed or Linseed gel. Hair-drying types of alcohol include SD Alcohol 40, Ethanol, SD Alcohol, Propyl, Porpanol, and Isoproply.
Moisture: misting your edges with water on a daily basis can prevent the hair from drying and cracking, along with sealing them with a light oil every other day and deep conditioning your hair.
Healthy living: a well-balanced diet containing recommended amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein, etc., avoiding stress and processed foods, drinking plenty of water, and keeping away from excess sugars, salt, fat, and chemically-treated food can all work together to keep your hair healthy and your edges full.
Vitalize Hair Treatment is a safe and all-natural means of regrowing hair and filling in edges. Give us a call to learn more and change your look–(800) 800-7577!