Thin 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 specific steps you can take to strengthen and protect your hair.
7 Steps to Preserving Your Hair
Stop the manipulation: Tight hairstyles such as ponytails, buns, braids, and sew-ins create tension, weakening your hair follicles and causing your hair to fall out. Loose 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. Grease can reduce the chances of hair regenerating and growing. Consider switching out mineral oil, Vaseline, and petroleum jelly to the Vitalize Hair and Scalp Treatment Oil which hydrates and conditions the hair and scalp while also stimulating hair growth.
Use a satin scarf and pillowcase: Many people are unaware of the fact that cotton pillowcases can absorb moisture from your hair, drying it out and causing hair to become brittle. Satin and silk, on the other hand, do not absorb moisture, making them a great alternative to cotton. 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 pull and weaken your hair.
Forget the heat: High temperatures cause proteins, such as keratin, which makes up the bulk of your hair, to degrade. Hair keratin starts to melt at around 451 degrees Fahrenheit. While keratin has a higher melting temperature than most blow dryers, flat irons, and other heat tools your hair can still be severely damaged from heat especially if your hair has been processed.
Say no to setting gels, sprays, and alcohols: Gels, sprays, and products containing alcohol can make hair brittle and dry. Try alternatives like 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 daily can prevent the hair from drying and cracking. Applying a light oil to your edges every other day and deep conditioning your hair will help keep your hair and edges healthy and moisturized.
Healthy living: Eat a well-balanced diet containing the recommended amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins, etc. Avoid stress and processed foods, drink plenty of water, and keep away from excess sugars, salt, fat, and chemically-treated foods. These simple steps can help keep your hair healthy and your edges full.
Vitalize Hair Treatment is a safe and all-natural way to repair and regrow your hair. Give us a call at (800) 800-7577 to learn more!