Posted by Dana Perez on January 4, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Some steps I would suggest to promote edge growth and whip your edges back into shape, include:
- Massage the area with oil to keep them moisturized. Our edges tend to be brittle so massaging will promote the hair follicles and a nourishing oil will keep our edges (and hair at the nape of the neck) from snapping.
- Keep a healthy diet. What we put in our bodies is reflected in our appearance, so doubling up on the veggies doesn’t hurt.
- When washing your hair, make sure to condition the edges as well as the length of your hair. Throw a little scalp massage in there for good measure.
- If your edges are unhealthy, you need to be extra careful with them at all times and that includes when styling and if you wear a relaxer. As tempting as it may be, if you do your own relaxer, don’t focus on the edges so much. Spread the message to your natural hair stylist as well. Although their goal is to give you the most salon-perfect style, healthy hair—and edges—are much more valuable in the long run.
Products to try for smooth edges. Try to use your fingers to apply these goodies and not too much brushing. Tie down with a scarf overnight (not too tight):
- Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control Hair Gel
- Castor oil
- Shea butter
- Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother
- Luster’s Renutrients Slick Stick