How to protect your edges

Our hairline, affectionately called the edges, is one of the weakest parts of our hair. These hairlines are the strands that the frames are faces. They are generally fragile and quite susceptible to breakage and hair loss in both men and women.

Many factors can contribute to hair loss, breakage or loss of hairline. It can be hereditary or result from aging, health issues, using the wrong hair products. Other factors can also be a contributing factor, such as tight braid styles, constant or heavy brushing, lack of humidity, or even the weather.

To avoid being ashamed of bald edges, many women have covered up using wigs or weaves, hair vitamins, and other possible solutions. Many people don’t realize that it only takes a little intentional effort to maintain and protect your edges.

In this article, you’ll learn simple ways to protect your fragile edges to prevent baldness and breakage.

1. Avoid overdoing your hair

Over-styling your hair further damages your hairline. Brushing your hair too much or creating styles that pull your hair back in a ponytail style is downright bad for your hairline. Styles that involve twisting, tucking, twisting and pulling your hair will put your hairline at great risk of removal.

To protect your edges, you should try as much as possible to avoid styles that affect your fragile edges.

2. Regularly oil and moisturize your hairline

To protect your edges, you need to take responsibility for consistently oiling and moisturizing your hair. Use appropriate hair products that promote hair growth, especially the hairline. Apply these products appropriately and massage the hairline from time to time. Massaging the hair root promotes hair growth.

You should also know that most moisturizers are usually in liquid form. Avoid using products containing mineral oil or petroleum. This will cause more damage to your edges.

3. Wear protective styles

Wearing protective hairstyles can go a long way in protecting your edges. These are styles that prevent baldness or shredding. The choice of a protective hairstyle depends on the condition of your hair, your natural hair type, the styling technique and how to maintain your hair throughout the hairstyle. Examples of protective hairstyles to protect your edges are:

  1. Wigs
  2. Sewn weaves
  3. box braids
  4. Flat twists
  5. crochet hair
  6. Local weavings

4. Use a silk or satin scarf or bonnet

The best way to protect your edges while you sleep is to use a silk or satin scarf or bonnet. It helps your hair breathe. Wearing a silk bonnet or scarf to bed helps your hair retain moisture and also prolongs your hairstyle.

Did you know that your sheets absorb all the moisture from your hair? This could lead to weak and brittle hair due to the friction between your cotton bed sheet and your hair. A satin scarf or bonnet prevents this.


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