4 Ways to Care for Thinning Edges

October 10, 2018 3 min read

4 Ways to Care for Thinning Edges

As many women go back to their natural hair texture, they are becoming more aware of their overall hair health. One main concern has been keeping those edges in check. There are a number of factors that can contribute to thin edges. If you have fine hair at your hairline, you may even begin to notice breakage or balding edges. While there is no treatment for thinning edges, there are some tips you can follow to help prevent hair breakage.

Consider Your Styles Techniques

Sometimes in an effort to "slay" our edges, we may overdo it when slicking down the hair for certain styles like buns, puffs, and ponytails. The edges of our hair are already very delicate. So, over-manipulating them by brushing and putting too much tension on the hair can cause the edges to thin out over time.

If you realize that your edges appear thinner than what you're used to, give those styles a break for a few days before wearing them again. When you do pull your hair back or up into a hairstyle, be gentle. Try using only your hands to smooth the hair, along with a styler that will be good to your thin edges. The stimulating ingredients of Mielle's Rosemary Mint Edge gel promote healthy hair while smoothing the hair into place.

Somehow, we've come to accept that getting braids means you'll have a headache afterwards. But you can have neat braids without sacrificing your precious edges at your hairline. Research stylists who actually specialize in hair care and won't put unnecessary stress on your edges. If you do feel like the stylist is pulling too tightly on your strands, speak up. This includes the cornrows you wear under your wigs and weaves. Whether you install your own or you have someone else do it for you, be careful with the tension when doing tight braids.

Analyze Your Diet

If you’re looking for hair care tips, don’t forget to start from within. In addition to considering how you style your hair, you should also care for what's going on inside. Your strands feed on what's carried through your bloodstream to the scalp and into the hair follicle, so it's important to start from within to help regrow thinning hair. A balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and veggies can ensure that you get the nutrients your body needs to support the health of your hair. Drinking lots of water every day also aids in this process. And don't forget about exercise! Regular exercise will improve blood circulation in the scalp and the body overall, which stimulates growth in hair follicles.

Try a Multivitamin

If you are wondering, “Do vitamins work for hair health?” you are not alone. Vitamin deficiencies can affect the health of your hair, causing it to thin out and the edges to look especially sparse. An effective multivitamin like our Advanced Healthy Hair Vitamins or our Gummies can help fill in any "gaps" in nutrients that your diet that might be lacking to promote healthy hair.

Give Yourself a Scalp Massage

Regularly massaging your scalp, especially your hair edges, stimulates blood flow to encourage growth in any thinning areas. Add an oil like Mielle's Mint Almond Oil to your fingertips and gently massage your hair edges before bed or whenever you wash and style your hair.

You can further stimulate the scalp with powerful essential oils. The latest product to join the Mielle family, our Rosemary and Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil, encourages healthy hair by invigorating and nourishing the hair follicles. It contains more than 30 essential oils - including rosemary, tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus - to give you just what you need to bring your edges back to life! By using these natural oils in your scalp massage, you’ll be able to promote healthy hair and strength right at the source.

If you've been having trouble with your edges and want to support healthy hair, try these tips for a few months. Track your progress to see if there's any improvement, and let us know how it goes!

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