As we see so many women going 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 things that could contribute to thinning edges so here are a few tips that address some of them.
Sometimes in an efforts to “slay” our edges, we may overdo it when slicking down the hair for certain style like buns, puffs and ponytails. The edges of our hair are already very delicate. So, over-manipulating by brushing and putting too much tension on the hair can cause the 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 style, be gentle. Try using only your hands to smooth the hair along with a styler that will be good to your edges. The stimulating ingredients of ourHoney & Ginger Edge Gel promote hair growth 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. Research stylists who actually specialize in hair care who won’t put unnecessary stress on your edges. If you do feel like the stylist is pulling to 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.
Aside from styling part of hair care, 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 including 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.
Vitamin deficiencies can affect the health of your hair, causing it to thin out with the edges being especially sparse. An effective multivitamin like ourAdvanced Healthy Hair Vitamins or ourGummy formula can help fill in any “gaps” in nutrients that your diet that might be lacking to promote growth and support regrowth.
Regularly massaging your scalp, especially your edges, also stimulates blood flow to encourage growth in any thinning areas. Add an oil like ourMint Almond Oil to your fingertips and gently massage your edges before bed or whenever you wash and style your hair.
Further stimulate the scalp with powerful essential oils. The latest product to join the MIELLE family, ourRosemary and Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil, encourages growth by invigorating and nourishing the hair follicles. It contains over 30 essential oils - including rosemary, tea tree, peppermint and eucalyptus - to give you just what you need to bring your edges back to life!