Applying water prior to styling products can literally make or break your edges. Water gives your hair a little more flexibility and moisture. Trying to style your edges on dry hair can cause breakage. Have you ever noticed when you apply your edge gel your hair seems stiff? If you’ve noticed that, you probably should also notice that doing that can snap those edges clean off your scalp. In order to save the edges and still have them on fleek, apply water from your spray bottle as your first step.
Next Applying a light oil with growth factor can help tremendously. After applying water to your edges apply a drop of oil on your edges going all the way around the edges of your hair. Two oils that work well with growth and acts as a sealant areMielle Organics Mint Almond Oil andMielle Organics Rosemary Mint Scalp & Strengthening Oil .Now your hair is ready for you to apply edge control.
Pick an edge control that has growing factors as well. Now that your hair has the water and oil applied to it, it’s now ready for the application of the edge gel. I like to pair the Almond Mint OIl with Mielle OrganicsHoney & Ginger Flexible Hold Edge Gel. I also like to pair the Rosemary Mint Oil with MielleRosemary Mint Strengthening Edge Gel. Both of these edge gels have oil that stimulates hair growth. Trying these steps will enhance those edges and keep them from looking non existent.
Another way to keep your edges healthy, is decreasing the amount of tension. Tension meaning styles where your hair is pulling at your edges, or too tight. So styles like buns, high puffs, cornrows, weaves. If those styles are done tightly you can end up with broken, or thinning edges. Try doing those styles and making the ponytail or braids looser, especially at the edges. When I do my puff I make it pretty loose and I follow up with water, oil, and edge gel to smooth the edges and tame any fly aways. You will still get the same look but with less tension. For box braids on cornrows; you can even have the stylist leave out some of your edges to lay later. Still make sure that the stylist continues not to braid so tightly. Low manipulation throughout the week helps with hair growth as well. Pay attention to these 4 things and you will see a difference with your edges.