5 Tips To Grow Your Kitchen & Edges
The nape of the neck, affectionately known as the kitchen, is one of the hardest areas to grow your hair. Those stubborn little hairs can give us a world of grief! Curious as to why your kitchen may not be prospering? Check the list below and see if you are guilty of any of these habits.
Stress Hairstyles: Ponytails, braids, weaves, and wigs are go-to styles for their ease and convenience, however, if worn too tight, they can wreak damage around your hairline. Give your hair a break and remember, if it feels too tight, it is too tight.
Misapplying Product: In the quest for laid edges, bad relaxer application can cause thinning around the nape and edges. This is due in part to chemicals being left on the hair for too long, or the strength of the relaxer is too high. Try relaxing your kitchen and edges last to avoid overprocessing your hair.
Too Much Manipulation: Though most of us love how our edges look when they are laid properly, constant manipulation can do more harm than good. It is better to focus on hair health over the actual style.
Wrong Accessories: There are so many hair accessory options available now and days that there is no need to use any that will cause damage and breakage. Try to avoid any elastic ponytail holders and overwearing headbands and head scarfs/wraps (that are not satin lined) as they can aggravate your hairline.
Thankfully, with a little time, patience, and the following five tips, your hair will be back and stronger than ever.
1. Cleanse & condition the scalp & hair in the kitchen & perimeter area
Because the nape and perimeter of your head are often forgotten you could be neglecting to properly cleanse and condition these areas of your hair. By regularly cleansing and conditioning (gently of course) you will make sure that these areas are receiving the same amount of love and attention as the rest of your hair. This also means applying ample deep conditioner to these areas as well.
2. Massage It With Oils
Massaging the kitchen on a weekly basis will help stimulate blood to the area promoting new growth. Warm a few tablespoons of your favorite oil, dip your fingers into the oil and gently massage in circular motions for 2-5 minutes. Your scalp will thank you for the extra TLC!
3. Avoid Abrasive Fabrics
During the cold-weather months it’s important to keep the hair up and off of harsh, heavy fabrics, i.e., scarves, sweaters, coats, etc. that may cause dryness and tangles at the kitchen. Constant direct manipulation can cause…