3. Hair glue
Ever since people found out Beyonce was wearing lace front wigs the popularity of this option has soared and edges have been on the decline. Edges can only take so much and placing glued hair units on them is just a setup for fragile edges.
4. Too much tension
Ladies, many of us are using entirely too much tension when styling our ponytails, braids and updos. If healthy beautiful hair is your goal do your best to use tension in moderation.
5. Wearing “protective” styles 365 a year
Protective styling consists of styling options that give your hair a mini-break. However, some people are taking way too many breaks. Some women are spending way too much time rocking protective styling while putting their edges in the line of fire. Weaves, wigs, braids and updos were never meant as a long-term option. Moderation is key when it comes to protective styling and it’s important to let your edges get a rest from being pulled taut in protective styling.
So use caution and handle your edges with care, because getting those edges back in shape will be a bumpy emotional rollercoaster.
Aishia Strickland is full-time mom to a little Chocolate Prince, full-time beauty school student, lover of multi-textured hair, tastemaker, Editor of Chocolate Curls Beauty and a knower of all THINGS!