Living On The Edge: 3 Ways You’ll Lose Your Edges

girl with hair in ponytailGirl, those thinning edges are NOT cute. Whether you are relaxed or natural, many of us black women, unfortunately,suffer from what I like to call “the STRUGGLE!” We love our weaves, braids, wigs, high buns and chemicals. We love all the things that just tear those edges up! There comes a point where you have to decide is it worth it?

Balding isn’t just some condition for older people, it can happen to you! Luckily, if you have some hair left around your edges, there may be hope. However, if the skin around your hairline is slick and smooth like a scar, you may be in for some trouble. This could be a sign of irreparable damage. The key to growing your edges back is to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. That’s right! For once, you should do nothing. The problem is that you’ve been doing to0 much.

Here are three things to stop doing to your hair.

1. Heavy Brushing
We all have that one friend who still uses the plastic,  hard-bristled brush. She routinely takes water and uses the brush to slick down those stray hairs so she can have that smooth, desirable style. This has got to stop. Hard brushing with tough bristles is ripping out your hair and thinning your edges. If you need to brush, make sure you are using a firm but soft bristled brush. If you want to lay stray hairs down, try wrapping your scarf around your hairline to set things in place.

2. Tight Hairstyles

Ever put your hair in a ponytail or bun so tight that it feels like your head is stretching? Ever have braids so tight that it gives you a headache? Tsk, tsk, tsk. These are ruining your hairline. There is absolutely no reason why you need to wear your hair styled so tight. Unless you want a hairline that looks like it’s running away from your forehead I suggest you try…