Looking for ways to help maintain your edges and keep them healthy? Look no further. Check out these hair care tips!
For our natural sistas, applying water prior to styling products can literally make or break your edges, because 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 that your hair seems stiff? If you’ve noticed that, then 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 to your edges going all the way around the edges of your hair. An oil that work well with growth and act as sealants is Atarah’s Scalp and Hair Treatment which contains an insane number of powerful, hair-growing oils like Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Red Pimento Oil and Peppermint OIl, to name a few.
Another way to keep your edges healthy is decreasing the amount of tension they experience. Reducing tension means avoiding styles where your hair is pulling at your edges or too tight, which can include styles like buns, high puffs, cornrows, and 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 or 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 three hair care tips, and you will see a difference in your edges.
WHAT TIPS AND TRICKS DO YOU USE TO KEEP YOUR EDGES HEALTHY?
BY TIFFANY WALKER