Protecting those edges!!
Let's face it ladies, we all love the idea of getting up, going about our day and slaying like there's no tomorrow! But let's be honest with ourselves for a quick moment, how many of you take the time to protect those edges? If my "Black Girl Magic" senses are working, I'm going to say that more than half of you don't protect your edges. WOW, that should get your brain going. The good news is there's still time to fix it, why not start right now?!. In order to have healthy hair, it takes hard work, discipline, and of course you have to stay consistent
Whether or not you rock your hair natural it is still important to protect those edges and maintain a healthy hair line. For instance, if you wear your hair in a protective style daily, naturally that means your edges are being tugged on, pulled, and going through the game of strain. Protective styles are meant to be a good source to protect the rest of our hair strands, but it can still affect those edges. Avoid extremely tight hair styles, and when you’re able allow the hair to go free; this gives your edges the break it naturally needs. If you must wear a headband, make sure you purchase the headbands made with satin or silk. Hair discipline, yields great results! Ladies, I can’t stress this enough; stop with those damaging habits; chemicals, hair dyes, glue, and tight extensions can lead to further damage on your edges, which could eventually lead to irreversible alopecia. Women don’t look cute with a receding hair line, it’s not too late to get it right! When going to bed at night use a satin sleeping cap, or a satin pillow case. If you have naturally curly hair like myself, then you understand how important it is to protect our hair at night. Unfortunately, cotton is no good for our hair, it absorbs all the oils in our hair, and as we toss and turn throughout the night, the frictions against the pillow snags, and pulls away at our hair, therefore causing breakage. Keep your hair moisturized with the “oils of your choice”, use slow, circular motions to stimulate blood flow and help with hair growth. Once this step is complete, wrap your hair. Otherwise, everything you just did would be a complete waste of your time and energy. Be patient. Growing your edges back may take time, especially if you have severe damage. However, if you are persistent with using some or all the steps above, you will begin to see results. Stay the course and protect those edges!