Steps for how to re-grow your edges

Steps for how to re-grow your edges

Most common concern:

One of the top concerns for most women and men is thinning or receding edges! Re-growing them requires a consistent and targeted approach.

 I am going to share with you a step-by-step guide on how to regrow your edges and restore fullness to this delicate area of your hairline. The keys that you need to unlock this are patience and the right techniques. With these, you can encourage regrowth and regain the confidence in your hairline.


But first, let us understand what causes thinning edges:

Before jumping to the regrowth guide, it is essential to understand the potential causes of thinning edges. By understanding the causes, we can avoid future damage. Some common factors include:

(1) Wigs or Tension Hairstyles: Yes, we love our wigs. It gives us a break from styling our hair. And no, I am not saying burn the wig either! But I am saying be mindful of how often you wear the wig.

(2) Tight Hairstyles: Yes, they look neat and give us the clean-girl aesthetic that we love. But girl, at what cost to your precious edges?!  Wearing hairstyles that apply excessive tension on the edges can lead to hair loss and thinning. You are literally paying that hairdresser to pluck your hair out of it's skull

(3) Heat and Chemical Damage: Yes, we like our easier to manage our hair becomes once it is blow-dried or straightened. However when we over- use of heat styling tools, no matter how much heat protectant we apply, this can greatly contribute to weakened and damaged edges.

I know that my hair feels thinner whenever I go excessive with the blow dryer. Have you ever taken the time to notice how your hair feels after using heat styling tools?

(4) Hormonal Imbalances and Medical Conditions: Have you heard the numerous stories of mothers sharing how pregnancy hormones resulted in hair loss? These stories are often true. Sadly! Hormonal changes and also conditions like alopecia areata can result in hair loss including the edges.

Step- by-step guide to re-growing your edges

(1) Adjust Your Hairstyles
Quite simply, avoid styles that cause tension or excessive pulling on your edges. Instead choose looser, low manipulation styles that protect and promote healthy hair growth. These styles keep your edges intact and also, let's be honest...they save you the headache from all the pulling!

(2) Baby Your Edges
Handle your edges with care, avoiding unnecessary brushing, pulling, or harsh manipulation. Imagine you are taking care of a baby's edges. You wouldn't be as harsh would you!? Remember to always use a wide-toothed comb or a soft brush specifically designed for edges when styling. Treat yourself with the same care as you would a baby. After all, you are someone's baby!

(3) Moisturize and Nourish
Spritz your edges with water and follow up by moisturising with a good conditioner and then seal in the hydration with a good scalp oil. Do this regularly to combat dryness, weakness and eventual breakage.

Protect hair butter-cream does an excellent job in adding moisture and all the nutrients your hair needs to stay strong. Nourish hair growth booster seals in the hydration and also promotes growth of your edges.

(4) Scalp Massage and Stimulation
Regularly massaging your scalp not only feels great and relieves stress, it is also proven to enhance blood circulation to the top of the scalp and therefore play a crucial role in promoting hair growth. You can use your fingertips or the Afoyo Scalp massager to stimulate your hair follicles and encourage regrowth.

(5) Protect your edges while you sleep

There are a couple of options you could choose from, depending on your preference. You could choose to sleep with a silk/satin hair bonnet which helps to minimise friction as you sleep. It is this friction that causes frizz, breakage and split ends. Or you could choose to sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase, which has similar benefits.

Whichever option you choose, this is a crucial step to protect your edges from breakage.

(6) Consistency & Discipline
Your edges did not break immedietly. It took them a while. So give the same consideration to your hair regrowth. It is going to take time. The only thing required of you is to be patient, consistent and disciplined with your efforts. Implement these steps consistently and monitor the progress over several months. After this, you will be preaching to others, just wait and see!

Now, remember that every one's hair journey is as unique as them. This means that the results or the speed may vary. However all you need to focus on is staying committed to your hair care routine and celebrating every step as you progress toward regaining your healthy, flourishing edges.

Share with me if you have applied the steps and how you found it! 

Peggy -x-

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Great advice will try it out on my hair

Samantha kahwani

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