Preventing & Treating Thin Edges – The Causes, Dos & Donts

We decided to share Sabrina Perkins‘ tips in her article about avoiding and treating thin edges with you all because we’ve noticed how frequent it is for Haitian natural women to have thin edges.

We will go over the causes of thin edges, the dos and donts.

Here is a list of possible causes of thinning edges: perm, weave, aging, pregnancy, postpartum, surgery, hypothyroidism, permanent illness like iron deficiency, scalp conditions, improper food intake and excessive styling of hair.

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The does to avoid and treat thin edges
– Massage the hair scalp to increase blood circulation as blood flow brings nutrients and oxygen to the scalp, which aid in growth.
-Oil massage the hair with growth oils like castor oil, rosemary oil, Vitamin E oil, Avocado oil, coconut oil, etc.
– Avoid the edges when applying makeup or skin care products
– Sleep on a satin or silk pillowcase or with a satin or silk bonnet to retain moisture in your hair and avoid hair breakage

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The donts for fuller edges
– Don’t wear tight hairstyles
– Don’t use glues, adhesives and wig caps (they prevent your scalp from breathing)
– Don’t use tight satin bonnets
– Don’t use brushes and edge control gels. Leave your edges alone.

Annie Christine Emilcar

Afro Alice

My Favorite Natural Hair People on Facebook

I have been natural for two years but I know the feeling when you just start your journey and are in dire need of resources, tips and references to keep up with your napturality. 

Below you will find a list of natural hair people I follow on Facebook. I have learned a lot through them and they are encouragements to me. Some of them are also vloggers on Youtube.  Here is my hit list:

1- IKnowlee

2- Pretty Dimples

3- Natural Chica

4- Transitioning to Natural

5- KinkyCurlyCoil

6- Curly Nikki

7- Bèltèt Grenn

8- Afroniquely You

9- Beauté Afro

10- Natural Hair is Beautiful

11- Versatile Hairstyles

12- Black Girl with Long Hair