If you have black hair, growing your edges can be difficult. Your edges are especially vulnerable to damage due to the tightness of protective hairstyles and weaving. Fortunately, with the right products and techniques, it’s possible to grow and restore your edges. Here are some tips for growing your edges for black hair.
1. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Your hair needs moisture to stay healthy and grow. Make sure to use a cleansing shampoo and moisturizing conditioner regularly and apply leave-in conditioners and oils to give your hair an extra boost of hydration. Grow & Flow nourishing hair growth oil is a great choice as it is lightweight and won't weigh down your hair.
2. Opt for Protective Hairstyles
When styling your hair, opt for protective hairstyles that put less stress on the edges. For example, instead of tight braids, you could try loose braids or bantu knots. This will help keep the edges hydrated and minimize damage.
3. Stimulate Blood Flow
Improving the blood circulation to your scalp is an effective way to promote hair growth. You can use a scalp massager, or your fingers, to lightly massage the scalp at least 3 times a week. The massaging motion helps to stimulate blood flow, which in turn encourages hair growth.
4. Trim ends as needed.
Getting regular trims is important for keeping your edges healthy and strong. Regular trims help to remove split ends and keep the hair free from damage.
5. Avoid Tight Hairstyles
The edges are especially fragile so incorrect styling can cause extreme damage. Limit your use of tight hairstyles such as slippery buns and tight ponytails, as these will only pull your hair too tight and can lead to breakage.
6. Eat a Healthy Diet
Your diet plays an important role in hair growth. Aim to eat a balanced diet that is full of protein, healthy fats such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients.
7. Drink Plenty of Water
Just like you need a healthy diet for hair growth, water is also very important. Dehydration can cause an unhealthy scalp and dandruff. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water per day.
Growing your edges for black hair can be a challenge, but with the right products and techniques, it’s possible to achieve the strong and healthy hair you desire. Follow these tips to get your hair on the right track.
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