What’s the cause of thinning edges?
This is an issue that more than 40% of Americans are suffering from, according to the American Hair Loss association. This issue can be temporary or long acting and it’s not specific to women only. Men too suffer from hair loss. But what is the cause you may ask? There are a wide range of causes from pregnancy, postpartum, drastic weight loss, stress, hereditary, hypothyroidism, hypertension, hypertension drugs, chronic illnesses like lupus, iron deficiency anemia, hormone imbalances like POS, scalp conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia areata, and excessive tight styling. These are just to name a few.
Hair loss/thinning is not only in relaxed hair women, women who wear weaves or braids, or any athletes who wear ponytails, this also occurs in relaxer free women who never wear weaves or braids. Don’t feel like you’re in this battle alone. But let’s talk about some things that can help.
SCALP OILS AND TREATMENTS
Stimulating the scalp is one of the most effective ways in regrowing thinning hair. My HAIR REGROWTH OIL is formulated with essential oils, carrier oils and emollients that stimulate the hair follicles and promote hair growth. Properly using these scalp oils by massaging the scalp 2-3 times per week for at least 5-10 minutes will work wonders on your hair. Scalp massages stimulate the skin and encourage the blood vessels to increase blood flow and boost circulation to the scalp and hair follicles. This increased circulation brings more nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicles and may aid in hair growth. That’s super important to help regrow your hair.
HYDRATING YOUR BODY
Did you know scalp needs water? It still apart of the largest organ of the body….SKIN. What you put in your body, comes out. Your scalp needs hydration from water. It is typical to drink 1/2 of your weight in ounces of water every day to stay hydrated. For example, if you weight 130lbs, you should at least be drinking 65 oz of water each day. That’s not hard to do. Train yourself to do what is good for your body. A healthy scalp breeds and produces healthy hair. A dry scalp……well…..you know the rest.
NIGHT TIME HAIR CARE ROUTINE
How are you caring for your hair at night. Cotton pillow cases and sheets are not good for your hair. Cotton absorbs the moisture from your hair, leading to dry and brittle hair. As you shift and move throughout the night with dry hair, it will eventually lead to breakage. Sleeping on satin sheets, pillowcases or head ties will allow for less friction and aide in moisture retention. It’s okay to be bougie, get you some SATIN girl!
DITCH THE TIGHT PONY TAILS/GELS
I get it, its easier to slap some gel on those edges and pull that hair back in a ponytail or a bun…but you’re also applying unnecessary tension on your edges. Give the ponytails and buns a rest sis. Your hair will thank you for it later.
I hope you will take this tips and incorporate them into your routine. Purchase my Hair Regrowth Oil to give your hair a huge head start to regrowth. If you need an appointment or would like a consultation click the button below and I’ll see you soon.