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Many women suffer with balding or thin edges. Some may think they have tried everything but some of the simplest things can prevent and even help those edges to grow back. If you love micro braids or braids of any kind for that matter just don’t do it. Braids causes stress on edges from the pulling. In some cases the hair can actually be pulled from the scalp from the excessive stress. Another thing give up the phony pony. Usually when trying to put hair into a pony tail we try to get it as smooth as possible, which means tugging until all parts lay down. Stop. You are hurting your edges. You also do not need to keep putting gel on the thinning hair, while it may give you a satisfying appearance, your edges are still suffering. Try to refrain from getting a touch up while your edges are in a weak state. Adding chemicals to an already thinning hair will just speed up the process. While not having a touch up may seem like a hard task you should not turn to the flat iron. A flat iron can be just as bad as using chemicals, because of the high temperatures involved in flat ironing. Show your edges you care by massaging the affected area. Make sure to massage and not rub, because rubbing the affected area will further the problem. Moisturize the area and wear styles that require little to no stress on the edges. Remember you must maintain your regime to get your edges back, because if you don’t then the hairline will keep receding. Getting back those edges takes time and patience, and chances are it will take several weeks before you begin to see improvement. However, do not be discouraged, because in the end you will have a head full of healthy locs.


Traction Alopecia, a hair loss condition caused by damage to the dermal papilla and hair follicle by constant pulling or tension over a long period, is most common in African-American women and men who braid or pull their hair too tightly.

Tight braids, especially “cornrows”, or ponytails can lead to high tension, pulling and breakage of the hair. Traction alopecia is reversible if diagnosed early, but may lead to permanent hair loss if it is undetected for a prolonged period of time. In traction alopecia the worst hair loss is in areas where the hair is pulled the tightest, usually the forehead and temples, but varies depending on the hairstyle. It can be subtle at first, but becomes apparent over years as the hair line recedes from ear to ear starting farther and farther back on the head. The hair is lost because the tension from pulling damages the hair follicles beneath the skin. Over time, pulling the follicle damages it and eventually the damaged follicle can no longer make hair. Because you cannot develop new follicles, as more and more follicles are damaged, more and more permanent hair loss results. Many products suggest that conditioning the hair follicles and cleansing the scalp will revitalize damaged hair from traction alopecia. This is not always the case; hair loss sustained by constant abuse remains damaged for life. This form of alopecia might be able to be corrected, but prolonged abuse without proper care can be irreversible. The key to stopping traction alopecia is detecting it early! Hair styles that put unnecessary strain on the hair root must be changed for “looser, gentler hair styles. Those who suspect they may be vulnerable to traction alopecia should take action immediately to change their hair style or treatment methods to lessen or possibly eliminate long-term damage.

Are you losing your hair to stress? Stress is just as harmful to healthy hair growth as it is to the rest of your body. Stress releases hormones and chemicals inside your body that can inhibit hair growth and rob your body of needed nutrients. Managing stress will make your hair, and the rest of your life, a lot easier to manage.Hair Breakage

Are You Preventing Your Hair From Growing ?

Listed below are the most common practices that prevent women from growing longer, healthier hair!

Extensions and weaves are a lot like ponytails and braids. Over time, they can leave hair broken and brittle. The difference is the damage is at the roots where it is harder to cut out. If you have a discomfort or ache in the scalp, that indicates that what you’ve done to your hair is causing too much pressure at the roots. Traction alopecia is a serious hair loss condition caused by wearing tight hairstyles like extensions for too long a time period. So either keep it loose, or try growing your hair instead of going for instant length.

Braiding or putting your hair in a ponytail when it’s wet can cause damage sooner because wet hair is more fragile. Ponytails and braids can cause hair to break, especially if your style is pulled tightly, if you wear it that way every day, permanent hair damage can occur.

Perming refers to either a chemical straightening or a chemical curling works by breaking the inner bonds of the hair and re-forming them back together in a different way. Like bleaching, it weakens your hair, leaving it dull and damaged over time so that instead of luxurious curly locks or shiny straight tresses, your hair looks brittle and dry if you arent careful!

Bleaching your hair penetrates the cuticle with chemicals and removes your natural pigment you are changing the structure of your hair, making it more susceptible to damage. Once you bleach, you’ve altered the strength of your hair, making it weaker. If you add blow drying and styling on top of bleaching, you can really damage your ‘do, causing hair breakage, a dull look, and split ends. Highlights and semi-permanent dyes aren’t as damaging as bleach, but they aren’t without consequences they can also change the inner structure of the hair, causing a lackluster look and dryness, especially if you frequently color to hide roots or gray hair.

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