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September 3, 2010

Repairing Thinning Edges


Evelyn of NaturallyCurly.com writes:

When it comes to being natural, there are a few concerns most of us share. We need tips for detangling, moisturizing, and styling our hair. But there’s one thing some of us (me included) have just not gotten the hang of. Thinning edges.

To learn some effective, natural ways to deal with this issue, check out the full article HERE!

21 Chime in!:

Anonymous said...

The photo of Naomi's hairline is a tragic and unnecessary consequence of persisent and traumatizing hair care practices.

Constant attachment of heavy (long straight) hair is making her buckshots run for cover and just simply drop out of sight altogether. Lol!

Anonymous said...

That's just painful to see=(. At a certain point, you have to stop. But, when you've let it get this bad, there's not much hope. Good grief, why didn't she start wearing wigs instead?!?!

FrouLaLa said...

Naomi's hairline is horrifying. I have seen other pic of her hair. At this point, she should just shave her head. She is beautiful enough to rock it! Anyway, hairline damage is a major problem with women who constantly put too much tension on it. I didnt realize myself until it was too late and have made some damage to the areas near my temples.

KurlyQue said...

Yea this pic is pretty sad. My sister loss her edges from wearing wigs...so they may not always be the answer. I hope Naomi gets it together SOON.

VII MAGAZINE said...

Coming out of the relaxer was the best thing for my hair. For years I had traction alopecia on at my right temple, since I've stopped relaxing it's filled in to the point where it is barely noticeable. I also leave my hair alone. I wash, condition, and bun it once a week. That helps.

Anonymous said...

This is right on time! Noticed my edges starting to thin. Is this a result of being natural? What can we do to stop it from happening. I don't wear any tight styles or gel! Anyone with any advice?

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "WOW" for the Naomi Campbell pic. I know models hair takes a lot of trauma due to the nature of the business but my goodness. when does it stop???

Anonymous said...

I agree with VII Magazine. I suffered from the same thing when I had my relaxer except it was on both sides of my head. Since I have gone natural, I can see a HUGE difference in my hairline as a whole. I can see that it is filling in at a fast past. I also use a Jojoba, peppermint and castor oil mix that helps aid the growth of my hair.

LBell said...

Sadly this article perpetuates the idea that oils are what's making the hair fill back in. What makes the hair fill back in is BEING LEFT ALONE. Sadly some kinky-haired folks in particular have this obsession with "neatness" and end up undoing the good they've done by brushing the new hair back, gelling it down, or something similar. Having nappy edges is better than having NO edges!

L. Michelle said...

I agree with LBell, having nappy edges is better than having no edges!! I have decided to stop wearing my hair pulled so tightly and let me edges do what they do!!!

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Leo the Yardie Chick said...

I've been using oils and leaving my hairline be. No 'smoothing down edges' or anything. Just leave the hair to grow and frolic as it pleases.

Monika said...

Though i am not the biggest fan of Ms Campell's ways (so to say) this is nothing I wish my biggest enemy. I am dealing with thinning hair and it is scary, to say the least. Thanks to Evelyn and Nikki! I have to take a long, hard look @ my food choices and hair regiemen and make some serious adjustments. I am very grateful for this kick in my behind....

modest-goddess said...

I agree with LBell. Too many of us are focused on smoothing our edges and it is destroying our hair lines. When I relaxed I had long hair everywhere but the sides which never got longer than 2-3 inches cause I kept brushing my hair back into pony tails.

Anonymous said...

Scary.

Kez said...

I tihnk she should shave, she is so pretty anyway, she has a beautiful face and it will suit her, and I think she'd get a lot of postive resaponse from it - she could become a BC icon maybe!
Or, she can also wear wigs on public whilst it grows back out - but i think she should shave and be free of the trauma to her hair and head!

Random Thoughts said...

she could rock a Caesar. She should do it plus the wigs are so boring. Her look is pretty predictable.

Val said...

nappy edges are straight awful but I have tight coils and have stopped using hard brushes. I basically have a curved boar brush... not a flat one... I use it once or twice a week. Wrapping my hair with shea butter or castor oil at night keeps it pretty tamed...

My opinion, this pic shames all Black women. Nobody think we can ever have hair. Naomi did none of us justice there. She needs to chill. Alternating from wigs to weaves would have helped. You don't see other models looking that reckless. You can't change your hair. All anyone can do is work with what you got...

val said...

Someone mentioned that wigs are damaging to hairline... That is true. Been rocking one on-and-off for 5 months... sometimes, weeks on end but take it off every night and on weekends.

But i do it with little stress to my hairline!!! how!? I move it back and forward so it's not on the same pressure point plus mega conditioning of the area DAILY. When I move it back, I hide the hairline with a long bang. I wear headbands to keep it from shifting and rubbing.

I have to say that my success at being inconspicuous is that I wear a wig that closely matches my hair texture. I wear a pretty head scarf when I want to be chic without the wig.

Anonymous said...

I am not a fan of Naomi's-I can't stand to see a black woman tear another one down in a fit of jealously just to get and stay ahead-(like she did with Tyra Banks). Obviously, Naomi let the modeling world ruin her hair and self esteem with THEIR idea of beauty because I know this woman looks in the mirror (most likely, more than any normal woman) and saw this damage getting worse and worse. And what did she choose to do? Continue with this self destruction. She is one of the few older models out there that can demand whatever she wants and I'm too sure she could have told the hair stylist to use more wigs or less weaves or even just use her natural hair sometimes. Heck, if it came down to it, she could certainly afford to have her very own personal hair stylist-preferably one trained to do natural hairstyles-and saved her hair from this end result.

~**~Chocolate Dipped Curls~**~

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of any remedies that could possibly help the beginning stages? My hair is thinning on one side, but it hasn't gone totally bald. and I would like to know what I can do to prevent that. This picture is very Scary!

Anonymous said...

Naomi is a topmodel and she can't change like that!

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