#TeamEdges : How to Treat and Prevent Thin Edges



Any woman can experience thinning, breaking, or balding edges. It’s not just women who are relaxed, wear weave, or are older. There are numerous reasons why your hairline can thin. Hair loss is not confined to men; women actually make up 40% of Americans suffering from hair loss, according to American Hair Loss. Thinning edges can be upsetting and embarrassing, and many of us are haunted by pictures of super models with bare edges. So it is no wonder so many women are desperate for answers.

The Causes of Thinning Edges
Prevention attributes the main causes of hair loss to pregnancy, postpartum, drastic weight loss, stress, hereditary, hypothyroidism, chronic illnesses like lupus, iron deficiency anemia, hormone imbalances like polycystic ovarian syndrome, scalp conditions like seborrheic dermatitis, alopecia areata, and excessive styling.

Many women, whether natural or relaxed, are experiencing thinning edges due to excessive styling and/or bad styling habits. First off, do not feel like you are alone. This can happen to anyone and may happen regardless of doing everything right. Sometimes we see the problem occurring before it gets too bad and we curtail whatever the problem is.

How to Lay Down Your Edges the All-Natural Way


by Kim Wong-Shing

There’s nothing like edges that are completely “laid to the gawds,” as they say. Immaculate baby hairs are truly a work of modern art. Picasso who?

Coily-haired beauties often use some type of strong edge control or gel to sweep their edges into place, and the results look amazing. But sometimes, all you want is a soft, natural, and sleek look – using products that won’t dry out your hair, flake away, or become stiff. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to smooth your edges with products that are gentle on your hair.

When you want to lay your edges, but you don’t really feel like reaching for the Gorilla Snot, here are a few all-natural ways to smooth your edges down.

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Tips on Growing Your Edges Back

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by Mary Wolff

Your edges are the most fragile part of your hair. If they aren’t treated with care, you will end up paying the price unfortunately. With a few helpful tips on growing your edges back, you can stop this problem and bring this vital area of your curls back to health.

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7 Tips On Protecting Your Edges

by Mary Wolff

Lots of curlies worry about their edges. After all, this area of your hair is pretty noticeable when things just aren’t right. From thinning edges to total hair loss, it is important to protect your edges. Here are a few of my favorite tips on how to protect your edges so you can rock your beautiful curls in all their glory.

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Does Edge Control Break Off Your Edges?

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by Ariane of Blacknaps.org

No one can deny the flyness of sleek baby hairs and edge control is good for putting on that perfect finishing touch. As with all good things in life, unfortunately regular usage does come with a price. Edge control can break off your edges if used too frequently.

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Can Traction Alopecia Be Reversed? #TeamEdges


by Jonna via BlackNaps.org

Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can have an effect on your entire body, not just your scalp. There are several forms and causes of alopecia, but traction alopecia is one that is totally preventable. But is it reversible? First, let’s talk about what traction alopecia is and what causes it.

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