How to Lay Your Edges to Protect Your Hairline

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Let’s have a conversation about edges.

For some naturals, they can present a challenge, to put it mildly. Edges must be “laid”, which is just another term for styling. If any celebrity or well-known person shows up with untamed edges, you’ll get everyone’s opinion about it, as Olympic gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles, sadly, found out.

Here’s the thing: it should go without saying that women can wear their hair and their edges any way they want to. However, it’s okay to be concerned about how your edges look because certain hairstyles indeed draw more attention to that area. Just keep the concern on your own head.

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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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Best Curlers For A Great Night's Sleep

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by Mary Wolff

Sometimes, your curls might need a little help getting in shape. Maybe you want to experiment with a different curl pattern or shape. One of the easiest ways to do this is to set and forget it with overnight curlers! However, finding the right curlers can be a pain, literally. So many curlers are uncomfortable to sleep with. Here are a few of the best curlers for a great night's sleep.

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#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.

Top 10 Edge Tamers for Natural Hair- 'The Slick Back'



From wash and go's to stylish updos while temperatures climb, or for slicked back ponytails for a polished 9 to 5 look, sleek edges are the cornerstone for many of the most chic natural hair styles. Taming curly, kinky, and coily edges can be a daunting task, but luckily these 10 products are up for the job. Decide what level of hold you're looking for and find the one that will work for you!

**Soft Hold Products
If you prefer a softer, more natural looking hold, these products are for you. Get some extra mileage from them by gently spritzing your edges with water first before applying:


1. Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter - $14.00
Based in olive oil, mango butter, and rice bran oil, this omega and ceramide rich blend provides perfectly soft sleekness while nourishing your edges. Especially great for edges prone to thinning or breakage.

How to Get Sleek Edges...No Gel...No Brush


Hola Chicas!

I'm re-posting the article below. After the Super Cute Headband blog, I received an influx of emails asking how I achieved my smooth edges, and this routine, unlike most, is one that has not changed (can you believe it?!). After you're done reading, leave a comment detailing how you get your edges smooth!

So yesterday evening, I was feeling like a frizz monster, and knew that I'd probably end up pulling my TnC into a pony or bun the following morning. I usually lack this foresight, as I turn into a pumpkin after 9pm, and my edges end up FUZZY...which is okay some days, but every now and then, I want a sleeker look! Here's what I did:

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The Best Edge Control Products for Natural Hair

Product naming can be tricky, and understanding the names can be all the trickier. When it comes to edge-slicking formulas, here is a guide to understanding the meaning behind an edge tamer, pomade, and hair balm. While it is important to knowing the similarities and differences, it is equally important to know what is best for you and your hair’s needs.

With so many on the market, it could appear they all do the same thing. So, you logically think you could choose any one and get the same result. That may or not be true. Nevertheless, each formula has one major goal in mind, which is to tame the frizz along the perimeter of your head. Let’s see which one is best for you.

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Quick Tip: Wig Caps for Smooth Roots


by Shelli of Hairscapades 

This is just a quick little tip that I’ve been meaning to share for a while. As some of you may know, I have been using hairnets to tie down my crown at night when I’ve set my hair wet/damp and need it to dry overnight. The hairnet allows for far more airflow than a satin/silk scarf so that the area that stays wet the longest will dry more quickly, while still keeping the hair flat. I sleep on a satin pillowcase to reduce friction overnight.

Edge Control- 3 Ways to Keep That Hairline In Check!



by Toia B. of LuvToBNatural

Keeping those edges or the hairline under control is an issue for many ladies whether natural, relaxed or somewhere in the middle. That particular area of our hair is super delicate, so we need to definitely Handle With Care!

Here are three things you can do to help those edges stay put!

(1) Avoid excessive brushing.
I know you want to be a member of #teamlaidedges but too much manipulation too often and you’re talkin’ possible traction alopecia on deck! For styles that require a slick and sleek look (usually an updo of some sort), after gathering all of your hair into the desired position, try using just your hands to smooth the very edges of your hair with your gel or edge taming product of choice. If you still feel a brush is necessary, use just a few soft strokes, follow up with your hands and tie your hair down with a silk/satin scarf for about 15 minutes or overnight to allow the style to set. Afterwards, your edges should be laaaaiiiiid! *snap*

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Protecting Your Hairline From Damage - Natural Hair Care


by Precious Henshaw of PreciousHenshaw.com

Protecting the hairline from stress and damage is an important part of hair care. Too-tight braids, 'laid' ponytails, brushing, weaves, and other harmful practices can contribute to a damaged hairline. Traction alopecia is a term for hairline damage caused by overstressing the hair with tight, pulling styles.

Here are some do's and don'ts for protecting your hairline from damage.

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Thinning Hairline?- 'But I Want to be #TeamEdges, Tho'


by pRoy

Q: “My edges are thinning from having my braids in too tight this last go around. What are some things I can do to help grow them back?”

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