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3 Reasons Why You Have No Edges

3 Reasons Why You Have No Edges

Hey there beauty queen!

One of the major hair issues plaguing black women is frontal hair loss. I would say about one in every five hair requests I get are about what to do on thin edges.  Honestly no one’s hair is totally perfect hair, there was a time I had really thin edges from the damaged caused by bonding glue earlier on in my natural hair journey, its then I began to investigate the causes and treatments for thinning edges.

Traction alopecia, or thin edges, is a recession of the hairline caused by hair loss. There can be many causes and sometimes this might lead to permanent hair loss in some cases. So here are the top five causes of alopecia.

Hey there beauty queen! One of the major hair issues plaguing black women is frontal hair loss. I would say about one in every five hair requests I get are about what to do on thin edges.  Honestly no one’s hair is totally perfect hair, there was a time I had really thin edges from the damaged caused by bonding glue earlier on in my natural hair journey, its then I began to investigate the causes and treatments for thinning edges.

Traction alopecia, or thin edges, is a recession of the hairline caused by hair loss. There can be many causes and sometimes this might lead to permanent hair loss in some cases. So here are the top five causes of alopecia.

  1. Chemicals: As with my horrid experience with bonding glue, harmful chemicals are the number one of traction alopecia. Frequently relaxing, texturizing and dyeing your hair leave it weak and cause it to fall off as these products have strong chemicals that permanently change the internal structure of the hair. Furthermore, other chemicals found in shampoos and conditioners like sulphates, mineral oil, petrolatum, DEA, Urea, drying alcohols, Phalates etc. are very drying to the hair, this dryness also causes breakage and hair loss, some of the harsh chemicals found in these products can cause hormonal imbalance that may lead to hair loss. This is why is best to go for quality natural or organic products; also read the ingredient of the products you buy so you know exactly what you are purchasing. Many manufactures still put harmful chemicals and fillers in natural products in order to reduce production costs.

2. Tight hair styles & Extensions: Tight hair styles are a major cause of traction alopecia. This causes mechanical damage to your hair, and we are all guilty. In a bid to get the bun extra smooth, or in a bid for stylists to have the neatest braid or long lasting weave, we end of mechanically pulling out our edges with excessively tight hair styles. Also fixing heavy extensions can way down your hair strands and cause them to fall off, so for instance make sure the amount of hair your braids are fixed on can support the weight of the braids, when you do single strands braids.

3. Poor diet and Health conditions: In this instance, we look at issues of post-partum hair loss which I have equally suffered, and honestly it’s a little out of your control. In my situation what worked for me was using the Brazen Curls avocado range and growth oil (especially scalp massages with the growth oil). Sudden weight loss, lupus, thyroid problems and chronic stress can all be causes of hair loss. In these cases, seek professional help, as your doctor might be able to provide medication or prescribe a supplement. Our hair is dead material, it’s the last thing the body considers when distributing nutrients, so if your diet is poor then all the nutrients will go to the import part like your heart, liver etc first and your hair will be left to wither. If you eat healthy, dark green leafy vegetables, drink lots of water, avocados, nuts etc your body has excess nutrients to supply to your scalp to encourage hair growth and thickness.

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I hope you have all found this helpful, go forth and growth that hairline xxx

Written by Esione Asakome

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