There are many reasons and remedies for thinning edges.  Most of us have this problem because the hair follicles around the edges of our head is damaged and causes slow hair growth.

Reasons For Thinning Edges

  • Tight weaves and braids. This will cause stress to the edges and hair to fall out.
  • Chemicals from excessive relaxing and coloring.
  • Head wraps that are too tight around the edges, this will stop blood circulation on your scalp.
  • Smoothing your puff too tight every single day will surely lead to thinning edges.
  • Vitamin deficiencies.
  • Dry edges.
  • Scalp Demartitis - is an inflammation of the scalp that can lead to itchy, flaky skin and redness and then hair stops to grow in those areas.
  • Scalp psoriasis – it’s believed to result from an abnormality of the immune system that causes skin cells to grow too quickly and build up as patches, then hair stops growing.

Repairing Thinning Edges.

  • Make sure your edges are well moisturized.
  • Eat a nutriti0us balance meal and drink lots of water.  Foods rich in protein and fiber will produce structure and strength to the hair.
  • Daily exercise improves scalp circulation which is needed in hair growth.
  • Massage your scalp with a mixture of oils such as coconut oil, Castor oil, vatika oil, avocado oil, amla oil at least once a day . 
  • Castor oil cleanses impurities from the scalp, nourishes, thickens and moisturizes dry strands while promoting hair growth.
  • Coconut oil is great for removing dandruff that hinders hair growth.
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant that enhances blood circulation on your scalp and it promotes the growth of healthy hair.
  • You can add Rosemary oil, peppermint extract and cinnamon extract to your oils and massage frequently.  This will increase blood flow and therefore promotes hair growth.
  • Take multivitamins everyday such as One a day womens.  They are recommended for great hair, skin and nails.
  • Biotin pills improves hair growth.
  • In cases of permanent hair loss you will need to see a dermatologist or trichologist.

These remedies for thinning edges are not quick fixes, hair naturally grows 1/2 inch a month. Be patient and you will see good results.

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