Edges are kind of a big deal. These days healthy edges are nearly a luxury. Edges have also become a comedy item. Whether the small frontal hairs are being proverbially “snatched”—meaning someone or something has surprised and shocked an audience or popular starlets are called out for not having any. That Naomi Campbell picture still makes me cringe. Poor, Omi!
But what exactly causes thin or non-existent edges? Could be a number of things like alopecia, lupus, hyperthyroidism and post-partum hair loss. Another could be scalp infection and excessive tension or stress around a certain area for a long period of time mostly caused by tight pony tails, extensions and braids.
Most women prefer to wear our ponytails pulled back tightly. And we can’t get enough of braids and a good sew-in for low maintenance and protective styling. But too much could cause mad damage. And those hard bristles brushes? No ma’am.
Everyone’s strands are built differently, literally, and if your edges aren’t as thick as you would like or you have a hard time growing your edges back, there are remedies, my child, real true to nature remedies, like mineral oils right at the health food store made to fragrantly rescue your tresses on the edge!
Mineral oils to the edge rescue! Aren’t you excited?
This oil will clean toxins and impurities from the scalp to stimulate hair growth while at the same time, moisturizing your strands.
Revitalizes and exfoliates dead skin tissue from the scalp. Coconut oil also removes dandruff so the scalp and hair follicles can breathe and hair can grow faster.
You’ll need to use a carrier oil, like castor or coconut. Rosemary is used to dilute essential oils and absolutes before they are applied to the scalp. Rosemary oil also increases blood flow which in turn promotes serious hair growth.
Like rosemary oil, peppermint needs to be mixed with coconut, castor or olive, and offers a lovely cooling and tingling sensation to the scalp to remove dandruff.