Revolutionize Your Hair Edges with These Easy-Peasy Tips

Revolutionize Your Hair Edges with These Easy-Peasy Tips

There are many reasons as to why our hair lines thin. It can be due to pregnancy, stress chronic illness, scalp conditions, hereditary, hormonal imbalances, etc. Females, whether you are natural or relaxed you can experience this. It is a frustrating experience because we may not know the main cause of it as well and we always have to cover it up. It can be embarrassing because both thin or no edges is not cute.

Revolutionize Your Hair Edges
Here are some easy-peasy tips to revolutionize your hair edges:

Use Native Oils

Use oils that are native to a specific culture such as Alma Oil from India, Camellia Oil from Japan and China, Castor and Cactus Oil from Jamaica. These oils are being praised within the hair community because of the benefit they have of promoting hair growth. They contribute to the full edges that the individuals from the various countries have.

Take Hair Supplements

Taking biotin or a multivitamin will encourage growth. The supplements are filled with biotin, vitamins B and D that stimulate hair growth. Many naturals swear by hair vitamins because they have contributed to full growth around their hairlines. You may want to consult your physician before deciding to take a new supplement.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

Stop braiding, cornrowing, twists, and weaving your hair too tight just to preserve a style. Wear styles that will preserve the state of your edges. The less tension the hairline receives, the less it will shed or break.

Stay Away From The Brush

Remove the hairbrush from your edges. If the bristles are rough and you are brushing your edges too much, then they will suffer. If you want to lay your edges without causing too much tension use the pads of your fingers. You will be using less force; your fingers are softer as well as they are easy to manipulate.

Scalp Massages

Rubbing your edges with oils or oil mixture treatments helps with re-growing your edges. This manipulation will aid in repairing the hair follicles because there will be increased blood flow to the hair follicles which will stimulate growth. You can use native oils, essential oils as well as carrier oils.

Healthy Products

You should be using natural products that are free from sulphates, parabens, mineral and petroleum oil within your hair. These ingredients are harmful and can contribute to hair loss. Also, you should be using organic face products such as cleansers, moisturisers and makeup. You want to ensure that the products that you use around or near your hairline will not cause damage to the fragile area.

Do not be embarrassed about your thin edges and use these tips and see a transformation of your edges.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

The secrets are finally revealed to you. There are many ways to prevent, and reduce hair loss as well as promote growth. Stay tuned for more hair loss content!

The Best Kept Secrets About Hair Loss

The Best Kept Secrets About Hair Loss

As we get older some of us may experience hair loss. Hair Loss is a frustrating and stressful period of our lives. But it may seem like the celebrities that we love and don’t experience hair loss, however they do! So how do they mask it? Or, Asians always have thick, long and luscious hair – how?

Here a few best kept secrets about Hair Loss. These secrets will help you to mask your thin edges or grow your edges fast.

Secrets About Hair Loss

Wear Extensions

Some celebrities just mask their hair loss or thin edges with ‘extensions’. Extensions, and wigs allows our hair to look fuller as well as like a new person. So, the next time you’re feeling insecure about your hair loss, wear a wig or put in hair extensions.

Hair Transplants

Hair Transplants are surgeries where you scalp is cut, and the ‘new’ hair is placed within it to give it a natural look. It can be done by various methods such as such as micro, slit and punch grafting. There is a certain criteria for being approved for the surgery because of the various side-effects.

Hair Replacement Supplements

Taking these supplements prescribed or over the counter have proved to be successful for some. It may just work for you! Supplements high in biotin or vitamin D will improve the growth phase of your hair cycle.

Trim it Off

Bruce Willis had suffered from thinning hair and a receding hairline. Then, he decided to shave his head and go bald. This helped him achieve much more roles in movies. Therefore, maybe shaving off your hair will give you a fresh start. It will allow you to start over and start the hair growth process again.

Asian Countries Secrets

In Asian countries such as Japan, China and India the females use an oil that contributes to their lack of hair loss. In Japan and China, they use the Camellia oil for their hair. The Oil is called Tsubaki in Japan and tea seed oil in China. The pill is knock as a health hair growth promoter as well as a scalp conditioner. In India, the ladies use Amla Oil. This antioxidant rich oil prevents thinning and hair loss by promoting hair growth.

Jamaican Secrets

In Jamaica the Jamaican Black Castor and Cactus Oil are used religiously. The oils are used to oil the scalp, hair, or added to the shampoos and conditioners. The oils are rich in vitamins and minerals that encourage blood flow to the scalp to stimulate hair growth.

Biotin Pills

Biotin is like hair food for our hair. It is a B-vitamin that provides the hair follicles with nutrients and vitamins to promote hair growth. A daily intake of 3000MCG of Biotin in recommended by doctors.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

The secrets are finally revealed to you. There are many ways to prevent, and reduce hair loss as well as promote growth. Stay tuned for more hair loss content!

4 Ways to Slow Down Hair Loss Around Your Edges

4 Ways to Slow Down Hair Loss Around Your Edges

Currently you may be losing hair around your edges which can be frustrating and making you feel insecure. Hair loss could be as a result of stress, lack of vitamin, age, alopecia as well as genes. It may be more difficult to grow them back than slowing down the hair loss process.

Slowing down the hair loss around your edges will reduce the effect of it. Also, it will buy you more time to find a solution for your hair loss. There are Trichologist-approved ways to slow down hair loss around your edges.

Slow Down Hair Loss Around Your Edges

1. Stop Stressing & Go Exercise

Rapid hair loss could be due to stress. But, how? When you are stressed, the hormone cortisol floods the human body. Then, other hormones fluctuate in response which causes an imbalance within the body. Thus, the body isn’t functioning optimally like it should so we begin to lose hair.

The solution to this is to stop stressing. You can engage in activities such as partaking in your hobby, meditating, exercising or stop stressing. This will allow you to better control your stress levels resulting in your hair loss being slowed down.

2. Lack Of Vitamin D

“Vitamin D helps hair reset it’s growth phase”, explains Dr. Piliang. Therefore, in order to slow down the hair loss, our body needs to be receiving Vitamin D. Consuming foods rich in Vitamin D such as egg yolks, cheese, beef, liver, dairy products, and fatty fish will help the growth phase of your hair follicles. Also, you can take medication whether pills or liquid to help with the it.

It was proven in a study that individuals who have alopecia, which is a disorder that causes hair loss, were more deficient of this vitamin than individuals with healthy hair.

3. Ketoconazole Shampoo

Ketoconazole is an anti-androgen ingredient. This ingredient will block the conversion of the hormone that shrinks the hair follicles and prevent growth. Hence, start using a shampoo with 1% Ketoconazle, such as Nizoral. Or, request the prescribed 2% version from your doctor or trichologist. On wash days, massage the shampoo into your scalp for 2 to 3 minutes in order for it work effectively.

4. Take Care Of Your Hair

Take care of your mane by avoiding tight hairstyles that pull on your hairlines. Hairstyles such as tight buns and ponytails will tug on our delicate edges thus resulting in hair loss/thinning. Also, do scalp massages with essential oils.

Essential oils have been known for a long time to contribute to hair growth. Use oils such as rosemary, peppermint, tea tree (diluted in another oil) to massage your scalp to improve your condition.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

These are four tips to help slow down hair loss around your edges ladies. I hope these tips work for you when you start to implement them in your hair routine. Say ‘no’ to hair loss, and ‘yes’ to hair growth.

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

10 Quick Tips About Hair Edges

10 Quick Tips About Hair Edges

Edges or baby hairs are the term used to describe the hair at the hairline which are usually ‘laid’ using styling products. The technique is perfected over time and tools such as toothbrushes and rat tail combs help to achieve the desired look.

Some women place less emphasis on this than others while it may just be enough for them to wrap a scarf to lay the hair down. Whichever route taken it is important to be careful with your hair edges because it can be very delicate and prone to damage.

hair edges quick tips

Below are a few tips and facts to help your edges flourish.

1. Hair at the hair line is a mix of vellus and terminal hair. Vellus hair is the type found on the rest of the body and resembles peach fuzz. It has a short growth phase and max length that is much shorter than terminal hair (that found on the rest of the scalp).

2. Traction alopecia is caused by constant tension and can lead to permanent damage of the hair follicle and baldness. It can be caused by tight ponytails, weaves, braids, wigs and even hats. Repeatedly wearing the same style can cause lead to traction alopecia and it is best to switch styles every 3-4 weeks.

3. A simple way to neaten edges is to spray them with water and use an oil or light moisturizer to get them into the appropriate style. Covering them with a scarf for at least 10 mins (best if done overnight). They will lie flat and you can use a product with a light hold to secure them.

4. Traction alopecia is the most common form of hair loss affecting women across all races. It is commonly seen in black women and children, where damaging hair habits are started from an early age.

5. Receding hairlines can be regrown if destructive habits are stopped before permanent damage takes place. Products such as Castor oil and Biotin supplements can help improve the quality of the hair.

6. Finer hairs at the temples are normal and may change in density due to hormones diet and stress levels. The hair, skin and nails are the most accurate reflection of the internal environment and can show signs of illness before other symptoms occur. Look out for changes in texture, speed of growth and hair fall.

7. Permanent damage to follicles cannot be reversed naturally but can be treated by a variety of hair restoration techniques.

8. Using silk and satin lined products especially if you have to wear hats and helmets, will keep your hair frizz free and protect it from damage.

9. Tension bumps can be an early warning sign of damage to the hairline. If a style is too tight and is painful, take it down immediately.

10. Relaxing edges too often can cause serious problems, it can lead to burns and hair loss if not carried out by a professional.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

101 on Hair Edges Restoration Procedure

101 on Hair Edges Restoration Procedure

With certain types of hair loss, when the follicle has been damaged or destroyed the only method available to increase hair density in the affected area is surgery. This is due to the fact that the body can not reproduce the hair follicle; you are born with the final amount similar to nerves. So once there is damage it can be irreversible.

Hair transplants have become more sophisticated with improved methodology and hair retention rates. For Afro textured hair finding an experienced practitioner can still be quite difficult to ensure the procedure is done with utmost care.

There are certain factors, which make Afro hair more complicated to transplant

1. Texture – As the hair is curly (even under the skin) this makes the actual relocation difficult, as it is harder to then determine accurately the direction and fall of the final hair placement.
2. Scarring and Hyper Pigmentation – Dark skins react more severely to skin trauma, which can leave unsightly scars and large bumps, called keloids.

Hair Edges Restoration Procedures

Types of Hair Transplants

There are 2 main methods of hair transplantation which can be used FUT or FUE, both follow the same basic methodology however FUT is much more precise on afro textured hair, while FUE is sometimes preferred since it is less invasive. As mentioned, with black hair texture which is usually extremely curly and thick, FUT procedure will allow for better results.

All treatments will start with an initial consultation to see if surgery is a viable option. There must be sufficient healthy hair at the back of the scalp to be transplanted and expectations will be discussed. The surgery itself is very straightforward with limited downtime afterwards.

With the FUT method, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area and an incision is made to remove a thin vertical strip of skin containing all the hairs to be transplanted. The area is then sutured to minimize scarring and the hairs from the strip are harvested ready to be implanted into the frontal recession areas.

FUE is less invasive as individual follicles from the donor site are harvested using a special tool called a punch. However, this method is not always as effective as the FUT is.

Whichever approach you decide to take, an experience and skilled surgeon is essential for success.

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.

Benefits of Wearing Wigs and How it Protects Your Hair

Benefits of Wearing Wigs and How it Protects Your Hair

Many people get the wrong idea when it comes to wearing wigs. Whether you choose to wear a wig for cosmetic or medical reasons, it is easy to wonder if you are making the correct decision. There is a ton of misinformation out there connecting wearing wigs with health issues. Fortunately, if you carefully maintain your hair, there is no reason why your health will suffer. In many ways, wearing a wig may actually increase the health of your hair.

The Real Benefits of Wearing a Wig

There are many real advantages why wearing a wig, especially for African-American women, is a positive step toward better hair and overall body health.

Wigs help reduce the use of harmful chemicals
If you are someone who loves to change the style of your hair every day, a wig gives you the flexibility to be creative without the risk of causing severe damage to your hair and scalp. Using relaxers and hair dyes on a regular basis, can often result in developing a dry scalp which is more prone to irritation. Hair breakage and hair loss are common complaints for women who tend to overuse these types of hair products.

Protects you from the environment
Let’s face it. The air in most areas is filthy. Especially in the city, concentrated exhaust fumes can have disastrous effects on your head and scalp. Along with cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes can increase the chance of hair loss. Wearing a wig will help to lessen the chance of these factors damaging your health by blocking your natural hair and scalp from direct contact with pollution. In addition, a wig keeps your head warm and prevents drying out in the cold weather, while it offers an additional layer between your body and the sun in the summer.

Your edges will thank you
If you start to notice that your edges are receding or thinning, then you may want to consider wearing a wig. When you choose to wear a wig, you are addressing many of the reasons your edges may be fading in the first place, including high-heat and excessive styling, tight weaves, extensions and poor hydration. Wigs and proper hair and scalp maintenance can help prevent losing your edges, but what if you have already experienced hair loss?

Help with Hair Edge Loss

Are you looking for a permanent solution to edge loss? Dr. John Frank is an expert in helping black women restore their own natural-looking edges regardless of their current condition. Schedule a free online or in-person consultation, or learn more at the doctor’s website.