4 Ways to Slow Down Hair Loss Around Your Edges

by | Aug 23, 2017 | The 411 on Hair Loss

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.