Three Tips to Revive Those Thinning Edges

How to re-grow your edges hairline

You can have a head full of hair, and have no edges whatsoever. It is depressing, I know, but the good news is, you can recover from it. Many things can cause edges to thin: scratching in that area, combing/brushing roughly, tight hairstyles, and even wigs.

We know you need answers fast so say no more. Here are some tips you can use to revive and care for your edges:

1. Flat Twist your edges at night or incorporate the Flat Twist into a hairstyle. The Flat Twists will protect your edges from being tampered with at night, so that you can retain length in that area.

2. Sleep in a silk scarf or cap and for good measure add a silk pillowcase that will save you when your cap or scarf slips off. Silk keeps your hair moisturized as you care for your edges. Cotton will absorb ALL of your moisture.

3. Try Jamaican Black Castor Oil and massage it into your edges every night. As a matter of fact, many naturals pursue what they like to call a Castor Oil Challenge. The idea behind the challenge is to massage your edges with the oil every night for a set period of time. When you embark on a challenge, it helps you to focus and get it done – and possibly see results.

All of the above tips are explained here in this video. This YouTuber knows her stuff!

If you are suffering from edge loss, we suggest giving all the tips above a go by including them into your daily regimen. Furthermore, try a Castor Oil challenge: they are fun; you meet women with similar issues like yours, and the challenge makes sure that you stay on target.

Reviving your edges may take time, but we guarantee that those edges will be up and popping in no time – with consistency and a little patience.

Originally posted 2014-10-30 17:00:43.

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

About Mykel Trent


Hi! I am Mykel, and I love life. I love performing, dance, acting, fashion, hair, etc. I have a Bachelor's in Communications Theatre. Theatre is the best and challenging major by far. It has taught me discipline, problem-solving, leadership, creativity, and so on. I like who I'm becoming! xo

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Comments

  1. Lucy Taylor

    LOL! Why do you guys say EDGES???? It’s HAIRLINE. #SMH. I wonder why GROWN ADULTS nowadays MIMIC the verbiage of TEENAGERS, edges, smh…
    12, 14, 16, 18 year-old GIRLS made this term POPULAR in the urban black community. (GHETTO). LOL!

    1. Keo Peo

      Possibly because it’s typically not referring to the entire hairline so to shorten it and say edges gives people a point of reference/perspective … Perhaps a nickname?

    2. BlackHairInformation.com

      I think its ok to say ‘edges’ love, sometimes something that might have been created not for mainstream use can become so popular that it becomes mainstream and even practical. It might not be right, but it is the best way to get groups of people to understand what you mean. That’s why products for your hairline are called “edge control” instead of “hairline control” 🙂

    3. MsD

      As you grow and travel in life, you will find that there are many local and regional terms and expressions that work their way into the common lexicon. I’m from Pittsburgh, PA originally and we’ve got many “special terms”. We call cherry vanilla ice cream by the name whitehouse ice cream. A sofa might be a davenport, a couch, or a divan. My Alabama GrandMa called umbrellas , bumpershoots. In addition to hairline and edges, the back neckline area of my scalp was called; kitchen, naps, nape, or fade. There was a time when you could be thrown out of church for using the word “ain’t”, but, common usage got it into the dictionary long ago. Even the english who live in England do not limit themselves to historic language. If you don’t ask “Is the spanner in the boot?” You won’t know if the screwdriver is in the trunk of the car. In short … lighten up. It’s not a character flaw or a lack of education that makes us use different words and expressions. It’s just apart of the fluid nature of language. vive la différence!

    4. Che

      There is nothing ghetto about referring to your edges as “edges”. I am 40+ and edges and kitchens has been used since I was a little girl. To each his own.

  2. Lucy Taylor

    BlackHairInformation.com. you know I generally choose to use words which might be found in the standard English dictionary. Shortened “nicknames” are understandable for certain situations, but we tend to take a term that is street slang and utilize it as though it is the king’s English. There is also NOTHING wrong with saying HAIRLINE. EVERYONE has one. Edge cream? Never heard of it. But I do utilize different hair preparatory products, hair GEL, HAIR OIL, even HAIR GREASE, ULTRA SHEEN products, etc…LOL! It’s like when I hear our people say they are CONVERSATING with another person. No such word in the English language. CONVERSE Is the correct term. But I understand. I should just jump on the bandwagon or be quiet. LOL! UNDERSTOOD.

    1. Joy

      Lucy Taylor–my aunt used to teach cosmetology and this is one of the things she taught about while giving a history on hair care. The word edge is in the standard dictionary and one of the meaning states as follows: the area or part away from the middle. Therefore in cosmetology, the “edges” refers to the area of hair closest to your temples and not the crown which is considered the middle. Furthermore, the hairline consists of the border of your hair all the way around (front, back and sides). Also I don’t know where you buy your hair care products but I shop at a beauty supply store and have seen many EDGE products such as Silk Elements Straight Edges Edging Gel or Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control or Amla Legend Golden Temple Edge Tamer. I could go on as there are plenty more. Also, there are a set of hair clippers called Edge Trimmers made specifically for lining up your “edges” to make them look neater. Don’t take my word for it. You can probably find these products online. So while you might consider the term “juvenile”, the term “edges” is widely used by people of all ages and backgrounds.

  3. c.e.Brown

    Lucy Taylor. I get it, but why bother??? It would be easier, if you asked us all to, “Just get along”…

    Well said, I have a similar argument with my childs teacher. Why allow children to call the teacher just Miss? I hate it, lazy teaching which implies that children are not caple of pronouncing a last name. Sheeeeesh!!

  4. Valerie Johnson

    It’s sad how common it is to see black women with hair loss not only at their hairline but overall from using glue-on products and tight hairstyles.

    1. Xylona

      I’m not sure what black women you’re referring to but 90% of the ones I know have healthy hair. All other cultures experience hair loss too especially from all the hair coloring they do. So when you speak on us, please be specific because we aren’t all bald or going bald.

  5. Steen How

    Edges…temple area…hairline…sidelines…who cares what they are called?!?! These are great tips to grow the hair back. People and their “words.” Just be positive!! Yay BHI 🙂

  6. joyce

    Conversating is a word in the Webster dictionary. I guess it was used so often they added it. Just like bootyliscious. Look it up.

  7. joyce

    Conversating is a word in the Webster dictionary. I guess it was used so often they added it. Just like bootliscious. Look it up.

  8. Joshulynn Foster

    Jamaican Black Castor Oil Mixed with Rosemary Oil. Massage it in twice a day. And also refrain from pulling/brushing the hair in that area too tight. THANK ME LATER!!!! ✌ Lol

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