What’s nape hair? It’s that section of your head we have labeled as the kitchen, although I can’t see why since everyone loves the kitchen, Well in all accuracy they usually love what comes out of it: cookies and puddings, cakes, chicken… well I digress but don’t you think it’s a bit funny how we’ve managed to name a section of our hair after one of the most beloved rooms in a house when in reality no one loves this particular kitchen?
Just think about it, when we refer to the nape as the kitchen it’s usually about how to tame what grows there. It usually doesn’t seem to be co-operating with the rest of the hair on your head with the little rolled up curls or the short broken off hair or peach fuzz that refuses to stay slicked down when you do your top knot.
My bun is my staple style around my house when my son is not napping. I prefer my hair down most of the time, but lately, that just has not been feasible even on the weekends with captain destruction around. But I’ve noticed that the nape has begun to look a bit woeful and I have a few theories on why that may be, since grabbing the hairs at my nape seemed to comfort my little one.
But now that baby boy is walking, things have been a little easier for my hair. I can’t blame Jon totally. My hair is super fine, and the nape area being the most fragile, tangles very easily often creating those wretched little fairy knots almost in the middle of the strand. This is common among most women with very curly hair, and with breakage and the chemical damage that some of us may endure, we have been forced to figure out ways to get that area growing healthy again.
If you have a broken nape, and you want to find ways to nurse it back to health we have a few suggestions for you that might just do the trick.
1. Separate your nape hair from the rest of your hair
When you are working on portions of your hair, it is better to separate it from the rest so that you can focus on it, handle it in a gentler fashion than the rest of your hair and assess your progress. Quite often we just lump it along with everything else, not giving thought to the adage that suggests that one size doesn’t fit all. It can be easy to forget that some areas need specialized attention by virtue of location. When our hair is not in a protective style we almost always automatically swoop it into a bun of some sort, pulling on the delicate areas to get the bomb slicked down look. Isolating the nape hair allows you to remember that you need to be gentler in handling hair in that area.
2. Massage the damaged area with castor oil*
Castor oil* is probably the most popular and recommended oil for any sort of mild alopecia or as a general aid for hair regrowth. Massaging your scalp is known to get your blood flowing and the follicles jump-started, when you do the massage, focus on the areas that need the most help making sure your hair is already well moisturized.