1. Avoid wearing tight buns and ponytails. Buns and ponytails are quick hairstyles and great to do if you’re having a bad hair day. However, buns and ponytails should only be worn ever so often, not regularly. Tight hairstyles like these create tension at your hairline, and can eventually cause the hair to become thin. If you must wear a ponytail or bun, use hair ties that are loose, or made of ribbon.
2. Nourish your scalp with oil. If you notice that your hairline is looking a little thin, consider massaging your edges with oil on a regular basis. Essential oils like rosemary and peppermint are known to stimulate hair growth. Mix your essential oil with a carrier oil like jojoba, olive oil, or even better, Jamaican black castor oil. Massage the mixture into your edges as needed.
3. Try switching from satin bonnets to scarves. Everyone is different – some prefer scarves, and others prefer bonnets. But, if you wear a bonnet, and if you notice your hairline is thinning, it might be because of the elastic band rubbing against your edges while you sleep. Consider switching to a satin scarf instead.
4. Laying down your edges too much. Nothing finishes off a look as some beautiful, styled edges. Yet, if you are laying your edges with gel often, and brushing them down with toothbrushes or boar bristle brushes, you may be causing long-term damage to your hairline. Try laying your edges every other day, or switch to using Jamaican black castor oil, which is a thick, nourishing oil.
There are many ways to combat thinning edges. The key thing to remember is that you must be consistent! Look for low-tension hairstyles to wear, massage your hairline regularly, and switch to a satin or silk scarf to protect your hair at night. Growing your hairline back is not impossible.