Fight For Your Edges


People react in horror to Naomi Campbell’s edges, but so many women deal with thinning edges away from the critical eye of the media. When edges start to thin, women may resort to more weaves and wigs to hide their receding hairline out of frustration and embarrassment.

It’s important that black women address the problem head-on and are proactive about a solution so edges don’t continue to thin.

Here are only a few ways you can fight for your edges:

-Put castor oil on your scalp to encourage growth.

-Avoid putting tension on the hair with heavy braids or tightly sewn-weaves.

-Stop using a searing flat iron to straighten edges as strands become even weaker due to heat damage.

-Sleep on a satin pillowcase or wear a satin scarf as cotton promotes friction and breaking.

You can also try these products to combat thinning edges.

What are some ways you fight for your edges, Clutchettes?


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  • Boom Clack

    Naomi is looking like a Star Trek character in that pic. Is that the new mullet? Fade in the front and long in the back?

    I think weave is quite ok. A little change never hurt a soul but clearly she needs a lace front because that “my weave is running away from my face” look is as disturbing as Britney Spears and her jacked up fusions.

    Maybe it’s Karma for being such a witch to people back in the day. She has been cursed with a wicked hairline. Poor little tink tink.

  • Candace

    I have never worn wigs or weaves but I have worn tight ponytails. I had really bad itching one night on my temple and woke up with a completely bald spot on my left edge. It was so bald like a baby’s bottom. I was shocked. I had never oiled my edges. But I did take care of my head. It’s been 8 months now and I’ve tried Castor oil and that has NOT worked. I’ve tried a lot of other pricey products too. I will get a little peach fuzz and get excited and then it comes right back out.

    Now my right edge is coming out. The only thing I can say is now since I’m oiling my edges they don’t itch as much and actually feel good. I can’t afford a dermatologist and I hope and pray I don’t have alopecia. I think my nerves play a part too because I was under tremendous stress at the time my edges first started coming out.