Is your hairline scaring you? Thinking of taking a break from weaving and braiding? Fear not! Pay close attention to all of these tips.
GIVE THE PONYTAIL A REST
Your hairline will suffer if you stress it too much, too tight
Don't incorporate synthetic hair into hairline braids. Be careful/notice how your hair is being braided, make sure its loose
If your hair is colored make sure your hair is pre-treated and well conditioned prior adding the color. Relaxed hair, too many relaxer treatments can cause breakage not the hair color
TIE YOUR HAIR DOWN AT NIGHT
This goes for natural and relaxed hair, minimize movement
TRY NEW STYLES FOR NEW GROWTH Be versatile! If weaved prevent pulling on braids under and around hairline
ADD A LITTLE OIL This will protect from daily stress of styling. Oil scalp periodically, oil is less prone to breakage but not daily to prevent clogged pores or oil on your skin. Every 3-4 days is sufficient
PAY ATTENTION TO RELAXER DETAILS It is very important you follow proper instructions. Relax in downward motion when relaxing, go in the direction of hair growth when massaging the relaxer. Do not use use a small comb around hairline, this will cause unnecessary stretching and pulling.Condition! Condition! Condition!
STARTS WITHIN Take proper care of your body. Eat well. Get nutrients such as fish oil, B-complex, fiber, vegetables and a lot of water. The changes in your hair, nails and skin with reflect
AVOID GLUE If you wear lace wigs, find another alternative of putting on the unit on. Read this article on disadvantages of using glue. Weave wearers, do not use glue either, try styles that can be done sewn in. If you must, let it be an occasional basis and make sure the glue is washed out and your hair is treated properly
SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP If your hairline is residing beyond the point of no return, book an appointment with your doctor