As we all know being natural is high maintenance, there are various things we have to stay on top of: moisture levels, minimizing breakage, protective styling and healthy ends, just to name a few. Although most of these regimens and techniques cater to our new growth, it’s important to take note of the state of our hair health, overall, to avoid continuing any detrimental habits. One of the biggest concerns we face would have to be the thinning of our fragile edges. The most we can do is avoid styles that are too tight and stressful on the edges, products loaded with breakage-inducing alcohols and to much heat styling.
Here are three all-natural remedies for thinning edges. Bear in mind that, they won’t make your hair grow over night but on the other hand ! They will, stimulate hair growth and help you take better care of it as it comes in.
Jamaican caster oil:
JBCO (Jamaican black castor oil) is the unrefined version of Castor Oil. This means the full health benefits and nutrients were not lost during processing. A daily or weekly (all depending on the severity) deep temple massage will greatly improve circulation and stimulation of the hair follicle. JBCO is scientifically proven to remove toxins and impurities from the scalp. This will allow your natural oils to function properly, creating a healthy environment and nourishment for new growth.
Conditions such as eczema and psoriasis contribute to hair loss. It also has inflammatory properties, which help to heal us of these scalp and skin conditions and allow our scalp to re-grow hair in a healthy environment. Since unrefined Shea butter has no added chemicals, it is ideal for hair growth.
Peppermint Oil & Jojoba Oil:
Similarly to Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil is an antibacterial, known for removing impurities causing growth obstructions. Its cooling effect also relaxes the follicle, promoting healthy hair growth. Since Jojoba is the oil closest to that of our own natural oils, it is the best choice for a carrier oil. A soothing carrier oil is needed with Peppermint Oil because of how potent it can be. I usually add equal parts. Another great all-natural and effective mixture is Basil Oil and Jojoba. Consistent and weekly pre-poo (before cleansing) scalp massages with either mixture will improve hair growth with major results within the first three months.
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