For some of us, no matter what we do to protect our edges from getting snatched, it just seems inevitable that they inch back every month or so. And this, after you have invested money and time in argan oil or castor oil treatments, or if you were truly desperate, even Hairfin*** pills.
What you’ve probably not looked into however, is what type of hairstyles you’ve been doing. Have all the so called protective hairstyles been truly protecting anything? We’ve done our research and these are probably the worst hairstyles for someone with already weak edges.
- Box braids
Not only are you getting braids done way too frequently, you are leaving them in for way too long. Also putting it into a high bun all the time, might look good but it’s really wrecking havoc on your hairline. Explore other ways of styling that don’t involve you packing it up all the time.
- Ghana weaving
With Ghana weaving it’s simple, caution your hairdresser to always start with your hair no matter what objection she puts up. That helps to prevent the lifting that you notice a couple of weeks after, you also shouldn’t wait for your Ghana weaving to start lifting before taking them out.
- Wig caps
These are the worst beauty invention for your hair, there is literally no air allowed in, which in turn hinders your hair growth. The tightness around your edges also doesn’t help.
- Ponytails and high buns
Getting a ponytail means having to use edge control and a brush to attack your edges almost every other morning to give you that sleeked back look. This might make your baby hairs look good, but in the long run they are also ruining them so cut back.