How To Bounce Back After Hair Loss ||5 Steps to Regrow Your Edges

Hair loss is a very common problem. It may lead to a lot of embarrassment and stress. The medical term for hair loss is ALOPECIA.

In the year 2017, one of my goals was to regrow my edges, and thanks be to God- the situation with my edges is now under control πŸ’ƒ πŸ’ƒ . I regret my edges and I want to help you regrow yours.

Hair loss could be due to

  • Breakage
  • Reduced hair growth

Some types of hair loss include:

  • Traction Alopecia

This is hair loss caused by excessive manipulation of the hair. Excessive manipulation leads to hair loss. This can be due to tight hairstyles or manipulation from woolly scarves, hair nets, even bonnets. It can even be caused by detangling your hair too roughly too frequently.

  • Trichotillomania

This can also be known as “Hand in Hair Syndrome”. It is a type of hair loss caused by constantly habitually pulling or twisting your hair. It’s often done unconsciously, and you need to make a conscious effort to stop it.

  • Androgenic Alopecia

This is a form of baldness primarily caused by genetics. It can occur in both males and females. It is caused by the increased production of a male hormone(testosterone). Nothing you can do can cause this, it is predetermined.

Other causes of hair loss include :

  • Age

Hair loss may also be a part of the aging process.

  • Dryness

A lot of the time, we may forget to moisturize our edges when moisturizing. Your edges need moisture too girl!

  • Undergoing surgery or taking some medication

Hair loss could be a side effect of surgery or drugs. This type of hair loss usually corrects itself after a while.

We really may not be able to do much about many of the causes of alopecia, however some factors are within our control e.g Traction alopecia(due to manipulation or tight hairstyles).

5 STEPS TO REGROW YOUR EDGES

Now that we know why you’re losing your edges, what can you do about it? Basically, you need to employ good hair practices specifically to your edges.

1. Stop the manipulation

Hairstyles should be firm, not tight. Don’t let hairdressers convince you to allow them make your hair tight so that it will be neat.

Remember that it’s only those that have hair left that can make fine hair oh.

Scarves and headbands may lie on your edges and rub on them. The friction caused by this can lead to hair loss also. Before using a cotton or wool scarf, use a silk or satin scarf or bonnet first to protect your edges and even your hair.

Remember that it’s only those that have hair left that can make fine hair oh!

2. Massage with growth stimulating oil weekly

NOTE: Warming the oil is optional. Make sure the oil is warm not hot ooo🀷 (Please don’t fry your scalp).

Massage your scalp gently with the growth stimulating oil for 5-10 minutes.

Some growth stimulating oils include peppermint oil, tea tree oil, castor oil, lavender oil, coconut oil, olive oil, argan oil, neem oil, jojoba oil, etc.

This is probably the most important step. Scalp massages truly work wonders. It helped me grow out my edges and it can help you too. As with any other treatment, consistency is key πŸ‘Œ.

3. Moisturize, moisturize and give it even more moisture

When moisturizing your hair, don’t forget your edges. Moisturize your edges daily and seal with a growth stimulating oil.

Also, don’t forget to deep condition your edges too.

4. Cover your hair (and edges) with a silk or satin scarf when sleeping

Check out: Why You Should Sleep With a Silk or Satin Scarf

In this article, check out reason number 4. You’ll be surprised at how much damage your hair nets are doing to your hair and edges.

5. Keep away from tight hairstyles that pull on your edges

I’ve said this before, but I feel the need to reemphasise. If the hairstyle is too tight, please take it out before it’s too late.

Sisters, sisters!!! Say no to tight hairstyles. Instead of making hairstyles that pull on your edges, start with your hair(brush).

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Survival Guide

If all else fails, see a dermatologist

A dermatologist is a well trained doctor who can diagnose and help to treat the alopecia, especially if it is caused by factors beyond our control.

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My Chebe Experience

Chebe powder is an ancient powder from Chad which is the secret of their extremely long hair. It is said to promote length retention by keeping hair moisturized for longer. Some people have also said it made their hair thicker.

If you haven’t heard about it, click here to find out more about chebe.

I recently got some and decided to try it out to see if it would live up to the hype.

HOW I APPLY CHEBE:

1. Moisturizing

After moisturizing my hair, I seal with my chebe butter mix and braid my hair. When I take out the braids, my hair is always suuuuuper moisturized 😱. It was almost unbelievable. I also noticed that it gave me amazing curl definition πŸ‘Œ.

2. Deep Conditioner

I added the chebe powder to my avocado deep conditioner. After applying, I heated it up with my steamer from @bellz_nhcc for 2 hours.

What I noticed:

The curl definition I got is definitely out of this world!😱😱😱 3 days after and my hair is still curly! And have I told you how moisturized my Zuzu still is???? Honestly, it’s unbelievable!

My hair was surprisingly very stretched after I rinsed out the DC. This was unusual because my hair normally shrinks like crazy.

My hair is also definitely thicker since I started using chebe. It’s thicker through the entire length and not just at the roots. I’m very happy (I’m sure you can tell😊)

And please help me check out my length! You would never believe that these pictures were taken exactly 9 days apart😱

My Verdict:

Chebe powder receives a big thumbs up from meπŸ‘. I’ve been using it for about a month. It will definitely be a part of my regimen from now on. Since I started, my hair is definitely stronger, it no longer breaks like it used toπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ. I’ve also noticed that my Zuzu has been much much more moisturized. Zuri and I are very happy😊

If you’ve tried chebe and you think it didn’t work, I advise that you be patient. I started seeing results almost two weeks after I started using it. Don’t give up. Keep using it regularly, great results are on the way.

However, be careful not to use too much of the powder. Otherwise, you’ll just be dripping chebe all day. A little goes a long wayπŸ‘Œ

P.S: Has anyone else noticed what the Lord has done for my edges? πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Random Facts About Me

My full name is Oluwalonimi -it means I belong to God

I’m a medical student -year 4 nowπŸ’ͺ
I’m a Christian by choice

I’m veeeeeeeeery shy😊

I’m 5’7

I like to cook #NigerianJollof

I try to eat a lot because I’m afraid of losing weight πŸ™ˆ

I fear being hungry

My favorite food is cakeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (Don’t you dare say that cake isn’t food)

My greatest fear is someone putting a relaxer in my hair while I’m asleep. I’m serious πŸ˜–

I still find it hard to sleep with my satin scarf. Even though I know how important this is.

My hobbies are singing, reading and travelling

I can’t dance to save my lifeπŸ˜–πŸ˜­

My best friend (after my phone) is @fadesaye

I’m afraid of most animals(well except this dog), especially birdsπŸ™ˆ

My guilty pleasure is visiting Linda Ikeji’s blog multiple times every day. I’m not exactly a fan, but it’s definitely entertaining.

The first app I check when I wake up in the morning is Instagram (I’m so addicted that sometimes I have to uninstall it when preparing for examsπŸ™Š)

My birthday is 4th of September

Beyonce is my birth date mateπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

    My Soul Sista πŸ˜β€πŸ’―

    Giveaway Announcement!!!Β 

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    When I started blogging two years ago, I had no idea that it would be this amazing. I’ve had the opportunity of meeting the most awesome people. Honestly, the journey has been amazing! 

    I’m really serious when I say I’m grateful for you all, and it’s time to show it!
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    Hello, it’s nice to meet you

    Hello! My name is Oluwalonimi. I am a year 2 medical student, and a natural hair enthusiast living in Lagos, Nigeria.

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    I’ve worn my kinky 4c hair in it’s chemical free, unpermed state for 3 years now. I had my first big chop (hair cut) in June 2013 without transitioning (meaning I didn’t wait for the natural part of my hair to grow out. I just cut it when it was due for a perm). My second big chop was in March 2015.

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    I decided to go return natural after falling in love with popular natural hair vlogger Naptural85. I watched countless Youtube videos of black women styling their beautiful natural hair and I was amazed at the beauty of natural hair, and I wanted my hair to look that way too.

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    However, my natural hair journey has not been smooth all the way. The purpose of this blog is to show my journey to long, healthy natural hair, helping you avoid the pitfalls I experienced. Please join me on this journey.

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    XOXO
    Lonimi