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5 Ways to Grow Your Hair and Edges Naturally

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By Mary Adeola ScottPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
Top Story - February 2022
5 Ways to Grow Your Hair and Edges Naturally
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Some people prefer to keep bald heads. Others, full, long hair. Some others, medium to low cut hair. Regardless of what your style is, own it, rock it and please, enjoy doing what makes you comfortable. Without prejudice to anyone, this article is focused on persons who love and intend to keep long, full hair; and by extension, those who love to grow their edges.

It’s no news that our edges are the most visible part of our hair and head, and it’s often difficult to hide bad edges. The same goes for human hair generally. The good thing is, the very same products and procedures with which you’ll grow the rest of your hair can equally be applied to your edges. Win-win, right? If you’re interested in finding out how to grow healthy, long, and voluminous hair and sleek edges, then keep reading.

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Wash Your Hair Regularly

Whether you just want to grow your edges, or you want to grow your hair all around, it is important that you wash your hair at least once in two weeks using a good shampoo and rinse out conditioner. Ensure that you thoroughly wash your scalp, ridding it of dandruff and any other thing that might be lurking in there. It is important that you wash often so as to prevent a buildup of dirt, which may prevent other hair care products from penetrating into your hair. So, if you do not own shampoo and conditioner, do get one today. After all, the beginning of a new hair regimen starts today.

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Get a Leave-in Conditioner

In many cases, people have no idea why they ought to own a leave-in conditioner. I’ll tell you. Our hairs are often in need of extra moisture which we can get from leave-in conditioners. Leave-in conditioners also help protect the hair from damage and help ensure that the human hair strands are detangled. So, regardless of your hair type or color, you can benefit greatly from using a leave-in conditioner. By leaving your hair moisturized, your leave-in conditioner helps your hair absorb nutrients present in other hair products you might be using. If you also happen to have dry or frizzy hair, then a leave-in conditioner ought to be your best friend. However, do not be tempted to use it every day. While the idea of keeping your hair conditioned and moisturized might sound like a great idea, ensure that you do not apply your leave-in conditioner more than two times a week. This is to avoid a nasty build-up of products in your hair.

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Hair Oils

There are a couple of oils that promote hair growth, and you should get on this train as soon as possible. What did you hear about the Jamaican black castor oil? What about Hempseed oil? Olive oil? Coconut oil? Onion oil? Ginger oil? Peppermint oil? Jojoba oil? Monoi oil? The list of hair oils goes on and on, and all of these oils are tested and trusted. Over the years, it has been suggested that Jamaican Black Castor oil is the best option for restoring damaged edges and improving hair growth. What this oil does is get rid of impurities and toxins in the scalp, thereby giving room for your natural oils to function as they should.

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Wear Protective Hairstyles

This is totally non-negotiable. When growing your hair or edge, ensure that your hairstyles of choice are protective. Avoid wearing braids that tug at your root and edges. Go for hairstyles like crotchet and weave installations. Even at that, ensure that the braids underneath the weaves are not held too tightly. If after making your hair, you feel pain, headaches or some form of discomfort that warrants a painkiller, then you should not be making such hairstyles. Even when you’re not growing your hair, making such hairstyles are capable of damaging your hair. Hence, they should be avoided.

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Reduce Your Use of Relaxers

You might be one of those persons who have no issues using relaxers ten times a year. Sis, I know it makes your hair sleek and all that, but to be honest, you’re doing more harm to your hair than good. No matter how tempted you get, you should not apply relaxers more than three times a year. Anything more is going overboard and is unhealthy for your hair. You do not need all those chemicals, dear.


About the Creator

Mary Adeola Scott

Mary is an Editor at the online women’s magazine, AmoMama and is passionate about improving quality of life for the African girl child.When she's not writing, you can find her reading or just enjoying the hermit life.

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  • Mariann Carroll11 months ago

    Great advices especially about relaxers

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  • Taaj Bowers 2 years ago

    I love this. Excellent tips!

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