How to Grow Your Edges Back

how to grow edges back

As soon as you notice your edges thinning out take action. Ignoring the problem will only make it worse and will lead to permanent damage. If your situation is really bad have a Dermatologist evaluate your hair. If your follicles are not dead and you haven’t suffered permanent hair loss with patience and consistency you can reclaim your hairline! Follow these steps to grow back your edges:


Step 1: Avoid any styles that put too much tension on this area


Stop continuously slicking your hair back into that way too tight bun. Avoid braiding your edges because this is entirely too much tension if you are noticing a thinning issue. You should probably stay away from braids but if you do decide that you must do braids for whatever reason, leave this section of your hair out.

Step 2: Reduce the amount of time you come into contact and manipulate your edges

It’s important that you stick to a low manipulation routine which means: avoid combing, brush, touching or picking at this area. The more you leave it alone, the more it will flourish. If you must smooth this area out, use a good moisturizing gel and wear scarf or wave cap for at least 30 minutes or so for laid edges.

Step 3: Pamper this area with moisture and nourishment

Moisturize and oil this area regularly. Emu Oil and Castor Oil are popular products for thinning edges and are said to stimulate hair growth. Just make sure when you massage your oils you are being very gentle, remember it is important that you practice low manipulation.

Step 4: The growth of your edges is going to take time and consistency 

If you continue to avoid styles that put too much strain on your hair, reduce manipulation and nourish your edges they will grow back but it is going to take consistency. It may take a couple of months or more before you notice improvement, but it is well worth the wait.

A good video on this topic:

The culprit of thinning edges is usually linked to the styles we wear and or chemical damage. Braids, braid extensions, weaves and really tight ponytails have a habit of pulling the hair and putting too much strain on the follicles. Over time if the hair is continuously being pulled out this will lead to permanent damage, so always keep an eye out for this. Relaxers or chemical treatments will also aid in weakening the hair further so if you are noticing thinning hair lay off all forms of chemical hair treatments.


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38 Responses to How to Grow Your Edges Back

  • I need help with my hair! My edges are gone and my hair has been natural for 5 years now! Please give me some assistance, Just started to Take Black Seed oil Pills!

  • My granddaughter edges are bald due to her mother putting braids, twist and micro in, how can I help her grow it back

  • Here is a good article I found about how emu oil and castor oil work to help hair growth.

  • Hi my hair is a hot mess.. after taking down crochet braids(were in 3-4 weeks). My hair is damaged , broken off, right side edges ball spot, left side thin,slightly ball.. hair length 2-3 inches… when I comb it hair is on counter, brittle,dry just a hot mess. Please help…

    • Karen have you thought of going to a professional to get your hair healthy again? You will definitely need to get your ends cut. Wild growth oil works wonders … it’s on Facebook and there are a lot of before and after pictures. Also take vitamins for your hair… I took hairfinity but it didn’t work for hair broke off due to stress and I keep my hair braided … I had crochet braids but for some reason I really don’t like it… I feel like my scalp cannot breath with them. I now have box braids and use a braid spray every day and wild growth oil every other day sometimes every day depending on the weather . As I am hair products are also excellent I have type 4c hair it makes my hair so soft . As far as vitamins now I’m taking one a day multi vitamins… 10,000 biotin I have been thinking of buying msm supplements as it helps with hair growth as well and at night I apply either unrefined organic coconut oil to my edges, unrefined she’s butter or wild growth hair oil…I hope this helps

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