My Edges Are Disappearing!

Well my edges are fine...but I know there are a lot of you out there that may be having this problem.

Especially you micro braid wearers.

Many of you know this already but I live close to Chicago...the MECCA for Micro Braids! That has to be the number one style among African American women in Chicago next to the sew in weave.

Now, when I'm out and about, I see women with REALLY BAD EDGES with a little hair left on them...


If you want to save your edges then STOP!

1. If you are wearing a relaxer, STOP RELAXING YOUR EDGES IMMEDIATELY!
2. Find a protective style that will relieve the stresses on your edges. (Wigs are great)
3. If you are partial to growth aides, Megatek, Monistat, Sulfur 8, CLaudies Elixir, Bee Mine, etc are all good if you apply these products on a regular basis.

4. For more natural remedies try taking Vitamins like B12 and Biotin, Horsetail, Silica for growth.

5. Massage your edges with peppermint or tea tree oil every night to stimulate growth.

6. Then sit back and WAIT!

If none of these work for you, you may need to see a dermatologist. There could be some nerve damage.

Again ladies, having long gorgeous hair with no edges is not a good look.


  1. I've learned through the Braids 4 Grow blog some awesome tips that helped me. One VERY important tidbit was to immediately loosen those edges up. Using a toothpick, I loosen the braids or remove them all together.

    I can cosign the growth aides, the natural remedies the daily/ nightly edge treatment, the protective styling, the waiting game, and seeking a dermatologist.

  2. Hello i was on the longhaircare forum. I was researching different styles to get to continue my hairgrowth. I was looking at your tree braids and thought they were beautiful. Then I about fainted when I saw saw you were from Hammond. I'm from East Chicago and tired of micros and sew-ins. So that leads me to my next question if you don't mind me asking. Where did you get them done at and about how much did they run? You can even email me the answer please and thanx!!

  3. Thanks Dwana!!!!! A toothpick huh? Interesting!


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