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  • Suggested styles for thin edges?

    I have very thin edges, what specific Natural styles do u recommend that won't make me look like a teen?

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    I am in the same boat as you. I do not want to put any unnecessary tension on my weak edges and I'm looking for protective and regular styles so that they can relax.
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    • #3
      Yeah it's hard b/c I just want to see growth but i'm at a loss when it comes to styling. & I refuse to heat except for once every two months when I go to the salon for a trim.... i've been doing Bantu knot outs and pinning the on top of my head... only moisturizing my edges w/my Shea butter & coconut oil mixture.

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      • #4
        The bantu knots may be causing too much tension around your edges. I would opt for twist outs instead. Also try to limit pulling your hair back in tight ponytails/puffs/buns.
        Originally posted by StoneRollin View Post
        Yeah it's hard b/c I just want to see growth but i'm at a loss when it comes to styling. & I refuse to heat except for once every two months when I go to the salon for a trim.... i've been doing Bantu knot outs and pinning the on top of my head... only moisturizing my edges w/my Shea butter & coconut oil mixture.

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        • #5
          I have the same issue so I've been doing twistouts, braidouts and roller sets with bangs instead of parting my hair. If I have to part, I go down the middle since my temples are the thinnest. I also alternate using castor oil and wild growth hair oil on my edges every night.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by DivaDreamgirl View Post
            I also alternate using castor oil and wild growth hair oil on my edges every night.


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            Yeah I've hear a lot of good things about castor oil and hair growth/thickening so I'm gonna try and get some of that
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            • #7
              Originally posted by kimmels View Post
              Yeah I've hear a lot of good things about castor oil and hair growth/thickening so I'm gonna try and get some of that
              i tried castor oil but i think i am allergic to it because my head itched like crazy whenever i used it. it got so bad i was scrubbing my scalp clean to get it off of me
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              • #8
                Originally posted by LoveZaporiah View Post
                i tried castor oil but i think i am allergic to it because my head itched like crazy whenever i used it. it got so bad i was scrubbing my scalp clean to get it off of me
                The exact same thing happened to me! I couldn't figure out what it was at first

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                • #9
                  I read somewhere that the itching has to do with hair growth...but that could be a myth. It's so difficult to decipher these days!


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                  • #10
                    Cornrows with your natural hair (as long as the stylist knows what theyre doing & doesnt pull your edges), half/full wigs, twist/braid outs, styles with bangs, sew ins (mine use to always have my edges out), etc.
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                    • #11
                      I have this problem as well. I keep my edges moisturized and try to be gentle with my hair. I have some hairstyling tips to hide the thinness but I can't ensure the hairstyles themselves won't make you look like a teen.

                      When I wear braid outs or flat twist outs, I make sure to make a slightly off-center side part (this works well because only the sides of my hairline are thin--not the top middle part). When I do bantu knot outs, I make the ones on the edges are bit looser than the rest. I wear them as is (in a short curly fro) or gently pin back the front a bit to mimick a headband look.

                      When I do cinnabuns (5 Days-5 'Dos Day 3: The Cinnabun-YouTube), I often take out "bang" portion of my hair and do a roll-n-tuck thingy. Check this out for a visual: (Coily Crowns-Style Longevity). When I do sock buns (Protective Bunning: The Sock Bun Tutorial), I often two-strand twist or do a roll-n-tuck thingy to the "bang" portion of my hair. The roll-n-tuck thingy and two-strand twist bangs look cute, keep tension off my edges and hide the thinness.

                      This post was long but I hope it helped.
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