Top 8 reasons why you’re losing your Hairline

Is your hair residing, have a struggling hairline, you lost your baby hairs and/or have no idea on what causes residing hairline?

Hello mane embracers, I hope your crowns are flourishing and your skin glowing. Thank you for stopping by and welcome to my natural hair blog.

Well, the edges or rather the baby hairs are fragile thus ‘ baby hairs’ and need to be handled gently and with utmost care. Get to know why you’re losing your hairline fast and the hair care practices costing your gorgeous baby hairs.

Causes of residing hairline.
Residing hairline can be hereditary/ genetic, have a look at your family tree for signs of residing hairline. You may also be experiencing post birth shedding, the aftermath of chemical processes, poor scalp care and wrong hair care practices or medical issues where you ought to visit a trichologist / dermatologist. Today, we focusing on hair practices costing you, your hairline.

Tight/un-protective styles.
I’ll preach this over and over, not all protective styles are protective. Holding your hair tightly when braiding or wearing any protective styles(braids, cornrows) will definitely thin your hair and eventually break your hairline. Adding a huge extension on a small patch of hair can weaken your hair breaking it.

Holding your buns and puffs too tight and frequently will cause tension on your hairline breaking it. Wear loosely held buns and puffs this will save you an all day headache too. Take at least a week or two break before installing a protective style and let your scalp breath.

Over styling/over manipulation.
We all want to get styling adventurous but too much of something is poisonous. Style at least twice or thrice a week if you have to cause excessive styling causes tension on the strands and the scalp as well, our scalp and hair needs extra TLC. The one habit we have ‘hand on hair syndrome ‘ can be the reason you’re losing your hairline, let your baby hairs rest unless you are giving them a massage.

Excessive heat.
Heat is okay if used the right way and occasionally but excessive use of heat will weaken your hair and especially your hairline since it’s fragile. I know most of us use heat to stretch your hair but you can stretch without using heat by braiding, twisting, Africa threading, buning and banding.

See my Hairline

Excessive brushing and combing
To start off, discard all the small toothed combs. If you need to comb your hair use a wide toothed comb and a brush with soft bristles. Laying your edges is cute and all until you weaken them and slowly start losing them. Go slow with the combs and brushes cause the tension and strain weakens and thins your hair. For volume chasers get into the habit or routine of using your fingers to comb out your hair, it works wonders for your volume. I haven’t used a comb for the longest time and am yet to consider brushing it.

Semi-permanent glue-in and tape-in extensions.
Avoid semi-permanent glue-in and tape-in hair extensions close to the front of the head/close to your edges since they tend to pull and weigh down hair strands. U can use clip-in extensions if you want your style/hair to have a fuller look but be sure to remove them while sleeping, your hair needs rest and fresh air too.

Cotton scarfs and pillowcases, Towel drying
What you sleep on matters, cotton pillowcases and scarves tend to absorb the moisture from your hair drying it and making it prone to breakage. The friction between your hair and the pillowcase as you turn weakens your edges. Rubbing your towel on wet hair as you dry it weakens your strands too and the more you rub it, the higher the breakage rates. Wrap the towel or leso and let it absorb the water or gently dry with a t-shirt.

Tight sleeping caps.
Sleeping caps ought to be comfortable, not suffocating your hair or pressing your edges tight. Stay away from satin caps without satin borders cause the friction that’ll weaken your edges.

My protective style for the next two weeks.

I would love to know how is your hairline doing. See you in the comment section

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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