Thinning, receding and breaking hairlines can affect all women no matter if they are natural or relaxed. African and African-American women are more prone to damaged hairlines due to the misuse and overuse of chemicals, improper styling techniques and the use of damaging hair products. Lets unpack the issues and solutions to each problem and get everyone to keep a healthy and beautiful hairline:
Blow dryers, curling and straightening irons can destroy the delicate hair at the hairline. Many women want their hairlines to lie straight or flat, and will use straightening irons pressed right up against the edge of their foreheads in order to get that sleek look. The heat causes damage to the hair cuticle, which becomes dry and frizzy.. Women see those frizzy pieces and apply more heat to try and get them to lay flat, ultimately causing even more damage. Your hair follicles cannot take extended periods of exposure to extreme heat, and will eventually suffer permanent damage.
Solution - Consider moisturizing and sealing your hair as often as you can, paying close attention to the hairline area in order for it to lay flat and sleek. Adding castor oil to your products and massaging the plain product into your hairline could help thicken and stimulate hair growth.
Solution - Where a silk or satin bonnet or head scarf to bed. This will prevent moisture loss from your 300 count Egyptian cotton sheets (*side eye) and give your hairline a fighting chance.