Since I had my son over a year ago, my edges have been M.I.A (Missing In Action) and are slowly trying to grow back.(as you can see in the above pic) I have been trying these ponytails and styles with taught edges that are nice and sleek, but my edges seem to slowly disappear when I try to do that. I start seeing growth when I let my hair “be” (loose and free). I know I’m not the only one who has a love-hate relationship with their edges. Here are 3 styles that will give your edges a break while still looking your best.
Two Strand Twist
The good old two strand twist is a protective style and also doesn’t lead to edges that are too tight. I’m doing two strand twists more often to give my edges a break from these tight updos that strain the hair more than protect it.
Loose Braid or Twist in the Front
A loose braid or twist in the front gives your edges a chance to grow back since the braid isn’t as tight. I did a loose twist as you can see on the right which took only a minute to do. However, feel free to do a two strand twist, pompadour or whichever feels comfortable for you. Also, if you want to lessen the frizz creme or gel should do the trick.
Braid Outs have the hair stretched to be able to free your edges while your curls turn into a cute wave. You place your hair into sections and braid each section with your favorite moisturizing product or gel. Once finished you use coconut or jojoba oil to take it apart.