My girl F has two adorable baby sisters with long, luscious naturally kinky locks. Let’s call them T & M. Right from babyhood, they’ve always had full heads. F’s hair isn’t as abundant as theirs, and the hair at the temples is a little sparse, but this may also be genetic. So one day last year, T observed the hair there. And she asked F very very seriously- What is that? Is that your brain? LOL! It’s a standing joke between us now, but on a more serious note. My own brain is showing. 🙁
And I’m very upset. *rolling on the floor, not laughing*
I think I’ve been taking my edges for granted. I hated them for most of junior secondary school because sometimes, it was as if they wanted to touch my eyebrows. LOL weird, probably an exaggeration, but my edges were abundant. Though as fragile as anyone else’s, they always grew back.
I wore kinky twists for all four weeks in April and I lost a lot of hair at the edges which was really surprising because the hair wasn’t made tight or styled uncomfortably. I ignored this, thinking my edges would bounce back naturally as usual, but they haven’t. Now, May- June- July- August… my edges are thin, my Scalp is still shining in space meant to be obscured by my wild edges, my brain is still threatening to show.
Help is in a bottle, thankfully, in the form of Jamaican Black Castor Oil. I participated in a Castor Oil challenge on Kinky Curly Coily Me last year, and after it, I was truly convinced of the healing, conditioning and growth stimulating qualities of castor oil, or as I prefer it, JBCO. More about Castor oil here. I always recommend Castor Oil to people having trouble with their edges, and it’s time for me to take my own advice. At least 3 times a week, I will be massaging my hairline with Castor Oil. Actually, I think I’m going to extend the TLC to my entire head, by entering the Fall Castor Oil Challenge on Kinky Curly Coily Me.
I’m also going to leave my edges out of my styling plans. Hopefully, my edges will be revived soon! Please pay attention to your edges ladies. Stay woke!
Are you struggling with any hair issues right now? Misery loves company! 😉 lol