Whether you’re a celebrity who consistently wears weaves, or a girl who likes to get her hair did on the regular, at some point in time you’ve probably dealt with hairline breakage. Before you can treat hair breakage properly, you have to get to the root of the problem (no pun intended). There are a variety of causes of hair breakage ranging from harsh chemicals in perms, relaxers, and permanent hair color, to pressure or pulling from braids, weaves, and wigs, to medical conditions like Alopecia and Lupus.
If you’ve linked your hairline breakage to chemical damage, you’ll want to stop using any potentially harmful products in your hair for at least two to three months.
It may be difficult to live without a relaxer for an extended period, but in the meantime try Razac Perfect for Perms Finishing Creme ($6.99, BeautyofNewYork.com) to keep your hair looking straight and shiny. You might also want to try sleeping on a silk pillowcase to reduce breakage caused by rough fabrics that pull at your hair while you sleep.
If your thinning edges are the result of braids, weaves or wigs, try to avoid having your hair braided too close to your hairline. Your hairline is considered the weakest part of your hair and it isn’t really equiped to handle excessive strain or pull.