Got weak edges? Are you in a weave to hide your ever increasing forehead? You have an onset of traction alopecia caused simply by your styling?
This challenge is for YOU! You, like most of us, need a little help with your hairline.
Introducing Phro’s HairLine Challenge
Now before we get into the challenge, there are a few things we need to look into.
1st – Understand why your hair line is suffering
Hair loss around the hairline may be the result of natural balding or damage due to styling. This challenge is specifically for women who experience hair loss at their hairline due to traction alopecia. What’s that you say? Traction alopecia occurs when ponytails, braids and weaves are worn too tight near your hairline, causing hair loss, according to the Hair Loss Library.
2nd – Can you fix it?
If hair is still growing on your hairline, then there is hope.
There are some ladies whose hair follicles are damaged permanently and no hair grows on the hairline at all. If you are in this category, your best course of action is to visit a dermatologist who will provide you a personal assessment.
3rd – How do you fix it?
The hair forums have many remedies and products that different people swear by and others would not touch, so it’s convoluted and it goes to show that everyone has their own recipe for taking care for their hair. But what has remained constant is the following:
- Do not stress your hairline out by pulling and tugging on it
- Do not brush your ends
- If you have to manipulate it, be really gentle
- Use ingredients that have vitamin e, castor oil and peppermint oil
- Always, always, always massage your scalp
We know that this is the same concept that I promote with both my hair challenges, Castor Oil and Back 2 Health. I call them challenges, because they ‘challenge’ you to substitute your current regime with something new for a short time. Once you see the results, you would then adopt the challenge into your normal hair care regime.
What’s the challenge?
To get your edges / baby hair / temple hair growing again, there are a few things that you need to consider: TIME, DILIGENCE, PRODUCTS and CARE.
Duration: Two Months
Frequency: Every night before you go to bed
Product: Castor Oil
Utensils: Tail Comb, Silk /Satin Scarf and Camera
Take a picture of your edges before you start, and then once a fortnight for two months. Note the differences, and if you’re brave enough, load them up on Phro’s Hair Community
*side challenge* if you need to fill in your eye brow hair, you can also put some castor oil on them (lightly) before you go to bed.
- Use your tail comb to seperate a small part of your hair, just at your edges
- Lightly put some castor oil on your scalp and gently massage it in
- Lightly smooth your newly moisturized hair back and gently tie a silk/satin scarf on your head
Your hair line coming back to the front
Don’t like Castor Oil? Here are other products you can use
a) Rosemary Oil - Needs to be mixed with a carrier oil (too potent otherwise). Known to increase blood flow, therefore, promoting hair growth.
b) Peppermint Oil - Needs to be mixed with a carrier oil (too potent otherwise). Gives a cooling effect/tingle to the scalp, and removes dandruff. Purifies the scalp. Known to increase blood flow, therefore, promoting hair growth.
c) Castor Oil - Cleanses toxins & impurities from the scalp, nourishes and thickens the hair. Stimulates hair growth while moisturizing dry brittle hair.
d) Coconut Oil - Promotes hair growth by revitalizing and exfoliating dead skin tissue from the scalp. Great in removing dandruff so that the scalp/hair follicles can breath and the hair can grow at a faster rate.
e) Aloe Vera Gel/Juice - Includes an enzyme that is beneficial in stimulating new hair reproduction.
f) Vitamin E - Antioxidant that enhances scalp circulation. Helps to increase and improve circulation of your scalp, promoting the growth of healthy hair
h) Sulfur 8 - Provides a tingling sensation to the scalp. Helps remove dandruff off the scalp. Sulfur does three important functions in our body. It brings about hair growth, strong nails and smooth skin.
i) Mega-Tek - It stimulates and promotes RAPID hair regrowth without the use of silicone, synthetic polymers, oils or petroleum based products. Many ladies have seen great results with this product.
Phro’s HairLine Challenge Results: