Posted by HMH Blogger By Patience Muia Going natural can give you a break from heat appliances. Sometimes back when I had relaxed hair, I was a slave to my flat iron and blow dryer. Every weekend I found myself shampooing, conditioning, flat ironing and drying my long, black hair. This process takes a lot of hours, and it is also tiresome. When I was transitioning, rocking a wash and go was my motivation.
But now that I have natural hair, I have realized that breakage is a common problem. It is completely preventable. Here are some ways through which you can prevent breakage in areas around nape, crown and edges.
Areas around Edges
Have you ever had breakage around the temples? Also known as breakage at the hairline. It is commonly caused by excessive pulling and rubbing in the area. Traction alopecia can also be caused by chemical burns, while wigs, weaves and extension can also be the reason. To easily prevent such breakage, avoid hair clips and bands. Avoid anything that can cause breakage, you can also use castor oil since it can stimulate regrowth. If castor oil doesn’t work for you, you might consider going to a dermatologist so that you can be able to determine the true cause. Areas in the Crown Breakage around this place might be difficult to deal with. If you are suffering with hair issues in the center of your head, this area will always be the driest, the hardest to comb, the kinkiest and breakage comes easy.
Breakage around the Nape
The usual culprits are the collar, scarf or any part of clothing that rubs that area. This breakage is more common in the winter when it is necessary for you to bundle up.
The remedy for this breakage is wearing satin accessories and wearing silk. Alternatively, you can wear a satin bonnet so as to protect yourself against winter wear.