Edge Control Gel-Hair Edges and How to Protect Them

Baby hairs are exactly what their name implies. They’re soft, delicate, and oftentimes pretty difficult to deal with. And just like with newborns, if you want your baby hairs or edges to grow strong and beautiful, you also need to feed and protect them. So yes, these little hairs that grow along your hairline and frame your face are “babies” in all senses of the term.

Hair edges can be so delicate at times that even the softest of tugs can break or pull them out completely. This is the major reason why we must take extra care to nourish and protect these little hairs during our hair care routines. Regardless of the status of your hair edges, whether your little baby hairs are crying for attention, or they’re full, happy, and healthy, we’ve created this little guide to protecting delicate front hairs for all hair types including yours.


How to Protect Your Hair Edges

  1. Be careful with hairstyles: Our hair is beautiful, and we deserve to be able to wear it any way that we want. But when trying to protect your hair edges you need to be careful with the hairstyles you choose. Constant use of extensions, high-tension styles (e.g., the tight ponytails that many of us love today), styles that require a lot of heat use, and even overly regular manipulation of your hair can have your hair edges disappearing astonishingly fast.

To counter this, ask your stylist to leave out your edges when you get extensions. Also, make protective hairstyles such as low-tension cornrows, flat twists, twists, and crotchet braids your go-to styles instead.

  1. Silk scarves and bonnets are bedtime musts: The cotton of your sheets and pillowcases will absorb oils and moisture from your hair when you sleep, which will make your hair dry and brittle. Friction with your pillowcase can also snag and break off your hair edges. The best way to prevent this is to wrap your hair in a silk scarf or bonnet before going to bed, especially if you sleep with your face to your pillow.
  2. Touch me not! Sometimes babies just don’t want to be touched or carried. For baby hairs, this is all the time. Avoid absentmindedly touching or pulling at your edges if you want to keep them intact. And if you do need to touch your edges—for example, to style them—do it very gently.

4: Don’t leave your edges out! And we don’t just mean at bedtime. Don’t leave those babies out of your hair care routine! When you’re shampooing, conditioning, deep conditioning, moisturizing, and oiling your hair, pay special attention to your edges as you would to the rest of the strands on your scalp.

  1. Feed your body for your hair to grow: A vitamin and nutrient-rich diet will nourish both your body and your hair so both your hair and your edges can grow and maintain health and strength.
  2. Atlas Haircare Moroccan Castor Oil Growth Balm: Natural oils are essential to your hair’s healthy and strong growth. Our Moroccan Castor Oil Growth Balm contains stimulating natural butters and essential oils including organic sunflower oil, castor seed oil, shea butter, and Vitamin E. These ingredients help to boost hair growth, thicken and strengthen hair, and keep your scalp healthy and dandruff-free.

The Atlas Haircare Moroccan Castor Oil Growth Balm is the perfect solution for repairing hair edges! All you have to do is massage the balm into your scalp and edges 2 to 3 times a week and watch your baby hairs grow amazingly.