How to Repair Hairline Breakage

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. It happens to the best of us, just ask Naomi Campbell.

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 from perms and relaxers; permanent hair color; pressure or pulling from braids and weaves, wigs and 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 equip to handle excessive strain or pull.

If you want your hair to grow back quickly try using Magical Gro by African Pride ($5.99, Walgreens.com).

Fortunately there are tons of products on the market to conceal your breaking hairline ranging from spray on hair colors, to hair dyes and cover-sticks. If you want to save some money, use mascara to lightly fill in the thinning area. If you choose a color that closely matches your hair, people will be less likely to notice. Try to be creative by wearing your hair in styles that hide your breakage. And remember, your hair will grow back! You just have to be patient.

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