When it comes to Black hair, many of us are living on the edge—literally and figuratively. In the quest for fabulous braids, weaves, color treatments and updos, we're seeing more and more of our sisters struggling with hair loss around the hairline. Diane Bailey shares what you can do to repair breakage and ensure it doesn't happen again.
Why do our edges break off?
"Heavy brushing and wearing tight styles are the main reasons your edges break off," says Bailey. "We also like to slick our edges using gel which has a lot of alcohol. The alcohol depletes moisture and makes your fine hair on your edges more prone to breakage."