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How to Take Care of Your Edges

Ladies with curly hair know what a struggle it is to tame our edges.

If you’re not sure what I mean by edges, they’re the baby hairs that grow along the hairline. They’re pretty sensitive. So if you’re not careful you’ll end up breaking the hair along your hairline. Due to their sensitive nature, they require a lot more tender love and care than other parts of your hair.

 

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Here are 5 easy ways you can take care of your edges and keep them healthy.

 

  1. Don’t tug on your edges

The edges are so delicate that tugging on your edges could cause them to break off easily. I know that it can be tempting to play with the baby hairs because they’re so soft. Sometimes we absent-mindedly play with the gentle curls of our edges. But you could save your edges when you try as much as possible to avoid tugging at them.

 

  1. Avoid protective styles that are too tight

Protective styles are great to help promote hair growth and protect your hair from harsh weather conditions.

But some protective styles can be a huge strain on your edges especially when they are done too tightly. Tight protective styles could break the baby hairs on your hairline.

To prevent your protective styles from putting so much strain on your edges, leave the edges out when doing your protective styles. That will help protect those edges.

 

  1. Moisturise your edges

Moisture is not only wonderful for your skin. It’s also great for your edges.

The moisture helps prevent your edges from drying out. When your edges are dry, they become brittle and break at a single touch. But regularly applying a good moisturizing cream or oils will not only strengthen your edges, it will also help promote hair growth.

When you’re moisturizing your hair it is possible to leave the edges out. So next time you’re applying moisturizer in your hair make sure that you give your edges some special treatment by deliberately applying a good hair cream or oil.

 

 

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  1. Wrap your hair at night to protect your edges

Did you know that your edges could break when your hair rubs against your pillow while you sleep? In addition to that, resting your hair on a cotton pillowcase could strip your hair off moisture. And you know what that means: dry edges = breakage.

To protect your hair as well as the baby hairs along your hairline, wrap your hair with a satin scarf or bonnet anytime you want to go to bed. The satin material will not only prevent your hair from drying out, it will also minimize friction which could break your hair.

 

  1. Avoid using heat and harsh chemicals on your hair

Applying heat directly on your hair could dry your hair out and this is bad news for your edges. Harsh chemicals have the same effect on your edges as well. Some women who subject their hair to heat or chemicals while straightening their hair, are more prone to experiencing breakage.

Try other styling methods instead of using flat irons or other tools that require heat. Also stay away from chemicals that are so harsh such that they dry out your hair super fast. Instead, stick with natural-based products that are gentle on your hair and give your hair the needed nourishment to be strong and healthy.

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Quick Beauty Fixes For Busy Mums

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When you’re a busy Mum, you have so many things on your to-do list. Not only do you have to deal with all of your work-related tasks, but you also have to make sure that your kids are happy and healthy, and that you’re always there for them when they need you. Whilst you pretty much do all of this stuff in your sleep now, there are some things that you just don’t have time for, and an extensive beauty regime is one of them. However, there are some ways to keep yourself looking and feeling great (on a tight schedule) and we’ve noted them down here!

 

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Drink more water

OK, this is probably the most time-efficient tip in the beauty book for Mums, but drinking more water is actually the key to keeping yourself looking fresh, and fabulous. All you really have to do is to make sure that you’ve always got a water bottle in your hand no matter where you’re heading, and you’ll naturally up your water intake by a hell of a lot. Water helps to keep your skin clear, and it will also get rid of that dull look that we all try to avoid so much. It’s good for your body, too, so there’s basically no reason to turn down a few extra glasses of water a day. Goodbye coffee and sugary drinks!

 

Focus on eyes or lips

Let’s face it, in the morning you have no time to sit there and go through all of the different makeup options that you have, thinking about how you’re going to spend a few hours perfecting those brows. For most Mums, the reality looks a lot different: trying to put on a bit of makeup in a 10 minute window period, all whilst running around after your kids whilst they’re also getting ready. It’s not an ideal makeup situation, but it can be solved by choosing either your eyes or your lips as a focal point, rather than both. Smoky eyes can be pulled off well without the need for much more makeup, and so can red lips.

 

Get your teeth straightened

Now, it’s easier than ever to get cosmetic dental work done quickly, without even having to have braces on the front of your teeth. This is a beauty tip that will serve you well for years to come, as you can let the invisible braces do the job for you, whilst you just come to love your smile that little bit more. You can also get your teeth whitened without having to splash too much cash, and it really will make a difference to how you feel in yourself, especially if you’re self-conscious about your smile. Bright & White offer great teeth straightening services, but check out the options in your local area too.

 

So, if you’re a busy Mum looking for some quick beauty fixes, then look no further! Drinking more water, focusing on either your eyes or your lips, and getting your teeth straightened or whitened, will really have you feeling on top form, without wasting any of your time!

 

Laser vs Waxing

To wax or to laser? That is the question for many. Waxing has been around for a long time and is very popular. It works by applying warm wax onto a hairy area and then smoothing down a wax strip on top. The wax sticks on to the hair, and when the strip is pulled away, the hair is also pulled along with it. It can be a bit uncomfortable (many find it painful) but it does the job of getting the hairs off from the root. While Laser Hair Removal treatment is the removal of body hair using the technology of laser. The treatment works by targeting the hair follicles with laser light. The heat damages the hair follicle and stops them from producing any more hair.

 

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To Wax Or To Laser

I prefer and recommend having a Laser Hair Removal Treatment over waxing if you can afford to. The treatments can be quite pricey but you clearly I have tried both ways and I found the laser method to be the most effective way of getting rid of body hairs. My laser treatment was on my chin. I had annoying hairs on there, so I decided to get them off using laser. It worked great. I had 6 Laser Hair Removal Treatment sessions in total, and the treatments left my chin feeling and looking completely hair free. You can read all about my Laser Hair experience here, here and other related blog posts.

With waxing, I still have some areas waxed quite regularly, like my eyebrows. Using laser on them won’t be ideal, so waxing does the job for that and other bits.

 

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If you are considering having a laser hair removal treatment done, I would say you should go for it. It is a great effective treatment to get rid of facial hair, hairs on the legs, and underarms. The team at Pulse Light Clinic do a great job, and they offer free consultation, which is amazing. You can find Pulse Light Clinic at the following locations –

 

Bank Clinic 1

1st Floor, Peek House, 20 East Cheap,
London, EC3M 1EB

0207 523 5158

 

Tottenham Court Rd

5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG

0207 205 4085

 

Bank Clinic 2 – Fenchurch Street Clinic

1st floor, 150 – 152 Fenchurch Street,
London, EC3M 6BB

0207 593 8055

 

You can find out more about this treatment at Pulse Light Clinic in this video. Mariam Must shares her laser hair removal experience with us.

 

 

Have you had a laser hair removal treatment before? What are you thoughts?

 

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