Disclosure: I would like to thank Edge Naturale for sending me this product to review. Below are my actual results and my honest opinion.
It’s been four months since I started my journey to regrow my edges. So far, I am delighted with my progress, and I owe it chiefly to my use of Edge Naturale Follicle Stimulator For Natural Edges and changing my healthy hair practices. Here’s an update on my progress and 5 tips you can use to improve the health of your hairline. (Check out my very in-depth one-month review here.)
Edge Naturale Follicle Enhancer Four Month Update
Let’s look back at my progress from my one-month update to now:
The emollient Edge Naturale Follicle Enhancer has continued to foster growth and more fullness in my edges. Around month 3 my consistency did decrease, mainly due to travel, but my results continue to be positive. As expected, a little went a long way, it took me way longer than one month to hit the bottom of the jar. In these respects, the product delivered on value. I have also started using it in a short patch of my crown with good progress. If I had one suggestion, I wouldn’t mind having the 2 oz. cream in a squeeze tube to make it easier to fit in my 3-1-1 TSA compliant liquids bag.
Overall, I would still recommend the product to those looking to regrow a healthier hairline. (I would also point out as an influencer, that Edge Naturale has been very easy to work with and is exceptionally prompt at responding and shipping.)
Below are the healthy hair practices I adopted in conjunction with using Edge Naturale, and more details on my results.
5 Tips To Regrow Your Hairline
Consistency Is Key
Hair grows on average 1/4-1/2 an inch per month. It’s unreasonable to expect your edges to grow from bald to banging overnight. I used Edge Naturale almost daily as recommended and was patient with all the practices named below and began to see commensurate results.
Lay Off Laid Edges
I was raised in the 90s, but I’ll admit I didn’t grow up with the swoops and the swirls that were prevalent then. Laid edges are back in full effect as a trend. The process of using fine tooth combs and hard brushes to tame those baby hairs can be MURDER on your edges.
My broken hairline has made me that much more self-conscious about the neatness of my edges. I have tightly coiled, “type 4” hair, and 99% of edge taming products cause my hair to curl. The short length of my edges caused them to pop out of every style and stand really stand out if the rest of my hair was slick. I had to learn to be okay with my edges not being beat into submission. Bonus tip: Stop fighting your hair to make it do things it isn’t built to do. Love what you have and set realistic expectations.
Ease the Tension-Wear Loose Styles
It makes no sense to use a follicle stimulator or any other product to grow your hair if you’re going to continue to snatch it out. I had to commit to wearing my hair mostly in twist-outs and other loose styles while growing my edges. As an added bonus, it was much easier to apply my Edge Naturale with my hair out and available.
Leave Edges Out Of Protective Styles
I started out this year with a plan to alternate protective and loose hairstyles. When I first started using Edge Naturale, my edges were too short to pull into my protective styles. If you look at my edges then to now, you’ll notice that my thin “swoop” area is much smaller. Why? Because more of my hair is long enough to SAFELY catch. I’ve had stylists who did so “successfully,” but it cost me.
Again, don’t work against your growth products and hair regimen by putting tension on already weak hair. Leave those short hairs out of your braids twists and protective styles and baby them until they are long enough to withstand it.
Mind Your Body
Your hair and skin often reflect the inside of your body. I’ve been making a concerted effort to eat more balanced meals and drink more water. I also have been taking steps to reduce the amount of stress of I have, and better manage the stressors I cannot avoid. Topical solutions are great encouragement, but growth starts on the inside (in every sense). The nutrients you need to support hair growth come from inside your body.
All in all, I am grateful for finding Edge Naturale, and I’m happy with my results thus far. If you are struggling to bounce back from hair damage, please know that there is hope. Be patient and persistent in your healthy hair habits, and progress will follow.
What healthy hair habits are you adopting this year? Share in the comments below!