Habits for Healthy Edges

Habits for Healthy Edges

Our edges are the most vulnerable and needs special, consistent care. Here are some healthy hair habits to follow for our loving edges.


1.  Stop all that pulling

Our edges can't take that long term.  Over time, the tension and pulling can cause permanent damage and you know we don't want that.  So, look into styles that doesn't require as much tension like twist outs, wash and go, minimum heat styles where you straighten and can wrap.  Also, let your stylist know when a style is too tight and pulling your edges beyond comfort.  Your edges are counting on you to be their advocate since they can't speak for themselves.  Yes!  Very good!

Hair pulling from braids


2.) Apply Oil

A good oil that has moisture and sealant oils are great for our edges.  Oils that provide moisture is avocado, olive and coconut oil.  Sealing oils are best to seal in the moisture provided from the moisturizing oils.  Good sealing oils are jojoba and grapeseed oils.  Donna's Recipe Strength Oil  has you covered with both the moisture and sealing oils to apply to your edges.


3.) Mist water on edges

Water gives flexibility and moisture so edges aren't so easy to break while styling.  When you use edge gel, it makes your edges hard and more susceptible to breakage.  Misting on water is great before applying styling products.\


4. Don't touch or rub them

Some people have made it a habit of rubbing your edges and this is where eventually a clean bald spot or very little hair will result in this habit.  Replace this habit with something else such as rubbing your sleeve. Whatever you do, leave that rubbing alone on your edges!


5.) Use a satin/silk pillowcase and head wraps

I know you've heard this before but we're going to keep saying it because cotton can cause friction and pull out our poor edges.  We need them, you hear.  


6. Eat protein rich foods and take supplements to strengthen edges.  Great items for your grocery list include almonds, quinoa, lentils, pumpkin seeds, and brussel sprouts.  These are some high protein rich foods to snack on and add to meals.  Also Donna's Recipe Set includes 10,000mcg of biotin gummies that are great to add to your list to help a healthy hair routine for your edges.


Thank you for taking time to read healthy habits.  




  • Brenda Jackson

    I read where you said… do not massage edges. How should I apply my oil to my edges?
    Thank you… keep up the good work… Love it!!👏🏿🙏🏿

  • Carla D Brown
    Keep it coming Sis!I am massaging everyday and I can see and feel the difference with circulation and growth. Thanks so much! We are Family! And we are in the room hunnie lol.

  • Dvida

    Thank you so much for the information, I was massaging my thinning edges on a regular! Since reading your article I stopped. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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