Thinning Edges: A Chemical Reaction Book

Thinning Edges is about hair choices. It will help you decide if relaxers really fit with your overall hair care goals.
Having healthy hair for the rest of your natural life is defined in Thinning Edges. With this book you are not limited to straight hair styles and you are not limited to natural hair styles. You decide daily what your look will be whether natural or straight. This versatility is not realized when you loc your hair or chemically relax.

Thinning Edges takes you beyond locs and relaxers to individuality.

A must have teaching guide for understanding the requirements for afro textured natural and chemically processed hair.

Key Benefits:
Identifies one of the most common causes of balding and thinning hair Black women experience
It provides instructions on how to safely straighten natural hair without the use of chemicals, as well as instructions on how to safely relax hair using chemicals
Guides you through the process of transitioning from chemically processed hair to natural hair without cutting off the chemically treated hair
It provides tips and instructions for long term success with caring for afro textured natural hair.

90 Pages (Soft Cover)
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Featured Hair Tips

Hair Tip 1

I am still unclear on co-washing. Could you provide greater detail as to why you do not support co-washing?

My thoughts are, when you take a shower you don’t rub lotion all over your body and say you had a shower, you use soap. When you wash your clothes, you don’t put fabric softener in the machine and say your clothes have been washed. The same is true of your hair. You cant possibly "wash" your hair with conditioner. Conditioner will not remove oil, dandruff, dust particles etc from your hair. So basically you are only conditioning your hair and never washing it if you never use shampoo - not something I recommend.


Hair Tip 2

Why do you not support using hair brushes?

Hair brushes destroy the hair shaft of afro textured hair (even when it is straightened). Any white person that wears a perm will tell you they don’t use a brush on permed hair. But we are taught as children that we are to brush our hair to stimulate our scalp. Brushes break the hair in the middle of the hair shaft. (brushing my hair was one of the experiments I did when I was researching black hair. I actually brushed bald spots in the crown of my head, trying to brush it to make it grow down my back). It is a myth that we need to brush our hair and when we do brush, it destroys our hair.


Hair Tip 3

My hair is relaxed and I workout 5 - 6 days a week. I sweat a lot to the point of my hair is soaked like I just washed it. How do I keep my hair from breaking?

Sweat does not break your hair. That is a myth. I workout 5 days a week and am dripping sweat too. It has no adverse effect on your hair.

Hair Tip 4

Is it safe to use WEN and UBH conditioner together? Wen is supposed to replace deep conditioner shampoo detangle conditioner.

WEN is a product that is marketed to ALL hair types. Afro hair characteristics are very different than straight hair. You have only seen them demonstrate on a "curly" hair model (what we used to call "good hair") Never have you seen them "transform" a Kinky hair model on stage and you never will. A curl is different than a coil. I also strongly disagree with "co-washing" which is what they are advocating with their shampoo/conditioner product. I have no plans to try WEN because based on what I know to be true about afro hair and what I see WEN is offering, WEN in my opinion does not address the REAL needs of afro textured hair!


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