How To Treat Thin Edges

For those of you who are struggling with thin edges there is hope! For years I have been struggling with my thin hairline and for a long time I just gave up and accepted my bald edges. I thought, because thin edges haunted so many of my family members I blamed it on genetics, so there was no way around it, right? WRONG! After doing some research I came across that gave me hope, the journey had begun! Since then I have been on a mission for a thicker, fuller, hairline and while postpartum hair loss has set me back a bit I’m ready to get my edges back! Are you ready to join me…then let’s do it!!

So, let’s take a look at why so many of us maybe struggling with this major hair problem.

Thin edges can be a result of age, genetics, or underlying health conditions such as alopecia, lupus, hyperthyroidism, and/or post-partum hair loss. It can also be caused by one of two things:

  1. Scalp infection; which can be resolved by products containing anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties which help to fight off dandruff and bacteria off your scalp
  2. Excessive amount of tension/stress applied to a specific area over a long period of time as a result of wearing tight braids and pony tails.

In order for your hair to grow back, the hair follicles need to be rejuvenated to improve blood circulation thus promoting more hair growth. This can be achieved through scalp stimulation which helps to improve blood circulation throughout the scalp. Also, when you remove dandruff and/or bacteria from your scalp, hair follicles become unclogged, allowing the scalp to breathe resulting in faster hair growth.

You should first stop any practices that contribute to adding tension/stress to your edges such as wearing tight braids, tight pony tails and/or using rough hard bristle brushes on your edges. If you’ve found yourself using any of those methods to achieve your hairstyle don’t be ashamed for I too am guilty of wearing my puff kinda tight; cause it’s cute that way right? Ok, but having bald edges is not so let’s fix it, together!

Sunshyne from recommends a couple of options which can be incorporated in your hair regimen: You don’t have to use all these oils but if you’re going to use Rosemary or Peppermint be sure to use a carrier oil such as Coconut or Olive Oil

  1. Rosemary Oil– Needs to be mixed with a carrier oil and is known to increase blood flow, therefore, promoting hair growth.
  2. *Peppermint Oil– Needs to be mixed with a carrier oil. It gives a cooling effect/tingle to the scalp, removes dandruff, and purifies the scalp. Known to increase blood flow, therefore, promoting hair growth.
  3. *Castor Oil– Cleanses toxins and impurities from your scalp and stimulates hair growth while moisturizing dry brittle hair. Castor oil also nourishes and thickens the hair.
  4. *Coconut Oil– Promotes hair growth by revitalizing and exfoliating dead skin tissue from the scalp. Works great to remove dandruff so that the scalp/hair follicles can breathe and the hair can grow at a faster rate.
  5. Aloe Vera Gel/Juice– Includes an enzyme that is beneficial in stimulating new hair reproduction.
  6. Vitamin E– An antioxidant that enhances scalp circulation. Helps to increase and improve circulation of your scalp, promoting the growth of healthy hair.
  7. Miconazole Nitrate– Found in yeast infection creams and Neosporin. Because this contains antifungal properties if applied to the scalp, it will remove dandruff and/or bacteria off the scalp thus promoting hair growth (caution: can cause headaches)
  8. Sulfur 8– Provides a tingling sensation to the scalp. Helps to remove dandruff off the scalp. It brings about hair growth, strong nails, and smooth skin.
  9. Mega-Tek– Stimulates and promotes rapid hair regrowth without the use of silicone, synthetic polymers, oils, or petroleum based products.
  10. ORS Temple Balm– The balm soothes the nerves, helping to stimulate the hair follicles to regrow hair around the hairline. This product contains a blend of horsetail, menthol, and juniper.
  11. *Wild growth Oil– This product contains a mixture of olive, coconut, and jojoba oils. It aids in the growth of hair and also acts as moisturizer for dry, brittle hair.

NOTE: These oils are only recommendations. You can mix the oils or use them alone. Choose one or two and stick to it.  Patience is KEY! If you’re going to use an essential oil like Peppermint or Rosemary use a carrier oil such as Coconut or Extra Virgin Olive Oil with it. I’ve only used my oil mixture (Castor Oil, Peppermint Oil, & Coconut Oil) every night  and sometimes every other night by gently massaging in the oil to increase blood circulation thus promoting hair growth. Oil do not have to be heated.

Click the oil you’d like to purchase, you’ll then be redirected to Vitamin Shoppe’s Website.

Products can be purchased by clicking here>>  Vitamin Shoppe.

Most important be consistent and remember hair growth does not happen overnight!

Credit: Sunshyne

*Products that I use in my hair regimen

My Hair Journey before my BIG CHOP! I used Coconut, Castor, and Peppermint Oil to help treat my edges. I mix them together.


247 responses to “How To Treat Thin Edges

  1. Toccara

    November 23, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I’ve beeen struggling with my sides since I was a kid and there has only been one stylist that had actually took caution and care with my hair. Since i’ve moved from my home town and have had health issues and way too many extensions, my hair is gone on the sides again. I will be trying some of the oils I havent tried yet and share my results. They have grown some since my BC and since I wash my hair daily( I love it)! I will take a picture of the side, it’s gonna take guts to show them.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 23, 2011 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks for sharing your story Toccara!! We are here to help each other! Can’t wait to see your progress;)

  2. Adelaide-Marie

    February 4, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I have recently experienced thinning on my edges due to dying my hair too much, relaxing and what not. I tried many things but either felt it made it worse, I wasn’t consistant, or gave up too quickly.
    Now I’m getting serious – starting yesterday I gave myself a challenge to get my edges back by March 3rd ( a month from yesterday )
    Using home health castor oil, peppermint oil, and jojoba oil 2-3x/day.. I really hope I begin to see some progress.
    I also have a dermatologist appt and plan on consulting with him as well and get his opinion on this… I really hope by March I will have my edges back, or even healthier than they were before.

    I plan on braiding my hair by that time as well (march) so I wanna make sure my hair is healthy.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      February 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Hi!! Yes, with those 3 ingredients you will definitely see some good results. It’s great that you added Jojoba oil as a carrier oil! Good luck. Can’t wait to see before and after pics!

      • Meechy

        July 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm

        Wait! Ok im very thin til im almost bald on my sides. Ive recently purchased a vitamin called California Natural Hair Growth and Ive read some of the reviews and all are good. They say that u will grow like an inch of hair a month. Not sure if that will help my edges but i wanted to do a regimen for edges as well as take the vitamins, but im confused are u saying use all of those products at once??? Could u tell me the best ones to use?? Thanks in advance an i also want to try the eyebrows thing too because mine are thin

      • naturalhairfanatic

        August 4, 2013 at 2:33 pm

        Hello!! I use my favorite oil mixture, JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil), Peppermint Oil, & Olive Oil. Results of course vary but you should notice an improvement within 3-4wks. Also I use a toothbrush to brush my edges down NEVER a hard brush. Yes I finally have my eyebrows back (PRAISE DANCE!!!) Also consistency is key!!! Let me know how it goes!

      • Jackie Mason

        September 30, 2013 at 8:21 am

        Did you combine the 3 oils into a mixture and if so how much of each did you use? Where did you purchase the oil and what brand did you purchase

      • naturalhairfanatic

        November 9, 2013 at 12:04 am

        Yes I combine them. I don’t measure I just pour. It doesnt matter the amount of each. I purchased them from Vitain Shoppe but you can also find them at GNC

    • Tasha

      July 26, 2012 at 12:13 am

      How did you go about putting these oils in your hair? Did you mix them or put them in one by one?

      • naturalhairfanatic

        July 29, 2012 at 7:58 pm

        Honestly, you can do both! I sometimes mix them when applied to freshly washed hair but it doesn’t matter. I now use a baby brush or a soft toothbrush to lay my edges down.

  3. conssandra

    August 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Do you mix all those products together. Your hair looks great.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      October 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      Yes I mix the products together. Sometimes I just apply one products if I feel like the products mixed are too heavy on my edges. Thanks for visting my site.

      • Shernika

        September 6, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        So what do you mix the products in? Can i just use castor or olive oil? or will i get a better result mixing the products? Please help

      • naturalhairfanatic

        November 9, 2013 at 12:17 am

        Both since one’s a carrier oil and the other is an essential oil. For some the castor oil is too potent to use alone so mixing with EVOO reduces itching. I use the jbco alone and with a carrier it all depends on how sensitive your scalp may be.

  4. Devante

    October 18, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I need help imma Black African American Male I need help on growing a healthy long Afro I use wild hair growth oil then I apply the coconut oil afterwards. I also need tips on my temples because there are thin in the corners I want to grow hair fuller in my temples Please HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • naturalhairfanatic

      October 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

      Hi Devante! To ensure your scalp is clean and unclogged you can cleanse your scalp with Apple Cider Vinegar. If you don’t see results from the Wild Growth Oil try Castor Oil and Peppermint Oil along with massaging your scalp daily to ensure good blood circulation in your scalp. All around those tips along with taking a Biotin or a Multi Vitamin will assure your Afro is healthy and long!!! Thanks for visiting my site!

    • VAW

      September 27, 2013 at 1:46 am

      I have been getting scalp injections for the past 1.5 yrs and have seen great results on the left side of my temples; however, the right side is taking much longer. I’ve also been using diprolene ointment. Within the past month or so, added JBCO to my edges. Patience is the key and stay positive.

      • naturalhairfanatic

        November 9, 2013 at 12:06 am

        That’s right patience and consistency. How’s everything going for you now? Has your right side gotten better?

  5. Devante

    October 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Ok I had an Afro then I trimmed it down ah lil bit will it grow back faster since I trimmed my split ends? & I use mega hair growth oil afer I shampoo & condition my hair then put leav in condition on then I apply the mega hair growth oil & a lil bit of coconut oil does that help hair growth

  6. Devante

    November 5, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I really need help on growing my Afro longer then it already is how can I do that & what should I use. But I also need help on my thin edges I use Dr. Miracle on my edges will that help growth in my edges I also heard that mega hair growth oil is great for that

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Hi Devante! To ensure your scalp is clean and unclogged you can cleanse your scalp with Apple Cider Vinegar. If you don’t see results from the Wild Growth Oil try Castor Oil and Peppermint Oil along with massaging your scalp daily to ensure good blood circulation in your scalp. All around those tips along with taking a Biotin or a Multi Vitamin will assure your Afro is healthy and long!!! Thanks for visiting my site!

  7. Devante

    November 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Ive cut trim my split end down a lil Bit I was just wondering from me doing that will that make my hair grow Back faster now that I trim the split ends

  8. jaleisa

    November 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    hey my name is lisa and i did the big chop and i need help growing my sides back but now i will def try these oils to get it going

  9. Devante

    December 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Is coconut oil supposed to be leaved in your hair or wash out I don’t know

  10. Tanara

    March 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I just recently started treating my edges with a mixture of coconut oil, castor oil, and olive oil. Is this an okay idea?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      May 10, 2013 at 11:42 pm

      Ohh yes!! All are great oils used to stimulate hair growth, especially the Castor Oil. You should take comparison pics. You’d be surprised at the results. Good Luck!

      • Diana

        December 19, 2013 at 10:27 pm

        i added peppermint oil to my castor oil and coconut mixure, but i think i added too much peppermint because my face broke out the next day, can you tell me how much peppermint i should use. Thanks

      • naturalhairfanatic

        March 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

        I use maybe 3-4 drops.

  11. serria

    May 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Where can I buy the oils to repair my edges back?!

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 9, 2013 at 12:29 am

      GNC, whole foods, or Vitamin Shoppe. The EVOO can be purchased at Wal-MArt

      • sakeenah

        April 30, 2014 at 1:55 am

        Were can I buy peppermint long it takes for edged to grow back , I will try sulfur 8, castor and peppermint oil…

      • naturalhairfanatic

        June 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        Vitamin Shoppe or GNC

  12. Sharon

    June 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I started treating my bald/thin edges on February 22, 2013, and I can see some results. I mixed together (home remedy) Black Jamaican Castor Oil, peppermint, lavender, orange oils…and sometimes I would occasionally (not a whole lot) put Emu Oil on my edges. I promise I can see a Noticeable difference! It’s enough excitement for me to stay motivated and keep at it. Do you have any suggestions what I could add to my home remedy or keep using what I am doing? I can’t wait until August 22, 2013, because I will see my 6-months results!!!!:) I plan to post pictures, once I figure out how.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      That’s awesome! I wouldn’t suggest adding anything or changing your regimen, consistency is key. Orange oil? Tell me more! I’m so excited for you, lol. My eyebrows are super duper thin I actually draw them on everyday. I began using the JBCO on my eyebrows and viola! They are like growing out of control. Although I have to get them done more often I don’t have to worry abt my makeup coming off and having no brows, lol

    • shaquana

      August 10, 2015 at 6:36 pm

      do all these remedies work im trying to get my edges to grow

  13. KrystalLoveNhearts

    June 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Omg, thank you so much for writing this. I have recently become completely fed up with my edges because I have a head full of hair but no edges!!! After reading this I now have the motivation to get these edges back in shape!! Thank you 🙂

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 9, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      That’s right Ms. Lady get those edges right! Consistency is key. You’ll be amazing at your results. Good luck and Happy Hair Growing!

  14. Sharon

    June 9, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    It compliments the other oils and is good for poor circulation where there is baldness; basically it adds as an essential nutrient such as water for the body, which we need plenty of everyday.

  15. Andrea

    June 23, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Thank you all for this information. I have been on my natural hair journey for about 7 months now. I wear extensions , but my edges are so thin because I wore braids at one point and when I had them taken out , it was pulled out really hard . I am hoping that the pulling of it didn’t destroy its chances of re-growing my edges, but by reading your information , now I have hope . I will get those 3 oils and try it. So just so I am clear, all I have to do is mix all 3 and massage on the edges or thinning areas at least 2-3 times a day and watch the results??

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Yes mam. Since it’s so hot outside I apply my oil mixture twice a week and on wash days only. Hope you’re seeing results!

  16. alexis

    June 27, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Heyyy, my edges are thinning because of braids but I don’t want to stop getting them because it retains my length and it also give me a break of doing my hair myself. So any advice or help. P.S. my edges don’t thin every time its just when I get them too long.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Yeah girl keep those braids in just make sure your stylist is aware that your baby hair, your edges are not to be touch!! You’ll have the Janet Jackson baby hair look but hey at least you’ll have your edges right? I use my favorite oil mixture, JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil), Peppermint Oil, & Olive Oil. Results of course vary but you should notice an improvement within 3-4wks. Hope this helps!! Also I use a toothbrush to brush my edges down NEVER a hard brush.

  17. bryce

    July 28, 2013 at 12:38 am

    hi. im 14 years old going on my freshman year in high school and my edges are very thin. all around im seeing the latest trends are hair extensions but not for me. ive never really been able to wear weave as in braids because of my thin edges what can i use to thicken my edges and about how long do you think it’ll take to see some results? please help

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      Hi Ashley!! I use my favorite oil mixture, JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil), Peppermint Oil, & Olive Oil. Results of course vary but you should notice an improvement within 3-4wks. Hope this helps!! Also I use a toothbrush to brush my edges down NEVER a hard brush.

      • Lauren

        October 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

        Did you mix all three of those together?

  18. Gray B

    July 28, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    What is JBCO u said ever since you used it your eyebrows are growing like crazy! Lol I want to try it. My brows are thin as well. Also I will by some castor oil and massage my scalp with it as needed. Question: I already use olive oil but your article said to use 3 different oils I think. So should I use castor, olive oil and tea tree or coconut oil also?? If so man my head is going to be greasy!
    Does your hair get extremely greasy after adding all those oils? If so what do you do so your. Not dripping in this summer heat? Im assuming when using those different oils I need to use them in moderation.

    Thanks and sorry for the book 🙂

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Hi there!! How are you?? Ok When deep conditioning my hair I use olive oil along with my DC. For oiling my scalp I use my oil mixture. I only apply oil to my scalp on wash days and maybe twice a wk. When moisturizing and sealing my ends I use a water-based moisturizer first then coat it LIGHTLY with JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) to trap the moisture in. Listen to your hair; you’ll begin to figure out how much is too much you know. I use the JBCO for my edges and my eye brows. Now what I hate abt the JBCO is that if it gets on your pillow it leaves a black greasy stain which is NOT CUTE, lol. Also if you’re trying to be smelling good for your significant other before bed DO NOT use the JBCO it does not smell good, lol. hahahaha. It comes in a Lavender Scent but for me it’s still a bit strong. I’ve noticed that a few drips of peppermint oil helps to make the JBCO less smelly (<<is that a word, smelly?? hahaha)

      Hope this helps!

      • Queen D.

        September 8, 2015 at 9:23 am

        Hi u said u deep condition ur hair Using olive oil along with ur DC. Can u please tell me what DC is? Thank you

  19. Gray B

    July 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Will post pics also

  20. Dasha

    August 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    It’s my senior year of high school and my edges got damaged. I got my hair braided to the scalp too tight a few months ago and my edges have suffered. I really would like to grow them back obviously. I was wondering if I could get Senegalese twist or individual braids.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Definitely, but you have to make sure to let whoever’s styling your hair, not to braid too close to your edges. It’s always important to communicate your concerns with your stylist so that he/she can not only provide you with a cute style but healthy hair as well. I usually gel my edges down. Hope this helps!

      • Dasha

        September 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm

        Thanks so much

  21. Lyn

    August 9, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Thank you so much ! This site is so helpful! I appreciate everyone’s comments and advice because it helps when you have other people who have the same issues and then you get good advice that really works!

  22. Lyn

    August 9, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I definitely thought that it was genetics related too. I thought I needed to just accept it but I do see growth occurring. It will be a year in Dec 2012 since I have been on my natural hair journey. I have been using this hair oil called Wild Hair growth oil. Has anyone heard and used it before??

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Yes I sometimes use Wild Hair Growth Oil when I’m running low on my oils. I’d opt to use it more but the smell is HORRIBLE, lol. And I can’t go to bed smelling like burnt wood, lol. hahaha. But yes, great oil to use. Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Lyn

    August 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    How long have you been using those pills? Are they working? Do they contain Biotin?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

      Yes they contain biotin but I’ve since stopped using them because the biotin started to break my face out 😦

  24. Rae

    August 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Omg this is really inspiring…thanks for the advice..

    • naturalhairfanatic

      August 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      You are welcome!!! I’m just happy I could help. Thanks for stopping by!

  25. Sade

    August 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Hiiiii, Im sade!

    I wear weaves but im fortunate enough to have a hairstylists whos concious to my edges and works around them. I have naturally thinner hair so ive lwarned too be careful, but i accidentally pulled a braid out too fast that is leaving the right side of my edges slightly pushed back. is it possible to continue to use weave AND see improvement with the great suggestions youve given? or do i have to quit my self expressions that ive grown accustom to with my weave.

    • Ann

      October 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Hi my name is Ashley , how often do you put the oils in your hair , everyday ? And where can I purchase the oils ?

      • naturalhairfanatic

        November 8, 2013 at 11:50 pm

        At least twice a week and they can be purchased at Vitamin Shoppe or GNC. Good luck!

  26. Shaniqua

    August 18, 2013 at 12:22 am

    Hi, this is so helpful but I wanted to know where would I buy the JBCO? My eyebrows and edges are really thin and I want to get them growing back properly ASAP. Also, what shampoo and conditioner would you recommend I use on my hair? My hair is really thick and I do use Sulfur 8 to oil my hair but I have a hard time finding a good shampoo and conditioner for my hair. I am currently using the Beautiful Textures shampoo, conditioner and occasionally the deep conditioner as well. I just want to get my hair back to normal because my health affected my hair greatly and it is just now growing right somewhat. So do you have any tips to help my hair grow faster, that will also make it softer and healthier?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 9, 2013 at 12:27 am

      It can be purchased at whole food stores and beauty supply stores. The cold pressed can be purchased at Vitamin Shoppe and GNC. I recommend using Shea Moisture shampoo line. They are all sulfate free but dont dry your hair out. I use beautiful textures moisturizing deep conditioner I LOVE it!!!! Make sure you’re taking your vitamins, drinking lots of water, and eating healthy!

  27. Lily

    August 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Hello!!! I have recently chopped off most of my hair in hopes to go fully natural. I was only relaxing my hair once every 4 to 6 months so I thought why not, so I did the big chop/sort of. I was diagnosed with alopecia several years ago but successful grew back several large patches of hair back! But my side temple is still a struggle! I left some of my process on because of embarrassment. I want to do the full big chop! But im so nervous to show the little hair I do have on the side…Your tips are truly helpful, I didn’t know some of the oil I was using was helping! I also didn’t know using my hard brush was hindering any progress that I have had thus far! Thanks for the tips! Im truly inspired to go all the way! Im trying to embrace me all the way so with one thin side and all im going to do the rest of my big chop and use the regime you suggested! My appointment is Thursday! But now im even more excited!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Darrell

    September 1, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Hi! Those oils really did grow your edges back. Maybe you can help me with my problem. I am male, I started growing my hair out my sophmore year in high school. I am a senior now my hair as I know of is very healthy but for some reason I am seeing a little fading of my edges. I don’t no if it is because of genetics but I know my father has a bald spot and many of his people have bald spot as well. Personally I think it’s because my mom pulls on my hair whenever I get my braids out with a blow dryer and comb and my hair tangles a lot and I think it’s to much tension on my edges. But my mom says my hair is fine and she’s in denial. What oils can I use to put on my edges this is really hurting my self esteem and effecting my personality. Please Help Me.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 9, 2013 at 12:22 am

      I’d suggest using the JCBO and Olive Oil. Also you can try massaging your scalp to promote blood circulation this help with stimulating hair growth. Make sure your moms is gentle with those edges and congratulations on your senior year. You probably have an awesome personality and others probably don’t notice your thinning hair line. Luckily your young so bald spots shouldn’t be an issue right now. Enjoy life, enjoy your youth, and keep applying those oils! lol

  29. Shernika

    September 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    My edges are terrible ive been seeing improvement though jus keeping them moisturized but by reading all the comments is a good motivation so I went out and bought me some different oils… Ive bought the wild oil and your favorite (jbco) lol… What you think ? Or should I get one more oil?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 9, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Those two (JBCO & Wild Growth) work great together. Try those for at least a few months first before you try other oils. I apologize it took a while to reply back I have been super busy.

  30. shernikast

    September 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    These are some veeerrryyyy motivating things to hear just when i was abt to give up, well my edges is horrible and just like u i thought it was genetic but until i seen these things i went out and bought me sum things i bought your favorite jbco and the wild growth oil are those two oils enough or do you think i should go buy a third oil to go along with these 2? IM EXCITEEDDD LOL AND IVE ALREADY BEEN USING JUST THESE TWO ON SATURDAY BUT IM READY TOO SEE THE RESULTS

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 9, 2013 at 12:10 am

      Those two are just fine. Both are great oils. Can’t wait to hear about your progress. Let me know. If you’ve since given up start over!! Consistency and patience is KEY!!

  31. Chelsea MD

    September 12, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    very nice thank you!!

  32. Siyatemba

    September 17, 2013 at 4:53 am

    I have braids on my hair right now and my hairline is thin. Can I apply the oils to my scalp whilst I have the braids and how many times a day should I apply the mixture?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 9, 2013 at 12:09 am

      Ohh most definitely you don’t want to neglect your hair while in braids. Don’t overdue it but at least twice a wk. You can use Seabreeze to cleanse your scalp.

  33. Miche

    October 6, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Is jst using olive oil with a temple/ nape oil good?

  34. Sheila

    October 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I love this site and more importantly, I love that you respond to each and every question or comment! Ok, I have a 6 year old and I noticed her edges are starting to thin. I usually keep her hair in cornrows most of the time. I try not to braid it tight but am still noticing some thining. What mixture do you think will be best on a child’s hair?

  35. china

    October 14, 2013 at 12:24 am

    i hate the way my edges look as well. but can you use olive oil on your hair as well?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Ohh most definitely! I use it after I apply my leave-in.

  36. purs09

    October 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Really liked this, I have fine edges myself. I have been using biotin and a cinnamon homemade hair mask.

  37. Vicky

    October 18, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    i tried jbco but it makes scalp
    itch so bad, what am I doing wrong

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 8, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      That’s normal… it’s an antifungal. I suggest mixing it with EVOO or coconut oil so it won’t be as potent.

  38. shalonda moden

    October 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    hello,im shalonda!!!

    where do I go to get these oils cause my edges are really thin

  39. AP1980

    October 21, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Thank you so much for this post! I just started using the JBCO mixture as my girlfriend told me about it and I am noticing changes. I lost my edges through thyroid disease and using relaxers to hide the baldness. I want to go natural and do the BC but am afraid with my edges so I think I am going to wait for them to (hopefully) grow in and then chop. Have you ever used Cinnamon extract on your edges? I heard it works very well too. I’m not trying to try everything but use staples in my hair regimen. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  40. Jay

    October 27, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Yes I suffer from thin edges. .. is there anything I can do… I have dreads

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 8, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Use the oils listed at least twice a week. I’d also suggest taking vitamins and massaging your scalp to promote blood circulation thus promoting hair growth

  41. ShaunS

    October 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hi there. I’m a south african gay male of mixed race. I have thinning hair and have started using peppermint , lavender and rosemary oil ? Please advise how many times a week i should use it ? Also, is that a good combination ? What other oil can I use ? Help! pretty please 🙂

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 8, 2013 at 11:46 pm

      I’d use it at least twice a week. To much can clog your pores. That’s a great combination but I’d add a carrier oil like EVOO or Cococnut Nut Oil and take away the lavender.

  42. Andrea

    November 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I would like to use these products but have two questions on what to do.
    1. Where do I but these products? As I was told organic is better; yes/no/doesn’t matter?

    2. On the post it says needs to be mixed with carrier oil; define that? Carrier oil as in what? That will help me better use these products and get the best results.

    Thank you

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 8, 2013 at 11:45 pm

      They can be purchased at Vitamin Shoppe or GNC. For my hair I use organic but I’ve used others and I did not notice a difference. If you can afford it I’d go with the organic. Carrier Oil is olive oil or coconut oil. It’s not as potent as an essential oil. For example if using peppermint oil mix it with a coconut oil. I use the peppermint oil sometimes by itself on my edges

  43. Moyo

    November 4, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Very inspiring! Would try the hair oils you suggested. I have had this hairline thinning problem for a while now! Hopeful these oils works! Thanks alot for sharing! 🙂

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 8, 2013 at 11:40 pm

      Make sure you stop by to give me an update on your hair progress and good luck to you!

      • ashmika

        November 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm

        Hi thanks for the quick reply. I will start asap.
        Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom – let your email find you!

  44. Ashmika

    November 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I used to have long thick hair since a child but decided to have a spiral done at 18. Ever since my hair has been thinning and I now have an almost bald scalp. I really want to hair to grow back. Please help.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      November 8, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      Hi! Thanks for checking out my site. You’ll first have to begin with a good, consistent hair regimen. Consistency is key. You’ll want to exfoliate your scalp by using a clarifying Shampoo. I use Shea Moisture Black Soap at least once a month. Trim your ends if needed and try to wear more protective styles. Also you have to pay attention to what goes in your body. Drink more water and take a multivitamin. Make sure you look through my site to gain more information on keeping your hair moisturized

      • Jonee

        November 12, 2013 at 10:24 am

        Hi! Thanks for the great advice. Question? So I can choose either between the (carrier oils) jojoba or coconut or olive oil to go with the two essential oils ( castor and peppermint), is that what you are saying?

      • naturalhairfanatic

        March 3, 2014 at 4:09 pm

        Yes you can choose any oil that suits you. It’s definitely a personal preference. I love the smell of coconut oil and I love how my hair reacts to olive oil.


        March 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        Hi thanks for responding…. I wanted to know which brand name of castor oil, peppermint oil And jobo oil did u use

        Sent from my iPhone


      • naturalhairfanatic

        March 3, 2014 at 4:25 pm

        I use the Castor Oil & Peppermint Oil from Vitamin Shoppe.

      • Jonee Patillo

        November 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

        Hi! Thanks for the great advice. Question, Are u saying to mix the peppermint and castor oil with either carrier oil (olive, jojoba, coconut)? just wanted to clarify and how often? thanks again

      • naturalhairfanatic

        March 3, 2014 at 4:14 pm

        Yes you can mix the peppermint oil and the castor oil together but make sure you use a carrier oil also. As often as you’d like. I use it every other day.

      • Nikki

        November 21, 2013 at 6:16 am

        Can you recommend a multivitamin or vitamin to take along with using the oils? I have trouble taking large pills so if you have recommendations for smaller pills or chewables, I’d appreciate it!

      • naturalhairfanatic

        March 3, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        I take Alive MultiVitamins but I too have a difficult time swallowing them. If I come up with something I’ll be sure to let you know

      • Latorya

        February 25, 2014 at 11:05 am

        Hey i wear a full sew in and i was
        wondering do i leave my edges out are get then braided down

      • naturalhairfanatic

        March 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm

        I’d leave them out . Treat your edges with tender love and care.

  45. JDN

    November 13, 2013 at 11:01 am


    I went natural about 2 years ago and I still have a few straight pieces, but I have noticed that my temple areas are not as long and filled in as they used to be. I have been using JBCO, Aveda invati™ scalp revitalizer. But, I am not sure its working, (I also condition my scalp with coconut oil once a week). Any thoughts? Should I not be using edge control, (I use the design essentails version). Help.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      It’s been a few months now, any results? Have you tried scalp massage and vitamins?

  46. Victoria Sherlock

    November 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    My daughter’s edges are going bald from me pulling her hair back so tightly. Now do I have to mix all of these remedies together, or do I just use 1 and just continue to use the 1?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm

      I’d choose an essential oil and a carrier oil. But coconut oil or castor oil by itself will be just fine also

  47. Paulette

    November 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I’m looking for a good shampoo,and conditioner that would help my hair to get thick, and stop hair loss.Thanks for your help..

  48. Rohit

    November 19, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I have loss my hair slowly ,both side and front.plz give me some solution

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 4:18 pm

      Patience, Water, Eat Healthy, Exercise, Reduce Stress. IT’s been a while since you posted this questions, have you seen any results?

  49. Monique

    November 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Hi, I been having bald sides since I was very young. I have bought the three oils you recommended. What’s the next steps ? Is there anything else I need to buy ? What do I do ? How often do I do it ?

  50. Dawna

    December 1, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    As a child, I have had thin hair at my temples. Now, in my adulthood life my hair was shoulder length. I gradually began to cut my hair to go natural . I am as fabulous as ever, and I have noticed that my hair has also began to grow at my temples too. I can’t wait to use these producys to aid in my temple hair growth. I can’t wait to give an update of my progress.

  51. Damian Petteway

    December 5, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Mixing the coconut , castor, and peppermint oil simply because that’s what you used… Am I supposed to mix the three and put them in every night , then rinse out in the morning ? Or how exactly does this work ? I’m using for the thin spots on my temples

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      I apply to my scalp every other day. Especially on wash days. I try not to drown my scalp in oil. I don’t wash it out. Good luck to you! Hope this helps!

      • Coco

        June 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

        Hello while going through the waiting period, what hairstyles do you suggest? Is wearing wigs okay?

      • naturalhairfanatic

        June 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

        Yes wigs are great but make sure they aren’t irritating your edges and you are taking care of your hair underneath the wig.

  52. Michelle

    December 10, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    OK so, I just had a baby 4 months ago and while my edges were already very thin before I had the baby, they grew in while I was pregnant but now I’m experience postpartum hair loss and it’s pretty bad. So bad it kind of fell into a depression over it. I can’t even wear my hair back into a ponytail because I look like I have two big cowlicks on each side. I’ve been putting Castor oil on my edges and was looking to start some kind of regimen. I’m going to definitely buy every single oil you listed and try them out every single day. I really hope it works because this is really hard to handle. I have a head full of hair that goes almost to the middle of my back when pressed and to have fabulous hair in the back, bald edges in the front is NOT cute. Thank you for starting this blog because you really give us hope.

  53. April

    December 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

    is a carrier oil a pomade. i brought oil oil, castor oil, peppermint oil. Do i mixed the 3 oils together and use them? or do i use the three with a pomade.

  54. TaNesa

    December 24, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Omg thank you. I’ve realized my edges have been thinning since I had my daughter . Also I have been having so much dandruffs. Exactly how do I get rid of the dandruffs?

  55. Patty Garvin

    December 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    How long do I have too wait too see results?

  56. Kim

    December 28, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    This article seems very helpful, I want to try this solution, how do I mix these oils? Do i have to heat them up or anything?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      Use a carrier and an essential oil. It does not have to be heated up

  57. Nadine

    December 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Hie! i have also struggled with my hairline since long ago! But as i get older and start to notice how my hairline is, i figured it was time to take action and i found your blog! Your hairline is amazing and i wanted to know if i could use only castor oil to make my hairline grow. Only because most of the products you mentioned aren’t sold in the country i live in. Please help?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Castor Oil can be used alone but it’s super thick so don’t use alot

  58. Alley

    January 10, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Hi, I’m already seeing hair growing after four weeks but my lack of patience is my biggest problem right now! My hair has been natural for years but in the last year with health issues and stress it has taken its toll on my hair. I’ve lost a lot of hair from the front and sides but where the hair is thin (like baby hair) I’m not seeing any growth. Would applying the oils and massaging the problem areas in the morning and at night every day speed up hair growth or will it just clog the pores and stop growth? How much growth can I expect to see in 3 months? I’m also taking multi vitamins for hair, biotin and drinking lots of water. Thank you so much for writing your blog and sharing your story.

  59. Tabitha

    January 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you so much for your blog! I too have issues with my edges and my eyebrows. I have read all of your replies, and I am afraid I am a bit confused. What is your oil regimen exactly? What do you mix together, how often do you mix, and why do you mix those specific oils? I need help for my edges and my brows. Thank you!

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      Sorry for the confusion. You can mix any of the oils mentioned together. I use Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, and Peppermint oil. I use these oils because of their antifungal properties and they promote hair growth. I use them every other night. I use only Castor Oil on my eyebrows

  60. Shereece

    January 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Hello …
    I loved your post .. Thanks for sharing this . I’m starting to experience the same thing with my edges . Can you please tell me the brand names of the products you used that helped your edges grown back.. Thank you for this post.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you for stopping by.I used the Castor Oil sold at Vitamin Shoppe and the Nutiva Coconut Oil also sold at Vitamin Shoppe

  61. Jane

    January 31, 2014 at 3:16 am

    So the before and after pictures?.. How long was that period?.. Also how many times a day did you apply the oil mixture?

  62. Shannel Kangoma

    January 31, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Hi how you found . My name Shannel my edges is so bad right now , so can u pls help me by telling me what did u used . p.s Shannel

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Hi Shannel! I began to eat healthier, exercise, take multivitamins, drink more water, and continued to massage my scalp with Coconut, Castor Oil, and Peppermint Oil.

  63. Vay

    February 5, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Did you use a PURE oil mix or a product with that specific oil included? Where’d you get it from?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      All the oils I use are pure and I purchased them from Vitamin Shoppe

  64. Ariel

    February 6, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks so much for all of the great hair tips, I’ve been battling the thin edges because I had a crazy jealous ex boyfriend who ripped my sew in out and I haven’t been able to grow my edges back since then (2years ago). Im going to try out your tips and hopefully I see some results… I tried the yeast infection cream and was starting to see some good results but the headaches were too much, they were so bad I couldn’t even open my eyes one day. Im going to try the ORS temple Balm and Wild growth oils. I have JBCO but It built up on my scalp and looked like dandruff… any tips on how to use it correctly?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 7:58 pm

      I mix mine with olive oil and coconut oil and only apply on wash days followed by every other day. Make sure to massage the oil into the scalp.

  65. Anna

    February 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Hi I’m Anna and I am 14 years old. I have been transitioning for 9 months now . My last relaxer was on march 20 2013. That relaxer damaged my edges. And ever since I had promise myself not to get a relaxer ever again . I did a big chop on December 28 , the same day I did my yarn twist. I have been trying to grow back my edges but to no avail. I bought black Jamaican castor oil and have been using it but I haven’t seen a difference . I don’t know if I am using wrong . I even did the scalp message. Can help me please

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      Have you tried taking vitamins also. Maybe the JBCO is too thick for your edges to be used alone. Try mixing it with either olive oil or coconut oil.

  66. Jay

    February 13, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    Does Doo Gro Medicated Hair Vitalizer Work for thin edges??


  67. crystal

    February 16, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I am using doo grow anti thinning formula for my edges its backed by money back guarantee and i am impressed with the results …….

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Great! I have yet to try it but if it works it works!

    • Jay

      March 6, 2014 at 10:36 am

      how long did you use doo grow before you saw results??

      thanks 🙂

    • shernikast

      March 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      hey where did you get this grow anti thinning formula from?

  68. Tanisha Levy

    February 23, 2014 at 8:30 am

    While doing these treatments, i have two questions; did you stop using a perm and did you also leave these oils in your hair overnight?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      March 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

      Yes I completely stopped using perms and I don’t wash the oils out overnight.

  69. audrey cox

    March 11, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Thank you so much for all your information I will keep an up date I’m starting the cat or oil today

  70. homework

    March 12, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I’m not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

    Thanks for excellent info I was looking for this information for my mission.

  71. Kiki Stinson

    March 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Hi my name is Kiki I recently was getting poetic justice braids in my hair the girl who was doing my hair didn’t part off my edges like I asked her to so now on the right side of my edges I have a patch of hair missing earlier today I purchased the Sulfur 8 to use on my hair please help me get my edges back I have a balf spot that can’t be covered.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      I’m so sorry this happened to you:( It will only take time and patience. Stick with a regimen, take your vitamins, massage your scalp daily.

  72. Tasha

    March 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Hello. I am definitely going to try the oils, but I wanted to ask can I use the oils for my edges ONLY or is it to be used throughout my entire scalp?

  73. Shyra

    March 31, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Could I still use Jamaican black coconut oil if I get perms ?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Yes I used Castor Oil when I was relaxed and it worked wonders. Focus more on the ends of your hair. The oil is quite heavy.

  74. nicole

    April 7, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I have a 3 yr old daughter that has natural hair, but recently her hair has begin to thin around the edges. I want to know can I use caster oil, coconut oil, and extra virgin olive oil on her? What do u recommend?

  75. Arleen Baldwin

    April 16, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I’ve only recently (about 3 weeks) become aware and addicted to the Black Hair Care Videos on the net, and I have to confess that I am so disappointed to have found them at this stage of my attempt to go without the chems. I had my hair cut off in February 2011 as my hair was breaking off between my relaxer. I wanted to try a short hair cut, and I loved how one of my hairdressers was rocking her hair, so we talked, I finally made the decision…cut it off! Unfortunately I went to a texturizer which was cute, but it was too drying for my hair and once again assumed some breakage. Again, I cut my hair this time idown to about 2 inches (1 inch longer than the 1st cut) in late 2012 or early 2013 and wore extensions. I have fine, probably 4c hair, and have always had trouble with sparse hair growth mid nape. I found that Emu oil and Nzuri liquid hair vitamins worked for me. I used two bottles of the vitamins fairly consistently, and the emu oil on and off. I dont contribute my hair growth to the vitamins and oil soley; I also incorporated more fresh vegetables and fruits into my diet (smoothies). My skin looked great, I could go outside with no makeup, thats something I would never do! My hair…I have some length now, my hair extends past my neck about 2 inches. I have somewhat of a pony tail in the back. 😀
    I am now using the castor oil, peppermint, mosturizing with water almost daily. Some of the other products I had been using all along but not so much as a ritual or faithfully, so I’ve been on the right path only not really knowing abouth the secrets of moisturizing with water. I love that you all are on the net, just wish I could have saved myself some frustration, money, time, and effort.
    Obviously I need to get on the net and look for more sites that address our needs.
    I love you all! Thank you for the suggestions! I look forward to better growth with my natural. hair.
    If your not asleep yet, I am considering henna to color or highlight my gray. What is your take on fine, soft 4c hair? Too heavy, safe, not safe? My ends do need a little trim, im not ready to go there yet though, im too excited about my little length.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 19, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Henna is great for strengthing your hair. Make sure to trim those ends when needed…trust me!

  76. Kay

    April 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    My 8yr old daughter suffered from a fungus on her scalp about two years ago that caused her hair to fall out. Her hair grew back a bit but for some reason the right side of her hair, the back and her edges just won’t grow. The middle, the top and the left side seem to be fine. Her edges and the back of her neck seem to have this “peasy” look to it so no matter how good her hair loks, the damaged areas take away from it. Can I use the oils you mentioned in her hair? It was relaxed last year for the first time but never again. Please help. Thanks so much!

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Yes definitely. The same thing happen to me at the crown of my head when I was around 8yr old. Even today that spot is a lot thicker, coarse, and my scalp itch all the time. Castor Oil helps as well as daily massages to the scalp.

  77. iona

    April 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    How long did u use those three products b4 u seen a difference??

  78. Helen Burns

    April 30, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Hi, I have discovered your site by accident and am glad I did. I having been trying for years to grow back my thinning edges. I am gong to try these treatments and I know it will help my thinning edges. Thank you for your site.

  79. Andreia

    May 21, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Wow, thank you I’ve been longing for this! So what hairstyles did you do when not putting stress on bald thin edges? My hair is quite frizzy in the mornings so I find that I can’t do/ or know of other hairstyles 😦

  80. Donnika M

    May 23, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Okay so I stumbled across your site. I did a big chop in 2009 to regrow my hair but added chemicals again in 2011.. now I have a long hair but no edges. I’ll be going to the store tomorrow to try some of these oils. Do hair pills/vitamins work? I wanted to know if they could help hair thickness? do you have any suggestions?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 19, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      Biotin speeds up your hair growth and castor oil can be used to achieve thickness

  81. dabudda

    June 2, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I’ve been using coconut oil and biotin to help grow my edges out. In two months I have noticed a thickness in my edges and the biotin has helped with my nails (growing long and strong) my hair (longer and tougher) skin! (well after a few little breakouts, its smooth and bright).thank you for making this post, this is my second time here and I had to leave a comment:)😊

  82. Hopeful Tameka

    June 15, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I enjoyed reading this…I’ve recently cut the last of the perm out my hair and started my hair infinity pills( 3 weeks). my edges had always been an issue. I inhered my thin hair from my grandmother. Im hoping your remedies work…I’m hopeful. Thank you!

  83. Nike'

    June 25, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I’m actually starting on mine tomorrow and i bought peppermint oil, castor oil and coconut oil! Should i mix them all together and use them or can I put them on one by one?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      June 26, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      I’d suggest mixing them. Sally’s sell the applicator bottles.

  84. Shante

    June 26, 2014 at 1:31 am

    How long did it take for you to get the after result of doing this?

  85. JOANN

    July 6, 2014 at 11:27 am

    hello my eyebrows are thin and i want them to be thick, what would you recommend. and also do i use the ACV rinse after or before i shampoo my hair, and how long do i leave the ACV rinse on my hair. Thanks all natural.

  86. bria

    June 5, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Can I just use the castor and peppermint oil and I take biotin pills will that work?

  87. kika

    June 22, 2015 at 8:53 am

    hello so do i leave oil in hair or wash it out after a while?

  88. charity

    June 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    My edges was pulled out by the white bulb. During a braiding session..certain spots feel smooth.can they grow back😩😫😫

    • charity

      June 25, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      I wanted to post a picture.but it wont let me…

  89. Aryn

    July 2, 2015 at 2:28 am

    I was planning on trying this mixture do you think I need to take my weave out for it be effective, I think that’s what broke my edges off

  90. Daniel

    July 11, 2015 at 3:57 am

    am a guy how can I make my edges grow and thick because have tried creams like green magic Indian hemp,kuza,virgin fertilizer and no improvement please help

  91. Dylan

    July 18, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Hi! Thank you so much for sharing. I would like to know where you bought the coconut oil, castor oil, and peppermint oil. Like the exact brands if you don’t mind!

    PLEASE REPLY!! Thanks so much.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:54 pm

      I do apologize for such a very very late response. I prefer the Jamaican Black Castor oil and any unrefined coconut oil either from Aldi or Vitamin Shoppe. The olive oil you can buy the great value Walmart brand.

  92. Tae

    July 21, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    I have traction alopecia and I don’t think my edges will ever grow bk unless I have a hair transplant which is around $4,000-$5,000. It’s very frustrating to not have edges like I use to. I have a couple of strands of hair around my edges that’s it but I have a full head of hair. I tried slicking my sides down with olive oil edge control, but that helped a little. I’m also natural… Instead of the big chop I shaved my head bald to see if that would help edges come in and it did a little. They are still very, very thin.

  93. slimgoodiebx

    August 3, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Does the castor oil that you use make a difference? Regular castor oil vs jamaican bkack castor oil.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      I prefer Jamaican Black Castor oil but the smell may or may not agree with you.

  94. Jojo

    August 15, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Hi. How long did it take?

  95. catherine

    September 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

    There is so many products on the market you dont know what to buy, my hair has been thi. I g for years, and now the is peach fuzz, you see my scalp, I have hair in back and sides, the crow is bald as well as the sides , what do I use combat my hair ? Help, .

  96. Sue

    September 11, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Thanks a lots, am a victim of my weak hair edge. Thank since your sessions i believe they gonna help me

  97. Ariana

    September 14, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I have been struggling for years with thin egdes. I am 23 and that is so not cute.i have soooo many oils that i have but i do not not know which is best. I have listed them below. Can you tell me how to mix them?

    Jbco w/ peppermint oil
    Wild grow
    Rosemary oil
    Jojoba oil
    Coconut oil

  98. janelle

    October 6, 2015 at 6:03 am

    I been looking for something to grown my edges back

  99. JaiQuita

    October 19, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I need to know what will helpmy edges to grow back in i have done to much dying and perming i am sure i have damaged the rest of my head as well please help me. Im so embarresed cause i have no edges.

  100. Briana

    October 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    How long did you do this routine to see those results?

  101. Sandy

    November 16, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Hi my edges have been thinning so much that I get headaches right on my temples where I’m going bald have unever heard of anybody or experience this? Thank so much for sharing your story I will definitely start using the oils u recommend.

  102. vikrant

    November 17, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Hi ..I am having bald edges(Not too) from my birth onwards….is there any way I can fill up my edges

  103. Monique

    December 3, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Where can I purchase JBCO?

  104. christina hobson

    December 14, 2015 at 2:28 am

    When I was pregnant my edges fell out so bad and when I discussed with my doc he told me it should come back after the baby is born I’ve tryed everything coconut oil wild growth castor oil emu oil I mean everything and it’s still looks the same I’m so depressed about this my son is 14 months now it’s been over a year and no results do u think it’s time for me to see a dermatologist please help me

  105. Shiven

    December 22, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Can use Amla ,Eclipta Alba ?

  106. vikrant

    December 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    My edges were thin and somewhat bit bald from my birth ..if I use only coconut oil will it work for my edges

  107. Fay Jean

    January 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Thank you for all the information. I am excited and ready to take this hair journey. My edges and eyebrows are thin. My eyebrows are thin from waxing. Now that the more thicker eyebrows are in, it won’t grow back. I’m going to try the castor oil and coconut oil on them. I will post before and after pictures. I’m very grateful for the info.

  108. xerinx

    January 6, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Hi! I am from Philippines and I suffer for thinning edges too. I can’t tie up my hair like I usually do because I am conscious of my forehead. I badly want to tie it up again because I am in a tropical country and it’s really hot and I feel irritated with my hair just lying down. Btw, I just want to ask if these oils can be shipped? Your hair looks great!
    P.S Sorry for my English

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      Yes I think it can be shipped from Vitamin Shoppe but I’m not sure.

  109. Michelle

    January 29, 2016 at 6:34 am

    I’m experiencing thinning edges from stress and diet and I’ve tried Jamaican black castor oil, wild growth oil, tea tree oil, Dr miracles temple balm and a few other. I don’t think my hair likes heavy oils …. My hair type is 2c 3a…. I don’t know what to do anymore I feel like nothing is working to grow back my edges.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      I think the castor oil would definitely be too thick for your hair. Maybe you should just try coconut oil and peppermint oil 3 times a week not everyday. And you’re right. It starts from within so make sure you’re eating the right foods.

      • Brittany

        July 12, 2016 at 12:16 am

        Hi! I love your techniques! I have a japanese thermal straightener in my hair and I have thin edges from sew ins. How much exactly of each oil are you mixing together? I think I put too much castor oil in my hair, but I never know how much is enough! Is it like a tablespoon of each oil?

  110. sydney

    January 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

    very annooying, my edges are so long but so thin 😦

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      I knooooowwwwww I hate that too. Just be consistent in whatever approach you take. Be consistent and patience

  111. Amani M

    February 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    How long did it take for you to regrow your edges? I am becoming so frustrated and impatient with my lack of results.

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      It took me about 3 months to start noticing a difference. I recently gave birth to my third son so now I’m having to start over again.

  112. jelz20

    March 22, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Good tips.

  113. Khandi

    April 7, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Good morning. Can I mix the castor oil, peppermint oil, olive oil, and wild growth oil together?

    And can I purchase the organic olive oil and organic coconut oil from Walmart?

    Do u have a pic of these ingredients so I know I buying the right things.

    And with the growth oil which one do u use?

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Yes you can mix it. I recommend purchasing the coconut oil from Vitamin Shoppe or Aldi. Make sure the coconut oil is unrefined. Hope this helps!

  114. Rachel Richard

    April 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I need help desperately. Thinning hair and edges. I need a Regimen. Please help

    • naturalhairfanatic

      April 22, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      Please follow regimen listed on the site and be consistent. Hope this helps

      • Carlinah

        October 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm

        How many drops/tablespoons of each oil do you mix up?
        Very informative and thank you.

  115. thenaturalhairdiareswithlili

    April 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Hi I’m also a hair fanatic check out my blog at
    These are really good tips

  116. WJSMW

    May 12, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Oh my! I am having the same difficulty, with my edges. I just pray I have not scratched away any hope for regrowth. I purchased all the oils but I believe I mixed them incorrectly because I experienced a “bad itchy” reaction. I have mixed the “oils” again with coconut oil….this time!
    It is hard, for me to hold any type of color, because my edges are so sensitive…..for now I need to get my edges right….once this irritation stops…..hopefully it was just my not having a “carrier oil”
    I also purchased Indian Hemp & Tamanu, for my edges……….initially I thought that “sparked” my bad reaction…..but I will test my new oil mixture and see…..I just want relief and see some edge growth……..

  117. Mahogany bankston

    May 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I’ve tryed for a while to grow my edges but nothing seems to work . I tried edge control , greasing my scalp, growth oil. Please help. I just recently dyed my hair for the first time and I seen something on Facebook called wild growth . Do you think that would work for my edges ?? I just hope my edges come back to life there so thin and short please help.

  118. Shakeela Harris

    May 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    I have struggled with my thin edges for ever because my Mother used to make my ponytails so tight that my neck would roll up. Then as I got older I started getting tight braids and relaxers which was horrible. I then started the quick weave faze as an adult and the glue would rip my edges out even more . I stopped getting relaxers and began using casterol oil, pure coconut oil, Shea butter and vitamin E and I do see a difference . I get my hair pressed only once or twice a year.

  119. Carmen Banks

    June 1, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Hi I was just wondering,how long did it take for your edges to grow back?

  120. Da'Lena

    June 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you so much for the input. I’m trying desperately to regrow my edges.

  121. Paula Phinn

    June 3, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Hi, i was so impress with these difference tpye of oil,i hve thin hair line and thin hair but i try z black castor oil wth z temple balm

  122. Liz

    June 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    my edges have been bad me since I was 14 I just turned 16 now is it too late to get my edges back I’ve been running jbco on them since before I turned 16 like
    How long is too long where you can’t grow your edges back from tension ?

  123. Linda.K.E

    June 11, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Hi… Pls what do u think about Hemp oil???

  124. Gabby

    July 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

    So even if the missing edges are a very strong gene, these tips will for surely help with growing them out. Because I have always had them and it didnt come from thinning. It’s all genetics.

  125. Jessica

    July 9, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    My edges are very thin to the point where you can see my scalp but i still have hair around my edges what should I do to help grow my hair back. I also wear alot of braids and I have had a braid pulled out so Im terrified that my hair follicles may never grow back someone told me that it would not. I am devastated that I might not ever get my edges to grow back. What should I do. By the way my hair is natural.

  126. Chesley

    July 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Hi, first and foremost, Thank you for sharing all your tips, not everyone is willing to share what they learned. I have hair that is a little past my shoulders, however I have lost my edges. I wore a lot of braids, updos and just recently weave. I wore wigs for about a year and although my hair is groing in length, my edges have issues. I brought shea moisture Jamaican black castor oil grow and restore edge treatment. I also have regular black castor oil ( The one that smells) and olive oil and coconut oil. Which would you suggest I use and also, which is better for my eye brows.

  127. Monique Perry

    July 30, 2016 at 1:14 am

    The only oil I’ve used for the past year is JBCO.. It’s taking a while but my bald edges are FINALLY starting to fill in. Like you said patience and consistency is the key.. I’ve put the oil on my sides EVERY night for 1 year.. Finally hair is growing back..

  128. Gloria

    September 17, 2016 at 12:05 am

    I have thin edges on one side but the other has full edges people stare at me I can’t wait for years,months or weeks for my edges I want them back now I had enough of feeling ashamed of how I look any solutions

  129. Tonya Jasman

    October 29, 2016 at 3:58 am

    I use wild growth in my four year old hair and in least then a mth it broke hers sides really bad what can I use in her hair really Scared to put any thing in her hair can u let me know what I can use that will grow her hair back

  130. Helen Burns

    March 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    What type of scarf would you recommend to prevent hair breakage.


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