"Do edge ups cause receding hairlines and balding? "
So me and my ex are having this back and forward about getting my son's haircut. She is adamant about the fact that getting an edge up causes a black males hairline to recede or causes it to go bald. I am telling her that cornrows and bad barbers are the cause of a receding hairline, and I only get them for him once a month or so. So when she takes him to get a hair cut at Fade Gods or wherever, they fill in the hairline with Bajan (sp) and two days later the hairline looks raggedy like he didn't even have a haircut. BTW, She goes to a Latino barber, and I go to a black barber who i've talked to at end about this. Help us out!
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That Bejin treatment is the worst especially on a child. And yes! Getting edged up can damage a hairline if the barber doesn’t know what he or she is doing. Have them follow the natural line without creating one. So many barbers want to make everyone’s line straight even though not everyone has a straight edge.
"Certain hairstyles and treatments. Excessive hairstyling or hairstyles that pull your hair tight, such as pigtails or cornrows, can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. Hot oil hair treatments and permanents can cause inflammation of hair follicles that leads to hair loss. If scarring occurs, hair loss could be permanent."
I have seen edge ups scar...so...yeah, there's that.