Thursday, 21 November 2013

Living on the Edge - Out with the Wig Cap!

When I bought my first unit for protective styling, I bought a wig cap as well. I wore the pair together religiously. These days, I totally go bare under my wigs because the wig cap, I feel, was doing damage to my edges. I have had thin edges since I can remember. Not bald-thin so I never had a problem. 

typical edges (pre-HHJ)

But a few wigs ago in about July, I noticed they were thinner than before (see below).
The reason, I deduced, was the wig cap 'living' on my egdes and drying them out, causing breakage in that area.


Since then, I have skipped the wig cap and when I feel like it or remember (perhaps once a week or so), I apply some castor oil to my edges and massage for a quick minute. Thankfully, they are growing back in to their original state and I no longer sport a wig cap under my wigs. 

my edges these days

You live and you learn.

Have you experienced thinning edges? How did you recover?



  1. My edges have always been a little sketchy too and are even more skeptical after removing my braid install so I am on the JBCO train right now to get them back in tip top shape! Great post!

    -Courtnea @ Finally Growing!

    1. Thanks Courtnea. Yep castor oil will do the trick.

  2. Mesh wig caps are a harmless alternative!!

    1. I see. I haven't tried any but the stocking type. Thanks.

  3. I never had a problem with thinning edges but I too skip the wig caps, they use to snag my hair and you know every strand counts lol

    1. That's right Candice, every strand! lol

  4. I am anti-wig cap, if I HAVE to wear one, I normally will use one of those mesh or spandex caps - even though they aren't silk or satin they seem to be more "hair friendly".

    1. Yeah the spandex sounds like a better alternative but I'm off them for now. Thanks for the suggestion Ebony.

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