Protect Hair from Thinning and Breaking at the Crown

02/19/2013 | By | More

I don’t know about everyone else, but the crown of my head just slightly to the back and about 4″ in diameter is where my hair is the driest and breaks the most. naturalhair_pullinghair-200x300Seeing my hair breaking at the crown was a huge problem that I soon discovered was a common one.

Improper Styling Increased Breaking at the Crown

When I took my braids out last summer, the crown of my head was the area of my head where the hair was the most damaged and subsequently broke off. Within two months that dry, damaged hair had snapped off about 1/2″ from my scalp. The crown area of my head is the most resistant to moisturizers and conditioners. I mean I have to spritz, moisturize and oil the crown of my head every single day just to make it even remotely look and feel like the rest of my hair .

Now that six months have passed, the hair at the crown of my head is growing in nicely (its about 4″ long back there). I’ve consistently used my Co-Grow oil blend to which I added some peppermint essential oil for extra scalp stimulation. And of course I use my herbal hair smoothie on the ends to moisturize and seal.

Take Care of Your Breaking Hair Or You’ll Be Sorry!

If you have what I call “spot dryness” you should not ignore hair breaking at the crown area of your head or you will end up looking like the woman in the picture below!

Instead give that spot extra TLC so that it has a chance to catch up in length and thickness to the rest of your hair. Protect it from breakage with leave in conditioners, moisturizing spritzes as needed, and by using a quality hair sealant – castor oil, Shea or mango butter, or a commercial product designed for that purpose. hair loss at hairline and crown of head are common

If you want to keep your hair healthy and in your head where it belongs, make sure you include these things in your hair care plan.

  • Essential oils that provide nourishment to the hair and scalp (rosemary oil, cedarwood oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, clary sage oil, chamomile oil, peppermint oil);
  • Penetrating carrier oils that absorb into or protect the outer layers of the hair such as coconut oil, avocado oil, Argan oil or almond oil, and sealants such as Jojoba and castor oils;
  • Natural moisturizers like distilled water, rosewater and Aloe Vera juice;
  • Use paraben, petroleum and sulfate free shampoos, conditioners and moisturizers.¬† Also avoid silicones (dimethicone is common), or anything else on the label ending in ‘one;
  • Gentle daily massage for 10 minutes to loosen the scalp and stimulate blood flow which provides nutrients¬† to the hair.

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  1. Chuck Moon says:

    I ordered the greed goop but it didn’t come with any instructions as to what I’m to do how to use it? How long do I leave it in? My hair is thinning on the top of my crown and forward. I have fine thin hair. Don’t understand how to use this? Can you help ME?

  2. Chuck Moon says:

    I ordered the greed goop but it didn’t come with any instructions as to what I’m to do how to use it? How long do I leave it in? My hair is thinning on the top of my crown and forward. I have fine thin hair. Don’t understand how to use this? Can you help ME?

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