Ciara Wilson

Ciara Wilson wishes fans would stop worrying about her edges. She posted a photo on Instagram.com to prove her edges are just fine.

The photo shows the 32-year-old singer showing off her tight braids on one side of her scalp. The rest of her head is covered in a bushel of blonde hair weave.

What little we can see of her real hair seems to be healthy. While CiCi may not have problems with thinning edges, other Black women suffer from balding edges and thinning hair due to poor hair maintenance.

According to Naturally Curly blog, at least 40% of women suffer from hair loss. The cause of thinning edges could be due to hormone imbalance, menopause, thyroid disorders, lupus, iron deficiency anemia, polycystic ovarian syndrome, skin disorders like eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and more.

protective styles" which are usually hair weave and braid extensions. While these styles are lucrative for the hair salons, they contribute to damaging and balding edges. The tighter the style, the more tension you are applying to your fragile follicles.
 
Avoid wearing tight bonnets or sleep caps

Wearing satin bonnets may sound like a great idea to help retain oils in your hair, but most sleep bonnets contain elastic bands that are too tight and cut off circulation to your edges.
 
Do not use edge control

If you have strong edges you can use edge control, but if your edges are balding you should avoid using edge control gels or brushing your edges to lay them down.

Visit Naturally Curly blog for more great tips.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    CiCi looks cute here.

  • shawannalachell88

    There is nothing like wearing my hair in it's natural state. My hair is thriving.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Her and Keri Hilson are very attractive wimmen. They favor just a tad

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I have been natural for almost 10 years. I am just getting to the point of learning how to manage my curls.

  • Coy little wink

    The level of yaki is astounding...

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Cici is adorable! I think she just turned 33. Russ surprised her backstage after her performance, it was so adorable! I love them as a family! I love how he loves her.

  • Fire & Ice

    I've been natural seven year.. my goodness you ain't lieing. I'm still struggling to manage my hair ?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Girl lookah this stuff lol.. This all I can do with it! I try the cute 2strands twist out.. this what I get.. I try bantu.. this is what I get.. my hair is sooo disrespectful LOL..wont do anything but this style! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8783ead5afff88f2bd152c221d27566d86373058a020a307d7b1ad6c3eee36c.jpg

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ive been natural 5 years now. IDGAF anymore. I barely even comb my head. Most days slap a wig cap and a wig on and K.I.M. Or wear in a puff if it is detangled. I dont tie the mess up at night. I wash it when it starts to itch, only sometimes condition it... and I barely moisturize it. It still grows. Who cares. Next.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Why so much weave tho??!!

  • JayBird

    Bet Sandra won't show that video. I thought it was so adorable.

  • Ro

    she looks beautiful!

  • WhoKnew

    It's entirely too much weave. It takes away from her look more so than it does add any appeal to her look because all you see is this big ass lion's mane.

  • Pitty Patty

    So we blogging about folk's edges now. Do we care?

  • Yoni7

    I barely even comb my head.

    ________________

    Don't get ME started. I can't tell you the LAST TIME I took a comb through my head. Foundation braids sitting atop my head like a peninsula. It's not dry or flaky and it's sooooo soft.

  • WhoKnew

    I got this phone alert late Saturday night (gonna have to speak with my son about messing with my phone) and it had a link to Ciara's Dose video attached, which they called a "Pep Rally in the ATL". So I decided to watch it and what I took away from it on a positive note was that it was supposedly 2 a.m. in the morning and a bunch of people were gathered and there were no fights, shootings or stabbings. It appeared to bring people together and was very peaceful. I'm wit it and for that.

    Also, on a funny note you can hear a woman say "OMG, it's Ciara" and another woman is heard saying "bish stop lying, that ain't hardly no Ciara". Then you hear the other woman say OMG, that is Ciara.

  • Pitty Patty

    Can we get a post on cooning ass Jermaine Dupri "producing" the Halftime Show for the Super Bowl?

  • Pitty Patty

    Thank you. This dumb ass post.

  • Soda

    I am so sick of Black Hair Care Management. In the 50s & 60s it was wigs, in the 70s & 80s it was fake hair for braids, in the 90s to present it's weaves and over priced natural hair care products. I'm sick of gel induced baby hair, length checks to see how close it is to a bra strap, and blow outs/pressed/flat irons to show how real the shrink-ish is. We spend entirely too much time, energy and money on our hair. With that said, I just finished putting mine in yarn twists because I'm sick of it.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I guess I can. The sports head in me says yall not doing that great Russ (yeah they number 2 in division, yet have almost lost half their games) you need to be at practice. But the woman in me loved it. A lot. It was very adorbs indeed.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BpWK7ImnU3v/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_medium=loading

  • Yoni7

    Since this is an open post...
    Anybody from the 513 in here? If so, did yall hear about that popular pastor and alllllllllllll those women (and possibly men) coming out against him?

  • WhoKnew

    Me today. Hollering! Shyt it's cold as a mug outside and I ain't finna go nowhere. Got my warm jammies on, my white cotton socks on my feet and dammit my hair ain't combed. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3fc49be687f5010138e1fcbe61c2dc4e32aa6714be46283c8d1d6d55079f3997.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/39c9f39ecaf5296b7fabb6cdda9616b7863bea2a694a5f0ddf5905af5436e1a4.gif

  • FukkFolks2018

    Girl if you dont PREACH that sermon!!! Im just over it. And soon as I discovered that dude dont care if I wake up looking like Beaker by the head or all done up...twas REALLY a wrap. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/eab0862fa30c9956ea2bc87f99095c632f0443abe1f86492f391772cd984f99e.jpg

  • FukkFolks2018

    I REALLY dont comb mine on Wed and Friday. Those the days I work from home. Shoot.

  • WhoKnew

    LMAO. I totally hear ya!

  • WhoKnew

    LMAO. I totally hear ya!

  • Yoni7

    Lissen. Between makeup and hair? I would NEVER make to work. EVER!

  • Yoni7

    Lissen. Between makeup and hair? I would NEVER make to work. EVER!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Goes on over to LSA. Might not be none in here but I know they got that tea over there.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Goes on over to LSA. Might not be none in here but I know they got that tea over there.

  • WhoKnew

    Not another pastor on the LOW. Do share the details.

  • WhoKnew

    Not another pastor on the LOW. Do share the details.

  • T Willis

    I prefer the short bob look she had during Body Party. Makes her look more sleek and sexy

  • T Willis

    I prefer the short bob look she had during Body Party. Makes her look more sleek and sexy

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Um... Hair weave/extension with glue, Braiding with extensions ALSO DAMAGE THE EDGES!!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Um... Hair weave/extension with glue, Braiding with extensions ALSO DAMAGE THE EDGES!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Or be late every damned day.

  • WhoKnew

    Or be late every damned day.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Hes married to a white girl, and he need the money... What do you expect!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Hes married to a white girl, and he need the money... What do you expect!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    yeeeesssss!! She doesn't even need it!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    yeeeesssss!! She doesn't even need it!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Its in ATL. I wanted him to do it. Why JD a coon? Goes to read

  • FukkFolks2018

    Its in ATL. I wanted him to do it. Why JD a coon? Goes to read

  • Pitty Patty

    Married to a white girl? Since when?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Ci looks GREAT AND HAPPY AND WINNING!!!

  • Yoni7

    Not necessarily on the low, per se' (I don't honestly recall hearing about a male involvement - I fell asleep on a chunk of it) but he shole been slanging peen and the churches coins all ova' da place. It's JUICY, baby. A lady was mad and, well, yall know how that goes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlcfvpfqpPo

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    it looks healthy tho @Wut! that's what's up!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Since Bow Wow supposedly said it. Said JD trying to hide it

  • Yoni7
  • Yoni7

    I ain't have NOTHING to do this past weekend. I got into it!

  • Pitty Patty

    You need to read what he said. Hes basically dissing Rhianna and Jay for boycotting performing at the SB. Saying that protesting and boycotting aint working and that entertainers need to perform and use their platform to make changes. He just sound so stupid.

    Jay nor Rhianna need the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl needs them for ratings.

    Jermaine sounds broke af.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Thank goodness I am not the only one! I get im my car,I often pull down my sun visor, look in the mirror run my hand throw my hair and refuses to retrieve the hair moisturizer that is in my middo console. I byke my car out and accelerate

  • Pitty Patty

    WOW. That explains it all...

  • Hunni24

    That's some healthy looking hair. And the same for me. I have multiple textures so the back may have some curls, but the rest looks just like yours after a twist out. LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you gnat putting groceries and sheep placenta in your head every week???!!!! lawd.... ROFL!!!

    #negligent

  • Alextra Ballard

    Ci bedda stop while she's ahead. It's just to hot for alla that hair

  • Yoni7

    Word? Girl I got all the tea I needed from YouTube. HOWEVER, I wonder if they know if anything went down at Sunday service yesterday. *runs real fass ova dere*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you just out here huh?! LOL!!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    The superbowl in the A this year?????!!!! It's about to be jumpin'!

  • Pitty Patty

    What's shocking about preachers flucking their congregation. That's the way its always been. Preachers be the MAIN hoes in church. Just spreading it low and laying it wide.

  • Yoni7

    I mean, I AM late everyday. EVERY SINGLE DAY! Did I say EVERYDAY? Well, I meant EVUH-RE-DAY! If I had to do my hair. I wouldn't show up til AFTER LUNCH! I promise you that.

  • Pitty Patty

    Not really. Marroon 5 is the main act...

  • FukkFolks2018

    He is broke AF. But really. Who do we want to produce the SB? It was at first Atlanta artists BETTER be a part. And "Welcome to ATL" is a REAL anthem. He wrote it. I cant think of anyone producer wise other than perhaps finding Lil Jon and bringing him out of retirement...that can do the city of ATL musical justice during the SB. Outkast but they for sure not gonna do it. Should JD have just took the gig and hushed? Absolutely. But Imma gone head and say JD put ATL on the map music wise. This gig was literally MADE FOR HIM.

  • FukkFolks2018

    The city itself. Not the entertainment.

  • Yoni7

    Not really in the A? I'm talking about the A itself is going to be jumpin'. NOT the superbowl.

  • Vonn

    I love it! It looks healthy. My hair is tri-polar & we fight everyday!

  • Rayne

    Looking all cute up there. She is really just gorgeous to me!

  • Pitty Patty

    I understand all of that. But dont shyt on Jay and Rhianna because they aint broke and they can AFFORD to tell them racist prycks to kiss their ass. Don't shyt on the movement. If he wanna shuck and jive and bring out ATL's finest...that's cool. But shut ur mouth when speaking on entertainers that don't need the SB..

  • Chocolategyrl

    Yup i heard about it

  • FukkFolks2018

    I mean...it kinda doesnt. If this would have happened 2-3 years ago per supposed white bae...JD should for sure be a part of anything of this magnitude being held in ATL. I dont agree with his comments. But him as a choice is dead on. IJS. The two are synonymous. JD and Atlanta.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Its why I said should he have taken the gig and just hushed.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i yam choking! LMAO!!!!!!!!! sure you right! Mister tole me he had 'em falling out at the job last week. they ask him if he was letting his hair grow. he told them 'yeah, i'm "going natural" like my baby' LOL!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Jinx lol

  • Pitty Patty

    Yep....I mean I'm gonna watch it. Cause that shyt gonna be lit af. But shut your got damn mouth

    UGLASS.

    LOL.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    say that nicca name!

  • Pitty Patty

    It explains why he feels its ok to shyt on other black artist. He should be the main one shutting up considering how the NFL did his ex girl...

    Thats all i'm saying..

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    It's shocking to ME because it's so close to "home". Meaning, we haven't really had "scandal" like this in our town. Yeah, you hear about it, but to hear hear about it.

    Disclaimer: I don't/have never/will never attend this man's church. I know of some who do. "Can't pay the preacher for your redemption."

  • FukkFolks2018

    Lmaooo.

  • Yoni7

    Victor Couzens. Or Cousins. Or however you spell it.

  • Yoni7

    Do you know if anything went down at service yesterday?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    never heard of him... LMAO!!!!!!!!

  • Pitty Patty

    Nothing a preacher does will ever be shocking to me. They really aint nothing but pimp/motivational speakers with a bible...

    AKA con artist....

  • Yoni7

    He's "big" local in the church circuit. LMAO

  • Yoni7

    I hear you. Issa man, baby. A man. LOL

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    aloe vera gel works great as edge control

  • Yoni7

    LOL

  • Chocolategyrl

    Idk some lady posted that he was at church yesterday but didn't give any details.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    how 'bout these gossiping churcth thissies tho??? LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

  • bemetoo

    shes looking better than beyonce these days

  • Judge Mental Will

    No reason rich people should be bald headed unless its by choice. All these alternatives solutions out her seems to be working. Unless you have cancer. My father had long hair because he was biracial. But I had to inherit my momma big nose and her bald head genes.. THANKS MOM!??

  • free

    if he wants to produce, produce, but don't shyt on the others that don't want to be a part of it. if he dissed, that's messed up.

  • Yoni7

    All of'em! LOL

  • Yoni7

    Wow! I wonder what those tithes and offerings added up to at the end of service? LOL

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    day so messy.... worse than wimins, smh

  • DeJeri

    Ok. But what does her real hair look like? Has anyone ever seen it???

  • Chocolategyrl

    Lol

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Mine is outta pocket!! I wore it out for one week.. I was tired..braided it down and back under OPH Other Peoples Hair..

  • Pitty Patty

    Thats what pissed me off...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    prolly doubled... (you know they gone rally 'round passa, smh)

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Girl.. I think I am going to have a pretty twist out.. by the time I get to work...I have to do this. It swells up and taaadaaahhh!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I ack. that it was messed up. Hush and collect your check

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Chile I am trying so bad to get where I can twist and go.. but mine say no and fro... so just to get this I have to braid it every night..or else it will knot up and try to pick that out..Ill be late for work!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl me too!!!!!!! if i don't plait or braid it at night, it becomes 'uncooperative' ROFL!!!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    LOL!!! I went to work with this because I was feeling some kinda way at work around all the engineers who are YT ..So I had to pull her out..of course I had to talk to her first.. "Listen.. don't you come in my office embarrassing me! You act like you have some sense!" https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4264f7d4d7227830d50436ebc02fe52f854ab6633bc6dbb91c04c30c8efcd0.gif

  • Soda

    Sometimes I plan to go out and do something, get ready, then see that my hair is on strike and refuses to work so I just stay home. ?

  • Hunni24

    LOL, I feel your pain. All those videos with the girls with 4c hair putting in the product and getting wonderful curls. Doesn't happen for me.

  • Renee26

    I wonder what type of damage freeze curls and years of pump it up build up does to edges

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • Yoni7

    YOU BETTER STAWP IT! RIGHT NOW! :chase:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ROFL!!!!!

    girl, listen... i bring Fro-Fro through the doors of Corporate EVERY DAY. I don't do whigs, weave, or work-arounds, LOL! they get the full 'experience' M - F, Lol!!!

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    "Do not use edge control"

    I always thought this was a type of gel, so that's why I never use it or wanted to

  • Renee26

    ? IJS

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Saw his pic... he looks like he sip kool-aid with a straw...I dont think he like women....

  • Solstice

    LMMFAO!!!! Bye Renee!! Log off immediately!! I haven’t heard the Sandra freeze curl jokes in a minute!!!???
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e3e943192d93df580520b9c9ec9b9b3ebd2e45ebc98487b7ec42ac1011f2779b.gif

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    if she created this petty post on her edges, you know dam well she won't....

  • Solstice

    ?? I had no idea!! ?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    How very noble of you LOL nah but thanks for being positive, idk why Cici gets the hate.

  • Solstice

    What??!! ?? I had no idea!! ?

  • Peppermint Patty

    Looks can be so deceptive

  • WhoKnew

    LOL.

  • Solstice

    This gif!! ????????

  • Fire & Ice

    Omg your hair is thick and beautiful ?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good article.
    CiCi LEVELD UP.
    gOOD FOR HER.

  • WhoKnew

    Open post: I popped into Outback recently for a quick bite to eat and since the lunch hour rush was over I sat at the bar. A white guy was finishing a 3 course meal and asked to see the manager. He told the manager his meal was unsatisfactory and he wasn't going to pay for it and he got up to leave. The manager looked down at his plate (wasn't a crumb left), stumbled over his words and said "well, sir, I apologize if your meal wasn't satisfactory and there will be no charge." The man continued out the door. I wish my black ass would try that shyt. Five O would have my ass in a "choke a bish" chokehold quicker than I could yell "help". #thatotherprivilege#
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e08c8e4ead88d604163373966dc2f7d0d6eeb01636b687b8577f828e93ef93e6.gif

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • WutizstillHERE!

    Yeessss!! I love IT!!!

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Me either.. I think I have vampire hair.. it loves being in the dark.. the moment I bring it out in the sun.. It tries to dry up and die!

  • Charlotte Mattison

    LOL!

  • Charlotte Mattison

    LOL!

  • Vonn

    ??

  • Vonn

    ??

  • Renee26

    They will never retire

  • Fire & Ice

    You're welcome!!!

  • hi-liter

    He prolly does that (steal food) for a living.

  • Anji

    Lovely like it tis

  • Anji

    Lovely like it tis

  • Anji

    Lovely like it tis

  • Dowoop

    Cuz id like to google it.

  • Li-Wright

    I have 2 friends who are "afrocentric" and have been braiding their hair for decades. Their hairline is gone....gone...nothing there, and they still braid it. I notice Stevie Wonder is wearing a scarf on his head and wonder if someone finally convinced him to shave his hair after no hairline.

  • WhoKnew

    Yup. I was thinking the same thing.

  • Music

    ?

  • Malcom Flex

    Nice but she's still a watered down Beyonce clone she needs to get her own style and upgrade her videos.

  • Black4life

    Or a hairdresser that does not know how to actually do hair. My hair had been severely damaged. So I had it cut to 3 inches and shaved the back. That did work...so I loc'd and got rid of combs, brushes, hair products. Now...I can't keep my hands out of my hair.

  • Khaliah

    You really dropping the ball here lately, Aunti. What's up with the protective styles paragraph starting in the middle, and calling Kenya "Kanye." You say you gotta an intern? Well, he/she is not doing their job. So many errors. I feel like I'm reading MTO!!!

  • Black4life

    Really...oh he's very popular. See that's why I had to find my own spirituality and not rely on people.

  • Ihatemoney

    I see it way too often... it’s the worse when I see it on a little girl.

    I had to stop wearing weave because I didn’t want to go bald.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Wow... you some kind of dum bhitch....I love myself i just recognize i have a big nose and going bald, do i like it? no! I can poke fun at myself. Lets talk about hoess like you who's judging people about a post. Remember suicide is an option, you're not loved and won't be missed! ????

  • Desi

    I'm confused. Her edges have weave.

  • Yoni7

    Is he THAT popular. I've heard of him as like a "local" celebrity preacher, but didn't know to what extent extent.

  • Yoni7

    All those wimenz that called into that show talking about their 8-year and 2-year and I was told even a man called in and said he had a 4-year relationship with dude. IDK. But men WILL treat run through women and treat'em like sh!t because they are battling with themselves and their true want for the same sex. IJS

  • HelloToni

    I respect your journey but I wanted to share e with you that I have been wearing weaves for about three years and i have all me edges. Try a braid-less sew-in. They are my favs.

  • HelloToni

    Thank you for sharing this. We get treated so poorly...

  • HelloToni

    Oooh no. I hope you are not serious.

  • HelloToni

    Too funny!

  • WhoKnew

    Yes, we do get treated poorly - and you're welcome.

  • Ihatemoney

    I’ve tried brainless and crochet. A beautician told me it was the years on cornrows underneath that cause so much damage

  • Ihatemoney

    Braidless

  • Ihatemoney

    Plus I’ve been wearing weave for 15 years

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Thank you Anji!!

  • HelloToni

    Ooooh I see.

  • Judge Mental Will

    yea.. love my big nose

  • let the truth be known

    she use to be cute.....

  • kekeb

    Who said something about her edges being sparse?! She's been had a decent hairline.
    Meanwhile, Jess Hilarious said she uses rice water on her edges, and (she said) it is working. So, if that stat of 40% is true, try rice water

  • kekeb

    Tell them to try rice water (YouTube)

  • kekeb

    Yeah several years ago, but I'm sure her hair is healthy. She is, so her hair should be as well. Moisturize, take biotin, drink water, eat greens/veggies and everybody can have healthy hair.

  • kekeb

    Biotin- grow
    Moisturizer- retain
    Drink a bunch a water DAILY
    Eat greens/veggies

    Anybody's hair can grow. And if you really wanna "up the ante", use rice water (see YouTube)

  • Judge Mental Will

    thank

  • SG

    ??? if I get a wash and go that wants to half way last, I’m the same way. I’m honestly lazier with my hair now than I was when it was relaxed. Leave it alone and it grows.

  • Maxx

    She has never tried to immulate Beyoncé. She can actually dance & I don't mean swinging your couchie in a circle, I mean actual dance steps that don't have to be porno inspired. She is more on a real legends version of great such as Janet Jackson...

  • RedRider71

    Healthy edges? That's 5 lbs of weave stfu!

  • RedRider71

    I'm encouraging the woman to stay natural. Weaves are not the business sis.