Braids and Hair damage, how does it start

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  1. weavesandbraids profile image71
    weavesandbraidsposted 6 years ago

    Braids and Hair damage, how does it start

    What are the early signs that braids are damaging your hair. Most damage is progressive. I braid my hair most of the time.
    When should I get worried.

  2. dignifiedlove profile image86
    dignifiedloveposted 6 years ago

    When your hair is braided, is it really tight?  Tight to the point where you can't move your forehead?  If so, that is something to worry about.

    Also, when your hair is braided, does the braid styler try to take every single strand of hair on your edges so that you can't see any baby hair?  If so, that is a reason to worry.

    I had a lady do that to me, and when I first thought my hairline might was receding because of it, it was true.  Of course, she said that my hairline was not, but she was not telling the truth. 

    If you think your hairline is receding, it probably is.  I stopped getting my hair braided immediately as soon I suspected it.  As a result, my hairline is fine. 

    I have my hair braided now, but this person specializes in healthy hair braiding.  My braided hair is not tight, and she did not take my edges in.  Thus leaving my natural hairline in tact.  You need to find someone like that.

    Its good to give your hair a rest from braids, I did that too.

    1. weavesandbraids profile image71
      weavesandbraidsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ok dignified, I would look for another stylist. I really love braids, but need to avoid hair damage

  3. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    To be honest, the damage begins the moment you braid a section. The damage is cumulative and doesn't happen overnight. However, what you have been doing for years will change your hairline at some point, particularly if the braids are not very short. I feel bad for men and women that choose this style or dreads. Often they end up first losing "baby hair" around the hairline and then develop what appears to be a receding hairline.

    The weight of each braid (or dread-lock) and the tension used when braiding are the biggest factors in losing hair from these styles. There are some people that put them in very tightly and leave the baby hairs alone. This does not mean that there is no damage being done to the hair. If allowed to continue, the person may well keep their baby hairs and lose the longer hairs behind them!

    In addition, many people tend to not clean/wash their hair when it's braided and allow it to collect dirt, lint/dust, oils, etc. This is not the foundation for healthy hair and I would begin weaning myself off of braids if I were you.

    1. weavesandbraids profile image71
      weavesandbraidsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great advice, I will continue to wash and and take care of my braids. i really cant wean myself off it. S i will take your advice about leaving the baby hair alone.

 
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