Buns and Braids

Hair Styling Negative Effects

Haircare is a serious responsibility, especially since there are plenty of us who love to tryout different hairstyles. We all love our slick ponies, buns and tight braids, but did you know that your beautifully chic hairstyle could be hurting your hair? Yes, damaging hairstyles most definitely exist, and you could be causing some serious damage without even knowing it.

BUNS & PONYTAILS

We get it ponytails and buns are a quick and easy way to style dirty hair and give you a polished look in seconds, but they can be one of the most damaging hairstyles out there. But when you wear your hair in the same bun every day, you’re adding stress to the same spot over and over and over again, and eventually that’s going to cause your hair to snap and break off at the base of the bun or ponytail. So, tying your hair as a bun for the gym every once in a while, is okay, but when you’re using the bun or the ponytail as your go-to hairstyle every day, it can become a problem.

BRAIDS

If the hair is pulled back tightly, it can break away from its roots, which may result in splitting, hair weakness, and follicle damage, so make sure you keep the start of the braids loose. Braids that are too tight can also cause tensile stress, which occurs when there is constant tugging on hair follicles. These types of braids can be damaging depending on how tight or heavy the braids are. The stress on the follicle can weaken it and sometimes cause hair loss. Regular tensile stress can lead to serious hair loss conditions, which can be caused by wearing tight hairstyles for a long period of time. However, you can still wear braids without taking such costly risks. The best way to wear braids with minimal damage is not braiding too tight at the scalp, taking breaks between wearing braids, and moisturizing your scalp before, during, and after wearing braids with essential oils.

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