That’s a myth. Getting your hair done in any of the latest hair braid styles will not harm your hair. In fact, having your hair braided will probably help with your hair growth and health.
When you have your hair braids done you no longer need to use any relaxers or other chemicals associated with perms. That’s a plus in itself because it gives your hair a break from the harshness of those chemicals. If you have your hair braided by a professional who knows what they’re doing, that’s also important.
Here’s a few reason why your hair will break and fall out once you have your hair braided:
- Never, ever allow your hair to be braided too tight. By tight, I mean to the point where you actually feel your scalp pulling. This puts stress on the hair and will cause breakage.
- Never treat your hair with a chemical relaxer just before you have your braids done. Not only is it unhealthy but it also destroys the hair peptide bonds which give your hair its natural strength.
- It’s best not to leave your hair braids in too long. Have them taken down, your scalp treated and then get them redone. The reason is that as your hair grows it can start matting together causing a locking process where it actually starts tightening, causing breakage.
- Always have your hair taken down by a professional hair braider who will make sure to take the proper amount of care to prevent hair loss and breakage.
- You must maintain those hair braids properly. Wash your scalp at least twice a month with Dudu Osum Hair Softening Shampoo and Conditioner and then treat your hair and scalp with Dudu Osum Oil and Moisturizer. If your scalp is itchy, we suggest treating it with Dudu Osum Braiding Spray. Not washing and conditioning your hair will cause clogged pores and your scalp will not be able to breathe, which causes hair loss.