Hair Braids Do Not Make Your Hair Fall Out!

by Rama on October 24, 2011 · 5 comments

African hair braid styles will not harm your hair when installed by a professional.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.
If you have any questions or comments, just give us a call and we can help you out.
  • kakalele

    thank you for that summary my hair is growing after i out my braids and just after 9 times my hair grew18inches cant you belvie it.

  • Jasmine Regan

    Wearing your hair in braids will work i have had my hair braided for ten months though those months i toke my hair out and braided it again about 9 times !.. It Helped my hair grow about 5 inches I washed my hair with Main N’ Tail & Used castor Oil To grease my braids and I have Relaxed hair also I Have strong hair…… But I dont go to the aficans because it pulls your baby hair out so @8ac399b220aa3d2a138a23bc8ddd07f3:disqus that false !

  • Princechell Johnson

    That is absolutely not true. Wearing braids over the years, pulling and the tension will definately make your hair fall out, it will make you bald. This does not happen at once, you keep wearing braids and by the time you are in your 40s or 50s, you will be extremely thing or just plain bald. I have experience it myself and know a lot of black women experiencing hair loss from braids, weves, tight pony tails, it takes a long time, but you will definately lose your hair. Ask the professionals, the dermotologist, it is called traction alophea.
    It is real, Brandy and Naomi Campbel have hair loss from braids an weves and they are actually talking about teaming up with a campaign to get the word out to black women about the potential of hair loss to do braiding, weaves, even excessive wig wearing can make your hair line thin.

    • Vanessa Wintermte

      very true

    • Mahndisa

      Traction alopecia, traction folliculitis and scarring due to traction all can occur with braided styles,if the braids are done too tightly and pull on the more fragile hairs on the hairline, over time Princechell is right; you will lose your hairline!

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