Do box braids damage hair?

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Braids can cause a lot of damage to your hair. You should try and avoid using braids on your hair if you have a sensitive scalp. They can cause itching, dryness, or even an itchy scalp.

This is because the tight braiding stretches the scalp and blood vessels in the head, causing them to get stuck between the braid’s strands. This can lead to inflammation of the skin where the braid is sitting.

Do box braids damage hair?

Box braids are a protective style that is popular among black women. They can be a great protective style for your hair because they don’t require frequent touch-ups, they are low-maintenance, and you can wash them like your natural hair.

However, they can cause damage to your hair if you don’t take care of them properly. For example, if you use heat tools (i.e blow dryer) too often on your box braids, it can cause heat damage to the hair follicles and breakage. Fortunately there are ways to reduce this risk such as by using cold water when washing your braids or sleeping in satin bonnets instead of cotton ones so the bonnet doesn’t rub on your braids while you sleep.

Another downside is that box braids can cause scalp tension which can lead to headaches.

As with any hairstyle, it is important to keep an eye on your scalp’s condition if you plan on wearing this protective style for long periods of time.

Is it bad to always have box braids?

It is bad to keep your box braids in for too long. After 8 weeks the hair will start to break off and can lead to baldness. You should make sure you get your box braids done every 8 weeks if you want to avoid this problem.

Are braids bad for curly hair

Braids are bad for curly hair because they alter the hydrogen bonds in the hair. When you braid your hair, you are breaking these bonds. The hair is also getting wet and heated while being styled, which further weakens the hydrogen bonds.

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