To prevent hair damage from braiding or hair extensions, it is recommended to follow these tips:
Keep your natural hair in good condition:
It's important to care for your natural hair before braiding or extending it. Make sure your hair is clean and free of residue from products such as hairspray. Use conditioner to keep your hair moist and strong. Continue to follow this hair care routine during and between braiding or hair extensions to keep your hair healthy.
Consult a professional stylist:
Be aware of; If you feel pain or headache, the hairstyle is too tight. Tight hairstyles can lead to traction alopecia, a type of hair loss caused by repeated hair pulling, and can be permanent. If the hairstyle hurts or feels too tight, ask the stylist to loosen the affected area.
Keep your hair clean:
If you wear clip-on extensions, remove them before washing your natural hair. Use gentle, moisturizing shampoos and conditioners to keep your scalp clean and hydrated.
Protect your edges:
Thin baby hair growing around the hairline - very fragile. Treat fragile hair simply by using a water-based styling gel and moisturizing it with conditioner. Avoid using heated molding tools whenever possible.
Change your hairstyle:
Keep in mind that your hairstyle and the products you use have a big impact on keeping your hair healthy. To keep your hair healthy, it's important not to wear it in braids or extensions. Keep these styles for a maximum of two or three months, then switch to other styles to relax your hair.
"Keep in mind that the way you style your hair and the products you use can go a long way toward maintaining healthy hair," says Dr. Francis. "If you have questions about caring for your hair or are concerned about hair loss, consult a board-certified dermatologist because the sooner the problem is addressed, the better."