Can braiding your hair tight make your hair follicles weak?

  • 27 December 2018
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read
Can braiding your hair tight make your hair follicles weak

Haircare is a serious business, especially since there are plenty of us who love to experiment with different types of hairstyles. We all love our well-organized and tight braids, but did you know that your adorably chic hairstyle could be hurting your hair? Yes, damaging hairstyles most definitely exists and can be causing some serious hair loss and damage without you even realizing it.

But don’t worry, because the key to protecting your hair is just to not go overboard with these hairstyles and allow our hair days to recover and rest. As we all know, everything in moderation is the golden rule.

Scalp Stress is Real

Scalp Stress is Real - Hairstyles and Techniques which Cause It!

When your hair is in pain making you feel all sorts of things is not the best thing for your hair. Itching, burning and soreness in the scalp, especially when you move your hair is more than just uncomfortable. Your hair tries to tell you that it’s being pulled too tightly or set in a way which causes the follicles to experience stress at the root making your scalp feel sore.

This sensation is called traction alopecia which is a result of stress on strands while styling. The condition starts around the temples and front of the hairline in most people since this is the area where the pulling starts. Tracked and sewn in hair extensions, intricate braids, man buns and high ballerina buns all play a major role in permanently thinning hair. The hairstyles that cause the most hair loss are high, slicked back and tight bun, cornrows and anything that pulls hair back from your crown.

Teasing the hair is another common practice that we all participate to create texture and the illusion of volume when you have fine hair. However, if you’re rough with your tresses as you tease, then you’re only adding stress the root of each hair follicle. The problem here is that when the hair follicle becomes weak and stops responding to hair regrowth. Avoid rough styling. Treat your hair with respect and style with a conscious, gentle hand.

Scalp Soreness is Persistent

What to do When Scalp Soreness is Persistent

Traction alopecia isn’t a permanent hair condition, but you should pay attention to the early warning signs. It’s not only tension with tight hairstyles that can cause your hair loss, but it’s also how much product you put in your hair daily and if you’re using hair treatment with ingredients that can get trapped in the hair follicle, causing follicle blockage and further inflammation. Advanced Hair Studio always recommends you to take out time to check out which ingredients are found in your hair care to make sure they’re nourishing your scalp as required.

Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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Nail Robins
Nail Robins
I am honestly thankful to Advanced Hair Studios. I suffer from a hair-pulling disorder. There is this constant urge to pull off your hair follicles. It is painless when you pull but extremely painful when you see a missing patch on your scalp. But, I feel blessed with AHS hair fall treatment. I can see baby hair growing. It’s been two weeks. All I can see is low hair fall.
Sharid Sarwardhi
Sharid Sarwardhi
I have done my hair transplant surgery in AHS Delhi Branch on 2019 by travelling to Delhi from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The front and the back portion of my head were bald and through the hair transplant surgery, they have managed to cover the front portion of my head and the former appearance of my face returned back. The way they collected hairs from the donor portion did not affect my donor area at all. I am quite happy with my result. I have been consulting with them for a second seating so that they can cover the back portion of my head as well so that the hair density on top will increase and the bald portion of my head will reduce to a minimum level.
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Hi all, I had a problem with my hair, and I visited Advanced Hair Studio, Hyderabad. Here, the experts are amazing. My low hair density problem was explained very nicely, and some solutions were suggested. The solutions were fantastic. If you have any such issues, I recommend that you come and make an appointment. There was a lot of care and attention displayed by their staff in handling my hair fall issue. Similarly, the receptionists are both friendly and courteous, and the atmosphere is clean and fresh. This clinic deserves 5 stars.

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