Box braids will not help hair grow, but simply help with retention and breakage. When hair is braided, there is less of a chance for the hair to break off. More »

Braiding can severely damage hair, resulting in breakage, thinning and baldness. According to the MedicineNet website, traction alopecia, a type of baldness, is commonly caused by tight hairstyles like braids and ponytai... More »

Synthetic hair is typically used for creating box braids — a popular style choice among African American women. Three strands of hair form the braid with opposing strands crossing over one another. More »

Cornrows and box braids are braided hair styles for black natural hair. These styles are also popular among women who have a combination of natural and synthetic hair. More »

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Shred braids, box braids, cornrows, updos and headbands are some of the braided hairstyles worn by black women. These protective hairstyles last from days to months, and they minimize damage from chemicals and heat. Addi... More »

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Braiding can severely damage hair, resulting in breakage, thinning and baldness. According to the MedicineNet website, traction alopecia, a type of baldness, is commonly caused by tight hairstyles like braids and ponytai... More »

Many hairstyles look good with long hair, including styles that feature braids, highlights or ombre, waves and bangs. However, the placement of layers, texture and color all affect the way in which a long hairstyle works... More »

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