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 »

To make crochet braids using human hair, begin by braiding cornrows from the forehead moving to the back. Sew the ends of the braided hair to the head to ensure they are firm and do not untangle. Use the crochet to fix t... More »

Nigerian Hair braids are a type of braids that are more widely used in the West African nations. They are similar to other common hair additions, however Nigerian hair braids are often thicker and longer. These braids ar... More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles

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 »

For naturally curly hair, length, layers and thinning are simple, universal guidelines. Depending on the individual and her ability to stick with maintenance requirements of the cut, other styles are available. More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles

For overall thinning, Esquire recommends short layers and combing the hair forward for mens' hair. Other possibilities for thinning hair include the crew cut, a short silhouette or a subtle spiked haircut. More » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles

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 » Beauty & Fashion Hair Hairstyles