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Continued Hair Repair "Whether it's heat, chemicals, dyes, or styling, it's all doing some degree of damage," Mirmirani says. "A good rule of thumb is, the less you do to your hair, the better."

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The reason for the increase is Traction Alopecia, a hair loss condition caused by damage to the dermal papilla and hair follicle by constant pulling or tension over a long period. It often occurs in persons who wears tight braids, especially "cornrows" that lead to high tension, pulling and breakage of hair.

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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 ponytails.

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The chemical already breaks the hair down and causes it to be weaker, and adding the stress to it will cause follicle damage on the scalp because of the chemical product being recently on the skin. You also must be willing to invest in your hair.

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Do corn rows damage hair? People with thin, strait hair, no matter what race they are, have a bigger chance of cornrows damaging their hair. Cornrows and braids can strengthen your hair and weaken it at the same time.

www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-keep-hair-healthy-in-cornrows

Cornrows are a popular option for those seeking to reduce hairstyling and maintenance time. Cornrows are often used to correct hair damage and to promote healthy hair growth. Although cornrows originated in Africa, many ethnicities can enjoy their health benefits and simplistic beauty.

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Lets be very careful how we answer the question do braids damage hair and are they good for you etc…etc. Keeping it real with you the answer to this question is both YES and NO!

www.nenonatural.com/hair-blog/hair-growth-tip-16-braids-that-increase-natural-hair-growth

To ensure your hair does grow when it is braided do the following: Deep condition your hair very thoroughly before braiding; Detangle your hair well before you go to the stylist as she will be less patient with detangling your hair for you; if your hair is all tangled she will break more of it than you would

www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-wear-braided-styles-without-damaging-edges

Plus, there are so many great options from which to choose: box braids, cornrows, feed-in braids…the sky is the limit. Even though braids do protect your hair from the elements, they also tend to put extra stress on your edges.

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This is murder on the hair follicles and can lead to traction alopecia and even permanent hair loss. This unfortunately happens so often that many women wonder how to braid hair without damaging edges by default, but damage does not have to occur. Signs that your braids are too tight and may need to be removed immediately: