Monday, May 16, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Hair Loss due to poor styling techniques
|Image of broken hair|
I've recently had a couple inquiries for help due to hair breakage or hair lost because of poor styling techniques.
|bald spot due to micro braids|
In the case above, the client has medium to fine hair, and was having her hair repeatedly micro braided with no rest in between for 12 mos straight. Micro braids are very dangerous, because minute pieces of hair are not strong enough to support the amount of braid hair that is being added to it. Add that to the different styles one may employ while wearing the braids, and you are asking to be bald! In this example: The braider was the Boss. The client was not knowledgeable regarding what the outcome of repeated back to back braid installs would do to her hair. (and if someone is in the hair care/styling industry to solely make money, they're going to do it?) Braids should stay in no longer than 2 months and you should always give your hair a good rest in between. Also when taking breaks you can assess how your hair is fairing. This will let you know if your hair is healthy enough to go back into your favorite (potentially) damaging hair care practice.
|Two-strand twists, (put in too tight)|
In this case, all it took was one time! Braider put the twists in too tight and too small. White bumps began to form within 2 days of installation. The client stated that she asked the braider to loosen her grip when installing the twists, but instead she braided them in even tighter! Wow. This also resulted into immediate hair loss, which followed by even more white bumps and scabs along the hair line as the week progressed.
|Twist that popped off!|
|Twist was attached to this|
This is completely unacceptable! Keep in mind that these twists had not been in 2 weeks before all of this took place. These twists were done by a professional braider, and came with a professional price tag. (and she's still paying for it with her hair) Needless to say that even more bumps start to form at her nape, more twists came out and left behind more bald spots, even a bloody scab! The clients hair was literally pulled out of the follicle!
|Plug where hair and scab use to be!|
The braider in this case was the boss again and the client, a victim. The client's mistake was not asking the braider to stop braiding, and not walking out. But thank God she has made the very smart decision to remove all of the twists asap before any more damage can take place.