Nigerian Women for the most part love to look good and wear hairstyles that achieve the look for them.
Throughout the long term, Nigerian women have evolved in their attempts to intensify their natural beauty, from fancy makeup to rocking hairstyles that give the “wow” effect.
The question you should first ask yourself before rocking an hairstyle is, what’s the long-term effect of these hairstyles on your hair?
All these hairdos and heat styling could lead to temporary or permanent hair loss in women and girls.
According to Hopkins Medicine Center, black women are particularly prone to alopecia caused by heat, chemicals, and tight styles that pull at the hair root, including some braids, dreadlocks, extensions, and weaves.
Do you know how they say it’s not right if the weaving isn’t tight? That’s a big red flag for your hair; you may be styling yourself bald.
So this article provides information on beautiful hairstyles that could ruin the future of your hair forever!
1. Artificial Dreadlocks
Dreadlocks look great, But they are not good for hair safety.
When you use heavy wool-like materials without undue pressure on the natural hair, it damages you in the long run, especially if it’s one of your favorite hairstyles.
Over extended periods, the twisted, matted, tangled hair that forms into dreads results in dandruff, hair loss, and other scalp conditions.
What’s even worse is if the artificial hair is applied straight up after adding, relaxing your hair may lead to severe breakage.
2. Ghana Weave
Ghana weave is an African label.
Every Nigerian girls had been infected with this hairstyle.
It keeps been one of the most top hairstyles up until this moment. However, Ghana Weaves can cause damage to women’s hair, especially your edges(talk about them looking like they were shaved).
After packing and repacking, those thin strands of hair under pressure begin to fall off from the scalp.
You will notice when the hair gets old it begins to lift at the front like you are wearing a cap.
To try not to go bald, have the hairdresser start the weave without using extensions and subtly add them. The wings, being heavier than the hair, are why the pull is harder on your strands.
Ponytails can be worn in many ways, from high ponies to low ponytails; however, constantly wearing this hairstyle will eventually damage your hair.
Research has shown that pulling your hair back tightly may cause damage.
That’s because the beauty of ponytails is how flat and tightly pulled your hair looks.
Not just any kind of hair damage but the dreaded “traction alopecia,” this type of hair loss is caused by trauma to the hair follicles due to the constant hair pull.
Naturally, African hair is not designed to be smooth and straightened, but to achieve the western Kardashian pony, women stress their hair to the breakpoint.
4. Tight braids
Constant braids and pulling of the hair can lead to breakage, even though it look absolutely sensational and considered protective styles.
When the hair is pulled too tight, it weakens the roots, which can lead to follicle injury, splitting, and overall damaged hair, according to experts
So, next time you go to braid your hair, tell your hairstylist to be gentle on your strands, especially your edges.
5. Stick Straight Strands
This hair isn’t damaging on it own, but the hot tools used to achieve that hairstyle do cause hair damage.
Just think about it. Using heat to straighten your hair into submission.
The hair that on a typical day is wooly and curly.
Straightening your hair isn’t exactly the healthiest thing to do for your strands, according to experts. If you must flatten your hair, use a heat protectant spray beforehand to help lessen the damage.