Improper use of bobby pins
We in the natural community love our bobby pins! They can save the day in a lot of cases. But, have you ever considered the quality of the pins that you use?
Normally, bobby pins create friction, and if not used properly, can cause cuts and scratches on your scalp. This will eventually lead to hair loss problems, and with prolonged use, bobby pins can also cause hair damage due to the stress and chaffing that it causes on hair strands.
Most bobby pins* are coated with black paint, which peels away after a few uses, revealing a metal frame underneath. These metal surfaces are prone to rust, and can lead to infections and other health problems. It is always safe to invest in high-quality bobby pins* and use them sparingly to enjoy healthy hair and also a bruise-free scalp.
Marley hair for marley twists
I’ve gotten Marley twists twice in the past two years. I loved them! So, I was shocked when a friend told me that Marley hair isn’t good-quality hair for extensions*.
Twisting your hair with force, or burdening it with unwanted weight from extensions* will pull your hair from its roots with great tensile stress, which will eventually lead to hair loss from the roots.
It is also common to experience hair breakage and split ends due to excessive use of Marley hair. If you do decide to wear this style, make sure you are properly moisturizing your hair even within the twists.
Cotton scarves for updo’s
The last on my list is for all of my ladies who love a good pineapple. I’ll admit that I still use bandanas that I’ve had for years when I want to through my hair up out of my face.
This is a no-no though. Just like we need to sleep on satin or silk pillow cases, the same goes for the types of scarves we use.
Cotton is a rough fibrous material that traps moisture, and the strands will catch on to your hair by locking it in between the rough fibers.
This will make your hair dry, and will lead to split ends and breakages. Instead, try silk or other similar materials that will not trap moisture, and are relatively smooth in their texture to avoid your hair getting locked into the fibrous strands.
Originally posted 2015-11-03 15:00:26.